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Job-Hunting Lessons from Livin’ the Dream

Okay, so no one actually landed their dream job during the six-week Livin’ the Dream program—but Isabel, Molly, and Sarah gained skills and insight that give them a serious edge. With their advice and a little direction, you can, too. Once-shy...

Livin’ the Dream: Practice Makes Perfect

Since my last post, I have taken a step back to reflect on the broader process of interviewing and dedicate my energy to improving to the whole experience--not just one aspect. I have a mock interview session with my friend once a week, which...

Livin’ the Dream: Molly's Networking Work-Around

It’s been a few weeks since I started my Livin’ the Dream journey, and so much has happened.  This past weekend, I attended The Makeup Show in New York City, which included educational seminars for both technique and business. I learned that in...

Livin’ the Dream: Sarah Gets Serious

A month ago, I began my quest to do informational interviews with 20 people a month. It would be an understatement to say I got off to a slow start.  The first three weeks yielded one awkward conversation with a friend’s former employer, a...

Livin’ the Dream: Isabel Finds Her Voice

Like many women, Isabel, 64, was raised to believe bragging was bad manners. But after jumping back into the job market in Tallahassee, FL, recently, she realized that being polite was holding her back. “I have been told by interviewers that I...

Livin’ the Dream: Molly Needs a Team

Hello DailyWorth! My name is Molly, and I’m a Special Effects Makeup Artist—in the making. I’m two years out of college balancing my 9 to 5 job with lessons, practice, portfolio building, and networking. I first got interested in makeup while...

Livin’ the Dream: The Seeker Steps Out

Hi, my name is Sarah, I have three daughters (3, 6, and 9), and I work part-time designing and selling knitting patterns. But while I've had some success—I’ve been published in several magazines, and I'm editing a book of patterns to be published...

Sheryl Sandberg’s Balancing Act

When Facebook goes public in the next few weeks, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, 42, will likely become the newest member of the billionaire’s club.  Her brilliance and creativity had something to do with it, but how she managed her...

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