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WordPress and Your IT Career: Why Blog Skills Boost Professional Growth

According to Google Trends, WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world. More than 76 million websites are created using WordPress, which is approximately 20 percent of the World Wide Web. Its broad application, incredibly active community, constant development, and impeccable versatility are just some of the things…

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How to Network with Executives from Your Last Job

We’ve all heard the old adage “never burn a bridge.” If you’re resigning from a company, always give the standard two-week notice. If your seasonal-internship is coming to an end, don’t mentally check-out the last week. If you were laid off, don’t pull a Jerry Maguire and cause a total…

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Why I Had to Quit My Volunteer Gig

Volunteering is all-around a good thing, right? It gives you the chance to build up your résumé, expand your network, gain relevant experience, AND help out a cause that you care about. And for most people, this is exactly what their volunteer experience turns out to be. But sometimes organizations…

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No One Feels Like a Grown-Up—Not Even Adulting Author Kelly Williams Brown

Being in your twenties is a weird time. On the one hand, you feel like an adult. You live in your own apartment (or a place you share with other people who are not your parents). You have a job and regular paychecks (we hope). But then you wake up…

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Art, Food, and Southern Hospitality: Life in Atlanta for Twentysomethings

It’s home to Outkast, some of the real housewives, and Coca-Cola. But did you realize that Atlanta, Georgia also has a booming art scene? If you’re a recent graduate with a passion for public art, this might be the city for you. Here’s what you need to know about living…

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5 Writers Offer Advice on How to Make Writing Your Career

You take a deep drag on your cigarette and another swig of coffee. It’s long gone cold, but you can’t get up to make another cup because you don’t want to disrupt your flow. You have no idea what time it is and you don’t care. All you know is…

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Did I Choose the Wrong Major?

Most of us imagine that after graduation, our life will be full of glee and spontaneous dance parties, like this. But after graduation, it’s not uncommon to feel that, like Gob Bluth, you’ve made a huge mistake. This sinking feeling is not just because we have to leave the comforts…

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I Thought I Was an Editorial Assistant… So What Am I Doing in the Kitchen?

The okonomiyaki on the grill is sizzling, the miso soup is about to boil over, and I’m still frantically chopping pickled ginger for the garnish. Oh, and one of my managers just meandered in to see how everything is going since she’s hungry and it’s officially past lunchtime. Fighting the…

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How to Make the Most of Working at a Survival Job

Heart. Beating. Do you dare look? Your finger hovers over the keyboard, right above the “return” key. The whirring of your laptop is absurdly loud, and it’s hot against your pajama’d legs which are crossed on the air mattress you call a bed. It’s now or never. You click. Sucking…

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