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Bad Career Advice College Grads Need to Ignore

Everyone has received bad advice from well-meaning adults and more experienced relatives in their life, especially on the eve of their graduation. Some of this advice is really good and can help you get started on your career plans, while some can be misplaced and will place you on the wrong track. Here are some examples of bad career advice given to young college graduates regularly:

College prepares you for everything

This isn’t remotely true. While college education does give you a ...

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How Crazy is it to Quit Without a Plan?

It’s smart to hold on to your current job until you find something better, but things don’t always go as planned and certain circumstances call for a spontaneous “I quit” one-liner.

I generally recommend people to stay with a job they hate until there’s a backup plan, but here are a few instances where it may be the best option. Are you totally crazy if you call it quits without a plan? Maybe not.

You’re Crazy if You Haven’t Figured Out Whether ...

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The Top 10 Online Classes to Quickly Figure Out Your Career Path

You may be in the workforce, or maybe you’re beginning your journey breaking into the perfect career. It’s difficult to determine the job you want when you don’t often know what each job entails.

Figuring out the career path you want to follow is daunting, but there are online tools that make this process easier than ever.

Here’s a list of 10 online courses to dip your toes into new fields.

1. Product Design

Product design course – Alison

Product designers ...

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Is Working Abroad Really Right for You? Read Our Guide and Find Out

There was a time when I wanted to move away from my quaint Texas home. In fact, I wanted to go to college in Alaska or Canada. I wasn’t trying to get away from my family- I just wanted to see something different. After all, living in the same state for most of your life can get dull.

The funny thing is, I never made that move and I attended a university in Texas. I filled out my out-of-state college applications ...

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3 Jobs for the Career-Changer (And You Can Keep Your Money)

The further you are down a career path, the harder it is to change. People rarely made career changes decades ago, but it’s become commonplace now. Most people nowadays change their career at least once somewhere down the line, and it’s often a necessity to keep up with market trends and staying relevant. If you’re looking for a new view but don’t want to sacrifice too much pay or spend the next decade in school, then check out these jobs.

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The Right Way to Evaluate Your Job Offer

You get a job offer after searching for several months, sitting through stressful interviews, and dealing with job-search anxiety. It’s only natural for you to be excited about finally getting an offer and feeling a sense of accomplishment. Many people accept the offer blindly, without considering if the offer is right for them or suitable for their skills and qualifications.

You need to evaluate the job offer carefully before you accept and sign the dotted line. Here are some tips that ...

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Top Quizzes to Determine Your Dream Job

I think we’d all be lying if we said we’ve never had doubts about our career path or the company we work for; it’s human nature to be curious and venture into foreign areas. It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school and applying for college, a college student figuring out your major, or a veteran professional who’s been in the same industry for a decade, because we have the same questions: what do I want? Am I happy? This ...

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Watch for These Red Flags During the Interview

Most job seekers invest a lot of time and effort into the job search. You browse through hundreds of opening advertisements, attend a number of interviews, and spend time contacting companies. Naturally, you want to be a part of a company that supports you, helps you reach your career goals, and provides financial security. If you make the wrong choice, you’ll be stuck with a job that can drain your energy and compromise your enthusiasm for a successful career. You ...

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Your Guide to Job Descriptions and Their Meaning

If you’ve been in the job market for a while, you’ve probably read hundreds of job descriptions and come across a few terms that are common in all of them. People who write job descriptions follow a certain formula in order to eliminate poor candidates and lure the brightest minds on the recruitment platform.

As a job seeker, it’s your responsibility to read the description carefully, understand what it states, and apply based on that information. Here’s a brief guide to ...

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How to be a Star in the Video Interview

It’s not uncommon for businesses to fly-in out-of-town candidates and put them up in a hotel, but bringing in candidates from another state or even another city can be costly. Thankfully technology has made the world a smaller place and long-distance interviews are easy and cost-effective; tools like Skype and Google Hangouts allow distant candidates and employers to meet face-to-face.

While face-to-face interviews will always be the richest form of communication, digital interviewing is a close second that gives employers and ...

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