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6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

The day I landed my job at Google was the day I decided to pay forward all the help I received on reworking my resume.<p>After going through many resumes, I want to share what I learned in hopes that it helps more people get their dream jobs.<p>My biggest realization? We don’t think <i>like psychologists</i>. <i></i>And …

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Language

I’ll Tell You How To Be Confident Without The Self-Help BS: You Just Do It.

One of the most popular topics on blogs right now is content about how to have more confidence. It’s driving me bonkers! I’m unsure what the …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

How To Avoid The Most Common 'Awkward Conversation' Mistakes

Making conversation seems easy enough on the surface. You talk and they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward …

10 research-proven tricks that make you look smarter than you are

It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart …

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

Mental Health

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Emotional Intelligence

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

11 Clever Life Hacks Anyone Who's Anxious Needs To Know

Everyone experiences some level of anxiety from time to time, but if you're someone who is always anxious AF, you're likely always on the hunt for …

Science Explains Why Chocolate May Be the Key to a More Successful Career | Inc.com

If the tantalizing taste wasn't reason enough for you to go crazy over chocolate, then here is another one. A team of researchers in Rome discovered there is a clear link between ingestion of a pure element (cocoa flavonoids) found in chocolate and cocoa and improved cognitive brain function.<p>The …

Holistic Medicine

This Hiring Manager Found Just 1 Interview Question Brilliantly Reveals All | Inc.com

She knows if she's going to hire you in just 30 minutes -- or probably even less.<p>Though 30 minutes of face time interviewing a candidate is not ideal, that's all Jess Greenwood can usually squeeze in. The senior vice president at RG/A co-leads the advertising agency's strategy practice across the …

Employment

7 essential tips to avoid the 'lifestyle creep' that keeps you from building wealth

I did all kinds of things in college to save money. I ate absurd amounts of ramen noodles, as it was an extremely cheap form of calories. I lived in a tiny apartment with as many as seven other people to get rent well below the $100 per month line. I went to all kinds of on-campus events mostly …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Psychology

11 Wholesome Pet Comics That Will Make Your Heart Explode

CRYING.

Safe-Space

A focus on goals rather than behaviour is creating workplace monsters

Rather than putting the time and effort into promoting self-control, many organisations continue to favour focusing on goals, irrespective of how …

Body language tips: How to make a good first impression - TODAY.com

My mother always warned me that you never have a second chance to make a good first impression. One day, I finally asked her, "How do you make a good one?" She smiled, looked at me, and said, "Good question — I don't know what to tell you except look nice and have good posture!"<p>Being the nerd I was …

Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar | Men’s Health

6 Ways Eating Too Much Sugar Messes With Your Entire Body​<p>​That piece of cake does damage beyond the scale<p>Getty Images<p>It’s no secret that Americans love sugar. It’s everywhere, and even in places you wouldn’t expect—everything from sandwich breads to granola bars are packed with the sweet …

Too many people make a career mistake that lets their dream job pass them by

This harsh wake-up call comes courtesy of Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew, coauthors of "The New Rules of Work." The book distills the most important lessons Cavoulacos and Minshew have learned as COO and CEO, respectively, of careers advice and job listings site The Muse.<p>Unfortunately, …

Employment

30 Surprisingly Common Interview Questions for the Ultimate Preparation

Whatever your prior situation, when you enter the interview room, you need to learn how to build your conversation will from nothing. Thus, for the …

Responding to Feedback You Disagree With

Maybe it’s your performance review. Or a 360-degree feedback report. Or (unsolicited) advice from a colleague. Maybe you got a dressing-down from an angry client. Or overheard the nickname your team has for you. Whatever it was, it was wrong. Off-base. Unfair. They don’t understand the situation. …

Hope & Expectation: The difference between Liverpool & disrespected Tottenham

They are categorically better than their more illustrious Premier League counterparts further down the table but don't command similar headlines<p><b>COMMENT</b><p>They shuffled out of Anfield muttering. “That’s five points we dropped against Bournemouth,” one said. “Bloody sh*te,” said another. This is the …

A Simple Step-by-Step Guide You Can Use to Deal With a Two-Faced Person | Inc.com

When it comes to your colleagues, you know that--while there are plenty of great ones you'll encounter throughout your working life--there are also plenty of annoying ones who will serve to make your time in the office that much tougher.<p>One of the worst (aside from the person whose lunch diet seems …

Self-help

Asking This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Someone's Personality | Inc.com

You're in the break room with a new co-worker you don't know very well, and that person strikes up a conversation. You're a little guarded, and on top of that, you're an introvert. Is this someone you can trust enough to want to build a connection? How can you tell?<p>As it turns out, science has got …

Psychology

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People | Inc.com

Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible.<p>Here's what you <i>are</i> responsible for, and what you</i> …

Happiness