Mark Wagner

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Bob Dylan: When and why you should reinvent yourself

When he was a 20-year-old kid, nobody in New York really knew what to make of Bob Dylan.<p>He had come to the city about a year after dropping out of …

createanew

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

How to Prepare for a Panel

Compared with the nerve-wracking prospect of giving a lecture, presenting on a panel may seem to be a safer option. After all, you’re responding to targeted questions rather than monologuing, and you’re not the sole focus of audience attention.<p>But there are often hidden challenges when it comes to …

Public Speaking

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Graphic Design

Here’s what your resume should look like in 2018

Don’t ever take your parents’—or grandparents’—advice when writing your resume. That was my first mistake, just out of college. You naturally assume …

5 Tips to Acing Your Phone Interview

Fantastic resume submitted.<p><i>Check</i>.<p>Now, get ready for the phone to ring! Acing the first contact from a recruiter or hiring manager is just as …

Beat the Robots: How to Get Your Resume Past the System & Into Human Hands

Landing an interview for a position in a giant organization can feel impossible if you don’t have any personal connections. People often blame the …

Making Time for Networking as a Working Parent

Networks matter for career success. They help you find people who can assist you with projects, refer you to new employers, and make connections to new and bigger opportunities. In a famous study by Ronald Burt, people who made efforts to improve their networks were 42%–74% more likely to be …

1 Email Can Make New Hires Feel Like Part of Your Team Before They Even Start

Small gestures go a long way.<p>No matter how ready someone is to leave their job and how thrilled they are about a new opportunity, giving two weeks notice can be a draining and emotionally taxing experience. Even if all goes smoothly, it can take a lot out of a person--leaving them a little frazzled …

Employment

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

This is the smartest thing I’ve ever done in an interview

I studied my interviewer.<p>When I applied for my original substitute teaching job, it was because I needed a job and was comfortable around teenagers. …

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.<p>The growing disparity has become a source of frustration for …

College & University

How to Negotiate: Negotiation Tips to Get the Best Bargain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.</i><p>“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s …

How to Ask for a Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be nerve-wracking. But when you think you’re ready for the next step, it’s important to say so. How do you prepare for that conversation with your boss? What information should you have at the ready? And how exactly do you make your case?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“Asking for a …

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had worked for over 10 years at companies and were then let go. A number of them had been out of work for six months or more and were starting to get worried about …

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

Reinvigorate Your Career by Taking the Right Kind of Risk

Stephen Curry has built his NBA career on taking shots that others don’t: three-pointers from a crazy distance. Traditionally, defenders didn’t worry much about contesting these long-distance shots; there’s such a low likelihood they’ll actually make it into the basket. But the Golden State …

Why Practical Skills Will Matter More Than Your Degree In The New Economy

But the transition away from traditional credentials faces strong headwinds for now.<p>When Giancarlo Martinez applied a few years ago to be a web developer at Genome, a digital marketing firm in New York, he was confident that he had the ability. But he couldn’t help but wonder whether company …

Employment

Want To Be a Better Listener? Avoid Doing These 3 Embarrassing Things

Effective listening is a practice (and an art).<p>Listening is a lost art and an underappreciated practice. Most people prefer to talk. And living in a world full of mindless chatter makes everyone feel unheard.<p>The reason most people don't feel appreciated is due to poor communication. More …

Self-help

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: <i>How do I walk into the</i> …

Want to Be Irresistible to Hiring Managers? Do These 2 Things Immediately on LinkedIn

You can make recruiters come to you with this tip.<p>Everyone dreams of having a top employer contact them about a job opening. The constant rejection that comes with job search is so intense, when you finally get an email or a call from a hiring manager, there's a feeling of euphoria. This makes …

Employment

How Women Can Develop — and Promote — Their Personal Brand

We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. When your true talents are understood, it’s far more likely you’ll be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of …

Why Asking This 1 Question Will Get You a Job Much Faster

Finding a new job will be faster and easier when you take this important first step.<p>Hillary spent seven months in 2017 looking for a job. She didn't get any interviews. She was convinced there was something wrong with her. Her career confidence dwindled. I don't blame her for feeling this way. The …

Employment

7 ways to attract and retain a multigenerational workforce

Incentives can help attract a qualified workforce. But in a tight labor market, companies need to offer what potential employees value. Please refer …

When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men

The increase of women in the paid workforce was arguably the most significant change in the economy in the past century. In the U.S., women’s participation in the labor market has nearly doubled, from 34% of working age women (age 16 and older) in the labor force in 1950 to almost 57% in 2016. When …

Demographics

How to Get a Job Promotion or a Raise | The Art of Manliness

For many of you listening, getting a promotion or a raise is likely a goal for the coming year. But what’s the best approach to take to ensure this …

Why We Modeled Our Hiring Process on the NFL and NASA

What’s the best way to assess elite talent — those people you expect to play a critical role in your organization’s success? Most management experts would say in-depth interviews, reference-checking, and work sample reviews. Some forward-thinking companies might even use “auditions.”<p>But at Citadel …

Human Resources

Afraid Your New Boss Will Overwork You? Ask This 1 Question in the Interview to Find Out

This behavioral question will reveal what it really takes to succeed at a company.<p>While it's very important to prepare for an interview so you can sound confident and clear in your answers, one part of interview preparation that's often overlooked is what questions the job seeker should ask the …

Career Development