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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 […]

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 […]

A Three-Step Job Search Game Plan for UX Designers

User experience (UX) designers’ roles are becoming very lucrative. This is largely due to the shortage in creative talent who are well-versed in the latest industry tools, technologies and strategies.

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