Category Career Transitions

Careers, Life, and Yale welcomes TheMuse.com!

The Careers, Life, and Yale Blog is very excited and proud to announce that the leading careers website, TheMuse.com, co-founded by the great Yalie Alexandra Cavoulacos ’08, is generously sharing their content with our blog! Now in addition to regular and occasional bloggers from our alumni community, TheMuse.com’s content, curated for our organization and mission, will appear in the blog – right here! We will start with a sampling of 5

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2 Mindset Changes That’ll Make Your Long Job Search a Little Less Stressful

You’ve been applying to jobs for months, and while you’ve gotten an interview or two, nothing has panned out. What’s worse—your annoyance with your current position has reached an all-time high. That, or maybe you’re in between jobs and bills are looming. Whatever the reason, you need an actual offer—ASAP. Lengthy job searches can test even the heartiest of souls, but when you mix a tight internal timeline with slow

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The Research-Backed Way to Reach Your Goals (Because That’s the Best Feeling Ever)

When it comes to personal development and success, setting goals is usually brought up immediately—and rightly so! Taking the time to do this is critical to achieving success in all aspects of life. Most of this advice revolves around setting them—making them actionable, making them measurable, and making sure to set a deadline. While these are all true, they’re only applicable if we’re actively taking action toward them. In other words,

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Veteran Employment Challenges

We will eliminate new cases of military veteran unemployment by 2021 using technology, community, and education to provide a coordination and curation service to veterans before they leave the military. Think a digital reverse boot camp. If you’re interested in helping with this national effort, contact me at yulee@veteranlaunch.org. This may be bold, but there is no magic here. We’re simply helping veterans decide what civilian job they want and

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Easier Career Transitions 

This post is dedicated to all our military families. Veterans Day is another opportunity to honor U.S. veterans of all wars.  We should also take time to think about the 250,000 military families that are expected to transition to civilian careers as we draw down our forces from remote wars.  As an entrepreneur, submarine veteran, and former hiring manager at a Fortune 40 company, I have experience making career transitions

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One Yale

It’s easy to carry a lot of preconceived notions into a place like Yale, particularly when coming to it from an unusual background.  There are things that one comes into the experience wanting to believe that are immediately apparent, and things that are sometimes harder to find.  I very much wanted to believe that the universally recognized strength of Yale was the diversity perspectives, passions, and disciplines that can be brought together

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Old Campus Dreams

Is there a dream you’ve harbored from long ago, a dream that you’ve put aside because practical considerations make it too risky to pursue?  Or perhaps life’s demands keep getting in the way, pushing the dream further and further into the future.  As a Yale freshman I wanted to study the great books, to read the Bible and Homer, Plato and Shakespeare, and immerse myself in the Western canon.  But

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