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3 Ways Law Students Can Become More Confident Communicators

Conventional wisdom says law school is all about training students to think and act like a "lawyer." However, in a changing world, transitioning from law student to lawyer requires skills that are not easily found in classrooms or case books. These soft skills are not just important for aspiring lawyers - they're essential. Perhaps the most important of these soft skills is public speaking. Read More >

Thanks to Goldman, Wall Street Work-Life Balance Is Better Than Ever

Due to a couple of recent high profile banker suicides that were apparently connected to brutal work schedules, you wouldn't think that working hours and work-life balance are getting better on Wall Street. However, according to the results of Vault's latest Banking Survey, that's exactly what's happening. And, in fact, now in investment banking, satisfaction with respect to work hours is at a five-year high, and work-life balance satisfaction is at an all-time high. Read More >

Pros and Cons of Working in the Internet and Social Media Industry

There are many pros and cons to working in the Internet/social media industry. It's important to know what's attractive and challenging about the industry so that you can be prepared to meet any challenges that come your way along your path to success. Pros 1. Cutting edge. It's cool to be on the cutting edge of technology. 2. Smart coworkers. The industry is loaded with creative, well-educated people who are often inspiring to work with. 3. Career diversity. Read More >

So Would You Work for Amazon?

By now, you've probably seen or heard about the New York Times' recent expose of what it's like to work at Amazon. I mean, who doesn't love a good behind-the-scenes take on one of the most successful companies in the world? Especially when it gives us a phrase as memorable as "purposeful Darwinism" to describe the culture. While I'm not a particularly loyal Amazon customer, I have to admit to a strange desire to want to give the company the benefit of the doubt. Read More >

5 Reasons Why Even CEOs Need Career Coaches

Coaches are present and accessible for a variety of things. Superstar athletes have coaches to become even bigger superstars and top performers in their sport.  Therefore, it makes sense for a career coach to be used during the job search, even when you hold the title of CEO. #1 - Career Coaches Prevent You from Making Mistakes Everyone likes to feel as though they are 100% correct about something. Read More >

The Problem with Netflix’s Parental Leave Policy

Let's say you're a 30-year-old woman and you're 22 weeks pregnant with your first child. Now let's say you work for Netflix, which just announced a new maternity and paternity leave policy that allows new mothers and fathers alike the ability to take as much paid parental leave as they want during their child's first year of his or her life. Read More >

Why Sleeping is Good for Your Career

With the launch of the consulting rankings I oversee being less than a month away, the concept of sleep deprivation-and particularly the correlation between sleep and productivity-is something that's always close to my heart at this time of year. Read More >

How to Reboot When the Job Feels Stale

We've all experienced the Monday blues at one time or another. You know the feeling: You've returned to the office after a great weekend, and before you even sit down in your chair, you're already wishing it was Tuesday.  I think we can agree that this is a normal part of life, albeit an unpleasant one. For most of us, these occasional bouts of Monday-morning melancholy are just that: occasional. But some people can never seem to shake the Monday blues away. Read More >

From Classroom to Cubicle

After graduation, most students assume their lives will drastically change as they transition from a college classroom into their careers of choice. After starting work, however, they may be surprised to find the number of ways life does not change. Many skills, habits and routines learned or experienced in school apply in the professional world. In fact, by approaching an accounting career as a student, one can not only survive, but thrive in the industry. Read More >

What Are the Differences Between a Career Coach and a Mentor?

When we hear the term "mentoring," the first word that may come to mind is "coaching." The fact is that both of these words mean completely different things, especially when it comes to hiring a career coach or a mentor. It is important that you know the difference before you decide to hire a professional for help with your job search. 1. Read More >

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