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The One Habit That Will Wreck Your Product Management Career

I read a lot of articles about product management. And recently I noticed a curious concept: the notion that product managers should do away with release dates. People suggest that the modern product manager should create roadmaps focused on showing "what's coming" or "what's next" since there are …

How Mindfulness Can Help Your Career

Don't just do something, sit there -- and, breathe.<p>The holidays are a nice reminder about the importance and the benefits of slowing down a little. …

The biggest career mistake I ever made is something most people do

I listened carefully as she made me the offer and went over the benefits. The salary was not great. But I was starting at the bottom, and it was exactly what I expected.<p>Without a beat, I exclaimed, "I accept!" For the rest of the day I was glowing, beaming at the future unfolding in front of me.<p>It …

This Is the Biggest Predictor of Career Success

Brains? Grit? Luck? Nope, science says the most likely sign that you're going to succeed big time is something else.<p>What's the biggest predictor of success in life? Take a guess and you're likely to come up with something like talent, brains, grit, even luck or connections. And certainly all of …

5 Ways to Identify Your Next Career

Want a change but don't know where to begin? Start here.<p>If a new career is on your list of new year’s resolutions, then a key first step is knowing …

Five Career Essentials Not Taught in College

There are 5,000 minnows just like you swimming in your career pond. Your minnow doppelgangers have the same degrees from similar institutions around the world, similar career aspirations, similar credentials, and similar generic responses that fall into the "I am organized, efficient, and do not …

Move Your Career Forward By Making Positive Impressions

Creating positive first impressions is important if you want to stand out in your organization. As a career coach, my first and topmost advice to clients is that, if you want to make an impact in your organization and move up in your career, it is always beneficial to put your best foot forward the …

Why An Annual Career Checkup Can Be Just As Important As A Physical

Taking time to review the direction of your career is vital to your success in today's ever-changing job market. Therefore, as the New Year begins, be certain to ask yourself the big questions:<p>Are you moving forward with exciting opportunities or is your field beset with limited options, a …

The 10 best careers in tech, according to the people who work in them

Glassdoor just sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with a list of the Top 25 jobs, across all industries. It rated them by looking at the median annual base salary, number of job opening available, and how various people in those jobs rated the "career opportunity. …

8 Ways To Exceed Your Career Aspirations

John Lennon famously said in the song “Beautiful Boy,” “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” Simply put, when you stop focusing on those things that matter most to you and what you believe in – then you allow life to pass you by. Do you strive to be relevant as a …

How Taking a Smaller Job Title Can Boost Your Career

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Why leaving a $500,000 job at 30 years old was the best career choice I've ever made

Me too.<p>This is what psychologists refer to as "hedonic adaptation," which means that no matter what new circumstances we find ourselves in, we get used to them much faster than we think we will.<p>When it comes to income this leads to an ever-increasing pattern of consumption and "more, more, more" as …

3 Reasons to Switch Careers, Even When You're 'Too Old'

The best one: you could wind up much happier.<p>You may be thinking that an old dog can’t learn new tricks (or find someone to pay them for learning of …

How To Take Charge Of Your Career In 2016

If you want to shake off one piece of brainwashing to start the new year, here is a good one to jettison. Pull yourself out of the delusion that going to work and doing your job every day constitutes managing your career. You know the truth in your heart. One has very little to do with the other.<p>I …

Better Ways to Scribe

When you're installing a surface that needs to sit flush against a wall, and that wall is not straight, you need some way to trace the wall's …

Hackers could secretly tap into corporate meetings

Lots of companies -- and even the White House -- use a conference calling system that could possibly be tapped by hackers, according to new research.<p>On Thursday, cybersecurity experts at SEC Consult revealed a secret doorway that's built into a popular conference calling product built by a company …

BitTorrent Sync adds ability to make encrypted folders

BitTorrent has released a new version of its Sync peer-to-peer app, and its biggest feature is the encrypted folder. Any data you keep in one will be encrypted, whether you choose to place it on cloud storage or on a networked storage device (NAS). Plus, your files are always encrypted while …

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SwiftKey Stats teaches you about yourself

SwiftKey has long been one of the smartest keyboards available on Android. The company has long been involved with predictive technology with recent projects employing neural networks to anticipate your typing and the ability to guess your sentence two letters ahead of the cursor. Now instead of …

You Probably Don’t Have Smartphone Pinky

But if you do the effects are likely temporary<p>Over the past year, cell phone users have been sharing photos of some wonky pinky fingers. The pinkies are curved or at an angle from the rest of the fingers, and users claim that the shape of their hands has changed from over-using their smartphones. A …