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A resume alone will never help you get hired. It has to be relevant and compelling enough to get your foot in the door. Having reviewed thousands of resumes myself, I've found that most of them read like a cross between an obituary and a museum exhibit timeline.<p>First, let's debunk a couple of …

Employment

Why Walking Makes You More Creative

That's what Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L. Schwartz found in a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.<p>Study participants who went for walks saw an 81% increase in tests measuring <i>divergent thinking</i>, a thought …

Creativity

Five Things Great Managers Do Every Day

When you hear the term inspirational leader, you may get images of someone who’s achieved considerable success, or is a brilliant strategist able to amass a personal fortune. Or perhaps you consider someone who gives rousing motivational speeches worthy of a TED talk – an iconoclast who changes the …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Networking

Over and over again, we see proof that networking is one of the best ways to get yourself that new job, here's how to get it right.

Networking

9 Things Successful People Do When Working From Home | Inc.com

I wrote the first draft of this column before 8 a.m. on a Sunday, working in my pajamas at the standing desk in my home office.<p>A new study says I have good company in that kind of work flexibility, and not just among entrepreneurs and those who work for themselves. Nearly one-third of full-time …

Productivity

American teens don’t want to work

Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job.<p>Data released Monday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and …

Demographics

How to Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions

A job interview is a strange kind of business meeting. As a serious job seeker you’ll spend hours preparing for the interview. Despite your research, intelligence-gathering and thoughtful preparation, you’ll typically have little to no idea what you’re walking into.<p>One day you’re invited to an …

How 5 Post-It Notes Can Make You Happy, Confident and Successful

Little Reminders Create Big Changes<p>You know why older people are happier?<p>Research shows as we age we remember the good and forget the bad:<p>…older …