Moving up! Career & Leadership Tips

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

The Future Of Work For People 50+ Will Surprise You

“Genius clubs” to channel older workers’ talents. Mandatory retirement — at 80. A “dynamic” work/life path, instead of today’s linear path. The end of the expectation of rising pay as you age. Volunteering: the new status symbol. Unions for older workers. These are some of the fascinating forecasts …

Retirement

YES. Entrepreneurship IS a Return-To-Work Path for Women. - ReBoot Career Accelerator

Of the 600+ women who have participated in ReBoot Accel career reentry programs, one-third are interested in being their own bosses. To meet this …

Entrepreneurship

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You

Google's Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference that Google is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation …

Google

3 leadership lessons I’ve learned from when things don’t go to plan

Success

5 Tiny Changes to Your Desk That Will Make You Much More Productive

Small changes to your work environment can have a big impact on your output.<p>Increasing your productivity can often seem like a big task, involving radically rethinking your workflow, investing in new tools, or breaking bad habits that are deeply ingrained in your lifestyle.<p>Sometimes though, all …

Productivity

Socrates Was One Of The Smartest People Who Ever Lived. Here Are 24 Out Of His Most Important Quotes That Everyone Needs To Read

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader

Top tech investors share the best podcasts for becoming a better leader.<p>"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're …

Podcasting

Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …

Cloud Computing

12 free apps that help you earn money for doing almost nothing

We've all got smartphones these days, and almost everything we do on them requires using an app. Wouldn't it be cool if you could make extra money just for using them? Well, you can.<p>You're not going to get rich by downloading mobile apps, but you can use these to earn a little extra money every …

Money

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 in-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked as a freelancer and hired countless freelancers, some for …

Machine Learning

I’m a woman in tech, and this is what I want in a company

As a female developer these are some things I want in a company before I decide to join, and once I’m a part of the team.<p><b>I want to see other women</b><p>The …

Employment

6 Career Books by Latinos You Must Read

Whether you want to switch careers or are seeking some on-the-job advice, these career books written by Latinos are a must-add to everyone's reading list:<p>Whether you want to switch careers or are seeking some on-the-job advice, these career books written by Latinos are a must-add to everyone's …

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6 Red Flags to Look Out for When Interviewing

During the interview process, we often become hyper-focused on leaving a good impression. Resumes are updated, cover letters are tailored, and …

Employment

6 Questions You Must Ask Before Accepting an Offer

<b></b>You’ve come to the interview prepared to answer the hiring manager’s questions, of course. But career experts agree that solid interview preparation …

Employment

Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Good managers buck consensus, says one Stanford GSB professor. | iStock/littlehenrabiDo good managers look for consensus and strive to predict the …

Stanford University

Don’t “But” Me—The Conjunctive Equivalent of Mansplaining

A response to HBR’s study comparing the words VCs use to describe male vs. female entrepreneurs<p>Being kind of a big data nerd and a female founder, I …

Gender

How to master computer science, minus the student loans

Computer science skills are in higher demand than ever, but luckily you don't need to spend a fortune on college tuition just to learn them. The Complete Computer Science Bundle gives you a full programming education without having to spend the next ten years of your life in debt. Right now, …

Raspberry Pi

High-achieving Ivy League students often miss an important lesson about how to succeed in life

As a researcher and instructor at elite universities in the US, I watch with interest each year as parents and their children celebrate students’ admission to big-name schools with single-digit acceptance rates. I can attest that Ivy League schools and their competitors offer truly excellent …

Ivy League

Be the Most Persuasive Person In the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Leadership

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Harvard Business School

Meet ‘Alice’: The First AI Platform For Business-Building (Lady) Bosses

Meet ‘Alice’:<p><b>The First AI Platform For Business-Building (Lady) Bosses</b><p>In a world where many complain about the lack of resources for women in …

We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs

When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded funding and why. But it’s difficult to obtain VCs’ unvarnished comments, given that they are uttered …

Women Entrepreneurs

Where College Seniors Are Falling Short

Parents rejoice: 2017 is shaping up to be another healthy year for college hiring.<p>The latest forecast from the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that employers expect to hire 5% more graduates than they brought on last year, the eighth year in a row that companies say they are …

College & University

5 Myths about female entrepreneurs I’m delighted to bust as the only male in a 3-member founding team

Lior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co<p>Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com<br>More<p>Ronit …

Startups

Borger: All the President's friends: worried

<b>(CNN) —</b> A telling story: There is a friend of President Donald Trump's, who has known him for years -- and has defended him for just as long -- who now says he can't quite do it anymore. "I always thought that once he understood the weight of the office, he would rise to the occasion," this friend …

Donald Trump

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can (and should) work into our everyday lives. They’re accessible …

Entrepreneurship

Having 7 separate streams of income means I never stop earning money

If you read many stories about entrepreneurship, you've probably noticed that most entrepreneurs have multiple streams of income.<p>Mostly by design, business owners go to great lengths to make sure they have money coming in from all directions – or, as some might say, "making sure their eggs aren't …

Wealth

Why LinkedIn Is About to Become Scary Good

With its recent unveiling of some new, data-driven user engagement tools, LinkedIn is setting the stage to become an indispensable tool in B2B sales and marketing.<p>If you are still not convinced of the power of LinkedIn for sales and marketing, listen to this announcement about the platform's …

Lead Generation