Category: Career Resources

Career Resources

Work-Life Balance or Quicksand

Work-life balance. It’s a phrase that can easily be added to the list of buzz words we regularly hear discussed. As if somehow we hold the scales of our lives in a constant struggle for equilibrium. Why do we approach work and life as separate? Or even worse, as work vs. life – nurturing an

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EVENT REPORT: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 3/6/19
Career Resources

EVENT REPORT: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 3/6/19

I’ve mentioned before that I am currently facilitating a Graduate Career Intensive Seminar at George Mason University for the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR). My course runs six Wednesday afternoons, February through April. A total of 13 PhD and master’s students are enrolled. Links are in text. For two of the classes we take field trips

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EVENT REPORT: World Bank Briefing, 2/28/19
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EVENT REPORT: World Bank Briefing, 2/28/19

On February 28, 2019 I participated in a briefing that the World Bank Group (WBG) held for the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the Fulbright Association. It was attended by at least 50 mostly young and international Fulbrighters. (About 30 countries were represented including New Zealand, Argentina, Nepal, Pakistan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Algeria). Many are currently in

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EVENT REPORT: Society for International Development, Washington Chapter, Career Fair ’19, 1/31/19
Career Resources

EVENT REPORT: Society for International Development, Washington Chapter, Career Fair ’19, 1/31/19

On January 31, 2019 the Society for International Development, Washington Chapter  (SID-W) held it’s annual Career Fair at George Washington University. I’ve attended in the past, and found the event informative of hiring trends and areas in which recently minted graduates and career changers might search for their next opportunities. Links are provided in text. Considering the frigid weather in

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Career Advice: Just the Basics…Please!

David J. Smith I spend a great deal of time talking with young would-be professionals about careers. Unfortunately, I feel I often get too much “in the weeds” with them. This is problematic for a couple of reasons.  First, young people today (under 35) have lived in a world of condensed and truncated communication, around 140 characters. (I

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Knowing Yourself is the First Step in Career Development

This week I had the chance to work with two very different groups in thinking about careers.  On Tuesday morning (2/20/18), I spoke to students at Centreville High School in Fairfax County, VA.  All of the students were volunteers in the school’s peer mediation program.  I was there to share with them about  careers related

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For Success : You need FOCUSING

Many of us who seek success have a habit of planning. We as a human being have a lot of ambitions to achieve in life. Despite everyone has some kind of planning and desires at least inside the mind, they fail with time. So today I’m going to tell you about the number one skill

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Life Purpose

I do agree, that everything in life has a purpose, even more, everything knows its purpose. But it seems like only humans get lost in knowing what the purpose is. Some of them -if not the majority- are lost, and I think they are still not aware of their purpose, which paves their way to

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The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market

Other stories in this month’s Digest Crossposted from the NBER Digest The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market Labor market rewards to performing routine tasks have fallen, while the returns to workers’ ability to cooperate and adapt to changing circumstances have risen. Automation has played an important role in the recent evolution

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