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7 Things We Wish Someone Told Us About Startups

Meet Our Experts<p>Jamie Hooker, Director of Talent - SeatGeek<br>• Mitch Babineaux, Talent Manager - LiveLike<br>• Rachel Livingston, Director of Operations - …

How to Start Working Out in the Mornings

The last time you pried yourself out of bed at 6 a.m. for that morning workout felt great: you heard birds chirping; coffee tasted <i>especially</i> amazing; …

Cool Stuff

7 Uncomfortable Conversations You Hate Having With Your Boss (And How to Have Them Anyway)

Strategies for making the awkward less awkward.<p>In today’s multigenerational workforce, life tends to come at you faster than ever—and with that, …

London Business School

Five Good Answers To 'Why Are You Job-Hunting?'

Dear Liz,<p>I can’t stand my job and I’m desperate to get a new one. Luckily I’ve got three headhunters sending me job opportunities but I haven’t found the right job yet.<p>A lot of the jobs they send me are too low-level for my background, and some of them are located too far away from my apartment.<p>I …

Employment

What Do Millennials Want From Their Employers, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Sentence

For companies looking to attract and retain millennial talent, take this cue from 8,000 millennials questioned across 30 countries about what truly matters in the workplace.<p>One of my go-to resources for discovering the latest insights on millennials is Deloitte's reputable Millennial Survey. This …

Millennials

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Employment

I’m a recent college grad, how do I land a job?

<b>I am a 2016 graduate and have experienced a hard time with landing an entry-level job in my field. Do you have any tips to getting my foot in the</b> …

Employment

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

Leadership

A positive workplace benefits both workers and employers, says psychologist

Jennifer Newman: feeling good at work has lasting effects on your health and your performance<p>As we inch closer to the best days of summer, CBC's …

The Workplace

Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually …

Indra Nooyi

Millennials: Studies Say Your Work Future Is Not Looking Too Bright

Gallup says nearly 4 in 10 millennials are at high risk of having their job replaced by automation.<p>Millennials now make up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, outnumbering employees from the Generation X and baby boomer generations. And with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution …

Intelligence

5 Ways to Give Feedback That Inspires People to Grow, Not Shrink.

Feedback done wrong is worse than saying nothing.<p>In the best businesses, everyone knows where they stand. Holding someone accountable is strictly between his or her performance and the expected standard. It’s not about you and that person, personally. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility …

Leadership

4 Secrets to Loving Your Job

Sounds awesome, right? So how do you start loving your job? It’s not likely to happen overnight, but here are a few secrets to get you on that track …

Happiness

The Millennial's Guide to Work Life Balance

1. The Perks<p><i>Photo Source: Neogaf.com via Giphy</i><p>If a company wants you to work long hours, they probably also have awesome perks to sweeten the pot …

The Workplace

Is Your Interview Outfit on Point? Planted's Definitive Guide to Startup Fashion

Startups are unique since they want you to be a complete person, with quirky interests and personal style, while still being professional and …

Clothing

Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself During the Job Search Process

Now, we can’t give you a motivational speech as good as Rocky’s, but we can tell you how important it is to stop putting yourself down during your …

Employment

4 Tips for Being Taken Seriously When You're Young

1. Clean up your lingo and cut the fluff<p>Via Giphy<p>Even though filler words are linked to conscientiousness, people who overuse them are often seen as …

Giphy

How to Ensure Terminations Don't Negatively Impact Remaining Team Members

If you overvalue meritocracy, deliverables and performance, you risk having superstars who are also "culture villains."<p>We’ve all heard of unexpected firings and poorly handled layoffs. The latest example was about as high-profile as it gets: When President Donald Trump fired the director of the …

Employment

7 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs That Startup Owners Should Follow

Chasing deadlines, crunching numbers and pushing innovation are '"just another day at work" for startup owners. But, what do they do for themselves?<p>Chasing deadlines, crunching numbers and pushing innovation are components of '"just another day at work" for startup owners. They have a lot on their …

Success

Japanese Company Adopts Nine Office Cats to Increase Workplace Productivity and Cuteness

Thinking about a career shift? Let us suggest a job at the Ferray Corporation, an Internet solutions company in Tokyo, Japan.<p>While we can’t speak to …

Cats

Five mind tricks to use for successful job interviews

Walking into an interview can be one of the greatest times of self-doubt for even the most seasoned professional. In a short hour or so, there’s not …

Employment

15 Times You’re in Prime Position to Ask for a Raise

You hold the cards in this salary negotiation. Here's how to play them correctly.<p>Many employees dread asking for a raise, even if they deserve it. …

Employment

Should I Hire The Experienced Candidate -- Or The Talented Rookie?

Dear Liz,<p>I am having a hard time deciding between two excellent candidates for a job opportunity in my department.<p>They are both external candidates. I figured there was no one internally who would be interested or qualified for the job when it became available, and no one internally applied for it. …

Employment

Why It's So Important to React Slowly to Drama and Respond Quickly to Feedback

Your reaction time should be slow when it's drama and quick when it's constructive feedback.<p>What's the difference between drama and feedback?<p>For any leader, it's a wide gap. Feedback is helpful. Drama with employees has a different intent--to create confusion and a negative vibe, to issue …

Employment

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

Arctic Circle

5 things the best bosses say to their teams every day

For great bosses, communication is a top priority.<p>Amanda Augustine, a career expert for TopResume, says the best managers speak with their employees …

Employment

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are …

Harvard Business Review

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.<p>Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.<p>Here’s where things may have gone wrong and …

Employment

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital