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If you're using LinkedIn like a digital résumé, you're doing it all wrong

In fact, 87% of recruiters leverage LinkedIn to find high quality candidates.<p>This is great news for us because it means that, with the right set up, your LinkedIn profile can become a passive lead generator for new opportunities.<p>However, if your profile looks like everyone else's, your chances of …

The 50 best companies to work for in America

Finding the perfect job can be tough — it can often mean choosing between great benefits, a big paycheck, and doing something you're passionate about. But if you work at the right place, you don't have to choose.<p>Business Insider teamed up with PayScale, a compensation software and data company, to …

Employment

Your Lead Architect Doesn't Really Understand Microservices

A few months ago, I was asked to review an infrastructure diagram for an application that would use a “microservices” architecture.<p>“I only see one …

14 Items That Will Make You Loathe The Airport A Little Less

Just when you thought TSA pre-check was your golden ticket.<p>A trip to the airport is typically filled with dread, anxiety and a great deal of stress. So many things can go wrong -- weather delays, unpredictably long lines, no available outlets -- and for the most part, travelers have little control …

Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service

In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a …

How The World's Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion

Pearson was already the biggest education company in the world. Now its education business is getting even bigger. In the past several weeks, the company has sold off its two major media brands, the <i>Financial Times</i> (for $1.3 billion) and <i>The Economist</i> (for about $730 million).<p>This move is part of a …

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

Foodies

5 stocks everyone in their 30s should own

You might think that your younger years are a great time to roll the dice on "it" stocks like Tesla Motors and Netflix, but that's simply not the case.<p>Instead, here are five stocks our analysts feel could provide 30-somethings with outstanding long-term results.<p>John Maxfield: If there's one stock …

Spigen unveils affordable new Apple Watch stand and protective solutions from classic case lines

As lucky early adopters get their hands on the world’s first Apple Watches, Spigen has unveiled a collection of accessories designed to hold and protect them. The lineup includes the most aggressively-priced metal stand we’ve seen from any company, as well as affordable protectors that can keep an …

8 Leadership Steps To Transform Your Customer Experience Culture (And Day To Day Customer Service)

Here are 8 things that are important to get right as a leader if you’re intent on transforming your customer experience and the culture that supports and sustains it.<p><b>1. Stand For The Right Thing.</b> Does every employee know what your company stands for? Make sure your organizing principle is …

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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

How to Build a Community-Based Support Model: A Webinar with Ian White

By Shannon DiGregorio Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable.<p>Last week we were lucky enough to have Ian White, manager of support at …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

13 Things Your Resume Writer Won’t Tell You

Want to hire someone to polish up your old resume so you can land your next great job? Think it’ll be as simple as handing over a list of job titles, …

7 Steps to Writing a Resume That Beats Application Tracking Systems

Search through millions of job board postings and classified ads? <i>Check.</i><p>Update your resume? <i>Check.</i><p>Fill out the online application? <i>Check.</i><p>Hit ‘submit’ …

The 20 Least Stressful Employers In America

We recently released our second annual list of the 50 Best Employers In America, based on exclusive data from PayScale. The companies that made this list know the value of a stress-free environment — or as close to stress-free as it can get, anyway — as a means of producing happy workers.<p>Companies …

Eight Things A Resume Won't Tell You

“If I never had another stack of resumes to review in this lifetime, I’d be happy as a clam,” said Cherie, a Marketing manager. “I’m so tired of reading through endless lists of dry-as-dust skills, tasks and duties, I’d be thrilled never to have to do it again. After all, what do I care exactly …

How To Give Difficult Feedback

For most of his career, Thomas D'Aunno has been studying how people give one another feedback. As a professor of health policy and management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, he focuses on health care, where the failure to give or take feedback can have life or death …

Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country

<b>1. Criminal Justice</b><p>We all know the U.S. criminal justice system is flawed, but few are likely aware of just how bad it is compared to the rest of the world. The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age). That's …

Six Ways To Be An Amazing Public Speaker

If your list of career resolutions for 2014 doesn’t include, “Improve public speaking skills,” maybe it should. Public speaking can help you make contacts, get funding for a new enterprise or promote a cause you care about. And if you do it well, people will pay you a speaker’s fee, which can be an …

10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

11 Extremely Successful People Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

For people running large organizations, that can be the case nearly every day. Many manage the chaos with a variety of techniques and hacks that increase their effectiveness and reduce their workloads.<p>LinkedIn asked more than 60 of its influencers to share the best productivity hack they've …

It's Time: 7 Important Signs Somebody Needs To Be Fired

I’ve spoken with a few executives over the past week who are agonizing over whether or not to fire someone. I suspect they all decided to wait till after the holidays, and now that diversion has run its course.<p>It’s awful to fire people. It’s the most difficult thing most managers will ever have to …

Working With Content Frameworks: How to Build Epic Content Fast

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

Rule #1 Of The Customer Service Experience, And Of Business Success

Here’s rule #1 of the customer experience, and a central principle of successful business.<p><b>The customer is at the center of the customer’s universe.</b><p>It’s hard, but necessary, to drill this reality into your staff–not just once, but as often as every day–and to keep it in mind, in good times and bad, …

This Is The Internal Grading System Google Uses For Its Employees — And You Should Use It Too

The OKR system came from Intel. Google took to OKRs pretty much immediately and has been using it ever since.OKRs are a simple way to create structure for companies, teams, and individuals. Even if your company doesn't use OKRs, they can be helpful in your personal life, or for yourself at …

Employment

Success Story: How Do You Make Your Blog Pay? Eight Hints From A Profit-Making Blogger

<b>Hero Brown</b> launched her Muddy Stilettos website in 2011, after moving from London to rural Buckinghamshire and finding that reliable information on the best restaurants, walks, boutiques, hotels, day trips and events in her area was thin on the ground. Brown, formerly a magazine editor and …

Ten Simple Steps to Change Your Life From Disappointment to Happiness

<b>Here it is, another day gone and another series of disappointments. How is it that life got so, well, disappointing?</b><p>It wasn’t like that before. When …