How to Leave Your Job

Sometimes you need to leave your job. You might need to leave your job so you can move across the country to care for your ailing relative, or you might need to leave your job because the thought of working one more day in your current position sends you into a continuous anxiety spiral that no mix of wine, Xanax, or kickboxing can fix. Perhaps you got into law school, or decided to become a stay at home parent, or maybe you’re just giving it all up to become the starving artist you’ve always dreamed of. Maybe you’ve finally identified

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Networking via Social Media: Perception Is Reality

As you build your network, many people will get to know you online. It’s no secret that recruiters, organizations, and colleges often survey your social media accounts during the interview process. Your online identity– that is, what you say and what you share– is taken by many to be an accurate portrayal of your interests, activities, personality and even values. In this case, perception is reality. This is why it’s crucial to take a step back and objectively evaluate what your profile portrays about you. Here are a few tips for success on Facebook and Twitter: Facebook:  Facebook provides an

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Read the Latest Issue of Liberty TelegrAFF

  AFF is pleased to release the latest edition of the Liberty TelegrAFF newsletter. This new edition features a report about AFF’s recent private briefing with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, as well as highlights from the Cultivation Crew and Leadership Dinner series. Chapter updates from around the country include information about the latest AFF events in Chicago, Dallas, Columbus, Austin, and the new chapter in Southeast Michigan. You can also read an exclusive interview with Congressman Tim Huelskamp from AFF’s Doublethink magazine.    

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AFF Jackson Hosts Inaugural Event: “Legislation and Libations” in Mississippi

On December 17, 2013, the founders of the new Jackson, Mississippi chapter of America’s Future Foundation held a kick-off event to launch the new chapter.  The event, “Legislation and Libations,” was held at local pub Hal & Mal’s and drew roughly 30 attendees. The launch event focused on beer laws in Mississippi and how prohibition-era laws impacted the Mississippi alcohol marketplace.  Three expert panelists participated in the event: Craig Hendry, president and co-founder of Raise Your Pints, a grassroots nonprofit organization aimed at bringing high-quality beers into Mississippi by broadening alcohol laws and regulations; Patsy Holeman, director of the Mississippi Alcohol

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Apply Now! 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in journalism? The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. From a recent press release from TFAS Vice President John Farley: The Novak Journalism Fellowship Program awards $50,000 full-time and $25,000 part-time fellowships to undertake and complete a one-year project proposed by the applicant focusing on journalism supportive of American culture, free-market competition and a free society. There are also Alumni Fund Fellowships funded by donations from former and current Novak Fellows. Alumni Fund Fellowship winners write one magazine-length article on their topic. This program provides fellowships for writing

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Insights and Advice: “On or Off the Hill: Your Next Career Move”

Yesterday’s post highlighted a recent event AFF DC co-hosted with the Network of enlightened Women.  A career development event, “On or Off the Hill: Your Next Career Move” featured an all-star panel of speakers from diverse career fields. In addition to discussing their own career paths, the speakers offered insight and advice on how young professionals can succeed in a variety of roles, whether in non-profit or for-profit sectors, or in government service. Hear from the speakers below: Don’t Recite Your Resume: Speak to Your Talents How Much Does a Masters Degree Help? Experience on the Hill, Personal Branding and Being Pigeon-Holed

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Meet the Speakers: “On or Off the Hill: Your Next Career Move”

Recently, AFF DC joined with the Network of enlightened Women to co-host a career development panel on Capitol Hill entitled, “On or Off the Hill: Your Next Career Move.” This event brought together a panel of professionals from a variety of career fields and organizations, with representation from a nonprofit group, the private sector, a federal agency and a congressional office. The speakers discussed their own career trajectories and addressed some of the more common career concerns facing young professionals in DC, namely whether or not one should pursue work experience or focus on obtaining an advanced degree. Hear from

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Presenting AFF’s Top Ten of 2013

Here are the most popular articles from America’s Future Foundation in 2013:  1. Che Guevara’s Racism by Joseph Hammond “I think Jay-Z needs to get informed,” Rubio said. “One of his heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist. Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself [about] the guy that he’s propping up.” Read More 2. Why the Fuss About Reading Mommy Blogs? by Lillian Civantos Sara and I were late as we headed to the bar. “Don’t worry,” laughed Matt, “I

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Help Young Leaders Advance Liberty with a Year-End Gift

As 2013 draws to a close, we thank you for your continued involvement in and support of America’s Future Foundation (AFF). Thanks to supporters, members, and friends like you, AFF had its busiest and most successful year since the founding in 1995! Here are just some of this year’s highlights: 102 events in 14 cities for 8,000 attendees; New AFF chapters in 3 cities; 160 feature articles published so far in Doublethink and a 44% increase in web visits; Exclusive lectures for young professionals from Ted Cruz, Samuel Alito, Larry Reed, Heather Higgins, John Allison, Steve Moore, Jim DeMint, Kennedy,

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AFF Pittsburgh Hosts Successful Liberty Ball!

AFF Pittsburgh hosted the first annual Pittsburgh Liberty Ball and Celebrity Roast on November 22nd with special guest Dr. Antony Davies. Over 50 Pittsburghers gathered to honor Dr. Davies and enjoyed a delicious dinner and comedy roast. Dr. Davies’ daughter Erika Davies, colleague Dr. Matt Ryan, and colleague James Harrigan all joined in on the roast, pointing out that Dr. Davies’ has no idea how old his children are, and that his favorite pastime is going to McDonald’s for coffee and an economics discussion. Dr. Davies response is worth repeating as he hit on the very reason AFF Pittsburgh exists: I’m used to being vilified, it’s

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AFF Austin: Liberty and Craft Beer

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Austin chapter of America’s Future Foundation hosted “Liberty and Libations”, a panel discussion and mixer about the issues facing the craft brewery and craft distillery industries in Texas. The panel included Chip McElroy, owner of Live Oak Brewing Company, and Mark Shilling, owner of Revolution Spirits; it was moderated by Matt Miller, executive director of the Texas Chapter of the Institute for Justice. Together, the panelists and moderator painted a picture of the regulatory burdens faced by their respective businesses as well as the legislative victory achieved earlier this year. Importantly, it became clear to attendees that deeply-rooted economic

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