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9to5 Misfits: How to Help Parents Understand your MisFit Ways

Do you describe yourself as the “black sheep of the Desi community” because you have no desire to be a doctor/lawyer/engineer? Or worse, were you once on that traditional path before deciding to ditch it to follow your passion … and disappoint your parents for life?

9to5 Misfits: What Women Want at the Workplace

The Boys’ Club is still a thing. For proof, look no further than the recent confirmation of a petulant, entitled frat boy to the Supreme Court. Clearly, we need to do better.


Newsflash: Getting laid off is NOT the same thing as getting fired! I know, that still doesn’t make you feel any better. Getting laid off triggers a mix of emotions - anger, betrayal, embarrassment, feelings of worthlessness, loss of identity.

9to5 Misfits: Image and Beauty Hacks for Desi Immigrants

It's hard out here for an immigrant. Sometimes you just need someone to give you a list of no-no's to avoid being a social pariah. We got you!

9to5 Misfits: BUSTED Desi Myths around Nutrition & Fitness

You’re well aware that having a healthy lifestyle can mean good things for your career. But why is it so hard to implement? Turns out we Desis have a few limiting beliefs that are unique to the culture we grew up in.

9to5 Misfits: Why Desis Procrastinate (and how to STOP)

“Bas do minute!” says the packet of Maggi Instant Noodles. Guess what! Maggi lies! And so do so many people including us on a daily basis.

9to5 Misfits: How to get an MBA Internship

But let’s simplify this and break it down by chronological order. Here’s how you go about finding that fantastic, life-giving internship and open yourself up to future opportunities.

9to5 MisFits: 8 ways to Maximize your MBA experience

So you finally made it to business school! Can I get a Hallelujah! The grueling GMAT prep, application process, interviews and campus visits are a thing of the past.

9to5 MisFits: Do I really need an MBA?

My career is plateauing. It’s time for an MBA … said every Desi ever!

3 Ways to Answer the Most DREADED Networking Question

I recently attended a networking event and invited a friend to accompany me. He's looking for a new job, so I figured it would be a perfect place for him to practice his networking skills.

The 9to5 MisFits: 5 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Career

How did a chemical engineer and a supply chain analyst become YouTubers and start their own video marketing company?

The 9to5 Misfits: Do I Need Video Content?

How did you first learn to contour? Did you read a whitepaper about it or follow an intricate 17-step diagram? Probably not. Chances are, you watched a YouTube video about it.

9to5 MisFits: How to Become a Master Storyteller

You’re telling stories every day, whether you realize it or not. Every time you pitch a product or service to a prospective client, make a powerpoint presentation to get your manager’s buy-in, or post about your breakfast on social media, you’re telling a story.

The 9to5 Misfits Explain Why Engineers Need to Network too

Let’s begin with a story. There was once a young woman, born and brought up in Dubai and steeped in Indian culture who moved to Texas to study engineering.

‘The 9to5 Misfits’ on How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

The first time we quit our jobs, we didn’t exactly have a plan, and the results speak for themselves — Pavi went into a hole and Nammy vegetated on her couch. Not our proudest moments, but we made mistakes so you don’t have to. So what are some things to plan for?

The 9to5 Misfits Answer: Should I Quit My Job?

As desis, we’re especially prone to being risk averse in our careers and falling prey to “log kya kahenge” syndrome. But if you’re at a point in your career where it seems like you’ve hit a wall, take the time to think long and hard about what changes you can make. You’ve got this!

The 9to5 Misfits Learn Some Interesting Things from a Non-Immigrant

The secret’s out -- we’re immigrants! Gaasp! Quelle horreur! In the last episode, we recounted our experiences of coming to America and navigating life in a new country. It was no cakewalk, but we eventually managed to become comfortable in our own skin and assimilate, while also staying true to our Indian roots.

The 9to5 Misfits Talk About Their Experience Immigrating to the U.S.

For Pavi and Nammy, being immigrants in a new country was rough -- having to suddenly change their name, accent, dress, mannerisms, and even handwriting felt more like being spies on a covert mission than normal teenagers trying to fit in.

The 9to5 Misfits Teach Us the Basics of Budgeting with Some Great Tips

Ok, so it’s no surprise that money is one of, if not THE biggest source of stress in your life, especially when you don’t have a job. There’s nothing more soul-crushing than having to check your bank statement and see nothing coming in and everything going out, including your dignity, sanity, and pride.

The 9to5 Misfits are Here to Tell you That There is Life After Unemployment

As humans, we’re creatures of habit—our bodies crave routine. For most of us, that routine is determined by our work. But what happens when that’s suddenly taken away from you, i.e.: unemployment? Pandemonium! Cue Kevin from "Home Alone."
November 9, 2019 | New York CitySlashie Summit


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