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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills | How to Master Both

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You may have heard valuable workplace skills grouped into two categories: “hard” and “soft.” Just about everyone has a bit from both Column A and Column B.

But what’s the difference between the two categories? And how can you express …

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4 Mistakes It’s All Too Easy to Make When You Start a New Job (and You’re Also the Boss)

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So you just landed a leadership role at a new company. Congratulations! Going in, you know there’ll be a learning curve when it comes to handling your new responsibilities. But there’s also the people factor to consider.

Being the boss …

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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person

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Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

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The Email You Have to Send After Interviewing for an Internship

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The hunt for a great internship has a lot of moving parts. You’ve got to write a resume, tailor it to each position, and potentially prep for multiple rounds of interviews.

But even if you aced that interview, you’re not …

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NFL Star J.J. Watt Implores You to Dream Big and Work Hard—But Don’t Go It Alone

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When J.J. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, delivered the commencement address to the class of 2019 at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was introduced as “the man who has been called a beast on …

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I Tried to Network With 30 People in 30 Days and This Is What I Learned

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I work from home, and I’ve learned the hard way that remote life isn’t exactly ripe with opportunities to network and make connections. And for someone like me—who leans heavily toward the extroverted side of the spectrum and craves human …

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7 Kinds of Questions to Ask at a Career Fair to Make a Great Impression

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Let’s be honest: Walking into a career fair can be incredibly intimidating. Look at all those people who have the power to give you a job one day! Look at all those other people who want some of the very …

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Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

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Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s been treated at work as a trans person of color. “Being …

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This Spreadsheet Is Exactly What You Need to Track Everything in Your Job Search

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Ask anyone you know what the best part of their job is, and zero times out of 10 they’ll say, “Applying for it.”

Take this all-too-common situation: Somewhere between your second interview at one company and your fourth email to …

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I Landed My Magazine Job After Meeting the Editor-in-Chief on a Subway Platform

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All my life, people told me I had chutzpah. That word was passed around often in my Jewish day school. While most kids were following rules and social norms, I was breaking them. I was impatient and as such, I …

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