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Find a career in your own backyard

If you’re living, working and/or going to school in Indiana, you don’t have to look far to find a great opportunity. Indiana is one of the best places to start or advance your career and build wealth. But don’t take our word for it. Just this year, the financial website Smartasset ranked Indianapolis No. 8 and Fort Wayne No. 20 in its ranking of best cities for new college grads. The ranking considered job postings, affordability and fun. South Bend recently ranked No. 1 on the list of “The Best…

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Free career coaching—from home

Hoosiers now have access to free, one-on-one career coaching offered by a team of experienced advisors. The program is virtual and open to any Indiana resident. It provides up to four months of career coaching to both employed and unemployed adults who want to find a job, plan a career change or upskill for their current role. Coaches will also help match participants with job opportunities and identify necessary training and education. Enrollment is easy at careercoaching.yournextstepin.org. Anyone who fills out a brief form and questionnaire will get a call…

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Roadtrip Nation … A trip worth taking

Roadtrip Nation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that humanizes career exploration through story and empowers individuals to connect their interests to fulfilling lives and careers. Its mission is to give people from all backgrounds the confidence and self-assurance they need to persist through challenges and define success for themselves. Roadtrip Nation’s founders took their first road trip in 2001, driven by one question: How can you build a life around doing what you love? They set out in a bright green RV to find people across America who loved their…

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Getting The Job

Identifying what kind of work you’d like to do takes a lot of brainpower. Once you think you know, improve your chances with these tools and tips. Elevator Pitch An elevator pitch is a quick summary of who you are that should take no longer than the 30-60 seconds you might typically spend in an elevator. It’s the response you’ll give when someone says “tell me about yourself.” This might happen at a career fair, at a networking event, in an interview … or even on an elevator. It might…

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You’ve got the job … Here’s how to keep it

Make a good impression The quality of your work is important, but there are countless other things you can do to make a good impression at work (and avoid making a bad one). Here are just a few: Keep it clean on social media. Everyone should know this by now but be careful what you Tweet or post. Your private life isn’t private (and can get you into trouble at work) when you share it with the world. Respond to emails, texts and phone calls quickly. A prompt reply will…

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