This Popular Movie Moment Is Setting You Up for Disappointment in Your Career

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When Ren first insists on teaching Willard to dance in Footloose, the guy can’t hear a beat to save his life. But three minutes later, he’s a pro, showing off his moves while his mentor perches on a tractor and looks …

By Troy Hopkins
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Being Scared Is a Great Sign You’re About to Do Something Amazing in Your Career

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by Christie Mims of the Muse

Have you ever desperately wanted to quit your job and find something you love, but then—fear. Desperate, overwhelming, soul-crushing, stop-you-in-your-tracks fear.

Maybe you’re ready to quit or maybe you’re just thinking about …

By Troy Hopkins
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How To Answer: Why Do You Want This Job?

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One of the most important questions you’ll ever be asked in an interview is, ‘Who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?’ Just kidding! (The answer is Batman BTW.)

The most important question actually is: Why do you want …

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Stop Waiting to Magically Find More Time in Your Day—Do This Instead

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I have this bad time management habit: I assume that one day everything will just magically fall into place.

“Today was just an outlier,” I mutter to myself as I stare at my unfinished to-do list. “Tomorrow I’ll find the …

By The Muse
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How to Stay Positive When Your Job Search Is Dragging You Down

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by Kat Boogaard

You spend every second of your free time weeding through different job descriptions. You’ve written so many cover letters and polite follow up emails that you literally become nauseous at the thought of having to author another …

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Volunteering Helped Me Figure Out What I Was Actually Passionate About

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When Jennifer Bangoura arrived in Mali in the summer of 2008, she spent three months in Bamako (the capital city) for rigorous language and technical training.

As a Peace Corps environmental volunteer, she needed to become fluent in Bambara, the …

By The Muse
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How to Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation That Works for You

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We all know the benefits of a robust LinkedIn profile. It attracts the right kind of attention from recruiters and hiring managers, it helps you build a strong, reliable network, and it’s a convenient and easy way to showcase …

By The Muse
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4 Thank You Notes for 4 Awkward Interview Situations

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Thank you notes matters. Read that sentence 27 more times.

Under the best of circumstances, a well-crafted thank you note can literally clinch the deal for you. In fact, I once represented a candidate who was running neck-and-neck with another …

By The Muse
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