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Is Having Back-up Skills a Bad Idea If You Really Want a Dream Career?

Does it help to have absolutely no discernible marketable skills to fall back on if you really and truly want to make it big in a dream career? Maybe. DISCLAIMER: I know this post could send parents of college age students screaming…mostly at me. So please know this is just something I’m throwing out there […]

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What If You Aren’t Good at Something You Love?

I was recently asked to help someone in an area where I have almost no expertise. Luckily, the person understood that and asked me to help anyway. And I loved what I was doing. I mean really LOVED it.

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What the Zohan Taught Me About Dream Killers

The Zohan had a dream. He wanted to cut hair. Unfortunately, he was also a renowned commando who could decimate the enemy without spilling an extra drop of blood (or hummus) and this skill kept him from his real dream – until he figured out a way to escape from his increasingly unsatisfying job. I […]

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To Discover Your Dreams, First Discover Yourself

I was watching NY1 right after a friend asked how to go about finding a career she can truly care about and hopefully even love – rather than just lots of jobs strung together. While arguably, sometimes jobs strung together can be the basis of a career, there on NY1’s New Yorker of the Week […]

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Freelancers & Entrepreneurs: Is It Time to Organize?

No. This isn’t a post about organizing a new union for freelancers and entrepreneurs. (Although personally I’ve enjoyed the benefits I get here in New York from the Freelancers Union.) It’s actually about the entrepreneurial spirit and a way to make money just by providing a much-needed service. I just stumbled on to something that […]

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How to Find the Almost Perfect Job in 10 Steps

She came to me with a bad resume, a bad cover letter, and a dream. All TEB really wanted was a new job to love.  Is that asking so much? And without giving away the ending…after a long long job search and many frustrating  almost-there moments, she finally managed to find a great job. (Oh…I […]

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Cool Way for Techies and Net-Savvy Folks to Find Volunteer Opportunities

A Chance to Do Work You Love and Make a Real Difference Do you have good technical skills? Are you a computer professional just itching to put your tech skills to use helping an organization that resonates with your heart? Or maybe you’re just someone with a good understanding of the web and/or website design […]

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So Would You Quit Your Job if You Win the Lottery?

The guy who just sold me my hot ticket for the now $252 Mega Millions lottery asked if I’ll quit my job if I win. But before I could answer, the guy standing next to me said “Oh no! Never quit your job! A job keeps you from spending too much time thinking about your […]

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How Can Green and Creamy Be So Darn Good?

Blue Marble Ice Cream (Rwanda)

Blue Marble Ice Cream is a Brooklyn business with a mission. Jennifer and Alexis have put the green in ice cream – and it tastes great!

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Volunteering: A Silver Lining in the Job Crisis

I often suggest volunteering as a great way to try out a new career path or simply direct our energies to something we care about other than our full-time job, if we’re lucky enough to have one. It’s also useful in helping keep ourselves feeling good about ourselves while looking for that next job. Our […]

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