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Archive: Career Exploration

Transferable skills, great possibilites

Today's message from South Africa: know your skills, your accomplishments and your successes and learn how they are applicable to international development.

By Marshall Brown | November 3, 2010; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Setting priorities and values

I learned from my new friend Vera that we should stay true to our passions, follow our hearts, know what is really important to us and we can achieve whatever we want.

By Marshall Brown | October 27, 2010; 06:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Making a difference in Africa

I am with people that are fighting malaria, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and poor--if any--sanitization from countries such as Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

By Marshall Brown | October 21, 2010; 06:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Your 30-second commercial

Having a short speech to articulate your value and expertise is a valuable tool to have during a job search.

By Marshall Brown | October 12, 2010; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is it time to leave your job? Pt. 2

If you think hard but can't find one thing about your job that you actually enjoy doing, it's time to change things up. There are other signs, as well.

By Marshall Brown | October 8, 2010; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (2)

Is it time to leave your job? Pt. 1

There are many circumstances that warrant a good, hard look at whether you would be better off exploring new options

By Marshall Brown | October 7, 2010; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Job search help for disabled vets

One possibility for home-bound vets in need of work is the Pearl Interactive Network, a company that employs home-based service-disabled veterans nationwide.

By Marshall Brown | October 1, 2010; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Homemaker seeking employment

Taking steps to transition from stay-home-mom to working outside the home requires you to determine what you are passionate about and what will be fulfilling for you.

By Marshall Brown | September 29, 2010; 06:57 AM ET | Comments (5)

Making your LinkedIn profile work

Updating your LinkedIn profile may be the secret to helping it work better for you.

By Marshall Brown | September 28, 2010; 06:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Finding joy at work

Beiing joyful about your work results from feeling interested and engaged in your job and feeling as if you are making a difference by doing it.

By Marshall Brown | September 21, 2010; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reinventing your career

Reinventing yourself is always possible if you are systematic and smart about how you do it.

By Marshall Brown | September 2, 2010; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Starting a job search

The first step should be identifying the skills and experience you have to offer a potential employer.

By Marshall Brown | August 11, 2010; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Job fair tips

Managing a job fair properly can be the difference between establishing a contact that will lead to a job and not.

By Marshall Brown | August 2, 2010; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (2)

Showing gratitude

I encourage you to think about what you are grateful for because it might change your perspective on what you already have.

By Marshall Brown | July 29, 2010; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Seek out opportunities

Take charge of your life by assessing your interests and establishing a plan to achieve your goals.

By Marshall Brown | July 21, 2010; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Proactively show your strengths

Positioning yourself as a leader and take charge of your career. Create a vision, develop a plan to make it happen and then implement it. It's now your turn to step up.

By Marshall Brown | July 16, 2010; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Marketing brand you

Knowing what you have to offer and then marketing and branding yourself as the person with that information will help to separate you from your competition.

By Marshall Brown | July 14, 2010; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Do you really need more school?

Going back to get a JD or MBA just because you don't know what to do for a living is an expensive way to do career exploration.

By Karen Chopra | May 21, 2010; 07:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's not crazy to want a dream job

Right now, your dream job is already in existence, and being done by someone else.

By Karen Chopra | May 7, 2010; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (4)

Parent-child career conflict

Making a career choice when your parents don't agree is always tricky.

By Karen Chopra | February 18, 2010; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

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