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Focus Your Time

Photo Credit North Charleston Confession: I am a procrastinator. I like writing, whether it’s research, curriculum, or my blog, and I have lots of ideas that run through my brain at all times of the day or night. But when it comes time to type it up I can find a million other things I’d…

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How to Work the Room Like a Pro

Photo Credit BasicGov In my last post, I revealed my deep-seated fear of networking in person. I’m also afraid of sharks and Alex Trebek, but I’ve bodysurfed in the ocean and taken the qualifying test for Jeopardy, so overcoming networking jitters is definitely doable. If you’re like me, and you don’t like meeting new people…

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Career Advice: Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Photo Credit Bureau of Land Management Oregon  Eleanor Roosevelt advised all of us to do one thing every day that scares us. As a naturally risk-averse person, daily thrill seeking isn’t necessarily in my cards, but the theory does have some merit for planning a solid career. Whether you’re searching for a new job or…

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Passions or Paycheck?

Photo Credit 401(K)2013 Of all the career advice I’ve encountered over the years, “do what you love and the money will follow” makes me sigh the most. I agree that you should let your interests guide you toward professions and jobs, but I will never promise anyone that the money will follow. Depending on your…