Career Inspiration

Check out our weekly blogs where we offer advice and discuss our philosophy, approach, and why we believe it should be the new standard for career seekers. We also interview students and career professionals allowing you to learn from their experiences.

Sibling Rivalry: Tips to Help Your Teen Find their Own Path

parent tip Mar 31, 2021

Max was dribbling a ball and swinging a bat at age three. He excelled in every athletic endeavor, winning accolades on courts, ball fields, and golf courses year after year. He was the “athletic” one.

Max’s younger brother Carter didn’t like getting sweaty and competing—he preferred building Lego cities, tinkering with his computer, and watching science experiments on YouTube. Plus, he didn’t see the point of competing against Max in sports anyway…he...

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All in the Family: Should My Teen Take Over the Biz Someday?

parent tip Mar 24, 2021

Did you know family-owned businesses employ 60 percent of the American workforce and create nearly 80 percent of all new jobs?

A family with its own business sounds kind of like instant job security.

But if you work for one of the 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the U.S., you know it’s not that simple. Whether your kids will take over that business someday is a decision with big questions to address and lots of moving parts.

Is working for the family operation a smart move for...

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Help Your Teen Make Who They Are…Part of What They Do

parent tip Feb 25, 2021

Think back to how many times you’ve met someone new at a backyard barbecue or school event and were asked within the first five minutes, “What do you do?”

Happens all the time, right? So often our jobs feel meant to impress others, instead of being meaningful and rewarding to us. We’ve been conditioned over generations to believe that our jobs identify us—and often in all the wrong ways. Not because our careers reflect our passions and talents, but because they...

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14 Ways to Help Your Student Find Their Interests & Passions

parent tip Dec 23, 2020

Have you ever asked your teen what they’re interested in, only to get noncommittal answers or a shrug of their shoulders? This is pretty common, and it doesn’t mean your student doesn’t have anything they care about. It usually just means they haven’t had enough experiences to know what they like and what they don’t!

So how can you help your student figure out their interests and passions? There are tons of ways to encourage them to try new things. We’ve...

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Are certain mindsets preventing your teen from making a career path decision?

mindset parent tip Oct 21, 2020

If your student is struggling to make a career path decision - or any major decision they might need to make in this stage of life - it may be because they have a limiting mindset that’s holding them back. 

Whether or not you and your teen are on the same page about the importance of self-reflection and taking time to make a career decision purposefully, coming to a decision may be difficult. When that happens, a limiting belief or mindset could be the underlying reason. 

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How to Help Your Student Choose a Career They’ll Love

You’ve probably seen it a dozen times: a professional five, ten, maybe even twenty years into their career, who absolutely hates their job. Not just the standard annoyed-about-Monday-morning-meetings frustrations, but a deep discontentment about everything they’ve worked on. 

Maybe it's a coworker or a friend who has experienced this. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself. But how can you help your high school or college student avoid hating their own career? 

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