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  • Art ache: Recent graduates often forced to put creative dreams on hold

    The first thing Brian O'Conner wants you to know is that he isn't a quitter. "I submitted a lot screenplays and treatments in the past year but I wasn't getting a bite. It just seemed like a good time to change course," says the 24-year-old aspiring filmmaker, who lives in Orlando, Florida. O'Conner's...

  • Words to live by: Need some ideas for New Year's resolutions? Try some of these on for size

    It can be difficult to come up with a good New Year's resolution -- one you can actually accomplish by the end of the year -- but it's not impossible. "You have to be logical and realistic but that doesn't mean you can't think big," says Melony Smith, a career coach based in Boston. "You just need...

  • Separation anxiety: Choosing to leave a job you love can be difficult

    If you can remember back to your first day of school, you might recall having nervous a stomachache, some quiet crying in the back seat of the car and a reluctance to let go of your mom's hand when the school bell rang. After all, you had no idea what to expect once you walked through those school...

  • The workplace of the near future will be agile, with robot bosses

    The workplace of the near future will be agile, with robot bosses

    Let's start the new year by imagining the future of the American workplace. First off, everyone has a jetpack. (I have no evidence to suggest that will happen, I just really want it to happen.) Next, the entire concept of a career has been redefined and most workers move from company to company...

  • How to Use Mock Interviews to Prep for the Real Thing

    How to Use Mock Interviews to Prep for the Real Thing

    A mock interview is a simulation of a job interview, and can be an extremely useful tool in job searching and preparation. Mock interviews help you practice delivering your prepared answers to some expected questions, so you have some experience saying your answers out loud and have a chance to...

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