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Journey to Croatia – Part 1

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  When you first start planning for your big dream, it feels like miles away. You think and you dream and you plan and you organize but nothing truly prepares you for when that day arrives.   November 21 I made the decision to join Remote Year, stepping out of my job for one year and launching my own business while traveling the world. Flying out...
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First blog post

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Hi All, So this is going to just be a very informal blog to keep those in my life who are interested in what is going on with me over this next year up to date. For those of you who haven’t heard I am currently participating a program called remote year which you can check out here.  For those who don’t have time to...
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First blog post

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Hi All, So this is going to just be a very informal blog to keep those in my life who are interested in what is going on with me over this next year up to date. For those of you who haven’t heard I am currently participating a program called remote year which you can check out here.  For those who don’t have time to...
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TOP 10 RESUME TIPS

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There are many tips, tricks, and opinions about resumes out there.    I wanted to give you the top 10 areas that I focus on from the lens of an IT recruiter in the consulting space that I  have learned over the years.  These can help make your resume, therefore you, more successful in gaining an interview. Your resume is a first impression of who you...
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Remote Year Preparation “Take 1”

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Take 1 Planning a year abroad is not an easy task, especially post-college with an adult life including; a house, dog, bills, employment, friends, and family. Between my sophomore and junior year of college, I had an internship in Dubai for the summer. My parents paid for my flight, my things were already packed up from my dorm for the summer, and my part-time job...
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You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

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  The countdown is on to begin my Remote Year adventure – spending one month in 12 cities around the world.   How do you get ready to travel for a year (start a big project, pursue a dream, change directions)? It feels overwhelming at the beginning, standing here and looking at the finish line so far away.   In fact, if you stand still...
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When not getting what you want is exactly what you need

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I did it – over 25,000 applications for 75 spots with Remote Year and I was successful!   Now I had to write a brilliant business case to present to my employer and show them how I could continue to do my job remotely from around the world. Business today is done over the Internet and by phone so how hard could it be?  ...
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Why it’s okay to dream big

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I’m sure it’s happened to you, too. You start reading one article, then click on a link, read another story and before you know it, you’ve landed on a website and have no idea how you got there! That’s how I stumbled across Remote Year and the seed was planted. I devoured this website and read how professionals like me were living and working in...
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