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Money Is a Terrible Way to Measure the Value of a College Major

Money Is a Terrible Way to Measure the Value of a College Major | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Yes, students need to understand what skills are marketable. But they also need to study subjects that keep them engaged enough to graduate. 

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The cliche about majoring in humanities is that it's a lovely way to spend four years of college and poor way to land a lucrative job. To some extent, that cliche may be true. On the whole, humanities grads earn less than students who study disciplines like business or engineering. So sayeth the statistics. 

 

But the Association of American Colleges and Universities would like you to know that getting a degree in English or History, while perhaps not the most financially rewarding choice, doesn't require an oath of poverty either. Over a lifetime, they note, typical humanities and social science majors earn similarly to graduates who study practical, pre-professional fields such as education or nursing. 

 

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Millennials Asked, Mike Volpe Answered: Career Advice From HubSpot's CMO [Video]

Millennials Asked, Mike Volpe Answered: Career Advice From HubSpot's CMO [Video] | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Watch this video to get Mike's advice on finding a job you're passionate about, the value of a liberal arts degree, and how to find a mentor.
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"Having it all" or not is the wrong way to frame success and happiness for women (and men)

"Having it all" or not is the wrong way to frame success and happiness for women (and men) | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“I know what matters most to me, and I’m honoring that, every day, with every choice and decision I make.” Stop thinking about and defining life in terms of “all,” because that just leads you to think you’ve ended up with “nothing.” Think instead about what you’ve already created in your life, and how to relish and appreciate that more, and build on it to pave the way for greater happiness and success, on your own terms. Where you are today is your “all.” If it’s not to your liking, find new ways to shift it.

 

From the article "Why It's So Damaging To Tell Women They Can't Have It All (And Why I'm So Tired Of Hearing It)"

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Richard Feynman: What Counts as “Worthwhile” Work?

Richard Feynman: What Counts as “Worthwhile” Work? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"... why the humbler projects are also some of the most important for us to work on.  ... the real worthwhile work to be done is any work that you can realistically do now."

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You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet

You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Think about the leaders that you’ve known, respected, and looked up to across the span of your lifetime. Maybe it was a favorite teacher who helped you develop a love of learning and knowledge. Maybe it was an athletic coach who encouraged you and helped you achieve your goals. Maybe it was a supervisor at work who mentored you and helped you advance in your career. Or maybe it was a drill instructor that demanded more of you than anyone ever had, and showed you that you were capable of more than you would have ever imagined. Whoever the leaders were who had a profound and lasting positive impact on you, whatever the circumstance was…and think about this question for a moment and answer it honestly…did you let each and every one of them know?

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Learning What We Didn’t Know

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Before the internet we learned from institutions, friends, family and co-workers.  Learning was a process largely influenced from local resources; schools, work, communities and civic activities.  We also learned from media fed to us and media we sought in books, videos and sound.  Our resources were limited by reach, access and choices.

 

Today the resources for learning are unlimited and for the most part free. Our reach to information is unlimited and access is 24/7  which expands the venue of choices.  As a result we are all learning what we didn’t know but want to know and we are being taught by others that do know.


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Learning has left the building and people are self organizing to learn what they didn’t know and gaining the information to know from each other and from global digital resources at the click of a mouse.

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Learning has left the building and people are self-organizing to learn what they didn’t know and gaining the information to know from each other and from global digital resources at the click of a mouse.

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How to Identify Soft Skills in IT Job Candidates

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As IT departments are called upon to play larger, more public roles in today's businesses, the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed. How can companies identify whether a job candidate has the 'soft skills' to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business?
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The Future of College?

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A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
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"Minerva’s first-year classes are designed to inculcate what Nelson calls “habits of mind” and “foundational concepts,” which are the basis for all sound systematic thought. In a science class, for example, students should develop a deep understanding of the need for controlled experiments. In a humanities class, they need to learn the classical techniques of rhetoric and develop basic persuasive skills. The curriculum then builds from that foundation."

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Be the Dandelion: Finding Opportunity in Difficulty

Be the Dandelion: Finding Opportunity in Difficulty | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Whatever your challenge and whatever your tolerance for handling it, a continuous fight can be draining. Practicing resiliency can make it easier. Whatever your reason to go on, your family, a drive to exceed goals, to help others, or your passion for creating, resiliency will allow you to move past those things that knock you down so you can get up and accomplish what even you might not have known was possible.

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What's a mentor really like? Like this...

What's a mentor really like? Like this... | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Warren has been described as a "deep listener" by David Gergen, another of the people he mentored. He was indeed a very good listener and I wrote about one of the most important things he taught me in a dedication of my book, "Just Listen," to Warren namely: "When you deeply listen and get where people are really coming from, and then care about them when you're there, they're more likely to let you take them to where you want them to go." Another of Warren’s quintessential sayings that stays with me was, “Boredom occurs when I fail to make the other person interesting.”

 

Warren Bennis (1925-2014) - A Personal Remembrance - Heartfelt Leadership Blog - Heartfelt Leadership

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32 Ways to Easily Make New Friends at Live Events (& how an introvert met 70 people in 12 hours) | Live Your Legend

32 Ways to Easily Make New Friends at Live Events (& how an introvert met 70 people in 12 hours) | Live Your Legend | Good Advice | Scoop.it
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People Have you ever been standing alone in a room full of strangers? You don't recognize anyone. You're not even sure you belong there, and you have no idea what to say. You think about darting for the door or at least jumping on your phone so you don't look like a total loser. Or maybe just the thought kept you from showing up in the first place. I've been there. More than once. But I can also link almost all of my business or personal success back to the friends I've met - often at events that could have felt just like that. In a couple days, a lot of us will be heading to Portland for the World Domination Summit - probably my favorite event of the the year for hanging around people doing the things you didn't think could be done.  When I first went to WDS, I knew two people
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The social network where students want to be with adults

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Reflections on “Humans need not apply”

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I don’t know much about this video in terms of who created it or what their purpose was in developing it. Though it paints an overly bleak picture IMHO, at least in some ways, I post it here because I think it outlines some solid topics to think about and to plan for — NOW! Not later.

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Dungeons & Dragons Influenced a Generation of Writers

Dungeons & Dragons Influenced a Generation of Writers | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.
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Why Is Our Workforce Truly Unengaged?

Why Is Our Workforce Truly Unengaged? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Discover what you most profoundly care about and wonder most about as a result, and then spend your life and life’s work in a passionate search for better answers.

 

I assure you, anyone that does that, will never work another day in their life either. But the added benefit is, we’ll find better answers to the problems we face."

 

Shouldn’t your own natural desire to learn matter?

Shouldn’t your own profound and passionate curiosity matter?

The question should be; what will most influence your desire to apply more of your discretionary effort?

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A Speech That Will Break Your Heart . . . and Make You Smile

A Speech That Will Break Your Heart . . . and Make You Smile | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"On Monday night, the Cumberland, RI team suffered an 8-7 loss to Chicago and were eliminated. Cumberland manager Dave Belisle huddled the boys behind first base for a brief talk as he kneeled on the turf. What the youngsters heard will probably stay with them for a very long time."

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Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life. The greater the thing you live for the richer life becomes. Noble mission alway...
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How To Get Your Workforce Ready For the Next Five Years

How To Get Your Workforce Ready For the Next Five Years | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A sizable shift is coming as millennials enter the workforce and baby boomers retire or modify work styles to reflect flexible and mobile opportunities.
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Millenials and Gen Xr's need to know this information.

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"The teacher cannot command the pupil to learn, that growth must happen within the student"

"The teacher cannot command the pupil to learn, that growth must happen within the student" | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Sometimes the greatest of insights for one field come from another: Such is the case of ingesting “How to Read a Book,” the genteel, thoughtful, and thorough guide to critical reading by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, originally published in 1940. The work is an indispensable guide to reading for learning, understanding, and wisdom, but one passage, partway through, is arresting in its simplicity and for how it relates to working together.
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Essential Mindsets to Make Your Twenties Count

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Everyday you are either preparing or repairing.

 

 

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Can 'World of Warcraft' Game Skills Help Land a Job?

Can 'World of Warcraft' Game Skills Help Land a Job? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

A handful of job seekers are listing achievements in videogames such as the role-playing platform 'World of Warcraft' on their résumés or LinkedIn profiles, betting that virtual-world accomplishments will impress hiring managers in real life.

 

That was the view of Heather Newman, who included her Warcraft experience on the résumé that helped land her current job as director of marketing and communications for the University of Michigan's School of Information.

 

Ms. Newman, 43 years old, said she knew some people wouldn't be familiar with the game, but she wanted to highlight how her experience leading volunteers online showed her abilities as an effective communicator and manager in the workplace. Plus, she believed that administrators who make hiring decisions at the technology-focused school would view her game expertise as a sign she would fit with the culture.

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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. “losing one hour of sleep per night for a week will cause a level of cognitive degradation equivalent to a .10 blood alcohol level.”

2. Next time you need to avoid saying yes, say “I don’t”.

3. It is better for you to let someone who can do a better job taking over some of your tasks. It will give you more time to focus on your most important tasks.

4. Stop being a perfectionist.  The perfect moment is now.

5. If you can automate a repetitive task, do so.

6. Keep asking yourself how you’re going to measure and optimize everything you do.

7. It‘s important for us to take time for reflection. We often find the solutions when we’re not searching for them.

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Mentoring Versus Coaching: What’s the Difference?

Mentoring Versus Coaching: What’s the Difference? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Mentoring and coaching are distinct processes used to achieve individual and organization goals.
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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren't universally, formally taught. Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we'd learned in school early on (and which you can still learn now. It's never too late!).
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ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial

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"If you are going to use the web for research, don't be duped by what you find out there.  Learn five criteria for evaluation information on the web."

 

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