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How to Ask for an Informational Interview Without Looking Desperate

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Anyone looking for new a job knows how much a strong network can help. Among the many benefits of a strong network is the ability to land informational interviews. Informational interviews give job seekers the opportunity to meet with hiring managers at target companies, learn about the work environment, and get the inside scoop on what makes ...

From the Outdoors Looking In: How CEOs Can Build Authentic Company Cultures

Monday, October 16, 2017

You're the CEO of a growing company. In the last six months, you've brought on 20 new people – and now you find yourself frantically scrambling to maintain your high standards of company culture and instill in your new hires the core values you spent so much effort to create. You envision a workplace where team members trust one another, personal connections thrive, passion inspires productivity, and great people enthusiastically produce great ...

Surviving Your Boss: We All Have to Report to Someone

Friday, October 13, 2017

You may not believe it, but you can learn as much from a bad boss as good one – sometimes even more. I'm not talking about someone who is abusive, which is inexcusable. I'm talking about a manager with a style you might not appreciate at first. When managers are more junior and in the process of developing their own skills, they don't always make the best bosses. Most people who ...

7 Easy Ways to Reduce the Stress of Job Hunting

Friday, October 13, 2017

Job hunting is incredibly stressful. You may be without a line of income, working tirelessly, and facing a high degree of uncertainty all at the same time. The longer you spend looking for jobs, the more stressed you become as the pressure mounts. With 12.4 percent of the unemployed population suffering from a history of depression – more than double the rate of the general population – job search

The Art of Keeping Your Sanity as a Solopreneur

Friday, October 13, 2017

Many articles deal with the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, but comparatively little is said about "solopreneurship." Like an entrepreneur, a solopreneur is a person who starts their own business. The difference is that an entrepreneur typically has the support of a team of some kind, whereas a solopreneur runs their business alone, single-handedly. I ...

Regaining Your Freedom at Work

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It's terrible to feel trapped at work. It's also very common. I meet professionals every day who feel chained to their jobs. They are very often in unhealthy situations that make them miserable. Some have abusive bosses, while others work for companies they no longer believe in. Unfortunately, they're stuck in their roles because they rely on the income. I empathize so much with people in this situation. Feeling trapped ...

Does Organizational Change Have to Be Hard?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There are numerous well-known methodologies for change management. They are mainly based in logic, and historically they've worked to effect change. However, the way we communicate as individuals and organizations has completely shifted in response to technology, and methods to enact change have advanced accordingly. Continuous crowdsourcing platforms allow organizations to reimagine and realign their visions of success. Giving everyone a voice allows us to effectively lead change. We are ...

Hey Job Seekers: Stop Focusing So Hard on Job Descriptions and Do This Instead

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Every job seeker has done the frantic window-shifting dance on their computer: from the job description to your resume, back to the description, then to your cover letter. Rinse and repeat. While job descriptions undoubtedly contain crucial information, it's just as important to look for other clues outside the job description that can help you stand out as a candidate. That is exactly what Amazon is encouraging its candidates to do. As Miriam Park, director of Amazon's university recruiting, ...

Leaders, Do You Have Commitment Issues?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Have you ever gotten frustrated because you didn't hit a goal you had set for yourself? I'm betting you have. It happens to even the best leaders from time to time. When something doesn't happen or a ball gets dropped along the way to achieving a goal, the result is often irritation and the sense that the goal may have been unreachable after all. But I don't agree with that. ...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your 'Blank' Moments

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Article by Tammy Danan We've all been there: You're on deadline, but your mind refuses to get going. The phenomenon goes by many names, including "writer's block," "creative block," and "dry spell." I call them "blank moments." Because of the many blank moments I've encountered in my life – and the intense level of procrastination

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4 Ways to Get a Job You Think Is out of Your Reach

Friday, October 20, 2017

You no longer need to meet nine out of the 10 requirements to get the job.

Maximize Remote Workers' Location

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The spread of remote work continues. Here's how to leverage employees' location to your advantage.

How to Ace a Lunch Interview

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It's not about the food. Really.

Is Clutter Cramping Your Clarity at Work?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Taking steps to simplify and store your stuff can help you stay focused on the job.

Here's the Right Way to Format Your Resume

Monday, October 16, 2017

Learn the basics of creating a resume from scratch.

How to Be Your Own Career Coach

Friday, October 13, 2017

With the right approach, you can be your own motivator.

How to Turn Your College Experience Into Success

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What to do now to increase your chances of landing a job straight out of school.

Getting a Job With the Help of Strong and Weak Ties

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There's no such thing as a bad networking contact when it comes to job searching.

6 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jazz up your resume using these pointers.

Job Seeking Pitfalls – 4 Signs You Are Trying Too Hard

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Actions that erode trust, respect and rapport result in disqualification.

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