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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and …

Interviewers Share their Top Phone Interview Pet Peeves

Since the phone interview is usually an employer's initial screening, many professionals think the phone interview isn't as important as the real, …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Think Like a Recruiter to Land Your Dream Job

(Image: Thinkstock)<p>Job hunting can be annoying, frustrating, and extremely tiresome since there is so much competition in the market. Similar to job …

How to Rewire Your Brain (and Renew Your Life)

I began practicing yoga and meditation in 1970 when I was seventeen years old.<p>I practiced in my small bedroom at one end our family's long New York …

The Psychology of Motivation Explained (in under 300 words) - PsyBlog

A Surprising but Effective Way to Figure out What Someone Really Thinks

Over the weekend, I was trying to remember something I’d read in Tyler Cowen’s book, <i>Discover Your Inner Economist: Using Incentives to Fall in Love,</i> …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

Career Books

<i>“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”</i> – Harvey MacKay<p>This is a list of my favorite and noteworthy career books …

The Best Books to Boost Your Career in 2013

As part of my job as a career coach and as the Work and Volunteering blogger for Next Avenue, I make it a point to keep up with the latest career books. So to help you get 2013 off to a strong start, I wanted to share my favorite work-related books published in recent months.<p>One or more of them …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Vanderkam<p>Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze—often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond …

Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Click here to begin Hoffman's presentation >>Joi / flickrReid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic.<p>But then he realized: "in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 …

Silicon Valley

College Is the Time to Prepare for Career Success

This weekend I went shooting. A gun. Surprisingly, I wasn’t that bad. I didn’t shoot myself by accident… so pretty much, I did much better than I …

Sir Ken Robinson: How To Discover Your True Talents

I spoke to Sir Ken Robinson about how professionals can discover their inner talents and passions. Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the …

Jon Acuff: Why Most People Don't Reach Their Full Potential And How You Can

I recently caught up with Jon Acuff who is on tour for his New York Times bestselling book, <i>Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters</i>. Jon speaks nationally on a variety of subjects and is the author of three books: <i>Quitter</i>; <i>Gazelles, Baby Steps And 37 Other Things Dave</i> …

10 Tips to Improve Verbal Communication in Your Job Search

Every situation you are in during a job search requires verbal communication so here are some pointers to improve your ability to communicate with …

How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer | Official LinkedIn Blog

<i>Editor’s Note: Last week, we announced LinkedIn’s 100 Most InDemand Employers, a set of rankings based on our massive professional dataset. We are</i> …

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

The Art Of Accidental Networking

Russell Henry, 35, dreamed of a career in IT, but he didn’t have a college degree or the appropriate job experience. By day he worked as a manager at a local theater, and, in his free time, he spent hours tinkering with computers as a hobby.<p>“I enjoyed the technical and problem-solving aspects of …

A Simple Way to Get a Handle on a Company's Culture

A fit with a company’s culture is of huge importance to an individual’s success. But the interview process is a bit like speed-dating, with only …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Must Read

When you have many thoughts in your mind, it can be overwhelming. Maybe you won’t be able to focus on just the thing you’re working on because of …

What To Do On A Phone Interview

Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview.<p>How is a phone interview similar …

Employment

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

Find Unadvertised Job Openings with a Clever Google Search

Most job openings at most companies go unadvertised—that is, they're posted on their site, but they're not farmed out to recruiters or posted on …