I Became a Web Developer Despite Others Telling Me I Couldn’t

“You can’t be a programmer. You’re too creative.”

Christine Beaubrun, a web developer at Crew, heard this from two different people when she first contemplated a career in tech.

After spending a few years in the hospitality industry, Beaubrun didn’t …

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Everything That’d Be Different if You Stopped Believing in a Linear Career Path

Here’s a line I’ve heard over and over when successful people are asked about their career paths: I didn’t really follow a traditional path…

It seems to be offered as a preface, or a caveat, that the person before you …

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This Is How to Know if Your Personal Brand Is in Good Shape

OK, so you know by now that building your personal brand can help you have a thriving career, right? Yet, it’s so easy to put it on the backburner like scheduling a doctor’s appointment.

(I mean, who gets excited about …

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How to Ace the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question and Set Yourself Apart

No matter how it’s worded or where you hear it, if you’re relaunching, you’ll be asked by someone to tell about yourself.  It may be at a barbecue, an informational interview, a college reunion, a screening interview or a conference. …

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3 Phrases You Should Use to Follow Up Instead of “Not Sure if You Saw My Last Email…”

Fun fact: According to a recent Abode survey, people say the most annoying phrase they’ve ever seen in email is this:

Not sure if you saw my last email…

If you’re also nodding your head and saying, “Hell ya, can’t …

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An Inspirational Reminder That You’re Never “Too Old” to Change Careers

Here’s a fact: Most of your working life will probably happen after your twenties. You’ll most likely still have more than half left to go after your thirties.

And yet there’s this overwhelming sense that you have to predict exactly …

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This Is How I Went From Being a Teacher to a UX Designer

Eva Penzeymoog—now a UX designer at 8th Light—never thought she’d end up in tech. She always thought she’d become a teacher, and that’s exactly where her career started. After graduating from college, she became a City Year AmeriCorps member …

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Is a Two-Page Resume Ever OK?

You’ve been there. You’re up late one night trolling job boards and in between travel ads the perfect job opportunity appears. You hear the heavenly hosts cheering you on and rush to update your resume.

But before you add your …

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