Posts Tagged with "career"

Is It Time to Monetize Your Hobby? Ask Yourself These 3 Basic Questions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Is It Time to Monetize Your Hobby? Ask Yourself These 3 Basic Questions

Money isn’t everything, but it can help you get from Point A to Point B. When I was a kid, Point A was begging my parents for Littlest Pet Shop toys, which they couldn’t afford because they were busy putting food on the table. Point B was having the entire playset, complete with carrying case, […]

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Why You Need a Multipotentialite Mentor

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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Why You Need a Multipotentialite Mentor

My students love Emilie Wapnick. When I ask them to choose their own reading for the career prep course I teach, Emilie’s book How to Be Everything comes out on top every year. You may remember my last post, where I introduced some data about personalities and strengths from 74 of my students who identified […]

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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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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

Monday, July 16, 2018

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

I loathe writing resumes. Everything about it bothers me: the tediousness, the constricting feeling, the frustration of not being able to express myself… It’s a truly awful way to spend time. I’m comforted that I’m not alone in this hatred for resumes. I’ve heard many multipotentialites complain that it’s a tremendous point of pain for […]

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Multipotentialite Money Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)!

Monday, March 26, 2018

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Multipotentialite Money Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)!

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Kristin Wong. Recently, I discovered a few termites around my house. And then a few more, and then even more before I finally realized: uh oh. I have termites. For weeks, I tried to ignore the problem. I guess I figured, if I pretend they’re not here, […]

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Which Multipotentialite Season Are You In?

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Which Multipotentialite Season Are You In?

There are times when we’re running full speed on a project (or a handful of projects). We’re deep in it and we feel the momentum. When new, random ideas pop into our minds, we push them to our “someday lists” without much angst. We’re too in love with our main thing(s) right now. There are […]

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