Category:Important Skills

Strike work-life balance in your first job after graduation

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An Article by contributor Chloe Taylor. Landing a well-paid job in your field of expertise immediately upon graduation is a huge success, but managing to achieve work-life balance as a newbie in the business hoops is nothing short of a miracle. Blame it on youthful enthusiasm or desire for validation, but many graduates wind up chained to their work in a matter of weeks. And while the newly-acquired sense of purpose, self-importance, and responsibility might feel great in the first few months, all that work and little or no play will at some point begin to deplete your batteries and … / Read more »




How studying abroad can help your career

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An Article by contributor Christopher Austin. Apart from being super cool to leave your home town and go somewhere overseas to study, the truth is an international degree can help jump-start your career, and prepare you for academic success. Students eager to apply for college somewhere far away from their homes should know that the opportunity may help them developed some core professional skills: self-awareness, confidence, adaptability, and communication. These programs can set you on the right path for a great and fulfilling career! The perks of studying abroad Studying abroad helps alumni develop an additional set of skills; skills they … / Read more »




How to Market Yourself as a Millennial

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An article by contributor Kyle Elliott. As a Student Affairs professional, I work with millennial students (those born between 1981 – 1997) every day. While not strictly outlined in my position description, much of my work focuses on professional development coaching for these young students. Oftentimes, these students want to hide the fact that they are millennials. This doesn’t come as a surprise given the words often used to describe our generation—lazy, wasteful and self-centered, to name just a few. While some of these characteristics are true for some millennials, they are also equally true for some Gen X’s, some … / Read more »




Putting Things Off: Why Procrastination Can Be Good For Your Career

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An Article by contributor Jim Raychrudhury. You’ve probably been told that procrastination is a bad habit to get into, and some of the time, it is. Procrastination often makes people less productive and wastes a lot of time, and can even worsen the situation you’re already in. However, it can also serve a very useful purpose, both in your life and in your career, when you use it to weigh your options and make more informed, carefully considered decisions. The Definition of Procrastination According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “procrastination” is defined as, “to put off intentionally the doing of something that … / Read more »




10 Tools and Skills to Become a Better Salesperson

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You’re a recent college graduate with a fresh degree in hand. Your business classes taught you everything you need to know about slaying at sales. Or have they? Did you pick up on nuances you can’t learn in a classroom? Or you’ve been in sales for a year or two, and have been successful — but you feel that you haven’t hit your peak. What can you do to pick up your game? The sales aspect of any business is one of the most important. This list gives you some things to think about and incorporate so you can get … / Read more »