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9 ways to polish your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has profoundly changed the way we network, explore business opportunities and present our credentials to the world.<p>It’s a crucial platform …

Infographics

Build Better Requirements Documentation: Why, Who, and How

A global corporation embarked on a software project to integrate its business systems around the world. The much-anticipated new product promised to …

Project Management

Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture <i>du jour</i>. Coming of age alongside this trend, …

The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

'The Muppet Movie' (1979), G, 95 mins., directed by James Frawley, starring the Muppets, Charles Durning

Steven Spielberg

The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Idris Elba Just Pulled Off A Style Move Every Man Can Copy

How to lower the tone (in a good way)<p>Idris Elba does what he does very well. And no, we don't just mean the gritty police-drama roles (though they're done very well too). On this occasion, we're referring to his wardrobe - and a specific style move that's as reliable as it is imitable.<p>At an ABB …

How to Manage an Insecure Employee

When employees lack self-confidence, it can be hard to get them to perform at their best. So how can you help them excel at their job? What kind of coaching should you provide? What’s the best way to boost their self-esteem? And how do you deal with your own frustration around their insecure …

What to Wear to Every Type of Job Interview

From a tech start-up to a law firm.<p>There are a select few times in your life where stressing over what to wear is inevitable. Take, for example, a job interview. You're trying to land a gig through people whose actual jobs are to judge you. Your outfit is going to be part of that judgment—whether …

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

Here are the 10 most in-demand AI skills and how to develop them

Having the top skills can make the difference between getting hired in the emerging tech field and having your resume ignored.<p>It's no secret that …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Congrats on the New Job. Don't Burn a Bridge By Forgetting to Do These 2 Things

Your legacy is built off moments like these.<p>The first 90 days in a new role are critical. The most successful leaders take this time to learn, promote themselves, build coalitions, and mobilize their teams, says Harvard Business School professor, Michael Watkins (who spent three years researching …

11 ways to update your résumé when you get a new job

When you land a new job, it's hard to imagine there's any need to update your résumé once again.<p>Perhaps you just updated it to land the role, and, at the very least, you don't have plans to pursue a new gig after just landing this one.<p>If you're like most people, you're probably going to wait until …

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Why digital transformation demands mastery over data

Authored by: Mark de Groot, Digital CX Evangelist, Oracle<p>Follow Mark on Twitter.<p>Digital transformation is becoming a matter of do-or-die for …

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

Time Management

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

How Leaders Constantly Strip Their Employees Of Their Identities

Mark Cuban recently told Bloomberg TV he believes that the top job skill in 10 years won’t be coding or any current in-demand skill. It also won’t be a skill we’ve yet to discover we need either. All those skills can or will be displaced by efficiencies and automation. The one skill Cuban believes …

Mind Healing: how to deal with toxic employees

A ‘toxic employee’ - someone who behaves in ways that are harmful to a company’s reputation, outcomes, and/or working environment - can be extremely costly. In a recent report for Harvard Business School, Michael Housman and Dylan Minor claim that keeping a toxic employee on the payroll can cost …

How To Create A Culture Of Innovation Beyond The Sticky Note

Corporate leaders often talk about creating a “culture of innovation” within their companies. When having these conversations, they often act as if organizational culture is some mythical creature that comes down from the mountain to greet the people. Most leaders are unaware of their power to …

Entrepreneurship

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.<p>The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into …