Category Job Survival Skills

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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Watch “The Art of Public Speaking” right here!

Robert Russell, YSD ’89, actor and comedian, spoke at Yale on September 16.  Here, we present the video of this sold-out, acclaimed event!   The description from the event: Public speaking has been a vital means of personal empowerment and civic engagement throughout history. The need for effective public speaking will almost certainly touch you sometime in your life. When it does, you want to be ready. But even if you

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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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Career Lessons from Running the Marathon

I ran the 2015 New York City Marathon. And by run I mean walk in pain for eight hours and 21 minutes. It was definitely worth it. Training for and running the marathon isn’t about your career. It’s about your life. But everything in your life can benefit from the marathon experience. My marathon experience reminded me of the following:     Don’t wait until you’re ready. Make a choice

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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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How much satisfaction does your current job provide you?

There is a lot being made of job satisfaction; and rightly so.  Gallup conducted a poll on job satisfaction and found that 90% of the workforce is not satisfied with work.  Organizations know that employee satisfaction is important because low-level employee engagement can result in a 33% decrease in operating income and an 11% decrease in earnings growth.  However, the workforce needs to understand the personal value of job satisfaction

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