Finance or Tech: Where Should You Take Your Skills?

As you try to chart a prosperous career path, two overarching questions are probably percolating in your mind: What skills should I develop, and where should I use them? Since you probably have a...

Job Profile: GM of a Pro Sports Team

The pro sports GM must direct the day-to-day operations of the individual divisions that make the team function. From administrative affairs, to public relations, to promotions, the GM must see that the separate levels...

Rising Stars: Toward a Career in Nuclear Nonproliferation

First Steps As an international relations major, Alex says he always wanted to pursue a career in that line of work. After college, he took an unpaid internship at a small think tank, and his time there fortified his passion...

20 Worst Excuses for Calling in Sick

In CareerBuilder's survey "Out of the Office," more than one-third of U.S. workers say they played hooky from work over the last twelve months. Thirty-five percent of workers admit to calling in sick when...

Exploring the Hottest Areas of Healthcare

What you know about health care probably has to do with sitting in a waiting room anticipating your annual physical. Maybe there are a few hanging ferns, and copies of People, Parents, and "Curious George."...

Consulting: Expanding the Definition

In my book Anyone Can Consult!, it has been brought to my attention that I use the masculine pronoun "He" in my writing. That's because it was traditionally a male dominated industry, but that...

Humor In Advertising

Many of the most memorable ad campaigns around tend to be funny. Advertisers use this strategy to attract customers to their product. Audiences like to be entertained, but not pitched. People will pay more...

Nonprofit Career Profile: Fundraising and Development

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, a position in nonprofit fundraising may be right for you. Also known as development, this...
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Finding Your Consulting Expertise

Management consulting is what most of us think of when we hear the term. There are two general tracks: becoming a consultant within a corporation or independently marketing and selling your personal expertise. "Consultant" usually...

The Off-Beat Job Market

Not everyone's cut out to work in a corporation. Fortunately, there's no "Golden Rule" that says you must, after four hard years of college, seek out a job in a large company where you'll...

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