Changing Careers
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Unexpected Lessons You’ll Learn from Changing Careers

Sure, you might change jobs a few times here or there. But did you see yourself changing careers entirely? Maybe not. You go to college, you pick a major, and even if you change jobs here and there, chances are you went in thin...

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Leave Your Bad Job Baggage Behind

Leaving a job, even if you hated it, can be emotionally challenging.  You spent months or years getting accustomed to the environment and learning the ins and outs of survival.  If you worked in a toxic environment, you might...

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Why Your GPA is the Least Important Thing About You

As children, we’re conditioned to love it when we see an A on the top of our paper. As we grow, this trend continues with schools assigning not only letters but numbers to our academic performance, causing high school and...


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The Rise of the “Microjob”

You likely have friends who are freelancers – either for a single company or for multiple companies. You also likely know individuals who are consultants, either in-house with a consulting firm or with their own consultin...

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Do You Want to be a Success? Or a Revolutionary?

There is even a revolution taking place in revolutions. The upsurges sweeping the Middle East are harbingers of change.  Social media didn’t cause the Arab Spring, injustice did.  Social media didn’t create the revolution...

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Changing the Image of Success

Stay with me for a moment while we complete a visualization exercise. Close your eyes (okay, I mean, don’t close your eyes because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this…but go with me here). Picture in y...


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Making a Career Change

In college, we expected we’d find the right career and see it through to the end.  But in reality, all of us have many interests, and sometimes our tastes change when we enter a new period of life.  Like me, you might have ...

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My Rate is My Rate

At the recent Tech Week Conference in Chicago, a “Women in Tech” panel featured Yesenia Sotelo, the Founder of Smart Cause Digital, a Chicago-based firm that builds digital infrastructure and implementation strategi...

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So You Want to Be a Consultant

Perhaps you’ve worked in the corporate gig for just long enough, or you’ve garnered enough experience in a single area to make you an expert in your field. Maybe you’re drawn to jobs with lots of travel, or pe...


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Create Your Own Career Path

Too often in our careers we pursue only the paths we can clearly see. It’s easy to sit in your chair in middle management and think that the line to the C-suite goes from Manager to Senior Manager to Director to AVP to VP...