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[5 May 2017 | Comments Off on A Cure For The Impractical Degree | ]
A Cure For The Impractical Degree

When you leave university, it feels like you have the world at your feet. The hard work has paid off, and you’re finally ready to do the job of your dreams. But, that floating feeling often lands in a hard crash within a few weeks of your job search. It’s a sad fact, but many degrees leave you up the creek without a paddle. In an ideal world, getting the job you dream of would be easy, especially once you’re qualified. But, sometimes we follow our hearts instead of our …

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[3 May 2017 | Comments Off on Stressed-Out Millennials: Strategies for Coping With Student Debt and Other Pressing Issues | ]
Stressed-Out Millennials: Strategies for Coping With Student Debt and Other Pressing Issues

Being a millennial isn’t all smiley-face emojis and fair trade soy lattes. Student loans, a rising cost of living, an uncertain economic and political future and the struggles of finding a job are stressing them out. In a 2016 survey, 64% of millennials said they were stressed about finances – a number higher than that of other generations.
Although this is a somewhat tense time in the lives of many millennials, there is hope. If they follow these steps as they get themselves established, they may find they find they’re feeling …

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[27 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Careers For Bookworms: Turning Your Love Of Literature Into A Living | ]
Careers For Bookworms: Turning Your Love Of Literature Into A Living

For some reading is an avid hobby. But what if you could turn that hobby into an actual career? Here’s some useful reading for turning your love of books into a paying job.
English teacher/professor
Perhaps the most obvious career path to get involved in literature is to teach literature itself. This could involve anything from being a high school English teacher to a university professor of English. There are now multiple methods of getting into teaching. The traditional route is to get a degree in English and then get experience in …

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[26 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on How Education Can Revitalise Your Work Life | ]
How Education Can Revitalise Your Work Life

One of the odd things about the way the American education system is organized is that you are expected to make decisions as a teenager which will inform the rest of your life. Most people are vastly different by the time they’re in the mid-twenties let alone deep into their forties. However, you still have to live with the choices that you made when you were younger. One momentous decision that plays a part in defining your career is the major you chose in college. It may be that you …

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[23 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Career Choices That Will Always Be Relevant | ]
Career Choices That Will Always Be Relevant

When you grow out of those teenage years and start thinking about your future, one of the first things on your mind is probably job security. No one likes to be unemployed, and everyone wants to have a secure future with a job that makes them enough money and offers them a lifetime of employment when they need it.
However, unless you’re willing to chase your dreams and become what you’ve aspired to be when you were younger, you’re most likely going to pick a career choice that offers the most …

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[22 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Time To Learn Some Hard Truths About Job Hunting | ]
Time To Learn Some Hard Truths About Job Hunting

Job hunting is never easy, in fact, it’s one of the most stressful and frustrating things that you can do in life. Sadly it’s also incredibly necessary and important. If you’re lucky, then you won’t have to spend too long looking for your perfect job before you finally land it. Of course, that’s hardly the most realistic option, is it? In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to spend a long time looking for a job, long enough that you might even be tempted to give up …

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[18 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Lost Your Sense Of Direction? | ]
Lost Your Sense Of Direction?

People in their twenties are in a pretty strange situation right now, and it’s one that’s actually pretty unique as well. There was a time that once you reached your twenties, you pretty much knew exactly what it was that you were going to do from that point onwards. It was expected that you’d go to university, then get a job in that sector, get married, settle down, and have kids. Of course, this was never going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and over time the idea that this …

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[18 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Career Lessons To Learn In Your Twenties | ]
Career Lessons To Learn In Your Twenties

If you’re approaching your twentieth, or you’ve just passed it, you may be feeling the weight of adulthood bearing down on you, and feel a little nervous about the road ahead. Although your teenage years are your most formative, what you do in your twenties will still do a lot to dictate the course of your life in the future. Here are a few important career lessons to learn before you hit 30…
Get A Good Work-Life Balance, Before You Need It
It’s very important to be aggressive in pursuing your career …