Career advice, who should I listen to?

Who is the most reliable career consultant when it comes to career choices? Your parents, partner, teacher? We get a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice on what job to choose, what college to go to. Parents, School Counselor, teacher, friends, your aunt: how to go about their advice and suggestions ? For career advice, […]

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Dealing with uncertainty. How do you do that?

What can I best do to pull myself (and others) through? Our worlds have been turned upside down. Our personal lives have changed suddenly and intensely. We are all trying to find the right ways to balance our work lives, family lives, personal lives. Almost all of us are thrown into situations we weren’t familiar […]

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The daunting reality of career choice. Time to turn things around.

50% of us choose the wrong careers. This is a worldwide reality. A Gallup report confirms that about 70% of Americans are not engaged at work. And younger generations care a lot about their jobs, more than their parents. No surprise. We spend about ⅓ of our time at work. It better be time well […]

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Find people who can tell you more about their studies or career.

When exploring what career direction we’d like to take, we often under-estimate the importance of meeting people who do the job or studies we consider. Many of us choose our paths based on incomplete pictures of what a career looks like. Hence the high drop out rate at college, and the large number of people […]

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Innovative career exploration app builds on the power of the community.

A refreshing initiative to connect young people with professionals and experienced job holders. A critical part of making up your mind about the direction of your career, and learning about what you do and don’t want to do is by having the opportunity to connect with other people who’ve seen and done it all. Learning […]

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Corona, work and the things that matter.

Action the positives. The pandemic makes it hard to talk about other things, and speak to optimism and positive things when many people are sick and passing away. And with this, of course, is the concern by many about the impact to the economy, jobs, schooling and how to rebuild. But in any crisis there […]

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College Life: Anxiety Struggles

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about going to college? Living in a new place, making new friends, learning new things, finally getting to live as an “adult” – all this and much more makes up the college experience. But like every journey, it is not all blue skies. Recent […]

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Choosing your career path at challenging times.

Today, we all receive conflicting messages about our future. Many of us lost their jobs. Or our parents did, our family, our friends. Some politicians push hard to reduce Covid restrictions. Others warn for a second wave. Stock markets continue to keep up, with hopes of fair recovery. Nobody really understands. And society is shaken […]

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Why our view on careers is dramatically changing.

Millions of students around the globe are experiencing something with a huge impact to their lives. Consequently we are changing our view on careers dramatically. This period of uncertainty, health threats and social disconnect is harsh on all of us. Recent research confirms that Americans up to the age of 18 are bored, worried, stressed, […]

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Networking. How do you do it?

To find a job now or later on, networking is the name of the game. The application letter and resume are no longer the keys to getting selected. It’s your ability to ‘network’. So what does it mean, and how do you do that? What it is. Networking is about using connections that people have, […]

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Top 3 things to get yourself a job

What’s needed to make you stand out? How to get on top of the stack? We browsed the best advice books and blogs and found these three key points of advice. And just to get you going. There are thousands of job openings at the moment. The top100 employers alone have currently over 1 million […]

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Effective resumes in 2020

That awkward thing. The one document you need, but that tends to be ignored by the receiver. Let’s see what we can do to picked out. Your resume is about what you’ve done and who you are. It’s different from your ‘CV’, which is what you factually have done. A resume is a way to […]

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Alternatives to 4-year college are attractive.

Uncertain times make you look for alternatives. More and more high school students are reconsidering their thoughts about next steps. Are the four years at college going to be worth it? Will I find the career I really want? Is the gigantic college debt worth it? Harvard professor, Robert B. Schwartz, worded it nicely “the […]

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The closest alternative to job fairs and open days.

Getting a ‘look inside’ jobs or college majors is essential to make up your mind. The touch base with companies or organizations at job fairs is a welcome means to get a sense of what it’s all about. Shall I go to college? What major to pick? Or go to trade school? or what about […]

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Now you redecorated your home, what about a career in home design?

Being confined at our homes, most of us have been taking a closer look at how we live. Small adjustments. A change of colors. A reshuffle of furniture. Or larger turn arounds. Many of us started to work those deferred lists of home projects. But we also took time to sit back and change items […]

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Gap year, how do I know if it’s right for me?

There’s an increasing interest in taking a gap year after high school or college[1].  And Covid-19 puts many people in a position to rethink their next steps. A Gap year could offer a great ‘step back’ and sit out the economic downturn we are facing. While still small (about 1.5% of first time college freshmen do […]

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Bored? Not me! This is why.

How can you best use the extra time, being more at home ? How can you help others who are confined to their homes? We created a simple tool to help you find out what you enjoy most. And we mapped a selection of activities you could pursue. What’s your thing? Based on a renowned […]

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Medical careers have a huge impact.

Nurses, doctors and lab specialists have proven to be vital to society. They are the heroes of the covid-19 drama. Medical careers are becoming top of mind of many people. When you are still exploring what career to take, would this be something to consider ? Or switch from where you are right now and […]

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5 things we must do right now.

Getting a bit overwhelmed with all the advice on how to deal with the current situation? We took the 5 key points that jump out. 1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH You have been moving less than you normally do. Movement is important to stay healthy. ➡️ Pick up sports again. This could be as […]

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Scholarships. How to find the right ones

We selected the 5 best scholarship apps and sites. Take a look at which one would work best for you. 5 Things Every Student Should Know About Scholarships Our top 5 apps/sites: College Raptor is a college search directory, but their real power comes in the form of their College Scholarship Calculator app. This app […]

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Tackling Corona. Who’s doing what?

Millions of people across the world have put aside priorities to just focus on one:  COVID-19.  They all have an important role to play, from different professional angles. Who is managing the Corona virus? Let’s take a look at the jobs and majors that are most ‘affected’.  Get a feel for how people have an […]

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Study from home. How to turn it into a benefit?

A guide for students Taken by surprise This is going so fast. More and more schools are closing. You hardly got time to adjust. Many students initially felt a relief. But after a couple of days came that nagging feeling that finding a new normal, and adjusting to school online might take a while. Not […]

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Jobs without degrees – the new normal.

College as we know it is about to disappear. At FindMino, we conducted a survey with teens and young adults across North America and learned that nearly 75% of those contacted confirmed they would prefer to go to college.[1] The mindset of most teenagers and young adults is still that college is the natural way […]

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How Has the SAT Changed and Ways to Benefit From It. (Part 2)

The SAT exam is a big deal when it comes to the college application process. The test has changed considerably over time, some might say it’s gotten better others say the opposite. You decide. For now, let’s go into the major changes, how they affect you and ways you can capitalize on them. The History […]

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Has the College Admission Process changed? (Part 1)

Let’s be honest here. Taking any sort of standardized test can be stressful. I can still remember the anxiety I felt before, during and after I took my SATs. I wasn’t one of those “naturally good test-takers” yet I was at the top of my class. It never seemed fair that a big part of […]

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What if a 4-year college isn’t for me?

Let’s be real, college isn’t for everyone. Some people love school, like myself, and some people go because they feel they should (social pressure) or their parents make them. But what if, like for real, college isn’t for you? There are a lot of blogs out there about going to college and the reasons to […]

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What if my job has nothing to do with what I majored in?

While picking the right major is important, if you choose to do something unrelated once you graduate you won’t burst into flames or have your degree taken away. It’s actually more common than you think. The worse that will happen is you might have to work extra hard in order to get on a level […]

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Equal Opportunity Programs – another source of college financial aid to consider

Let’s face it, college is expensive. The latest US News reports that on average a four-year private college costs $37k a year while an in-state public college is about $10k. Some odd 100+ colleges cost about $50k a year now. It’s no wonder parents and students alike feel stressed. A recent Sallie Mae survey revealed that 8 out […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before College

We have all heard that phrase: hindsight is 20/20. While that is true for most things, it’s especially true when it comes to what we wished we knew before going to college. At least for me it is. While that list is endless in a lot of ways, I think we can safely narrow it […]

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Is Body Image still an issue today?Let’s get to the bottom of it.

Is Body Image still an issue? Has our obsession with our digital identity made an impact? Has there been a change in the way we perceive beauty and health given recent media changes? Have things changed over time since I was a kid growing up? Let’s get to the bottom of it.  What does Body […]

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Small, simple changes to your diet can boost brain productivity

We all know what “healthy eating” looks like. We know a vegetable is better than say a McDonald’s cheeseburger.  The problem is that despite what our goal may be (weight loss, increase in energy levels, mental clarity etc.), the changes required of us may seem a bit daunting. Sticking to a “diet” may sound a […]

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Easy and fun ways to incorporate a fitness routine in your schedule

Let’s face it, incorporating exercise in your weekly schedule is easier said than done. A challenging course load, work responsibilities, social obligations, sleepless nights – all these make the need to exercise seem all that less important than say, catching up on your sleep. I get it. Why wake up early to work out when […]

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Einstein’s accidents

How your personal story can lead to a breakthrough. Sometimes developing one’s career seems like a daunting task.  And when we compare ourselves to others, it seems like so many people seem to have it all all together.  The reality: careers are often built in accidental ways.  Later, in retrospect, careers seem destined and not accidental at all.   […]

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