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How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss.
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Something few colleges do well is helping college students to understand the mind-body connection and its relationship to health and well being, which have major effects on personal and professional life. This short article explains how brain science research indicates that positive thinking is necessary to be happy and productive at work. Do yourself a favor and don't undervalue this aspect of self in cultivating a career!

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3 Simple Ways To Reinvent Yourself At Work

3 Simple Ways To Reinvent Yourself At Work | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Ever want to start anew with a clean slate? According to personal branding expert Dan Schawbel, you can reinvent yourself on a daily basis. Here's how.

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Don't wait to reinvent yourself at work. Many college students have to reinvent themselves from being students to being professionals in their fields. These three skills can be just as important to cultivating a professional self while still in college.

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Awesome Graphic Featuring 12 Learning Skills for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Graphic Featuring 12 Learning Skills for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it

Via Brian Taylor
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Simple chart of 21st learning skills for any learner.  College can provide  these if you understand which learning opportunities and environments develop them and make every effort  to hone them--in and outside the classroom.

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5 Insights From Social Entrepreneurs On How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty

5 Insights From Social Entrepreneurs On How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Business can be a huge driver of change around the world, but it has to be the right kind of business, run the right way.
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Often college students think that the choice is between careers in the public or private sector. If you want to do both consider social entrepreneurship described in this article. You can follow your passion and make a difference.

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Dressing for the Interview: University Career Services - Northwestern University

Dressing for the Interview: University Career Services - Northwestern University | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Business casual? Business professional? What to wear at your next interview or networking event: http://t.co/dVppXjVCJL #northwestern
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Making the transition from student to professional occurs at all levels, including attire. See these guidelines to develop know how about interviewing attire.

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Becoming an RA: Students hone leadership skills as resident assistants - College Heights Herald

Becoming an RA: Students hone leadership skills as resident assistants - College Heights Herald | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Becoming an RA: Students hone leadership skills as resident assistants
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... RA and who you'll be working with,” Huck said. As RAs, students will get $1,000 off housing per semester and will be paid for 15 hours of work per week.
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Good experience to use interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict resolution, creativity, and management skills. Lots of campus jobs, if thought out carefully, can give you work skills for a variety of careers.

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The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job

The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Ask people what they want in a job, and meaningfulness looms large. For decades, Americans have ranked purpose as their top priority—above promotions, income, job security, and hours. Work is a
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Here is an interesting way to start thinking about a career. Meaning for human beings is crucial to contentment, contrary to our cultural tendency to value money and material over meaning.
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College Students Are Unprepared to Deal With Racism

College Students Are Unprepared to Deal With Racism | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Current college students lack the knowledge foundation to deal with the reality of racism. This has been made evident by a recent incident at Lehigh University.
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This has been exactly my point in developing my Critical Social Dialogue technique (http://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-318999937/engaging-in-critical-social-dialogue-with-socially) in one of my courses. Knowing how to identify, understand and manage these types of situations will continue to be a necessary professional interpersonal skill.

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This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities

This chart can change your mindset and unlock new learning opportunities | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
This chart helps lay out the basic idea behind changing your mindset. You can use a 'fixed' or a 'growth' mindset to enhance your life. Which will you choose?

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For college students, developing a 21st-century mindframe is crucial to establishing a healthy work and personal life. This chart gives one a perspective on what behaviors one can cultivate as a professional.

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Nick Hester's curator insight, November 30, 2013 1:04 PM

Personal Growth comes from within.....choose your critics wisely.. Ignore those who only wish to make money from you.. Disparity neurosis makes you easy to manipulate.

Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:33 PM

This chart can be used for students as a guideline for the right mindset in dealing with their education. Students need the right mindset to achieve in schools and avoid the mental barriers preventing them from growth. I would probably use this chart in the beginning of the school year to show what I expect from my students.  This could be useful for the less motivated students in the class.

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18 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events | CAREEREALISM

18 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events | CAREEREALISM | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
One of the hardest things about networking events is getting a conversation going without being awkward. Here are 18+ conversation starters.
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Whether one is networking in search of job or as part of one's job, face-to-face conversations with professionals can be an anxiety-ridden experience. Use these techniques to practice your ability to start conversations that your career may depend on.

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What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
A college student's go-to guide on what to post on LinkedIn, and how to establish yourself as an emerging talent in your industry.
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Social media is everywhere today. Most college students only understand these sites as personal fun and entertainment. Social media sites can also be used to cultivate one's professional identity to possible employers. Using Linked In as described in this article can give one a head start on securing a job long before graduation.

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How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus On The Origin of Species.
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Innovative skills and creativity are huge commodities in the workplace. Researchers have found that these have to be cultivated just as any other skills. Here is a short but simple way to think about how to begin to work on these skills on one's own.

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9 Amy Poehler Quotes to Remind You What's Important

9 Amy Poehler Quotes to Remind You What's Important | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Quotes from Amy Poehler's Youtube series "Ask Amy" that will improve your emotional intelligence.
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A lighter side to developing professional skills from the lessons of a highly successful woman of comedy. Some personal tips to keep perpsective in developing as a professional.

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The skill set more than ¾ of employers want | The Work Buzz

The skill set more than ¾ of employers want | The Work Buzz | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
If you're not talking about soft skills, your application materials are already lacking in the eyes of employers. (3 "soft" skills employers look for the most:

1. Strong work ethic
2. Dependability
3.
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Hugely important here is the advice that just "saying" you are "hardworking or a go getter" is not enough these days. Expect to show you possess these traits and skills on applications and in interviews. This is not likely to change anytime soon, so use college co-curricular opportunities (service to community, clubs and organizations, students representatives, project leaders) to demonstrate you can put your money where your mouth is.

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12 Surprising Things You Should Put on Your Resume

12 Surprising Things You Should Put on Your Resume | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Figuring out what to include on your résumé can be a real headache. The trick is to include things that will catch a hiring manager's eye. Here are 12 things you might want to put on yours.
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For those graduating in a few years or those just about to graduate, these 12 tips can help you structure a resumé that is relevant and powerful for employers today.
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Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies

Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Disengaged workers cost the U.S. economy $350 billion a year in lost productivity. Here's how the happiest companies boost morale and the bottom line.
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Knowing what aspects make employees happy and productive can help you choose a workplace that is best suited for you.

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The Work Buzz | INFOGRAPHIC: How to craft a cover letter worth reading

The Work Buzz | INFOGRAPHIC: How to craft a cover letter worth reading | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
The cover letter. Perhaps the most controversial job search document. Okay, if not the most controversial then it's at least the one that annoys people most.
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Practicing writing a cover letter using these guidelines is a good skill to develop so you can write a strong one when you need it.

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5 financial skills for the young professional - Economic Times

5 financial skills for the young professional - Economic Times | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
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5 financial skills for the young professional
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As a young professional, how can you start from scratch and yet create a lot of wealth?
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Developing effective financial literacy skills early is a plus to making the beginning of a career as profitable as possible.

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Why Johnny can't write, and why employers are mad

Why Johnny can't write, and why employers are mad | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Writing skills of college graduates and MBAs are coming up short, and employers aren't happy. Here's what they are doing about it.
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You might think writing essays or papers has no use in today's technological world. Think again. They are the practice you need to develop strong written communication skills employers expect, even demand.

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The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic]

The Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic] | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is chart helps to explain why the world of work today is vastly different from the world your parents prepared for.

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Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, November 16, 2013 6:36 PM

Love this list!

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:11 PM

Ainda a propósito das competências TIC para o séc. 21. Um útil infográfico trazido por Ana Cristina Pratas.

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21st Century Skills our kids will need to have before they leave school.

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How I Hire: It's Not Just What You Answer, It's How

How I Hire: It's Not Just What You Answer, It's How | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
In leading a client service line, McKinsey Digital, that is at the intersection of strategic consulting and on-the-ground assistance to clients, we are looking to build a team that is willing to take
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Here is an employer's view of the interviewing process and what qualities and competencies he is looking for when recruiting employees. While this article is focused on a tech company, the intellectual, creativity and interpersonal skills he is seeking can be applied to many sectors.

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How to Hack Your Morning Routine

How to Hack Your Morning Routine | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
I love me a good life hack, and a couple years ago I stumbled upon what has proved - for me - the most effective life hack of them all. Hacking my morning routine.I start my mornings with a 7-step
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College students often schedule their days around classes, assignment deadlines, homework and studying, and work. Once you become a professional, developing a morning routine can provide wellness to be a productive and satisfied employee. Get a jump on the transition from college student to professional. Read this article to consider whether you can use the approach (or some part of it) to structure your morning or to create a healthier morning routine.

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7 things really persuasive people do

7 things really persuasive people do | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.
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Looking for a way to become a more persuasive person? These quick tips can get you started on a direction to strengthen this skill.

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10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Here are ten traits that any great employer should recognize and reward instantly.
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Here are some suggestive tips to consider while one is developing a professional skills set. Think about how you may possess some of these skills or how you can develop them. Becoming a professional is about just that: making deliberation decisions and taking actions about what type of professional you want to become.

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12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

12 Things Successful Women Do Differently | Developing professional skills while still in college | Scoop.it
Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share.
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Some specific tips for aspiring women professionals.

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