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What would you do if you loved your job but hated your work environment? Would you leave? How would you cope?

For example, I've worked as a copy editor and/or copywriter for both my high school yearbook and college newspaper, and while I wouldn't say that I've LOVED journalism, I do find it enjoyable at times. I would prefer to be doing creative writing, but I genuinely enjoy all types of writing, and...

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Which is better: continuing to work a job you've grown to dislike because it is advantageous for you career-wise, or finding a new job that you genuinely enjoy?

I've always believed that if you pursue a career you love, then you'll never work a day in your life, so I've followed my dreams and have always planned to pursue my passion, even if it might not result in the most high-paying job. This passion is writing. However, throughout the years, I've...

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Chi Ngo, CIA, CAMS | Risk Assurance Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Hi Catherine - I, and other seasoned professionals, find ourselves in ...

Are we better off getting certified rather that obtaining a degree in our carrier fields?

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What is the best way to get in contact with employers in my career field? For example, physical therapy.

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What is the best way to break into a career?

More often than not I've found that most people land successful careers because of their social networking within a company. What tips can I use to introduce myself to a potential employer? Or, in other words, how can I gain contacts within the business industry? #business...

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What should one do if uncertain of what career to pursue in?

I am uncertain of what career to pursue in and I am scared to start of #career-advice with a career that I might end up not liking. I also do not want to waste money on something that I will not...

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Active Aug 07 '18 at 09:19 PM

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Is Chemical Engineering a good career choice?

I love chemistry and being creative and am wondering if chemical engineering is a good career choice. #career-advice...

#career

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Active Jun 02 '18 at 02:33 PM

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Katie Burell | North American Quality Management Director at ASR Group When I started my Chemical Engineering degree more than 20 years ...

How to stand out to employers

What are some things you can do in college to stand out to an employer after you're done with college and looking for a career....

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Active May 22 '18 at 06:42 PM

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Haley Anderson | Manager at PwC Manuel, This is a great question! Employers look for different characteristics ...

What Strategies Can Be Done to Improve Sources I Know?

What I am trying to say, is that I need to know a many people as possible to improve my knowledge of my career and majoring in Communications and Political Sciences, and the way to come in contact with these individuals who have experience in this field. Where should I begin and what...

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Active May 28 '18 at 12:15 AM

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What's the biggest thing you wish you would have known starting nurse practitioner school?

I start an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of Cincinnati in the fall and am just looking for some advice. Thanks in advance! #acute-care #nursepractitionerschool #nurse-practitioner #career-advice...

#university-of-cincinnati

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Active May 24 '18 at 07:31 PM

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Tanya Villers, MSN, APRN, NP-C | Family Nurse Practitioner I wish I had known that I really didn't know anything. ...

Is it better to get a biology degree for undergraduate study and then mechanical engineering degree for graduate study or simply getting a biomedical engineering degree if you are seeking employment in the biomedical field?

I'm asking because from what I have researched it seems that mechanical engineers can become biomedical engineers, despite not directly studying in the field of biomedical engineering and since mechanical engineering has a variety of job opportunities I thought it would be good to have...

#career #biology #engineering #career-advice #biomedical-engineering

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Active Apr 30 '18 at 02:28 PM

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Spruce Cox | Retired Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Scientist Osama,Very good question. I appreciate where you’re coming from – you’d ...

What can a medical student do to boost their chances of landing a job straight out of college?

I'm studying to become a Nurse Practitioner and I was wondering what employers like to see on resumes of newly graduated students. Are there any classes or skills that would give me an added edge in the job market? #college #nurse-practitioner #new-job #resume #resume-building #career-advice...

#medical-school #nursing #employers

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Active Sep 12 '18 at 07:10 PM

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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential You asked a very important question. Based upon my many years ...
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Shana Kapustin | Senior Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition at ... Hi Issaih. If your school has a guidance counsellor or career ...

How common is it for public relations specialists to move from different organizations during their career?

A public relations specialist visited one of my classes to provide students a glimpse into his career life. One of the details I took notice was how much he moved from organization to organization after a few years. All my life, I was raised to believe in the notion of working at one...

#public-relations #career-advice #sjsu

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Active Apr 16 '18 at 10:56 AM

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Posted by Kevin T.’s Avatar Kevin T.
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Raven Quinones | Tutor at Varsity Tutors Kevin,It isn't unusual in any profession to not remain at one ...

What is a "residency"?

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Active Nov 07 '18 at 04:00 AM

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Hamza S. Haqqi | Founder/CEO Learnza, LLC Educational Leadership and Administration, at ... Wonderful questions Mireia, first of all my name is Hamza Haqqi ...

What if your dream job doesn't turn out to be a dream?

I am in my second year of college, and I still don't know what career path I would like to go down. I have several things that I am passionate about (music, animals, art, psychology, public relations, etc.), but I am worried that if I choose one, it will be the wrong one. I'm afraid of entering...

#career-path #rightcareerpath #dreamjob #career-advice

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Active Apr 13 '18 at 11:18 PM

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Joe Notter | Professional RAN Engineer at AT&T Mobility I think a lot of us wonder about if we'll pick ...

If you had another chance, what would you change?

When talking about college, I always hear people say "I wish I would have. . ." or "I probably should have. . ." I'd like to get the most out of my time in college and not waste a single minute. If you had another chance, what would you change? #college #college-advice #career-advice...

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Active Jun 25 '18 at 05:52 AM

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John Cline | Channels Specialist at Google Kyle, Universities are incredible resources for academic learning, but equally for ...

How do I know what sort of job suits me?

I'm not sure if I'd fit best into a sit down job or one with lots of hustle, I do well in school sitting down all day but I also excel in work that has me up and moving #job-search-strategies #career-advice #career-counseling...

#career-development

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Active Jun 27 '18 at 02:37 AM

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Shana Chaplin | VolunteerARDeputy Chief of Community Engagement & Faith-based Partnerships, ... Volunteering is a great way. You can try various types of ...

Does the reputation of the school you attend really matter?

Are Ivy League schools really any better than state schools? Do employers have a preference? #college #college-advice #career-advice...

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Jacob Schwarber | Assurance Associate Hello!While a degree from a prestigious college or university certainly helps, ...

What's the best way to stand out so getting a job is more likely?

I haven't had a job yet, but I need to get one soon. I'm 18 and worried about staying in the unemployment line so I want to know tips on the best way to gather good attention. #scholarships #career-development #career-advice...

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Active Jun 22 '18 at 03:33 PM

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Linda Christensen | Director, Marketing Programs at Dell Inc. Hi, Kevin. Great advice from Jessica above. :) I would also ...

If your indecisive on what you want to be when your an adult how is the best way for you to really know?

As I was going throught my hign school years more ideas on how I wanted to help the environment and us as humans kept coming to my mind. However, as time went by I found myself lock down with two many options and not being able which to choose. Yes, many people haved told me to worry about this...

#career-counseling #career-development #career-advice #career-choice

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Active Jul 17 '18 at 02:19 AM

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Kim Gravell | Principal at Gravell Insights, LLC You've been given some excellent advice already. One additional thought to ...

How to narrow down your field ?

I'm majoring in Bio-engineering but it's such a big field that I'm not entirely sure of what subset I want to go into. I really like genetics and animals are there any possible fields that would involve those ? #bioengineering #engineering #college-major #stem #academic-advising...

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Active Apr 21 '18 at 08:37 PM

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Spruce Cox | Retired Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Scientist In your case Yelizaveta, you’re entering a big field as you ...

What careers are there involving genetics?

I am a high school senior wanting to pursue a career in biology, involving genetics, but I don't have a good idea to what careers are out there. Are there any good career opportunities out there for someone who is interested in genetics? #medicine #genetics #career-advice...

#biology

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Active Jun 26 '18 at 11:08 AM

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Posted by Samara K.’s Avatar Samara K.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential There are many opportunities in the area of genetics. The most ...

What are the career options as a PR major?

I am a freshman at college and I am majoring in PR at San Jose State University. I love studying it so far. After I am done with my bachelors, should I go for my Masters or find a job? Also, what kind of job in this field would pay me more? #public-relations #marketing #employment #internships...

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Active Dec 04 '17 at 03:12 AM

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Posted by Deep J.’s Avatar Deep J.
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Lisa Mark, MA | Career Counselor & Employment Coach Hi Deep, Simply put, NO, you don't need to get a ...

What kind of career can I get from majoring in Biology?

I love biology and want to major in it. I know there's a lot jobs that everyone knows about but I'm looking for something out of the ordinary. #bio #biotech #biology #career-development #career-path...

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Active Feb 21 '18 at 08:25 PM

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Herman Liu | Clinical Trial Management Associate Hi Olivia, There are a lot of careers in biology. I ...

Is it okay to not have an exact career you want to do yet?

I want to do so many things, life being as short as it is it might be impossible to do all of them. I just want to be free to not chose one wonderful goal over the others. #undecided #career-advice #career-guidance #career-counseling #career-path #career-development...

#noidea

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Leah Block | Dell It is absolutely fine to not have the career you want ...

How do I create my first Portfolio?

Hello, I wanted to know what should be included in my first portfolio? More specifically a portfolio for my artwork. I am not positive on a specific Job to build my portfolio around yet but some of the career paths that I am interested in relate to concept art for video games/movies,...

#career-advice #artist #career #career-choice #portfolio-management #portfolio #concept-design #artist-portfolio #job-application #career-details

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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:51 PM

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Posted by Timothy G.’s Avatar Timothy G.
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Ron Becker | CTRS & Professional Artist Dear Timothy, You want to present your art work in a ...

Is it true that curlier hair and cultural hairstyles are looked down upon in a professional setting? Is straighter hair preferred or is this a myth?

People can manipulate their hair in many ways i.e dread locs, braids, kinky twist, afro ranging in multitudes of curls, etc. Working, in many cases, means being professional. This alludes to the concept of being groomed (good hygiene, tidy appearance). There is this notion that hair that is not...

#job-coaching #professional-training #job-search #career-advice

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Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Wanita, The underlying question to your question is, "Is there racism ...

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