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Design an Awesome Life Instead of Following your Passion

You can find and do what you’re passionate about and make a living doing something meaningful without assuming they all have to be wrapped up in one. We call this designing your life.

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If You Think Networking is Sleazy, You're Doing It Wrong

A mistake people make with networking is thinking it means getting something from someone instead of making a genuine connection.

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Frenzied Activity vs. Momentum in Your Job Search

Doing a bunch of random, job-search activities may feel better than doing nothing, but it won't move you closer to your career goal.

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How to Land an Entry-Level Job When You’re a Recent College Grad

Our COO Anna Hunter was interviewed on the topic of landing your first position out of college and the importance of having conversations: “

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Never Introduce Yourself with a Resume

It's important to talk to someone before applying to a job or sending your resume. We are each more nuanced than a document can convey.

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Career Spotlight: Corinne Osnos, Manager of Audience Strategy, New York Magazine

ArcVida's Founder and COO Anna Hunter recently spoke to Corinne Osnos (USC '16) about her work on the Consumer Marketing Team at New York Magazine

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What to Consider Before Quitting Your Job

When you’re in a job you hate, it’s very tempting to quit even before you have something else lined up. Here's what to consider first:

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The importance of a clear framework when choosing a career

If you target a company or industry before discovery your desired job elements, you will limit opportunities and lengthen your search time.

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Mentors

Introducing Andy Tien, ArcVida Client Mentor

Andy says. “It’s about being prepared before the right opportunity comes along,” “The right career mentor can save someone time.

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Is it OK to consider another offer soon after you start a job?

What if your second choice employer offers a job after you've started another job? Should you consider the offer from your first choice?

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How You Can Assess a Company’s Culture

Company culture is “the way we do things around here.” Here are some tips for how you can assess an office culture during your job search.

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Introducing Michelle Cobas - ArcVida Advisor

ArcVida is pleased to welcome Michelle Cobas to its advisory board. She brings deep experience and expertise in marketing and branding.

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Don’t chase the companies that don’t want to hire you

Finding and landing the right job is like dating. When you don't get an enthusiastic response, find a hiring manager that DOES want you.

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Career Spotlight: Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925

Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925, shares the story of her career trajectory and what she's learned along the way

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Don't look to skills training as a cure-all when it comes to your job search

Skills-training programs skip self-discovery, with the promise of success. Gaining new skills may not help you land the right job.

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What if you're last year's graduate in this year's job search?

Instead of wasting your time; shift your job search to start with discovering important information about what makes you happy.

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Introducing Ann Kono - ArcVida Advisor

We welcome Ann Kono to ArcVida's board of advisors.   Ann's experience in governance and in growth - scaling both revenue and also technical solutions will guide us as we accelerate our growth.

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Don’t Box Yourself In: The Limitations of Career Aptitude Tests

A multiple-choice test can't sum you up and tell you what to do with your life. Consider what you like and what interests you more.

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The Dangers of Following Bad Career Advice

General career advice that doesn’t take into account your unique characteristics, personality, and interests is worse than no advice at all.

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Introducing Cynthia Tregillis - ArcVida Advisor

We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Tregillis to our board of advisors.   She brings her deep legal and business experience to our team.

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Don't confuse longer-term career goals with the need for immediate cash

Searching for your next great job can be stressful, and the stress is only compounded when you’re worried about your money running out.

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Does Your Career Spark Joy? Take the QUIZ….

The question - "Does it spark joy?" - can be just as useful when considering your career as it can be when thinking about your possessions.

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Be Intentional about Your Career

Reflecting on your desires and methodically researching possibilities allows you to be both true to your values AND have more opportunities.

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Announcing ArcVida's $10 Trial

ArcVida announces Free Trial for From Here to Hired . If you're a college graduate looking for a great professional job, try this service.

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Stop Applying for Jobs! Wait to Be Invited

When you’re looking for a job, it seems like it would make sense to keep applying, right? Wrong. Talk to the right people instead.

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The Worst Thing to Say When You’re Networking for a New Job

When you’re looking for a job, it’s easy to feel desperate, and your first instinct may be to announce this to the world. Don't.

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Job Before You Know It

When you’re in a job search, it’s natural to be drawn to big-name companies. Don't fall in love before you've had research conversation.

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Before You Get Your Heart Set on a Job, Research the Market Need

Too much reflection can set up unrealistic job expectations. Instead, define market need, so you can find companies that might hire you.

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Mentors

Introducing Karen Cecilio, ArcVida Client Mentor

Karen says, “ A mentor has no vested interest, but the impact can be significant.“ Technology Leader; BS Engineering ; PMO

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Introducing Elliot Fruchter, ArcVida Client Mentor

Elliot's career spans Wall Street and corporate analytics. He says, “I care. I’m mentoring to pass on the goodwill.” BS Finance CFA

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Introducing Brent Tercero, ArcVida Client Mentor

Brent says "I know what can happen when a person is able to drown out the noise and maintain a clear path even when it gets hard.” MPP DPA

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Introducing Brian AiChang, ArcVida Client Mentor

Brian says, “I enjoy mentoring because I understand the importance of making sure what you do is fulfilling. " Engineering; Air Force; MBA

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