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7 Interviewing Techniques Confident People Use to Land a Startup Job

#1 - Confident people find out the details<p><i>After celebrating, of course. Via Giphy.</i><p>Prep, prep, prep. The first reason confident people shine come …

Employment

5 Reasons You Should Be Using LinkedIn As More Than Just An Online Resource

As the largest social media channel for employees and businesses interested in networking, LinkedIn has more than 467 million users, with two new members joining every second and a goal of reaching 3 billion working professionals, according to the site. LinkedIn is now available in 24 languages …

Networking

There's a New Age of Hyper-Transparency--And It's Changing How We Hire

Employers and job candidates have more information about each other than ever at their fingertips.<p>Hiring has always been about managing incomplete information. Even the most exhaustive, high-stakes search processes can have embarrassing gaps. Recruiting is still about making good decisions with …

Employment

Why Changing Your Perspective Is The Key To Success

People have long claimed to hold the single secret to success — from personality traits to magic herbs and daily habits that promise to make …

Self-improvement

Four Secrets Of People Who Have Achieved Enviable Work-Life Balance

There are certain personalities types, which, if they allow themselves, can be completely swallowed up by their work. Driven by insecurity, competition or even the much-maligned “passion,” these types often struggle to identify where they end and their work begins. And then there are others who …

Work-life Balance

6 Ways to Get More Done Without Hiring More People

Using "blocks," "sprints" and sub-categorizing is just one strategy to consider.<p>When big businesses think about productivity, they often think in terms of their return on investment (ROI): Each employee costs a specific amount of money, so the company needs that employee to generate value in excess …

Time Management

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Sleep

5 Tips to Land a Job in a City You Don't Live in (Yet)

If you’re applying for jobs in another city, sending a prospective employer a standard application online might not cut it! It’s pretty common for …

Employment

Liar liar pants on fire: 5 ways to spot bulls**t in the workplace

Things were so easy when you were little. If a friend strayed too far from the truth, it wasn’t long before one or more kids would call them out in a …

Employment

8 ways you're sabotaging your reputation at work

Most professionals care what their colleagues and the higher-ups think of them.<p>That's because how people perceive you and your work is often the determining factor in whether or not you get a promotion, raise or access to leadership opportunities.<p>Unfortunately, there are a lot of elements that go …

Leadership

10 Ways to Cut Workplace Drama and Make Work Fun Again

Keeping your business competitive and growing today is tougher than ever before. The last thing you need is more drama to slow you down.<p>Is it just me in my role as business advisor, or is emotional drama in the workplace increasing? Team members seem to be spending more and more time venting to …

Leadership

Why You Don't Want to Focus on Generational Differences at Work

Based on the headline, you may be thinking—great, another "millennials in the workplace" article. Since millennials are the largest share of the …

Millennials

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

And so the five-minute rule lowers that inhibition, lulling us into the idea that we can dip quickly into a project with no strings attached, according to Julia Moeller, a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. “Thus, the person reserves her right to …

Procrastination

How to Turn a Stranger Into a Professional Connection

Developing a professional crush is perfectly normal during the time you’ll spend finding a job. You’ve got the right idea: around 85% of all jobs are …

Networking

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

Success

Top 7 Professional Skills Employers Look For

What does it mean to be a professional? What skills do professionals need to have? A professional is someone with some specialized knowledge, and …

Employment

What to Do When Your Employees Feel Overwhelmed

The growing problem that undermines progress, performance, and results.<p>A senior employee, let's name him Alex, is pacing outside the executive conference room doors. He is waiting for his manager to get out of her meeting. Alex has been trying to get time with his boss, but she is continuously in …

Management

How to answer the interview question, 'How would you fire someone?'

Hiring an employee means trusting them to fire other employees. That's why hiring managers sometimes ask a counter-intuitive interview question: "How …

Employment

From Slacks to Jeans: 5 Tips When Starting a New Job at a Startup

Ready to leave your suit behind and make the jump? Keep these things in mind when exploring the switch from corporate to startups:<p>Tip #1 - Know …

Startups

5 Big Mistakes That Could Crush Your Career (and How to Avoid Them)

No longer is being eager and willing to work for a firm for the next 25 years a valuable candidate trait.<p><i>What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

Employment

Why You Didn't Get the Job When You Thought You Aced the Interview

Unless you do something that's horribly unprofessional, most interviewers won't tell you that you're failing at the interview.<p><i>Why does an interview appear to go well even if it didn't? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Employment

The Ultimate Startup Interview Prep Worksheet

The worksheet will remind you to go over information like:<p>The date/time of your interview<br>• Who you're meeting with<br>• Your checklist for the night …

Startups

7 Career Focused Podcasts to Listen to - 2017 Edition

If you’re new to the podcast scene, it can be overwhelming to choose one from the many that are out there, so we compiled a list of some of the best …

Podcasting

5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Disrupted Their Industries

1. Jennifer Chong - Co-Founder, Linjer<p><i>Via Forbes.com</i><p>Jennifer Chong and her partner, Roman Khan, started Linjer in 2014 with $20,000 of their own …

Women Entrepreneurs

5 eye-catching words execs include on their LinkedIn profiles

What separates your LinkedIn profile from that of a Fortune 500 exec?<p>Probably many things.<p>Aside from years of experience, skills, and qualifications, some of that difference can be measured in a few words, according to a recent study from Grammarly.<p>The writing-enhancement platform looked at 750 …

Employment

7 Traits you Need in an Employee to Really Help You Build Your Business

Entrepreneurs working alone can quickly find their shortcomings, but often look in the wrong places to find the real help they need.<p>As an advisor to startups, and a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I'm still surprised at the number who are determined to go at it alone. Even worse, when they …

Entrepreneurship

The 8 Keys to High-Performing Office Culture: The Best Employees Take Cues From Great Managers

There's no linear equation to follow when creating a high-performing culture. Rather, organizational success is a byproduct of the right conditions.<p>Nearly 70 percent of CEOs now recognize culture as one of the greatest sources of competitive advantage. Whereas company processes, technology, and …

Define

7 signs you aren't managing your time effectively

Just because your calendar is full doesn't mean that you're an effective time manager. It just means that you have a full diary. As a result you're probably stressed and running around like a maniac.<p>Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life. It's important to be on the …

Time Management

The 9 Characteristics Of People Who Get Promoted

When I talk to my personal branding clients about their career goals, one regular topic of enthusiastic discussion is getting promoted to a more senior role. Being promoted is one of the most important milestones in an upwardly mobile career path, yet promotions aren’t guaranteed. In fact, they …

Leadership

Got A Panel Job Interview Coming Up? Here’s What You Should Avoid

Clear the panel-interview anxieties away by knowing what you shouldn’t do in advance.<p>So you’ve prepared for the phone interview, a video chat, the one-on-one interview, and the salary conversation with HR. But, if you’ve forgotten to plan for a possible panel interview, you’ve missed a step.<p>Panel …

Employment