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Job Search Jitters? Tips for Recognizing and Coping with Anxiety

Years ago, in his research on learning and socialization, Edward Schein, now Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, made an important distinction between two kinds of anxiety: “learning anxiety” and “survival anxiety.” It turns out these concepts, which he applied to organizational change and growth throughout the course of his career, can […]

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Beyond Branding | Your Guide to Building a Thoughtful Digital Identity

In our digital world, presenting your professional self extends far beyond cover letters and resumes. It’s also about creating an entire digital presence behind that standard package. If you’re anything like me—someone who places a premium on authenticity, privacy, and the intimacy of face-to-face interactions—the thought of representing yourself in such a public way can […]

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Job Search Priorities | Should You Choose Manager or Mission?

When I was searching for a job earlier in my career, a former classmate gave me advice that has stuck with me. Sometimes in your career, she said, you have to choose between manager and mission—should you work for a good manager or pursue a mission you’re passionate about, even if the management leaves something […]

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“I Can Predict the Future”—and Other Talking Points for Generalists

Do you consider yourself to be a generalist? If so, is it a label you wear proudly? In my experience, this term is rarely used with confidence. Instead, I find that people apply it rather sheepishly as a transitory professional identity, conveniently available until they find their true calling. Being a generalist—someone with knowledge and […]

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