Moving up! Career & Leadership Tips

By Beth Blecherman | Business and tech career articles and leadership tips to keep you climbing on the right path..

Talent Reconnect

How 'Returnships' Are Helping Agencies Bridge Diversity Gap

Most Popular<p>Darcie Lamond left an executive-level business and consulting position at a major financial services company to raise her family. A …

Advertising

From Facebook, 3 Essential Steps For Starting A Design Career

Facebook product design VP Julie Zhuo shares advice for making companies trip over themselves to hire you.<p>How do you get started on the path of a successful product design career?<p>It's an intimidatingly broad question, but one I get a lot. I’ve gotten questions from contractors wondering how to get …

Product Design

5 speaking habits that make you seem smarter: How to sound confident — even when you're not

It's not just you: Speaking to large groups (or even small ones) can be really hard. When you're in front of an audience, everything you do matters — …

Outsource your boring back office paperwork to AI

There seems to be no end to what artificial intelligence can do. After thrashing humans at sophisticated games like chess and go, AI’s next conquest appears to be the workplace. Many already hold jobs at forward-looking companies across industries. Some work as customer service reps, translators, …

Automation

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

Emotionally intelligent people know these phrases are off limits in casual conversation because people take them the wrong way.<p>We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when …

Success

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

Cognitive Science

8 Creative LinkedIn Profile Tips to Maximize Your Profile

Shares 871<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably noticed a LOT of new changes coming out of LinkedIn. I do …

LinkedIn

Here's what to expect when you interview at Facebook — and how to blow them away

Snagging any good job can be daunting.<p>But if you've set your sights on a big-name company with a selective hiring process like Facebook, the whole thing can seem rather overwhelming, maybe even impossible.<p>Don't get discouraged, though. You just need to know exactly what you're getting yourself into.<p>…

Facebook

A Yelp recruiter who's interviewed hundreds of people explains what she's looking for in a job candidate

Since its 2004 founding, Yelp has expanded to about 4,000 employees.<p>So, what's your best bet if you want to join the team?<p>Kristin Carlson, a senior sales recruiter in Yelp's Chicago office, offered Business Insider one major tip for anyone interested in applying for a job at Yelp.<p><b>"Be a sponge and</b> …

Employment

How to impress any interviewer, according to Facebook's global head of recruiting

Whether you're going for your dream job or your first gig out of college, you want to make sure you pull out all the stops in any job interview.<p>Fortunately, the art of interviewing is a learn-able skill. The more you practice and prep, the better you get.<p>Facebook global head of recruiting Miranda …

Recruitment

Here Are the Best Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you are not listening, you are not learning.<p>There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast …

Podcasting

Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Do good managers look for consensus and strive to predict the future? Not according to William Barnett, a professor of business leadership at …

Stanford University

Having More Options Can Make Us Evaluate Risk Differently

Which sweepstakes is more attractive: one that offers an all-inclusive beach getaway or one that offers the same getaway as well as a chance to win smaller prizes?<p>You obviously stand a greater chance of winning something in the sweepstakes that offers more prizes. This is why marketers often …

Psychology

Organization & Management Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs to Boost Productivity

Relying on technology can help save you time, energy and frustration.<p>You’ve heard it time and time again: You’ve got to work smarter, not harder. The best way for any entrepreneur to work smarter is to have the best organization and time management tools at their disposal. There are lots of tools …

Productivity

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

Most employers don't want to broadcast the salaries they're willing to pay when they post jobs, so job-hunting site Glassdoor has decided to do that for you.<p>It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its …

Employment

Here's Why You Should Think Twice About Listening to Business Gurus

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation.<p>One of the hardest things for business is to innovate consistently, year after year and decade after decade. Take a look at any industry at any point in time and you'll find one company that seems to find one company that seems to have hit on a …

Innovation

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like giving up -- hold on and remember, it will get easier.<p>If …

Success

How American women fell behind Japanese women in the workplace

About nine years ago, Hakuo Yanagisawa, the former health minister of Japan, blamed his country’s shrinking population on the finite number of women — or, as he called them, “birth-giving machines.”<p>“All we can do is ask them to do their best per head,” he asserted in a gaffe heard around the world, …

Gender

3 ways PR pros can climb to their dream career

Americans spend almost 30 percent of their average week at work, which adds up to about 90,000 hours over a lifetime.<p>Entrepreneurs and other …

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Leadership

How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules

The main reason for the gender gaps at work — why women are paid less, why they’re less likely to reach the top levels of companies, and why they’re more likely to stop working after having children — is employers’ expectation that people spend long hours at their desks, research has shown.<p>It’s …

The Workplace

How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

It’s a dilemma that almost all consultants face: How to persuade a potential client to hire you as a freelancer without giving too much away during …

Stanford University

This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile

What catches their eye—or pass you by? You might be surprised.<p>When you’re looking for a job, your LinkedIn profile is a 24/7 information resource for the recruiters who are looking for talent. In fact, in the <i>Jobvite 2016 Recruiter Nation Report</i>, 87% of recruiters find LinkedIn most effective when …

LinkedIn

Why Businesses Should Embrace the Learning Economy - V3B: Marketing and Social Media Agency

Consumers today are a well-informed group. The answer to seemingly every question can be found in seconds whenever, wherever, and with just a simple …

Marketing

The rise of the midlife 'returnship': How adult internships are propelling women back to work

Sad, frustrating but true: women still find it harder to reach the boardroom than men. It’s not so much a glass ceiling, as a concrete one, as women who have reached a senior level but then taken time off – to have children, care for elderly parents or live abroad – find it almost impossible to get …

Credit Suisse

If You Want To Be More Successful, Change Your Reading Habit In This Way

I know you’re probably thinking, “Here’s another article trying to tell me how I can be more successful.” I get it, but just hear me out. We all can …

Success

7 Popular Goal Setting Strategies That Will Help You Achieve Great Things on Social Media

Here are some hacks to boost your social media marketing.<p>Setting social media goals is hard.<p>“How cool would it be to drive 300 sign-ups a month from Facebook Ads?” This is how I tend to go about setting social media goals. I pull an aspirational number out of the air and go for it.<p>Would it be cool …

Social Media Marketing

7 Science-Backed Learning Hacks to Help You Learn Anything Faster

Are you learning a new skill? Whether you’re learning a language, instrument, or sport, there’s science-backed learning hacks you can systematically …

Productivity