Professional Development

Tips for Mining Success from an Unexpected Place—Failure

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Failure. It’s something we’ve all experienced. And whether or not we see the lesson in our failures immediately, in the long run, our professional failures can turn out to be just as important and influential as our successes. After all, so many great minds have also encountered famous failures resulting in some very well-known triumphs. No […]

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Career Change

Love Your Organization, but Hate Your Job?

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While you may dream of landing the perfect job at an organization filled with passionate and intelligent colleagues, many of us forget that excitement about the bigger picture—mission, colleagues, job title—doesn’t always result in satisfaction with our day-to-day. If you find yourself in love with your team’s mission, but not your work, it may be […]

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In the Office

Unpacking Organizational Culture During an Interview

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Culture. It’s a big word. But what does it really mean? We seem to know how to identify bad organizational culture: constant stress, unreasonable workloads, and passive aggressive or mean people. But aside from unlimited snacks, casual Fridays, and a summer picnic, what goes into determining how to define positive organizational culture? The truth is, […]

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Interviews

Interview Q&A | “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

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In preparing to answer this interview question—even if the interviewer asks why you like the role as opposed to why you like the organization—you should be sure to map out a response that addresses the following key points: What are your career goals and how does working for this organization fit into those goals? What […]

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