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8 Ways to Win Over Everyone in the Office, According to Experts

Your time spent at work will benefit immediately.<p>Is it possible to like everyone in your office? Think about how tough it is to get together 15 …

Careers

Here's the No. 1 Thing You Must Do on LinkedIn in 2018

A market correction is coming, this one simple step could save your career.<p>With over 500 million users, you likely know what LinkedIn is and have a profile on the site. Unfortunately, many users of the platform feel a sense of unease about it. For good reason. Unlike other social media sites, this …

What Career Changers Wish They Knew Before Making The Switch

From ignoring one’s inner critic to acknowledging the value of loose connections, here are some useful tips to consider before you make a professional move.<p>I was two years into my corporate law job when two of my bosses called me into a conference room. They told me I was underperforming and needed …

The 1 Question Burger King's CEO Asks Job Candidates Is Much Harder Than You Would Think

It's all about having the right attitude.<p>To be honest, I'm a bigger fan of McDonald's than Burger King. But, when Burger King's CEO Daniel Schwartz talks, I listen. (After all, he turned things around for his restaurant chain, and brought it to the same league as McDonald's.)<p>In a<i>New York Times</i> …

How To Come Back From Being Fired

There are major differences between quitting a job, being laid off, and being fired.<p>When you give notice, you (ideally) have more control over your …

Employment

This simple, surprising mental trick will improve your life, according to Steve Jobs

Everybody knows Steve Jobs, and most people are aware that his incredibly unique (and often controversial) mindset paved the way for big success at …

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like Steve Wozniak about what it took to build computer hardware. …

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and one of tech's most influential investors.</b>• <b><br>Instead of a business education, he pursued his master's degree in philosophy.</b>• <b><br>He told us that the analytical thinking skills he learned have made him a better investor and entrepreneur.</b><p>When students …

6 Career-Ending Mistakes You Should Never Do on the Job

Unless, of course, you're looking to get fired.<p>There's more than enough advice out there about what you should do when you land a job and want to …

Job Interview? Know How to Answer These Tough Questions

They're common, but these tough interview questions get the best of candidates. Here's how to answer them.<p>Interviews can be equal parts awkward and scary if first impressions and on-the-spot witty thinking is not your forte.<p>Have no fear - it's totally normal.<p>In a survey by WayUp, a career platform …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

Are Your Co-Workers Driving You to Quit?

It's not just your boss who can drive you nuts. A host of factors can make co-workers unbearable.<p>Since we spend most of our time at work, it makes sense that we develop friendships with our colleagues. While these relationships might make you look forward to going into the office every day, friends …

The Workplace

3 Lessons You Will Probably Have to Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

You can have12 mentors and read a thousand books but there is rarely a painless path to success.<p>Ask any leading entrepreneur about the secrets to their success and you'll more than likely find that it's often the valuable lessons that come through hardships, trials and challenges that best serve …

The 1 Company Culture Rule 99% Of People Are Afraid To Follow, But Should

Company culture is created by following this 1 simple rule.<p>I believe we are experiencing a massive shift in how companies think about company culture.<p>Go back a few years, and it was all about novelties to draw top talent: big screen televisions, open work spaces, Ping-pong tables and baristas on …

Employees treasure this the most when it comes to job satisfaction

Compensation data and software company PayScale released new data on employee engagement, showing that “appreciation” is the thing employees value …

These 4 mind tricks will help you kill it at job interviews

Job interviews are a stressful situation where the stakes are high for you to deliver and impress. When you’re on edge in these make-or-break …

Employment

15 proven practices that will lead to better relationships

You’ve probably heard the adage that an organization’s greatest assets are its people. I’d like to take that one step further and share that, in my …

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

5 Harsh Realities of Work-Life Balance at an Early Stage Startup

1. The struggle is real<p>Many startups aim to accomplish lofty goals with minimal resources and a limited workforce, particularly in their early days. …

8 Bad Habits from College That Have No Place in the Real World

Whether you’re just starting out your first full-time job or in the middle of an internship, making a good impression is vital. If you are looking …

Careers

What to Do When You're Stuck in a Toxic Work Environment

Keep it light<p><i>Positivity! Via</i> <i>Giphy</i> <i>.</i><p>Work can be tough, especially when you’re walking into an environment that feels negative or draining. You have …

Happiness

Here's exactly how to ask for help finding a new job

• <b>Networking is a necessary part of the job search process.</b>• <b><br>The best people to email are those that know your skill-set — like former coworkers.</b>• <b><br>Reaching out to professionals in your desired industry can also lead to potential job listings.</b>• <b><br>It's important not to come across as annoying or rude when</b> …

Employment

90 Percent of Hiring Managers Surveyed Say This Interview Skill Makes Job Candidates Irresistible

Glassdoor recently surveyed 750 hiring decision makers to find out what they thought were the critical skills a job candidate should have.<p>Do a Google search on "interviewing skills" and you'll get 526,000 results on anything from dress and hygiene, body language, story-telling, and questions to ask …

8 Actions You Can Take to Be Happier at Work Without Changing Jobs

Tidying up your perspective and habits goes a long way toward preventing the stresses that plague modern life.<p>Regardless where you choose to work there will always be ups and downs. Sometimes the unfortunate happens, and that's okay. The important thing to note is what makes you happy and how you …

What One Wharton Professor Says About the Secret to Meaningful Work (And How to Find It)

Don't let others accomplishments determine your definition of a successful career.<p>"What do you have -- a job, a career, or a calling?" This was the question my colleagues and I were asked when Wharton professor Richard Shell stopped by Welltower (where I work) to talk about the keys to finding …

Your interviewers do talk about you after you leave the room — here are the most common things they say

• <b>Once a candidate leaves, interviewers discuss whether or not to move forward.</b>• <b><br>The most common things they say reflect your interviewing skills.</b>• <b><br>Some of these include "I have concerns about his/her interpersonal skills," or "Very wordy!"</b><p>Wouldn't it be great if you could hear what your job interviewers …

Employment

Why You Can't Rely On Your Company To Advance Your Career

There was a time, decades ago, when your company managed your career for you. Things were more static then. The company made plans for how you would advance in your career, and they provided what you needed to get there. Today, with tenure waning, global competition increasing, and work structures …

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