Author: Chris

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marketable skills

8 Super Marketable Skills You Might Already Have

If you’re searching for a job, especially if you’re fresh out of school, it’s hard to know what your most marketable skills are. And if you don’t know, how can you fully demonstrate your value to an employer? I realized that I was dang good

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LinkedIn hacks
Build Your Network

10 LinkedIn Hacks You Must Try in 2022

Updated Apr. 18, 2022 I would estimate that like 5% of people are using LinkedIn to it’s full potential. Honestly, with millions of jobs, employers, and opportunities, you’d think we’d pay more attention to it. You might be a job seeker looking for your next

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believing in yourself
Personal Growth

8 Steps to Believing in Yourself When Nobody Else Does

How to believe in yourself—the lost art. There’s something I’ve learned from working with highly educated people. The smartest, most accomplished people I meet struggle with self-esteem. It’s a serious struggle, one that seems to afflict people for years and takes a genuine toll on

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alumni network

The Career Boost Students Miss: Your Alumni Network

Leaving your degree and finding a job is one of the toughest transitions in a person’s life, and many students struggle to make the leap. While we could point to important career foundations like personal branding and networking, one often overlooked resource is your school’s

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how to start a business online

How to Start a Business Online in 2022 + 16 Cool Ideas

Updated January 31, 2022 If there’s anything we took away from 2020, it’s the fact that working from home is the future. Not to mention EVERYTHING is online, including entrepreneurship. Online business is booming. So if you’ve always dreamed of making the leap into online

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professional portfolio

How to Use a Professional Portfolio to Boost Your Career

Written by Joe Meringolo – This post will show the importance of building skills and using a professional portfolio to boost your career. I’ll talk about why building your professional portfolio matters and some ways to start creating it. Doing this properly can help you

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why I left academia
Leaving Academia

Why I Left Academia, and What Happened Next

I have a couple of master’s degrees and a PhD. I spent a long time in academia with the expectation that I was going to be a tenure track professor. That was my vision. Today, I want to talk about why I left academia. And

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building an audience
Grow Your Following

7 Lessons for Building an Audience in a Noisy World

I want to share with you a few of the things that this blog has taught me about building an audience online. But first, a story. I applied for a communications job 4 years ago… I brought in a portfolio of social media work I’d

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