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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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The job you think you’ll love might not pay the most—and that’s OK

Knowing how much money you can earn in different career fields is important, but it’s not the only thing to think about as you consider your future. At this stage, it’s just as important to think about what you’re good at, what interests you and which careers are most in demand. The good news is there are jobs to fit every interest and level of education. Here are some of the hottest (most in-demand) jobs in Indiana. The state of Indiana and its employer partners have identified priority industry sectors…

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Left brain, right brain, why not both?

You might have heard of STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—the left-brain academic disciplines that schools promote and many employers demand. The lesser-known counterpart to STEM is HASS, which stands for humanities, arts and social sciences. Those right-brain disciplines don’t get as much attention, but they’re in demand, too. Think teachers, communications professionals, artists and people in sales. While it’s tempting to categorize jobs and people as left brain or right brain, the truth is many people and careers combine both. Enter STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math—a newer acronym that…

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