Amy Bergen 29 posts
Amy Bergen is a writer based in Portland, Maine. She has experience in the social impact space in Baltimore, Maryland, the educational museum sphere in Columbus, Ohio, and the literary world of New York City.

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No More Summers Off | Adjusting to the 9-to-5

post-college adjustment

The first few months post-college should be exciting, right? You’ve worked hard, earned a degree, and maybe even gotten a job—all your effort is finally paying off! But you’re also going through a major adjustment to your schedule, priorities, and lifestyle. If, like many of us, you’ve been attending school since kindergarten, you might be […]

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Bilingual at Work | How Your Language Skills Can Get You Hired

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Bilingualism, or the ability to speak two or more languages fluently, can be a huge asset for job seekers. As a 2017 report by New American Economy discovered, the need for bilingual workers in the United States more than doubled in five years. And this demand is projected to increase, especially for Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, […]

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What’s Your Workplace Communication Style?

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Even when we’re speaking the same language, we all communicate a little differently. Some people give short, straightforward responses to questions while others might add a ton of detail. Knowing your own communication style—and adapting to the different styles of co-workers—can help personal and organizational success come much more easily. Business writer Mark Murphy’s model […]

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Is the Side Hustle Overrated?

These days it seems like everyone has a side hustle. And these hustles, from monetizing hobbies to driving for a transportation service, are as creative and diverse as the people who run them. A part-time money-making effort can be a fun way to supplement the earnings of a day job. But side hustles aren’t always […]

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