Whitney Leipzig of PopChips on Why Even Managers Are Truck Drivers at Start-Ups

Whitney Leipzig is the northeast marketing manager at PopChips (http://www.popchips.com/), a manufacturer of healthy, delicious, and all-natural bags of chips for people to snack on. In this video Whitney talks to NEXT for Women about the process of going from a start-up to a success. She states some very important steps that include: doing what needs to be done, making...

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Proud To Be Chic Sirens

We are so excited to be partnering with Chic CEO for the launch of their brand new Chic Siren program. Chic CEO is a fabulous resource for female entrepreneurs. They give all of the ground level – fundamental information you need to get your business started for free on their site. After much anticipation, they are now launching their Chic...

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Alexis Left A Successful Career To Become A Solopreneur – And Lived To Tell About It. How She Did It.

From backpacking in Africa for six months to writing a book while living with her parents at age 27, Alexis is as experienced as she is accomplished. As a writer, journalist, social media strategist, and entrepreneur with a degree in journalism, she has worked with U.S. News & World Report, covering career and hiring trends and career strategy. However, five...

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Hunt and Gather Your Way To A Career Change

Are you thinking about making a change in career? Does it involve going back to school? Aimee Flynn, the Director of Career Services at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, gives us some guidance about how to approach the switch. Step 1: Hunt and Gather. As with any new endeavor, it’s important  to start with what I call “the Hunting and...

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How I Finally Left My First Job

I was lucky enough that after graduating from college in May 2010, it was only a matter of weeks before I found my first job. After sending out countless resumes and cover letters, landing a job when so many of my friends were still struggling was a godsend… until it wasn’t anymore.   There are some people who get very...

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Is It Really Time To Go Back To School Again?

  What do you want your life to look like in 5 years? 10 years? This is a question a friend posed to me as we chatted about what my plans were as an ingénue fresh out of college. I was taken aback. Sure, I had thought about future career plans but thinking about “my life” plan was a novel exercise....

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Time, Patience, and Practice – How to Start Building Your Network Today

Having a strong network was probably one of the most underestimated tools to help people in their career advancement until the rise of social media in the last decade. Perhaps, in part, the connotation of networking seems to go against the American value that people should pull themselves up from their bootstraps. However, do not be deceived, building a network...

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Did Your Confidence Plummet Post Graduation? Gain It Back!

Your college graduation has come and gone, and so have your friends. Many of them continuing on to medical school, business school, graduate school, investment banking, or some other “set career path.” You, on the other-hand, have sobered up from commencement highs and are feeling as if your future is a dark abyss. Many new college graduates experience a drop...

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NEXTer interview: Erin Levin

  An award-winning advocate journalist whose experience has ranged from ABC to CNN,  Erin Levin is now the Community and Social Media Manager at Better World Books. She is also a Co-Founder of Atlanta for Acumen that supports the Acumen Fund on a local level.   Q: Your first career was as a journalist at CNN, but we have heard...

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