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The Most Important Quality To Look For When You're Hiring

I ran HR for a fast-growing technology company. Some months we hired 300 new employees. One day my boss, the president of the company, said, “If I give you the résumé of a guy I know, can you see which job openings here might be a good fit for him?”<p>“For sure,” I said. “What kind of background does …

Employment

8 Ways to Win Over Everyone in the Office, According to Experts

Your time spent at work will benefit immediately.<p>Is it possible to like everyone in your office? Think about how tough it is to get together 15 …

Careers

Good Managers Practice This 1 Masterful Strategy to Make Sure New Employees Don't Quit

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p>Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a …

Employment

Here's the No. 1 Thing You Must Do on LinkedIn in 2018

A market correction is coming, this one simple step could save your career.<p>With over 500 million users, you likely know what LinkedIn is and have a profile on the site. Unfortunately, many users of the platform feel a sense of unease about it. For good reason. Unlike other social media sites, this …

LinkedIn

What Career Changers Wish They Knew Before Making The Switch

From ignoring one’s inner critic to acknowledging the value of loose connections, here are some useful tips to consider before you make a professional move.<p>I was two years into my corporate law job when two of my bosses called me into a conference room. They told me I was underperforming and needed …

Careers

10 types of employees you should fire immediately

• <b>There are certain types of employees who shouldn't be tolerated at any organization.</b>• <b><br>Those types include whiners, antagonists, and chronically absent workers.</b>• <b><br>You should never fire an employee on a whim — first consult human resources and get legal advice.</b><p>The first things you should do if you're …

Careers

The 1 Question Burger King's CEO Asks Job Candidates Is Much Harder Than You Would Think

It's all about having the right attitude.<p>To be honest, I'm a bigger fan of McDonald's than Burger King. But, when Burger King's CEO Daniel Schwartz talks, I listen. (After all, he turned things around for his restaurant chain, and brought it to the same league as McDonald's.)<p>In a<i>New York Times</i> …

Burger King

How To Come Back From Being Fired

There are major differences between quitting a job, being laid off, and being fired.<p>When you give notice, you (ideally) have more control over your …

Employment

This simple, surprising mental trick will improve your life, according to Steve Jobs

Everybody knows Steve Jobs, and most people are aware that his incredibly unique (and often controversial) mindset paved the way for big success at …

Success

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Procrastination

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like Steve Wozniak about what it took to build computer hardware. …

Steve Wozniak

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and one of tech's most influential investors.</b>• <b><br>Instead of a business education, he pursued his master's degree in philosophy.</b>• <b><br>He told us that the analytical thinking skills he learned have made him a better investor and entrepreneur.</b><p>When students …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

6 Career-Ending Mistakes You Should Never Do on the Job

Unless, of course, you're looking to get fired.<p>There's more than enough advice out there about what you should do when you land a job and want to …

Careers

Job Interview? Know How to Answer These Tough Questions

They're common, but these tough interview questions get the best of candidates. Here's how to answer them.<p>Interviews can be equal parts awkward and scary if first impressions and on-the-spot witty thinking is not your forte.<p>Have no fear - it's totally normal.<p>In a survey by WayUp, a career platform …

Job Interviews

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Self-improvement

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

Employee Engagement

How To Tell If A Job Candidate Is Lying In The Interview

Do you ever find yourself suspicious that an applicant is lying during a job interview, but you’re not sure how to uncover the truth without resorting to over-the-top interrogation techniques? The science of textual analysis tells us that truth-tellers actually speak differently than …

Employment

Are Your Co-Workers Driving You to Quit?

It's not just your boss who can drive you nuts. A host of factors can make co-workers unbearable.<p>Since we spend most of our time at work, it makes sense that we develop friendships with our colleagues. While these relationships might make you look forward to going into the office every day, friends …

How to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive at Work

<b>People drive companies forward.</b><p>The best founders are on the side of their employees. They understand, from day one, that starting a high growth …

3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and you'll more than likely find that it's often the valuable lessons that come through hardships, trials and challenges that best serve …

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% Of People Are Afraid To Follow, But Should

Company culture is created by following this 1 simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

Leadership

Employees treasure this the most when it comes to job satisfaction

Compensation data and software company PayScale released new data on employee engagement, showing that “appreciation” is the thing employees value …

These 4 mind tricks will help you kill it at job interviews

Job interviews are a stressful situation where the stakes are high for you to deliver and impress. When you’re on edge in these make-or-break …

Employment

10 Crazy Things You Should Know About WeWork, the Coworking Company Valued at $20 Billion

The company started in New York in 2010 and is now in 56 cities in 18 countries.<p>If you live or work in a big city, it's likely that you have stepped inside one of WeWork's 178 locations, either because that's where your office is, or because you know someone who works out of one. If you're not …

How Do Top CEOs Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day? They Make These 4 Sacrifices

Waking up at the break of dawn is a trait shared among top performers in businesses nationwide. However, getting up and getting after it every day doesn't come without its sacrifices.<p>Waking up early is a common trait shared by many of the world's top-performing CEOs. In the early morning, you're …

15 proven practices that will lead to better relationships

You’ve probably heard the adage that an organization’s greatest assets are its people. I’d like to take that one step further and share that, in my …

Mindfulness

Four Questions This Founder Asks Himself After Interviewing Job Candidates

No two job candidates are the same, so this startup founder came up with a mental debrief for assessing their relative strengths after each interview wraps.<p>Ever since I was hit in the face by a pitch playing baseball, my flinch reflex became embarrassing. I was always freaked out by pitchers who …

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

Employment

5 Harsh Realities of Work-Life Balance at an Early Stage Startup

1. The struggle is real<p>Many startups aim to accomplish lofty goals with minimal resources and a limited workforce, particularly in their early days. …

8 Bad Habits from College That Have No Place in the Real World

Whether you’re just starting out your first full-time job or in the middle of an internship, making a good impression is vital. If you are looking …