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Ask Alexis | How Do I Balance My Passion and My Paycheck?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve had trouble working in areas I’m most interested in, mainly because of a lack of opportunity and not knowing anyone in the field. This has forced me to take jobs just for a check. Now I’ve accumulated skills I don’t like, and I want to look for different areas of work. […]


3 Ways to Build Mentorship into Your Career


Regardless of where you are in your career, mentorship can play a pivotal role in helping you to feel motivated and engaged with your work on a daily basis. What many social-impact professionals don’t often realize is that mentorship doesn’t need to come in the more traditional form of a senior-level manager guiding an entry-level employee. […]


Introducing, Ask Alexis

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After many years at the helm, our very own Victoria Crispo of “Ask Victoria” has passed the baton, and so we’re officially renaming our beloved column. Welcome to Ask Alexis! We’ll miss Victoria’s insight and expertise, but we’re still here and hoping to field your toughest career questions, so keep them coming! I’m eager to […]


4 Words You’re Using at Work That May Be Holding You Back

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Communication is one of the most important skills to have in your professional tool belt. Tone, the ability to be concise, and good listening skills are all important, but ultimately, words matter most. That’s why it’s important to recognize how your word choice can help you, and when it’s holding you back. The words you […]