Posts Tagged with "career planning"

I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

There are times when it’s frustrating to be a multipotentialite in a traditional work setting. We tend to crave variety and many times that means we want to get involved in projects outside our job description or department. In these moments, it can be challenging to articulate to our managers or mentors how our variety […]

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How to Break into a New Field… When You Don’t Have the “Years of Experience”

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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How to Break into a New Field… When You Don’t Have the “Years of Experience”

It’s Newbie Month here on Puttylike! During the month of April, we’re publishing articles about the joys and challenges of exploring new things. (YAY, EXPLORING NEW THINGS! #Multipotentialite)  ** “A bachelor’s degree in _____ or ______, with 1-2 years relevant experience in the field.” “A proven track record in ____ with a minimum of five years […]

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

“We desire your undivided passion. We want all of your focus. We expect you to give everything for the role and for our business.” This is from an actual job advertisement I came across recently. I was looking for part-time work to fit in alongside my existing projects, and it felt as if every other […]

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What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type? Is There a “Typical” Multipotentialite?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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What Is Your Myers-Briggs Type? Is There a “Typical” Multipotentialite?

As a professor of career education, I spend a lot of time working with students who haven’t decided on a major. I’m a big advocate of these students, especially since I was one. I agonized over choosing a major, trying to find a way to incorporate my love of psychology, sociology, english, technology, religion and […]

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Announcing a New Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Announcing a New Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career!

Are you one of those multipotentialites who's super proud to be a multipod, but hasn't quite figured out how to make it work in a real, practical, financially sustainable, way? Check out my new course: Work Your Work! A Crash Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career. It comes out Tuesday, October 30.

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How to Find a Role Model as a Multipotentialite

Monday, October 15, 2018

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How to Find a Role Model as a Multipotentialite

A role model is exactly what it sounds like: someone who fits a role that you’d like to model. If you want to be an actor, your role model might be Dev Patel. If you want to be a media mogul, your role model might be Oprah. The problem is, when you fit multiple roles, […]

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

Monday, April 9, 2018

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

When I’m writing for Puttylike, in the back of my mind I carry two principles which I hope help me to share something of value to the community. First, I try not to talk about myself too much (after all, this isn’t a personal blog!) and I aim to have an answer – even an […]

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