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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work in Your Downtime

Americans are known workaholics. We rarely bat an eye at working more than 40 hours per week, or skipping a few vacation days for the year, or answering emails from home on a Saturday.
 
Working when we should be unwinding helps us get stuff done, right? Not really. In fact, while you might feel like you’re “getting ahead,” you may actually be harming yourself, your company, and the U. ...




How To Nail Your Skype Interview

Congrats! You received an invitation to interview for your dream job. But wait...It’s over Skype? Fear not. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve prepped my fair share of clients for virtual interviews. One client, Sandra, was so nervous about the prospect that she wanted to ask the company to do it over the phone instead. ...




The List: 7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and all around the Smithsonian Institution, the museums are celebrating the achievements, aptitude and sheer awesomeness of women in both the arts and sciences.
1. If you don’t know your Grace Hartigan from the Harlem Renaissance or Miriam Schapiro from the suffrage movement, take time this month to educate yourself by taking the “Women in Art” tour at the American Art Museum. ...




Uber Drive and Deliver Pizzas On the Way to Work: 15 Awesome Side Jobs

If you need extra income, you’ve probably considered getting another job. So what should you look for? What are the best second jobs?
 
If income is the most important consideration, you need good hourly pay, because your time is limited. ...




Every 401(k) Question You Were Afraid To Ask, Answered

Understanding your 401(k) shouldn’t be impossible. With help from a certified financial planner, we’re showing you how to keep up with your daily Starbucks order and save for future retirement.
 


You probably heard the financial term 401(k) thrown around during employee orientation, but had little to no idea what it actually stood for. ...




Career advice: how to chair an academic meeting

Keep it briefSome meetings are more marathon than sprint but a sensible rule is that if you need sustenance, you’re probably doing something wrong. All the evidence that we draw on when discussing student learning should apply equally to meetings. ...




When Will the 'Harvey Effect' Reach Academia?

His career was too important. Despite allegations of sexual harassment that were substantiated by an internal investigation, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law allowed Dean Sujit Choudhry to stay on the job. In 2015, Tyann Sorrell, Choudhry’s assistant, described how the dean had pursued her for kisses and long hugs over a period of months. ...




The Academic CV: 5 Common Mistakes

Creating an academic CV is a vital part of working in higher education. Your CV can also be an important tool when applying for funding, publication, professional development, and other opportunities outside the university.
 
Whether you are creating your first CV, or you want to “freshen up” one you already have, here are 5 of the most common mistakes people make and some useful advice on how to avoid them!
 
1: Overthinking design elements
 
If you go online and search for résumé and CV templates, you’ll find an exhausting number of examples that range from plain and simple to overly flashy. ...




5 Ways to Land Your Dream Job with These Top Interview Tips

Hands up! Who loves the sweaty palm inducing process that is the ‘dream job interview’? So far, you have impressed them with your CV and completed a great application form. You may have aced tests and now comes the face-to-face meeting.
 
Now is your chance to shine and show the interview panel that you have the personality as well as the skills to do the job and fit right into their culture. ...




Six Steps to Getting That Promotion

No matter your industry or position, promotions can influence your short and long-term job satisfaction - from career progression to future opportunities. Use this two-part approach to make the most of internal advancement opportunities by ensuring you are top of mind for promotions and other critical opportunities. ...