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Life Advice from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Adele Lemm | Meritize Just six months before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked a group of junior high school students: “What is your life’s blueprint?” He described to them that a blueprint “serves as the guide to those who are to build the building [and that] a building is not well erected […]

Not Developing Soft Skills Can Be a Fatal Flaw When Trying to Advance Your Career

Career Success is More Than Technical Training, You Need Competitive Skills to Get Ahead Part One of a Four-Part Series Jen Seregos | Career Success Coach Do you feel like you’ve done everything right in terms of preparing for your career but can’t seem to land your dream job or you keep getting passed up […]

How Not Knowing Just Might Be The Answer

Adele Lemm | Meritize “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” – Confucius Accepting that you don’t know all of the answers is critical to both personal and career growth. Finishing an educational program is, no doubt, a relief. The thought of being “done” learning as you enter the […]

Six Easy Tips to Beat Procrastination Even If You’ve Always Struggled with Getting Things Done

Motivation is overrated; instead focus on creating an optimal environment and behaviors that stimulate progress Benton McTaggart | Career Success Coach We have all been there. We have an important task that we know we should do, but instead, we opt to do something else. We have a big exam that weighs a significant portion […]

How Our Gap in Perception Turns into a Skills Gap

Our country’s skewed perception of what defines higher education contributes to the skills gap. Adele Lemm | Meritize Skilled workers keep our electricity running, our foundation steady, our families healthy and much more. It is no secret that we rely on skills-based professions for the functionality of our society. In fact, eighty-five percent of Americans […]

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