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7 skills all successful communicators have mastered

Skip Weisman, a leadership and workplace communication expert, says there are three overarching levels of high-performance leadership communication: self-communication, one-on-one communication, and public/group communication.<p>To excel in each of these areas, Weisman says successful communicators …

Self-improvement

How To Create A Killer Portfolio That Could Land You Your Dream Job

Sometimes a one-page résumé just isn't enough to showcase all you have to offer.<p>That's why, according to ThePaperWorker, physical portfolios are making a comeback.

Employment

6 Things You Should Always Include On Your Résumé

Sounds impossible, right?<p>Well, if you're a job seeker who submits an outstanding résumé that tells your "career story" in a succinct, easy-to-follow way, it's actually <i>very</i> achievable.<p>To ensure your résumé stands out (for the right reasons), there are a few things you'll want to avoid and some …

Employment

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

Productivity

Here’s Why Every Job Seeker Needs A Personal Website — And What It Should Include

"It's one of the best ways to take a personal brand to the next level, beyond the standard résumé or LinkedIn profile," says Nick Macario, CEO of branded.me, a personal branding platform.<p>"Employers are researching potential candidates online and want to look deeper than someone's work experience," …

Employment

Our Best Seafood Pasta Recipes with Crab, Anchovy, Lobster and More

Place a bowl of pasta + seafood in front of us, and it's almost guaranteed we'll want seconds. Here are our best seafood pasta recipes.<p><b>Fact: Pasta makes everything better.</b> This is especially true with seafood—we love that briny, fishy-in-the-best-way taste paired with some kind of noodle. Here are …

Italian Food

The 15 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

If you're not entirely comfortable speaking in public, then giving a PowerPoint in front of your colleagues or clients can be a great source of anxiety.<p>And if you're not confident as you create your slideshow, the final product can make you seem like a real amateur.<p>To help you engage your audience …

Employment

15 Ways Millennials Can Shine At Their First Job

You finally get the chance to prove yourself, but there's more room than ever to mess up.<p>Lauren Berger, founder and CEO of InternQueen.com, knows the latter well. Despite feeling prepared with 15 internships under her belt, Berger says she struggled through her first job, getting behind on email …

Employment

This Is The Powerpoint From HELL

A startup CEO has created the Powerpoint presentation from hell.<p><i>It has 1,284 slides</i>.<p>And he made it for his 30th birthday.<p>Spotted by ValleyWag, the …

100 of the best things to do in London - part three

<b>51. Spend your salary at the Burlington Arcade, Mayfair</b><br>A covered promenade of high-end shops, Burlington Arcade became Britain’s first shopping arcade when it opened in 1819. Modern-day retailers nod to its heritage by selling classic jewellery pieces, antiques and leatherwear.<p><b>52. Take the kids to</b> …

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker

Quick chicken recipes, from spatchcocking to stir-frying to grilling.<p><b>Chicken, by nature, is quick</b>. Even when it comes to slow-cooking methods like braising, chicken is much faster to cook relative to a meat cut like, say, brisket. But we want to help you cook your chicken <i>even quicker</i>. We chatted …

Cooking

FoodRecipes

Pad Thai<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>10 to 30 mins<p>Serves<p>Serves 4<p>Rice noodles are a fantastic storecupboard ingredient and I regularly stock up at Asian markets where you can also buy jumbo-sized bottles of staples like fish sauce, soy sauce, and so much more. This dish is possibly …

Food

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

13 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview

"Every year we see more surveys and polls come out listing some of the crazy things that candidates do or say in job interviews," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work." "So, it's very clear that some people still haven't …

Employment

What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘What Are Your Hobbies?’

But before you start babbling about your lifelong obsession with horses or your newfound passion for baking, consider this: The hiring manager wants to get a better sense of who you are, so it's important to think about which hobbies best showcase your strengths, passions, and skills — and then …

Employment

This 2-Minute Trick Will Boost Your Productivity

Even the most organized to-do lists can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start.<p>Luckily, Edward G. Brown lays out a simple solution for prioritizing tasks in his book "The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had." All you have to do is differentiate between …

Time Management

Advice To Grads: Get Healthy And Invest

<i>Excerpted from Rich’s June 7 commencement speech at Northcentral University</i><p>Successful people brim with energy. Have you noticed that? The lucky ones are born that way, but most of us need to cultivate it. So let me ask you: How are your energy and health? Are you fit enough for the climb …

The 10 Questions You Should Be Asking A Potential Employer

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Joe Konop<p>Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too.<p>Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons:<p>First, when done correctly, the questions …