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4 Ways Your Summer Job can Jumpstart Your Career

Are you making the most of your summer job? Perhaps you’re “just waitressing” or working at the mall or a grocery store. But, did you know that a temporary summer job can help boost your future career? In fact, did you know that New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg was once a parking lot attendant? [...]

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The Value of “Thank You”

Saying “thank you” is something most of us do without even thinking: after a waitress serves a meal, a sales clerk helps you find a particular item, someone holds a door open, or after you sneeze and someone nearby says, “God bless you.” These pleasantries are part of our daily routines – our American culture. Likewise, [...]

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Alligators in Boston Syndrome

People react to a job search in a lot of different ways:some are excited, many are a bit anxious, some see nothing but opportunity, and yet others get frozen by analysis paralysis. Wikipedia defines this as a situation in which “the sheer quantity of analysis overwhelms the decision-making process itself, thus preventing a decision”. I [...]

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Book of the Moment

Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke (--> Pre-order) by Scott Gerber, challenges the social conventions behind the "real" job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives -- or their quest to attain them. If you want a straightforward and humorous guide to starting a business at a young age, this is your book.

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    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.


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