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I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here's why I'm walking away.

My grandmother worked in a school cafeteria. My mother taught second grade. Nearly two decades ago, I resolved to enter public education, too, but with plans to rise even higher. I would become a college professor, advancing the scholarship of my discipline, free from the petty bureaucratic concerns that hamstrung my mother's career. ...




Bad Pick-Up Lines: They Don’t Work in Bars, They Don't Work in Cover Letters

Imagine some of the dumbest, most ineffective pick-up lines you’ve heard or (gasp!) used on someone while at a local nightclub or gathering spot. Chances are the worst ones were either:So over-the-top cheesy, they invoked an immediate grimace or slapSo boring and overused, they were barely noticed by anyone within earshotAnd, in all likelihood, none of these wretched one-liners led to success for the picker-upper. ...




27 highly successful people share the best career advice for new grads

If clichés like "Follow your passion," "Give 110%," and "Be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, then we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.
 
From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some of the best — and often unconventional — advice for you from some really successful people:
 





Richard Branson: Never look back in regret — move on to the next thing


Richard Branson's mother taught him that . ...




11 Tips For Stay-At-Home Moms Who Want To Go Back To Work

Stay-at-home moms: Don’t fall for the media chatter that “opting out” of work to raise kids will sound the death knell for your career. It IS possible to get back in. You just need some advice and inspiration.
 
Remember, as a full-time mom, you opted in to the most important job in the world – raising the next generation of capable and responsible adults. ...




How to Write a Knockout Career Summary

Utilize the resume real estate between your contact information and work experience wisely.
If you're not familiar with the term "career summary," it's those few lines or bullets at the top of your resume directly under your name and contact information that tell an employer who you are. ...




How to Avoid Job Interview Stress

Are you looking for a job and stressed over interviewing? You're not alone. Job interviews can be tough, even if you have gone on a lot of them. The high level of anxiety around interviewing can make life difficult, and even sabotage your chances of landing a job. ...




The Best Way to Come Out to Coworkers and Bosses

In a column for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook wrote: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
 
The Apple chief’s column continued to say while he had wanted to maintain “a basic level of privacy,” he felt that this was holding him back from helping others. ...




What to Do If You Can't Answer an Interview Question

The thought of not being able to answer an interview question is a scary one for many job applicants. It happens more often than you might think. Sometimes, you simply don't know the answer. In other cases, you may know, but your brain freezes in the moment. ...




Six Summertime Survival Tips For Work-at-Home Moms

Summer is one of the most difficult seasons for entrepreneur moms.
 
Juggling work with kids who need extra attention and outside playtime can make for some stressful days. You want to have fun, but you also know that the demands of business require your attention. Here are a few tips that will help you get through the summer and stay sane in the process. ...




7 exercises you can do at your desk

Here are some simple exercises to boost your fitness and lift you out of your chair.

It can be difficult to incorporate a fair amount of exercise into your packed work-schedule, especially if your job requires you to be desk-bound for a good chunk of the day. ...