Gen Y is definitely a generation to be reckoned with.  We are told their generation will fundamental change the way the work world operates.  I believe it. I came across this article in the New York Times in Dec 2010 called “No Jobs – Young Graduates Make Their Own” – which talks about how young

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“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”  This is one of my favorite quote from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  I believe it 100%.  Doesn’t it sound wonderful?  Only one problem, do we know what we really desire? Take your career for example, what

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There are 3 things that are I believe is absolutely true about being laid off It will happen to you and me at least once in our life time, but more likely multiple times. It sucks every time it happens no matter how prepared or unprepared we are.  There is no escaping feeling at least

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It doesn't matter if we went to the best universities or business schools, many times our career vision are tunneled to only those careers that are considered hot trends in school (e.g., consulting, investment banking, engineering, accounting, doctors, lawyers, scientist). Here are three examples of other careers I wish I knew about earlier.

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I don’t know if you notice but kids in general loves to chase after “bright shiny objects.”  They may be playing with their favorite toy but as soon as they see another “bright shiny object,” especially owned by another child, they immediately seem to want that one instead and drop the one they have in

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Since starting this blog, I constantly receive from friends recommended articles written about career advice. Thank you! Here is an insightful and hilarious one written by Nicole Williams called Rules of Dating can Help You Land a Dream Job. Nicole is the author of the book “Girl on Top,” and this article contains excerpts from

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Here is a starting check list of what may be involved in a Job search “job.” If you can suggest more, let me know. This is the condensed version. For the detailed version, click here. Set career goals and job search strategy Understand what you would like and love to do and also what things

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Tony Robbins once said “most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” This statement really struck me when I read it. It reminds me to not only look at my immediate goals for this year, but also invest time and energy thinking about

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Job search does not have to be all work. It can be fun too. There are plenty of things you can do for your job search while sitting at a cafe drinking a hot latte. Here is one of them. Cafe Exercise: Dream Your Dream Job Part 1: Go to a nice cafe and get

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It’s a simple question, it seems. What is your answer? Most people’s answers are quite singular “I want to make more money at my next job;” “I want to maintain my income but work less;” “I want a chance to manage people.” All good answers but in my opinion not detailed enough. Do you remember

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