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Practice Articulating Your Strengths

The hypothesis that employees are happier and more productive when their work aligns with their natural talents or strengths is based on research in the field of positive psychology. Two assessments designed to identify strengths – Gallup’s StrengthsFinder (or StrengthsQuest) and VIA’s Survey of Character … Read more

High School Students
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Mathematical Ability: It’s in Your Control

If you are looking for a sure-fire way to increase your chances of academic and career success, taking more math than is required, at every level, starting in high school, should be your number one strategy. Taking more than the minimum math requirements for admission … Read more

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To Stand Out to Employers, Learn to Write Well

Writing ability is valued by employers throughout the economy for good reason. Bad writing wastes people’s time and saps their mental energy, reducing productivity; it can  lead to misunderstandings and even costly mistakes. From a reader’s perspective, writing that is clear and coherent is easy … Read more

University Students
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Mentorship: A Two-Way Street

Ask a highly successful person about important milestones on the path to a rewarding career and he or she will most likely credit the influence and help of a mentor. We can all agree on the value of a mentor, but how to acquire one … Read more

High School Students
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Beware of Gender Biases in Career Interest Tests

Choosing a university program can be stressful; the stakes seem high and there are so many options. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could be absolutely sure that a particular program is the best fit for your strengths and interests? Career interest tests claim … Read more