Simon Caruana

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12 Essentials For Your Glovebox

Snap-On Glove Box Organizer<p>Fully a dozen assorted pockets make this one of the most useful tools Snap-On makes. Trim enough to fit in any sized glove …

How to Conduct an Effective Interview With No Preparation Whatsoever

When you ask candidates to prove their greatest strengths, you're able to conduct one-half of an effective interview. The other half is comparing this to the actual work that needs to be done.<p>Imagine at the start of an interview being asked to describe your three greatest strengths. What would you …

9 Weird Things That Happen to Millennials in Interviews

Millennials confess to their job interview experiences. It isn't always pretty.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Once in a while, a job interview can go swimmingly.<p>On the other hand, many job interviews can be both terrifying and …

Why You May Look Bad on LinkedIn and Not Even Know It

Everyone needs a LinkedIn profile today. However, most people are filling them out wrong--and it's hurting their career opportunities.<p>If you didn't already know, LinkedIn is the new résumé. No, you can't toss your résumé out just yet. But eventually, we won't need it. Why? LinkedIn is the No. 1 …

The One Interview Question You Should Always Ask, but No One Ever Does

Here's how to find out what job candidates don't want to tell you.<p>You're interviewing someone for a key position, and you like what you see. This person's experience and demeanor, and the conversations you've had so far, indicate that he or she is a perfect fit for the job and your company.<p>On the …

Incredible Things You Never Knew About the Myers-Briggs Test

The world's most popular personality test has a fascinating, little-known history.<p>Long before introvert became a fashionable way to self-identify, long before the concept of a personality "profile" became a norm for realms like online dating, there was the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, otherwise …

How to Measure and Maximize Quality of Hire

There's no magic to hiring great people. It starts by figuring out what the best people do differently than everyone else doing the same work.<p>I've given half a dozen talks in the past few weeks to more than 1,000 recruiters. They all complained they couldn't measure quality of hire until the person …

Why Toxic Employees Can Cost Your Company More Than $12,000

Your business will actually save more money by not hiring a toxic person than by hiring an extremely talented one, according to new research from Harvard Business School.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Fiscal Times.</i><p>We all have those colleagues who criticize you to co-workers behind your back, make …

5 Common Resume Items That Aren't as Impressive as You Think

When in doubt, leave these out.<p>Sending out your resume always involves playing a little game of psychological roulette with whoever is on the receiving end. "What can I do," I always ask myself, "to craft a document that will be so irresistible that the hiring manager will have no choice but to …

This 30-Minute Team-Building Exercise Can Transform Your Business

How to improve your team's mutual trust and respect to achieve bigger goals.<p>Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year trying to recruit the "perfect" employee. Leaders obsess over getting top performers to join their teams. However, when you build a team of superstars, you also create a …

4 Telltale Signs You Should Absolutely Not Hire Someone

Ever hire someone and then regretted it? Here's how to keep that from ever happening again.<p>It's happened to every leader. You hire a new employee. You have high hopes that he or she will be a solid contributor to your organization. But things don't work out that way. A few months later, you are …

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Hiring

You can't throw a résumé these days without hitting a disciple of cultural fit. But is the obsession with compatibility focused on the right things?<p>James Hartsell and Bryan Delaney have a lot in common. Both are North Carolina natives, they shared a room in college, and each has a degree in …

5 Questions Guaranteed to Weed Out Bad Job Candidates

Here are some of the best interview questions to find the best talent.<p>You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new to the team, they're a new "moving part" …

10 Boneheaded Resume Mistakes That Guarantee You Won't Get the Job

A former Google recruiter says including these things on your resume makes it easy to hire someone else.<p>Google is one of the most sought-after employers in the United States. The company received three million resumes during the year that Scott Bacon worked there as a recruiter (between September …

Productivity

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

This is the Right Way To Tie Your Running Shoes

Blisters be gone<p>On the top of all running shoes, there are these extra lace holes way at the top that almost no one uses. Turns out, they're made for looping your laces back, and tightening the top so your feet don't shuffle around inside. File this under things I wish I'd learned a decade ago.<p>Lace …

Before You Buy New Running Shoes, Check This Site

Designed for the die-hard fans of one particular sneaker model, the ShoeKicker search engine finds the best price available on the Internet<p>Want to …

Should you walk or run for exercise? Here's what the science says.

<i>Welcome to</i> Dear Julia<i>, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from the science of hangovers to the mysteries of back pain. Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and</i> …

Walking

5 Beginner Running Injuries (and How to Avoid Each)

From plantar fasciitis to runner’s knee to iliotibial band syndrome, don’t let these common discomforts that plague new runners sideline you<p>If you’re …

The Ultimate Marathon Playlist

Crafting the perfect marathon playlist for 26.2 miles is no easy feat!<p>I organize my playlist with slow music first. I want to start slower than my …

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The Best Alternative Workout for Every Type of Athlete

Whether your sport is swimming or cycling, running or yogi, tackling these cross-training activities can strengthen your primary sport<p>Finding the …

Why People Who Take Notes All the Time Are More Likely To Be Successful

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

This hack turns Facebook Messenger into a stalkers' dream

You’re no doubt aware that Facebook shares your location with friends, but what you probably didn’t realize is how precise that data is or how easy it is to extract from the service.<p>Aran Khanna, a student developer in Cambridge, MA, has created a Chrome extension that grabs location data from …

How to Know If He's Lying to You About Cheating

Polygraph and body-language experts reveal the six signs his story's not legit.<p>You’ve got a feeling your significant other is up to no good. But even if your intuition is right, changes are he’s not going to answer your prompts with, “Yes, dear, I am cheating on you.” So short of hooking him up to …

Vacation Deprived? Beware the Risks to Your Work, Life, Health, and Relationships

When was the last time you took a vacation? Your answer may literally be life threatening.<p>When was the last time you took a vacation? For me, it was October 2013 when I spent a week in a Cape Cod cottage staring out at the autumn ocean and slowly recovering from a bad case of burnout. In other …

The world's coolest caravans and RVs

The Tribeca<p>Carapod Nomad<p>Freelander RV<p>The Opera<p>"A Celebration of Caravanning"<p>The DIY version

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

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