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What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

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Last year, after a decade of working at small startups, I set my sights on larger, established companies: Series Bs, recent IPOs, and the Fortune 500. Recently married, in my mid-30s, and staring down a global pandemic, I was looking …

By Neal Shyam - The Muse
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Get Focused | Pay Better Attention in Your Online Meetings

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A few weeks ago, a co-worker asked me what I thought about an idea another colleague proposed in an online meeting. I was embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t answer—not because I hadn’t thought it over enough, but rather because …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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Dealing With Workplace Tensions about COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in workplaces across the country. As lockdowns begin to be lifted and new policies are implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, many people have experienced increased tension in the workplace.

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3 Tips for Fighting Interview Fear

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Interview fear is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s natural, stemming from the human desire to seek approval and validation. So, first, when trying to deal with your interview fear, it’s important to recognize that interview fear is …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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Keeping the Kids Home? How to Balance Work and Play

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Due to the novel coronavirus many schools are poised to remain closed throughout the winter, and parents are understandably struggling to reach a balance that works for themselves and their children. If you’re one of the

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Alumni Spotlight: How to Switch to a Data Career Without a Specialized Degree

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Making a career change can be intimidating. And yet, moving from one job to another is becoming increasingly more common. The average person in the United States changes careers between five and seven times in their life. According to CNBC, …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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How to Set Healthy Boundaries While Working from Home for the Long Haul

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It’s been more than six months since the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the way we live and work. And with no end in sight, many employers have asked their employees to work from home (WFH) as much as possible for …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Hispanic Heritage Month | What it Means to “Bring My Whole Self” to Work

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans—those with roots in the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. It’s a time in the Hispanic community when we celebrate heroes, remember …

By Janet Reyes - Idealist Careers
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6 Job Search Tips for New Grads and Anyone Else Starting Their Careers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Monica Clem
Monica Clem Executive Director, Career Development and Experiential Learning Monica Clem
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Applying to Grad School: The Ultimate Guide

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Applying to grad school can be stressful and time-consuming. If you don’t plan ahead enough, you may miss critical deadlines, not give recommenders enough notice, or not turn in the best application possible. Whether you are just beginning to think …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Assistant Director of Career Development Christina Moreschi
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