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Biking Past Camels on the Way to My First Job

11/21/2014

The sounds of mullahs calling the faithful to Morning Prayer woke me each morning. Beyond my bedroom window the Hindu Kush Mountains were capped with snow and the sharp smell of countless outdoor ovens baking the day’s nan filled the air. Morning in Kabul Afghanistan in the early 70’s was peaceful, girls dressed in black slacks, red tunics and white headscarves, not the full body veils one now associates with this war torn land, giggled and sang on their way to school.

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Who's on Your Board?

11/20/2014

Did you know that many organizations are required by law to have a board of directors to provide advice, guidance, and strategic planning to help ensure its success?  Many professionals, new and experienced, have taken this notion to a new level by creating their own personal board of directors. 

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First Job at a Pharmacy

11/19/2014

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I was hired for my very first job at my favorite pizza place in a Chicago suburb where I grew up.  During orientation on my first day, my manager realized he had made an error and I wasn’t old enough to work at the restaurant (they served alcohol).  I was disappointed, but soon found a part-time opportunity at a small, independent pharmacy where I worked the register, stocked shelves, and provided customer service. 

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Top LinkedIn Tips for Students

11/19/2014

With over 300 million users, LinkedIn is growing in popularity.  In fact, 94% of recruiters are active on LinkedIn according to a 2013 survey by Jobvite.com.  Since employers are actively seeking talent and looking to your LinkedIn profile to get a better sense of who you are as a job candidate, we've compiled a few of our top tips to help you stand out on the social network:

• Connect to family, friends, co-workers, and classmates.  Aim for at least 100 connections to begin.

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First Job as a Barista

11/17/2014

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My first job was working as a barista at a local coffee shop when I was a college student on breaks and during the summer.

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Try On A Career to Find Your Fit

11/12/2014

We often hear the phrase “Follow Your Passion” when it comes to choosing a career, but in reality that may or may not happen.  This can make us feel frustrated and helpless, and stop us in our tracks to a career path.  Good news - the key to making a career decision is to find your fit!  So, how can you go about it? 

Think of the process as trying on new clothes:

#1 – There are many styles to choose from. 

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