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Career Books Every Young Woman Needs to Read

Photo: pexels.com With the weather getting gloomier—at least it is here in New York—it’s the perfect time of year to grab a book or two that can help your career. We asked our team at Levo and our community for a few female, career-specific recommendations and this is what we heard. Let us know your favorite career book in the comments! 1. Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski Read this book if you need advice and confidence to ask for a raise this year! Brzezinski is the co-host of Morning Joe and took a fascinating approach…

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Movin' On Up? The Signs That You Need To Change Career
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Movin’ On Up? The Signs That You Need To Change Career

Even if we may wish it isn’t, work is a huge part of most of our lives – yet it is rarely a constant. The average person changes employers 6 times in their career, and for millennials, the number is set to be even higher. There is not some magic sign that appears when it’s time to change jobs. It might happen for reasons outside of our control, such as illness, redundancy or company closures. These are things we just have to learn to roll with the punches on. The area we do have control over is when we progress…

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The Unusual Careers That You've Probably Never Considered
CAREER, LIFESTYLE

The Unusual Careers That You’ve Probably Never Considered

Is your boring old job getting you down? We’ve all been there. Maybe you need a change of scenery and a new start. By taking a new route in your career, you can give your entire life a boost. But if you are going to get a new job and do something different, it should be something unusual. That way, you won’t get bored of it after a few months. Here are some unusual ideas that you’ve probably never considered before. Ethical Hacker You probably think hackers are bad people that try to steal information illegally. But that’s not what…

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What you should focus on when job hunting. Read on to find out more.
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30-30-40: The Percentages You Should Focus On When Job Hunting

Searching for a new job can often be a stressful experience. You might know you would be amazing at the job you want, but trying to persuade your potential employer of that, just by a CV and a cover letter, is no easy feat. What you ultimately want is a foot in the door so you can make an impact. So just how do you go about the whole job hunting process? One way is to apply the 30-30-40% rule to the whole procedure. This means spending 30% of your time searching online for jobs. 30% of your time networking…

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What To Do When Your Employer Mistreats You
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What To Do When Your Employer Mistreats You

It can sometimes feel like being an employee is one-way. You give, and the employer takes. But that’s not quite how it’s supposed to be. In fact, it should be a mutually beneficial relationship. But sadly this isn’t always the case. So what can you do when your job goes sour? Read on to find out. A problem with colleagues Firstly it is wise to point out that you are not going to be best buddies with everyone your work with. Ok, you may have to be civil and pass the day once in awhile, but that doesn’t mean you…

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Why Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Jobs
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Why Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Jobs

The idea that qualified candidates should get jobs seems to make a lot of sense. After all, that’s why we all do loads of training and education, right? Well, unfortunately, it’s not that simple. These days employers have plenty of choices when it comes to who they take on. Like it or not, employment rates among young people are still running low meaning they’ve got a lot less bargaining power. Employers won’t just take the candidate that did the best in school. They can now afford to be picky and take the person with the best all-around offering. Here’s where…

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CAREER, LIFESTYLE

Welcome to Paediatrics: The Ups and Downs of Life as a Nurse

Working as a paediatric nurse is one of those career paths that you have to be born to do. It involves a lot of hard work and long days, and it can be highly rewarding. Let’s take a look at some of the positives and negatives of life working as a paediatric nurse. If you’re still undecided about this career path, take a look at these ideas and use them to help you decide. Pros Working With Kids The main advantage of this job is that you get to work with children. They can light up your life and play a huge…

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