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18 Things To Take Off Your Résumé And LinkedIn Profile Today To Succeed Tomorrow

During my 20-plus years of recruiting, I have reviewed roughly over 480,000 résumés and LinkedIn profiles. I’m not too handy with numbers (which is why I’m a recruiter rather than an accountant), but making an educated guess based on my meager math skills, I have searched—at the very least—50 …

Employment

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

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Research Discovered That Asking These 17 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Workers Think of Their Manager

What exactly makes employees feel enthusiastic and committed to their work? Science has the answer.<p>In what's quickly becoming a top handbook for guiding leaders to improve the human condition in the workplace, author and researcher Anne Brafford is blazing a trail.<p>Brafford, a former high-powered …

Employment

Need Career Coaching? These 3 YouTube Channels Want to Help

Here's why free videos on YouTube could be just what you need to remove roadblocks and find greater professional happiness.<p>YouTube is about to take over Facebook for the most users. To give you an idea:<p><b>YouTube is now pulling in over 1.8 billion users every month -- and that's just the people who</b> …

Social Media

Homeless Man Who Gave His Resume Away At Traffic Light In Silicon Valley Gets Hundreds Of Job Offers

The man has gotten offers from local tech companies and even interest from Google.<p>David Casarez has been living out of his car for a year after his …

Silicon Valley

Four Ways To Eliminate Work Distractions And Focus On What Really Matters

Over the last 15-plus years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with champions at the highest level in the publishing industry. I’ve learned that even the best of us get hammered day in and day out by life and business challenges.<p>You set a goal, understand the work needed to get there and begin to …

Self-improvement

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

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You Can Set Many Types of Quarterly Objectives. Here Are 5 Types That Work the Best

Many team struggle with setting effective quarterly objectives. Here are five types that will create better alignment and simplify implementation.<p>The core of my role as a leadership team coach is to help my clients set strong objectives each quarter that advance the companies growth strategy and …

13 body language blunders that can make you look bad

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to …

Body Language

5 Tools and Courses For Becoming A Better Project Manager

Learn how to become a well-rounded PM.<p>Part of being a project manager is continuously seeking ways to improve your company's processes, whether it's employing new methodologies to better meet objectives or utilizing new tools to increase efficiency. As the central driver of your organization, it's …

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Half of Americans Lack a Long-Term Financial Plan. Here's How to Fix That if You're One of Them

Five simple steps will provide you with a financial road map.<p>When it comes to your money, are you just winging it, or do you know what you hope to …

These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

I've spent thousands of hours studying successful people — and they all approach life with the same mindset

<i>The following is an adaptation from Alex Banayan's "The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Career":</i><p>For the past seven years, I've been studying success obsessively.<p>I've spent thousands of hours researching, poring over hundreds of …

3 Small Fixes that Will Get Dozens of Recruiters Looking at Your LinkedIn

Of course, you have to let people know where to find you in the real world.<p>You can do a lot on LinkedIn to tell the world -- of recruiters, would-be bosses, prospective clients -- who you are and what you do best. You can tell your story in the summary section. You can write articles that display …

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

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4 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Leadership is about solving problems and making decisions. You don't need to be the life of the business party to do either one.<p>Whether in business or in life, we look to our leaders to teach us, guide us, and help us make sense of everything. Therefore, most successful leaders have a strong sense …

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

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Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Many Successful People Are Driven By a Quality No One Likes to Admit

But there's a catch.<p>Real-estate mogul and “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran was told she’d never make it.<p>After dumping her for her secretary in …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

Self-improvement

Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …