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Why You’re Not Really Working If You’re Home in Your Pajamas

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Workplace

Make Networking Work For You

In the early part of my career I thought networking was smarmy and unsavory. I tried to avoid it as much as I could, because I didn’t understand what …

Networking

You Shouldn’t Only Rely on Friends for Career Advice

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

Fall 1996. A young <b>Chris Fralic</b> is selling software for Oracle. He’s not sure what he wants to do next, but he’s always been curious about venture …

Networking

Think of Your Job Interview as a Performance and Rehearse It

You can have the tightest resume and the most impressive work history, but if you come across as awkward or unpleasant in a job interview, you’ll …

Career Development

16 interview mistakes people think will cost them the job — but won't

Considering all the advice about interviewing out there, you might feel you have to walk on eggshells when you're interviewing for a job.<p>Don't worry. Asking to reschedule your interview won't blow your chances. Nor will asking too many questions.<p>And, believe it or not, neither will showing up …

Career Development

7 Most Important Mindsets That Will Set You Up For Long-Term Success

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p>Your life is your creation. You have most things you need to shape …

Success

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

Time Management

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

The leaders of the biggest companies on the planet are always trying to figure out what to do with their time, and it seems they all have come to one conclusion: work.<p>Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the …

Elon Musk

5 Reasons You're Bombing Your Phone Screens

After actually submitting a job application, a phone screen is the first step in landing your dream job. Even though it's a short and simple process, …

Career Development

Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

Take it from an experienced recruiter: Making a great impression isn’t rocket science, but it’s easy to get wrong.<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it …

Career Development

How Being Super Prepared For Your Interview Can Still Cost You The Job

Overpreparing isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you might be missing the point.<p>Know how in the movies somebody struts into a job interview, sits back, rattles off tons of impressive information about the interviewer and the company, blows everyone away, and lands the job? Good luck doing that in …

Career Development

What does a bad interview sound like?

How can anybody know if they never gave one or even if they did, did the interviewer directly tell them so?? Of course you can get a certain idea but …

Career Development

5 Crafty Interview Questions Successful CEOs Always Ask

If you're vying to get an exciting job run by a brilliant CEO, you may have to answer some pretty tough questions. If you want to stand out you'll …

The 7 Questions Recruiters At Companies Like Amazon And Spotify Wish You Would Ask

Hiring managers like to talk about themselves, too.<p>You might only have a few minutes at the end of your interview to ask questions, but they matter more than you’d think. “The quality and thought that goes into the questions candidates ask weighs into my overall evaluation of fit for the role and …

Employment
Employment

5 Tips To Get Rid Of The Interview Jitters

<b>1. Socialize and meet new people</b><p>People skills don’t come naturally for everybody, and that's totally fine. It’s something that takes a lot of …

Career Development

Why Being Clueless Can Be a Great Thing

How hiring our first salesperson led me to recognize that cluelessness is at the heart of entrepreneurship.<p>We entrepreneurs can be clueless at times, and that is okay. In February, I interviewed candidates for the first sales position at my company, JotForm. I have never been a salesperson, and I …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be a Master Communicator

There are more ways to communicate with employees than ever. Make sure you know how to use them all.<p>Entrepreneurs need to communicate with investors, marketers, employees, influencers, programmers, customers and investors, among other people. All of these individuals have their own form of …

Leadership

7 Tips to Improve Your Prospects in an Interview

If you impress your interviewers, you'll improve your chances of landing the job you really want.<p>No matter how good your people skills may be, interviews are always a stressful time. You're meeting a group of people you're unfamiliar with; you don't know what they like or what they're looking for, …

Career Development

20 Tiny But Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

Self-improvement

9 Ways to Be Indispensable (That Never Appear on Performance Appraisals)

Many are solid. Some are outstanding. And a few--just a few--are indispensable. Here's how to know the difference.<p>Nearly every performance appraisal evaluates qualities like teamwork, attention to detail, dependability, creativity, leadership... those skills and attributes are basically a given. …

Leadership

4 Powerful Habits That Will Change Your Life

If we don’t learn good habits, life becomes more difficult. We have a choice: <i>Get hard on ourselves so life becomes easier, or get easy on ourselves</i> …

Self-improvement

People Who Do These 5 Things Seem More Professional

When you’ve finished spring-cleaning that overflowing closet of yours, shift your attention beyond the sweater you’re ready to part ways with. “You …

Employment
Time Management
Employment

9 Brutal Truths Every Millennial Looking for Job Needs to Hear

I say these things to help you.<p>So, you're a Millennial and you're looking for a job?<p>Well, chances are you're not just looking for a job--you're looking for a particular kind of job. You want something fulfilling. Something that's going to make you happy. Something that pays well, and most of all, …

Employment

What to say when the job interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

"Why should we hire you?" is one of the most common job-interview questions out there.<p>And, according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

Success