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How Exhibiting Warmth and Strength Could Get You a Promotion

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Research on successful leadership has shown that the combination of warmth (caring for others) and strength (being competent at your job) can be powerful. These skills answer two critical questions: What are this person’s intentions toward me?” and “Is he or she capable of acting on those intentions?” You may already be known for either […]

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How a Passive Job Hunt Can Help You Gauge Job Satisfaction

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A sense of fulfillment can be so integral to your overall happiness that we recommend routinely gauging your job satisfaction on a regular basis. One way to do this is through passive job hunting, which means that even if you’re not actively looking or applying, you’re open to learning about opportunities.

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Lessons from the Be Social Change Virtual Career Summit

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In October of this year, Be Social Change, a New York City-based organization offering resources and programming for social-impact professionals, hosted their four-day Virtual Social Impact Career Summit. Featuring a variety of voices from across sectors, CEO Marcos Salazar interviewed 44 professionals (including Alexis Perrotta, editor for Idealist Careers), on challenges and opportunities in the […]

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Want to be a Mentor? Here’s How | Part 1

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Anyone lucky enough to have a good professional mentor knows how much a mentee can benefit from this kind of connection. But what you may not know are all the ways in which a mentor is bound to benefit from the relationship as well. Mentoring at its best gives both parties, mentor and mentee, tools […]

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