Mary Ann Naples of OpenSky on Positioning Your Past Accomplishments

Mary Ann Naples is the Vice-President of Talent at OpenSky (https://opensky.com/). OpenSky is a website that enables individuals to shop for exclusive sales on products endorsed by celebrities and experts. In this video Mary Ann talks to NEXT for Women about positioning your past accomplishments. She talks about leaving Simon & Schuster to start her own publishing company. She tells...

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I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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Be Peanut Butter

I have a dog named Edgar whose whole raison d’etre is to kick cat ass. Unfortunately, I also have two cats.  Peanut Butter and Mozart. Peanut Butter is a cat-hater’s cat. He’s got all the swagger of a cowboy, and the cool detachment of a pouty model.  Tail up, shoulders back, when he saunters into the kitchen, he owns the joint....

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Stand Tall! How Being Proud Can Help Your Job Hunt

“So, what do you do for a living?” When you’re hunting for a new job, this question can be seriously depressing. You might suddenly start mumbling about how you’re “in between jobs” or “it’s really tough out there…” Stop! Stand tall. Seize the moment. This is a perfect opportunity to briefly tell someone what you want to do and subtly seek out his...

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The Employed Girl’s Guide to The Job Search

 My interviewer didn’t call when he was supposed to. I am a journalism major at the University of North Carolina with magazine aspirations. Experience is my only potential safeguard against postgraduate poverty, and so for every season there is an internship. In my quest to fill summer, I lined up a phone interview with an Important New York editor at...

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Signing In Is Not Enough: How To Really Link On LinkedIn

Social media has completely changed the way employers view potential job candidates. Where employers used to just be able to find you on Facebook or MySpace, there are now entire social media venues dedicated to helping you find a job.  LinkedIn is the pioneer in this category of networking websites. It can be your best friend if used correctly and...

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Find the Intersection of Passion And Profit (spreadsheet included!)

You’ve seen the above diagram before, right? And you thought to yourself, “Yes! That makes perfect sense. I’m on the road to career enlightenment! Except… I don’t know what fits inside that magical Venn diagram.” Before you head back to square one, I’ll give you an actual method (yes, there’s even a spreadsheet involved) to get yourself on the road...

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Tweet It! Finding Employment In 140 Characters Or Less

  Twitter long ago outgrew its juvenile roots as a monument to celebrity narcissism. What was once a forum for mind-numbingly mundane proclamations (“just brushed my teeth!! mmmm minty!!!!”) has become a new source, a marketing tool and even a leader of revolutions. The little social media that could has become a very big social media indeed, one that has...

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