New Professional Development Opportunities for The Future of Work

New Professional Development Opportunities for The Future of Work

It’s time to re-define what professional development means and how you plan to advance your career. 

To start, if you really think about it, professional development is at your fingertips. A simple Google, Youtube, Linkedin or Twitter search and you will be presented with several options to learn a new skill or connect with a new colleague. The best part is I can guarantee this approach is 100% free.

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How to Transition from the Military to Corporate Life | Veterans Panel Fireside Chat

How to Transition from the Military to Corporate Life | Veterans Panel Fireside Chat

What is it like to transition from the military and into a career? Four veterans from the Army, Air Force, and Marines share their journey, their struggles, accomplishments and their advice to find a job they love. This is part of The Niche Movement fireside chat tour where we sat down and interviewed for veterans who found their niche. The Niche Movement Fireside Chat Tour brings together a diverse population of career-ready millennials, from college students to more experienced professionals for monthly events and on-going digital discussions about finding your niche--and a company where you can grow--in the new job market.

Seeking Out Good Problems to Have (and solve!)

Seeking Out Good Problems to Have (and solve!)

One of our contributing editors, Dustin Ramsdell, is trying to live off the mantra "don’t try to find the perfect life with no problems, find one with good problems to have that you enjoying solving." He has realized that "perfect" is an unrealistic expectation not worth trying to meet. You will never find the perfect job, the perfect relationship, or the perfect life, and that's okay. It's supposed to be like that. We’re always going to have issues arise in our lives, so we have to accept that, and work to create environments where we don’t mind solving the problems that do come up. 

Career Advice for Leaving The Corporate Ladder

Career Advice for Leaving The Corporate Ladder

Once upon a time, I aspired to be in the role of President of a college or university.

Climbing the organizational ladder was appealing to me at one point in my life, as I planned out my career out ten years in advance. My number one strength from StrengthsQuest was futuristic. Can anyone relate?

While redefining my own career strategy, I’ve realized that success is being redefined in mainstream society. While some people enjoy working their 9-5, aspiring to reach the next promotion, the reality is that many people don’t. Many people choose to be stay-at-home parents, tend to their garden while working part-time, or simply don’t have the option to work because they are on long-term disability leave. I’m starting to see the generalized ‘society’ embrace a rogue life that is very different from our ancestors of fulfilling the “American Dream”. It simply does not exist in the same way anymore.