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Tap into Your Inner Leadership Trait

Want to Achieve C-Suite Status? Tap into Your Inner Leadership Trait

You’ve gone beyond proving that you’re a star in your field. You survived grad school (although exams and student loans may still cause night terrors), advanced in your career and have notable achievements under your belt. You’re also responsible, trustworthy, loyal to your company, and love what you do. And it shows. Perhaps you’ve even been told that you’re a born leader, and, humility aside, you can’t find any reason to disagree with that. But how do you take that compliment and put it into action? What do you need to do to reach C-suite status or earn partnership at your firm?

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How far will your money go in different cities

Here’s How Far Your Money Will Go in 7 U.S. Cities Millennials Are Moving To The Most

While relocating for a stellar career opportunity can give you great footingand a sweeter paycheck—there’s much to consider before packing. You’ll want to feel confident that you’re uprooting to not only grow your career, but also to thrive personally.

As you factor in all that could make your nights and weekends more enjoyable, be it the number craft breweries or rock climbing walls in your potential new ‘hood, you’ll also want to look at the life/work metrics and: cost of living; safe, affordable neighborhoods; and job growth rates. After all, you’ll want to live comfortably and continue to save and invest in your future.

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How to use your productivity style for career success

Four Proven Ways To Use Your Productivity Style for Career Success

You’re no stranger to the slew of productivity tools available today. You probably swear by Evernote to keep a running list of your ideas, and have some favorite planner apps to stay on task. And you do those things because being efficient and productive helps you bring your A game to work every single day.

But to do your best job and realize major successes, it’s crucial that the ways in which you work and the tools you use, are in sync with your work culture and your success goals. For example, if you’ve ever used a productivity tool in the hope of upping your effectiveness twofold only to discover that you’re slogging through tasks at a slower pace, there’s a solid chance the tool just doesn’t match up with the way you receive and process information.

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How busy couples can achieve work life balance

Busy and Coupled? Here’s How to Strike a Greater Work-Life Balance

You’re ambitious and focused on your profession —and so is your significant other. But unless you both have the amazing ability to clone yourselves, juggling demanding careers and personal pursuits can prove extremely challenging. Creating a work-life balance that truly serves your goals and passions can feel impossible.

But there are couples who are proof positive it can be done.

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Motivating career tips from successful SoFi members

16 Career Lessons from Successful SoFi Members

At SoFi, we’re lucky to have an extraordinary group of members who have navigated this whole ‘career thing’ with aplomb. From getting promoted or laid off to changing industries, members have faced whopping challenges—and they have the insights and battle scars to prove it. So we asked a few to share their best career tips based on their personal experiences.

Here’s what they said:

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