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5 outdated resume rules you need to stop following:
Even though this is widely used throughout every stage of your career, many professionals miss the mark by following outdated resume tips.
What To Put On Your Resume If You Lost Your Job Due To The Coronavirus:
There’s a strategic way to tell a hiring manager why you were laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19.
Don’t hire for culture fit. Consider these 3 factors instead:
Ninety-four percent of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success, according to a Deloitte study.
6 career challenges in the Covid-19 crisis and what you can do:
With the Covid-19 crisis happening, we will likely all face career challenges. But in those challenges, we can overcome them and learn.
Leading your company gets easier—this one skill can help you through the crisis:
We are all facing uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to adjust our lives every day, and our professional lives are no exception. Entire business sectors have encountered an increase in remote work. Some of us are beginning to learn how to work remotely for the first time.
6 powerful perspective shifts that will make you happier at work:
Are you looking to be happier at work? Use these 6 powerful perspective shifts that are sure to change the way you feel at work for the better.
5 things you need to cut out of your life that are preventing you from fast progress:
Most people tolerate a certain level of mediocrity — negative-minded friends, excessive social media, unable to be productive without caffeine.
Here Are Some Of The Best Online Learning Platforms Right Now:
To help get started, here are three of the best online learning platforms to check out, whether you’re looking for one-off college courses, creative-specific options, or you want to earn a degree:Best for the Average Learner: Udemy Udemy is a massive repository of online courses, with topics rang…
What FDR, Churchill, and Shackleton can teach us about leadership during the coronavirus crisis:
As a historian at the Harvard Business School, I study courageous leaders, especially men and women working in crisis situations. When I began this work, almost 20 years ago, I never imagined living through turbulence of this magnitude. I could not foresee that we would all be swept up in such a high-stakes moment, characterized by great uncertainty and collective fear.
6 Places Where You Can Find Free Online Courses:
If you’ve always wanted to go back to college but never got a chance, take advantage of the present situation and embrace self-paced learning. Now’s a great time to learn new skills—or improve existing ones. Sure, you might not be able to attend a physical class, but guess what: you can learn without leaving your couch or even spending any money. How? By enrolling in a free online course. Whether you’re looking to boost your employability or learn something new just for fun, below are six great
Autism Awareness Advocate Areva Martin On Her Work-Life Balance Journey:
Celebrated attorney, legal commentator and author Areva Martin has shattered the myth that parents of special needs children somehow can’t reach the pinnacle of career success. Learn more about her jouney and advice that she has for parents of special needs children.
5 ways to build trust when your teams are working from home indefinitely:
Whenever folks transition to remote work, they often ask me about accountability. How do remote managers know their people are working? And how can remote employees show their bosses that they’re getting stuff done?
How to permanently stay motivated:
Work on projects long enough, work on yourself long enough, and one day you’ll look back at everything you’ve done. You won’t believe you did it.
How to take charge of your own leadership development:
Since I graduated from the University of Cambridge, I have had one job, worked in one company, and in one industry.
Emotionally intelligent bosses make for happier, more creative employees:
Bosses who act in ways associated with emotional intelligence foster happier, more creative employees, according to a Yale-led study in the Journal of Creative Behavior.
6 ways to show your boss you’re a high-potential employee:
If you want to get ahead in the workplace, it helps to be seen as a “high-potential employee,” or HIPO. As reported previously in Fast Company, Gartner’s research finds that HIPOs exert 21% more effort than their non-HIPO peers and have a 75% chance of succeeding at roles that are critical to business performance and the future leadership pipeline. These are the folks who get plum assignments and are selected for training, mentoring, and other advancement programs, if they’re available. So, if
5 career strategies that coincidentally help you sleep better:
Ada Calhoun’s book, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, has gotten a lot of attention in the past few weeks. The book highlights the many pressures Gen X women face, from aging parents to record debt to C-suite expectations, resulting in what is all of our truth: a lack of sleep. Like the women in Calhoun’s book, I have my fair share of sleepless nights. And as an Asian-American, female CEO in advertising–an industry with a history of gender bias and some very real barriers to the C-
The Top 5 Soft Skills of 2020 and How to Develop Them:
You can develop soft skills just like hard skills. Here’s how to hone the five most in-demand soft skills of the year.
I asked experts to analyze my to-do lists. This is what they found
As a solopreneur juggling multiple projects, clients, and income streams—copywriting, journalism, anthology editing, and event organizing—my to-do list feels never-ending. Make that my to-do lists, plural, because the gargantuan version I write each morning always morphs into up to a dozen smaller ones, some jotted by hand, some tapped into my phone or drafted via email. Keeping up with my to-do lists feels like a job in and of itself. Often my lists don’t seem to have any priority, with larger
5 ways to overcome imposter syndrome in the workplace:
Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that was discovered in the 1970s, but is only more recently being publicly acknowledged in workplace culture. It is when successful or high-achieving individuals doubt their competence and hold back from taking risks for fear of failure. Employees can express imposter syndrome in various ways, such as acting insecure about their abilities, second-guessing decisions, and being afraid of taking on new challenges. Leaders are in a unique position to help combat
5 Tips To Manage Up At Work:
Here are five ways to make yourself indispensable so you can win over your boss and help others within the organization recognize your true value.
The Art Of Networking In 2020:
Are you applying to jobs you’re qualified for, but not hearing back from anyone? Do you feel like your friends are having an easier time in the job market than you are? If either of those questions applies to you, it’s time to step back and develop a new game plan for your job searching.
7 powerful ways introverts can uniquely contribute to the workplace:
Introverts can be a great asset at work. Jane Finkle has 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career counseling firm since 2002. Introverts can sometimes feel overlooked in today’s fast-paced workplace as they are less likely to speak up or want to stand out. However, their shy and reserved nature can make them a great asset in the workplace, especially to balance out extroverted coworkers. Introverts excel at staying focused, offering empathy, and being
5 ways you can get more comfortable taking criticism:
Steven Pressfield, in his bestseller The Art of War, says: “The professional gives an ear to criticism, seeking to learn and grow.” If you’re a writer (or any creator), you probably know this to be true. You’ve likely tried to accept feedback in a bid to improve your work. But I’m willing to bet that every time someone doesn’t like what you wrote or produced, it stings. And it’s personal, too. Anytime I’m in a presentation, my fight or flight response kicks in—usually, a half-second before my
How to work from home with kids (without losing it):
While most parents have worked from home with their kids for the occasional sick day or weather-related school closure, the prospect of doing so for weeks on end amid long-term school closures is especially daunting
If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything:
You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing.
Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans:
Big tech firms are starting to offer jobs to apprentices as a way to plug a hole in skilled labor — which could help Americans without a degree or tech background.
Feeling burned out? This is why working less isn’t enough
Last year, journalist Anne Helen Petersen wrote a widely shared piece in Buzzfeed naming millennials the “Burnout Generation”. According to Petersen, we’re overworked, underpaid, and often paralyzed by the systemic dysfunction of our increasingly volatile world. As a result, many of us struggle with even the most basic tasks of “adulting,” like paying bills or registering to vote. One year later, things seem worse than ever. Wages have continued to stall…
How To Get Promoted – From A Top Organizational Psychologist And Coach:
You’re ready for a promotion, but how to land it? It could boil down to office politics as much as skills and generating results for the company, according to Jennifer P. Wisdom, Ph. D., organizational psychologist. Check out these 12 tips to get there.
The 3 Steps You Need To Turn Job Interviews Into Offers:
Want to actually move the needle after your interview? Follow these three steps to land the job and, better yet, create a sense of calm after your interview.
Are You Struggling As A Leader? Here Are Three Possible Reasons Why:
Candor, congruence and a willingness to embrace complexity are three signs of a leader that has mastered his or her power. They also represent a challenging—if often inspiring—journey of personal development.
Seth Godin’s Essential Tips For Early Career Success:
I recently chatted with Seth about his fascinating career journey and the advice he’d give to young people looking to build their own.
How To Prevent These 10 Mind Traps From Caging Your Career:
Discover the 10 major mind traps that can short-circuit career success and what you can do about them.
The one thing resilient leaders do differently:
Pressure has become an inevitable part of daily life. It’s unavoidable. But the best leaders and organizations adapt promptly without getting thrown off course by the uncertainty and the rapid rate of modern business. The one thing that sets them apart is a resilient mindset. Resilience is the ability to withstand pressure and challenges while maintaining your psychological and physical well-being. Rather than waiting to act until burnout has hit, practicing a resilient mindset is a proactive
How to turn the job you have into one you love
If you dread going to work, now isn’t a bad time to look for a new job. After all, it’s the start of a new year, and the unemployment rate is low. Another option, however, is to find happiness where you are by changing your mindset about your current role, suggests Tom Rath, author of the forthcoming book Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World. “All careers have spikes and valleys and are bumpy along the way,” he says. “It’s easier for some of us to become frustrated and
How to Stop Thinking About Work at 3am
Five tips for making sure stress doesn’t get in the way of sleep.
60-Second Habits for Quick Bursts of Personal Growth
Six not-so-obvious but oh-so-quick ways of amping up personal growth.
8 Signs You’re Truly Entrepreneurial
Entrepreneurial people have a strong suspicion that they were put here, on this planet, to make a real difference. They can see the path to making that difference and will guard their time fiercely against unnecessary admin, conversations or processes that don’t contribute towards it.
Ask yourself these 2 questions to decide between a job that’s more prestigious and a job that’s more fulfilling
The job you choose depends on your goals and the experience you’re looking for. It can be difficult to choose between two job offers, especially if one company has prestige and the other doesn’t. Prestige and a lucrative salary can become less appealing further into your career, but how you ultimately decide depends on your personal and professional goals.
You’ve hit a plateau in your business or career. Now what?
When I started my software company, we received more job offers than what I could realistically handle. At the time, I thought that the best thing for me to do would be to say yes to them all and reframe the situation as a challenge to conquer. It worked for a while—but eventually, I got to the point where the only growth that I could pursue was scaling the business for more clients and more employees. That vision wasn’t particularly inspiring for me. I wanted my name associated with things that
4 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Be More Productive
Productivity can be hard to achieve and even harder to sustain. Modern attention spans seem to be getting shorter, even as the number of distractions around us increase. With that in mind, here are four tips
Seven Job Interview Mistakes You Probably Don’t Realize You’re Making
Last week, I conducted 30+ job interviews over four consecutive days in a simulated recruiting exercise for top MBA students. It was the perfect environment to catch job interview mistakes in action, even by some of the best and brightest candidates.
How To Take Your Personal Brand To The Next Level
Ask yourself these five key questions and watch your personal brand become one of your greatest assets.
Not Sure What to Do With Your Life? Richard Branson Says Start by Asking These 2 Simple Questions
Not Sure What to Do With Your Life? Richard Branson Says Start by Asking These 2 Simple Questions