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  1. Funding Your Gap Year (Photo: iStockphoto)

    3 Tips for Funding Your Gap Year Excursion

    Taking a gap year (otherwise known as a year off) before starting college is pretty common outside the U.S. I’ve heard some chatter from my executive friends that they are encouraging their offspring to take a year off before starting college to do something creative or different. ...
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    NYC Book Events, Part 4: Designing Your Own Logo

    When starting a business, there are a lot of expenses that come up. Many are obvious, and others are the kinds of surprises that make you smack yourself in the forehead for not realizing you'd have to pay for something. ...
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  3. How to Succeed in the Fashion Industry (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed to Succeed in the Fashion Industry

    If you have dreams of becoming the next superstar fashion designer and the toast of New York City, turning your name into a global brand will require a little more than the artistic flair, overconfidence and forward-thinking style I’m sure you have in spades. ...
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  4. The unisphere in Flushing, Queens in New York City. (Photo: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

    How to Make the Most of a Gap Year in New York City

    If you are international student planning to take a gap year in the greatest city on the planet (that’s right, it’s NYC), here are some ideas to expedite your immersion into American culture – and make some cash so that you can really take advantage of the city. ...
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  5. How to Address Gaps in Your Resume

    4 Tips for Addressing a Gap on Your Resume

    As the economy and consumer confidence steadily improve, we are slowly emerging out of the fiscal crisis of the last five years (wow, has it been that long?!). We’ve all had enough and, thankfully, we seem to be back on the upswing if rising home prices are any indication. ...
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  6. Who You Know (Photo: iStockphoto)

    Is It Really All About Who You Know?

    You’ve heard that expression, it’s not about what you know, but who you know when trying to get a job.  That is only partially correct. ...
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  7. Harvard University commencement (Photo: Robert Spencer/Getty Images)

    3 Reasons Why an MBA from a Lesser-Known School Isn’t Worth It

    First-round deadlines for business school applications are coming up and I’m starting to field questions from mid-career folk contemplating the value of an MBA. Every year, I get asked some form of this question: “Does it matter where I get my MBA?” and every year I give the same response: “Absolutely.” ...
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  8. Positive Career Choices

    5 Ways to Identify a Positive Career Choice

    If you are lucky enough to be in a career that you love and have a job that you can’t wait to wake up to, congratulations, you are in the vast minority. ...
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  9. Weston Clay NYC Book Events (Photo: iStockphoto)

    NYC Book Events, Part 3: Finding a Free Business Adviser

    Considering that I've spent seven years of my life studying English and a good deal more of it reading for pleasure, NYC Book Events is a natural evolution for me. After all, the subject of the business itself ...
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  10. Hate losing? Be a winner! (Photo: iStockphoto)

    Do You Hate to Lose More Than You Love to Win?

    With the U.S. Open coming to town, it brings to mind past tennis greats.  Jimmy Connors, who won the U.S. Open five times in the 70s and 80s, is famous ...
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