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13 Perks You Wouldn't Think You Could Negotiate -- But You Can

Dear Liz,<p>I am excited! I got a job offer last Friday. I like the job description a lot. The salary offer is just okay. The pay is a little low for my level of experience.<p>My hiring manager “Lou” knows his offer is somewhat low.<p>When I said “I’m really committed to getting the $80K salary target you …

Employment

4 Tips for Getting Your First Job Out of College

Graduating college students should start working on landing their first jobs well before graduation.The summers between sophomore and junior years offer great opportunities for internships or jobs in the field where you hope to work. If you did not do that, or those efforts did not result in an …

Employment

Why It’s Okay if You Don’t Get a Pay Raise With Your New Job

<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> …

Employment

Can You Succeed in a Workplace Where You Aren't a Culture Fit?

It's extremely difficult to succeed in an environment - any environment - where you don't share the values of the people and organization you work with.<p><i>Can employees succeed in the workplace even when they're not a natural cultural fit? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share</i> …

The Workplace

Job Security Is Disappearing -- What Does It Mean For You?

When I was a kid, the adults around me would get a job and keep the job for ten or twenty years. It was very unusual for someone to change jobs.<p>Then corporations started shedding layers of management. Jobs started to move offshore, and outsourcing became popular.<p>When I entered the working world it …

Startups

An entrepreneur who has hired over 1,000 people shares his 10 best pieces of advice to land the job

There's nothing like trying to find your first job. Whether you've just left university or you're searching straight from high school, it can feel like you're sending your CV into the void.<p>You might start feeling like it's pointless going up against so many people who have a lot more experience …

Employment

Five Job Search Moves That Make You Look Desperate

Job-hunting is a lot like dating.<p>When you’re job-hunting or when you’re dating, you don’t want to come from the place “Please, like me — I beg you!”<p>You can’t be needy as a job-seeker or a person on the dating scene.<p>It is a losing strategy in both arenas.<p>Dogs smell fear, and people are good at …

Employment

Good Mentor Is Hard to Find: What to Look for in a Mentor

Finding a mentor is a great way to give your career and your life a boost. The right mentor can help set you up for success by introducing you to …

Leadership

Getting People To Take You Seriously When You're Young

Credit: Pexels<p>Even though it has never been easier start up in the first place, there’s no doubt that most adults don’t take you seriously when you’re building a company and yet can’t even get into a bar. In my own experience building my company ThirdEye, I would oftentimes talk to another fellow …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks

Opportunities don't just fall into our laps, asking us simply to pick them up and run with them.<p>One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, is <i>Luck is when preparation meets opportunity</i>.<p>Sometimes during our career journey, we may feel “stuck” in a particular role or wonder why …

Self-improvement

Science Says This 1 Thing in Your LinkedIn Profile Will Make or Break Your Chances of Getting Hired

Studies show your first impression sticks.<p>Many LinkedIn users invest hours into making their profiles look professional. They scour the thesaurus looking for a verb to describe their work experience and they tediously list every professional accomplishment they've ever achieved.<p>Yet, many of those …

Employment

If You Have To Fake Your Emotions At Work, Research Shows You're Probably Going To Be Miserable

Do you regularly have to ‘fake’ having a good attitude at work? Do you have to consciously “act” or “put on a show” to display appropriate emotions at work? If you do, you’re probably a lot less happy with your job than those that don’t have to put on a show.<p>I’m not talking about the occasional day …

Emotional Intelligence

Oprah tells grads secrets to her success

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, and she just gave a group of college graduates a peek at her playbook.<p>Speaking at the Agnes Scott College commencement ceremony in Georgia on Saturday, Winfrey told the crowd that being "full of herself" propelled her career.<p>"I used …

Success

4 Ways to Focus Fiercely and Stress Less

Are there things you're striving for that you can let go of so you can focus more fiercely on the things you care about most?<p>You want to build a career that supports your life. And build a life that supports your career. And hope that both ultimately support your <i>happiness</i>.<p>That's what I'm after, …

Happiness

7 Things We Wish Someone Told Us About Startups

Meet Our Experts<p>Jamie Hooker, Director of Talent - SeatGeek<br>• Mitch Babineaux, Talent Manager - LiveLike<br>• Rachel Livingston, Director of Operations - …

How to Showcase Those All-Important Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership skills are one of the most important traits to showcase on your resume. Unfortunately, it’s one of those skills that everyone claims to …

Employment

Watch for These 10 Signs of Burn Out to Know if You're Giving Too Much at the Office

There's a new type of workaholism: the 'work martyr'.<p>Today being "crazy busy" is a way of life. Americans are taking less vacation time than ever before not only to show dedication, but also to simply keep up with the demands they face.<p>This pressure to stay competitive combined with the 24/7, …

The Workplace

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

Meaningful Work Is The Key To A Purposeful Life

Finding meaningful work is now harder than ever. With trends that come and go like the summer’s breeze, you can find yourself working on something …

Motivation

6 Proven Strategies To Rebound From Failure

Long before Arianna Huffington launched Huffington Post, 36 publishers rejected her second book. Before Walt Disney built Disneyland, he was told he lacked creativity. Bill Gates’ first company was a disaster, with a product that barely worked.<p>Nobody wants to fail, but even the brightest and most …

Self-improvement

This is exactly what you should say in a job interview if you were fired from your last one

When we're waiting to go into a job interview, we have questions we hope come up and other ones we hope to avoid.<p>Maybe you've rehearsed your answers over and over again, and you're super confident in some more than others. Or maybe you have something to hide.<p>Sometimes the reason you're looking for …

Employment

Too many people make the same mistake after bombing a job interview

A friend of mine told me he almost always arranges a second date — even if the first didn't go so well.<p>The logic being that maybe the person was having a bad day, or maybe they were nervous, and maybe — just maybe — their true, wonderful self will shine through the second time around.<p>When it comes …

Employment

5 Things to Remember When You're Embarrassed to Ask for Help

It's hard to ask for help. But keeping these things in mind makes it a little easier.<p>Whether you're afraid someone will laugh at you for being incompetent, or you can't admit to yourself that you don't have it all handled, asking for help can be hard.<p>It can be embarrassing too--especially if you …

Self-improvement

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

Self-improvement

The 1 Secret All Millennials Need to Know About Personal Development

Pay attention if you want success, happiness, and fulfillment<p>Unlike previous generations, Millennials are faced with unique social and economic pressures that impact personal growth. There is no single blueprint for success, happiness, and a stable career, and the old mentalities of Gen Xers no …

Self-improvement

Discover How To Reinvent Your Career From The Inside Out

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>At some point in their careers, most people will find themselves at a crossroads. They’re not sure where they want to take their careers, but they’re unhappy, and intuitively feel that it’s time to make a move.<p>Take Michelle Johnson, my consulting partner and network …

SWOT analysis

How to Ace Your Next Telephone Interview and Make a Great First Impression

As a stellar would-be employee, you want to sail through the interview process. But before you think that all you need is a knockout résumé and a …

Employment

5 Things That Make Your Resume Unreadable

The goal of writing is always to articulate your point <i>clearly</i>—and that’s true whether you’re penning a novel, a company blog post, or your own …

Employment

How to Prepare for a Remote Job Interview

There’s also prep work that’s unique to a telecommuting interview that you must not overlook.<p>There are questions you should ask, others you should …

Employment