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Infographic: Top 5 ​questions to ask in your next interview

Interviews can be stressful and uncertain, but if you want to stand out from the competition in a positive way it's important to always have questions prepared for the very end. Not sure which questions you should be asking? Here's a simple guide to help.

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Make It or Break It - Careers of Child Celebrities

By Desiree Yang

When word got out that Lionsgate was set to do a remake of the legendary Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie last week, many (presumably kids of the 90s) took to sites like Facebook and Twitter to express their excitement over the news. Needless to say, the beloved cast of the original television series and movie, who became a part of the franchise when they were teenagers, won’t be gracing the big screens in the upcoming remake. Many of them are now well into their 40s and out of the Hollywood limelight (e.g. Austin St. John who played the Red Ranger, is now an EMT paramedic and a firefighter). It raises the question – what exactly ends the careers of many child celebrities in Hollywood? (Read More Here!)

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Your Job Search: Don't Be Your Own Saboteur

By Desiree Yang

We are all creatures of habit but sometimes when the winds of change blow our way, we are swept up and forced to confront the unfamiliar. Whether you’re a fresh graduate who’s looking for your first job or a veteran in the workforce looking (or forced to look) for a change of environment, it can be an unnerving experience. In any case, here are some common pitfalls that have all too often tripped up eager jobseekers, and which you should of course, steer clear of.(Read More Here!)

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Why Weekends Should Be Off-Limits

By: Durga Elamaran

Bob the Builder says, “Yes we can!”, while most of us working adults would say, “Yes weekend!” There’s always a buzz in the air when Wednesday hits, what with the countdown to the weekend after five days of hard work and sweat.

Of course, there are also the unfortunate ones who are required to work on weekends. But no matter how tight deadlines may be, none deserves to work seven days a week. All work and no play is an awful reality, and unless your life is all about your career, you should be taking a break during weekends.

Here are three reasons why the weekends should be untouched by work.
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How to Avoid Repeating Your Parents' Career Mistakes

Stuck in an unsatisfying career? Face those skellies in the cupboard and regain control over your career – you might just be living out your parents’ career mistakes.

By: Alythea Ho

People often feel mortified when they realize they’ve started behaving like their parents. You know, stuff like nicking extra napkins from restaurants and the rest of those awful habits you swore never to do when you reached their age. It’s annoying but quite understandable -- our parents are our first teachers. We adopt many of their thinking patterns subconsciously, whether we want to or not.

So if you’re stuck in an unsatisfying job, have a think first over a potential source of your career values -- your parents. Did your father make a mess of his career and placed all his hopes of success on you? Or maybe your mother insisted you should always stay safe by avoiding challenging (but more rewarding) jobs? (Read More Here!)

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