Amy Bergen 27 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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Staying Late at the Office | How Much is Too Much?

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Do you find yourself sticking around at work past your set hours—not just occasionally, but regularly? Are you bringing work home more often than not? And when payday rolls around, are these extra hours missing from your paycheck? If you’re devoted to your job, determined to advance, or simply stuck with more responsibilities than you […]

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How a Master’s in Social Work Can Help You Reach Your Goals

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For the career-minded nonprofit professional, a master’s degree in social work (MSW) can open a lot of doors. Social work encompasses many type of jobs, but they all have a common feature: they help people and communities, often through direct service. Beyond the degree itself, master’s programs in this field teach valuable, transferable skills. Graduates […]

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Keeping Things Positive | How to Nip Workplace Gossip in the Bud

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When you work with the same people day after day, you’ll inevitably talk about each other. Sometimes this chatter is harmless, but occasionally, it’s toxic—rumors and negative gossip alienate people, erode morale, and contribute to an anxious, divisive workplace. If you find yourself in a job where gossip is flourishing, you can take steps to […]

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Best Font Forward | Typing Your Way to a Resume that Stands Out

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From word choice to line spacing, there are plenty of ways to tweak a resume format for a stellar first impression. But you shouldn’t forget that your font choice can make a subtle—but powerful—difference too. Good fonts make the best use of your limited first-glance window. The average recruiter or hiring manager will skim a […]

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