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Speak Up, Introverts! How to Get Your Voice Heard in Meetings

Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's tough to be an introvert sometimes. I'm speaking from experience here, being a proud member of that less-socially-brash clan myself. One of the toughest situations to be in as an introvert is the company meeting. Meetings are necessary – they're how collaboration happens, how people stay informed. But for introverts, meetings can also be super stressful. It can be hard enough to speak up in more casual group settings. During ...

Resume Storytelling Strategies That Attract Recruiters

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Building a storytelling resume isn't about holding story time to lull the reader to sleep. Instead, storytelling resumes are akin to miniature action movies. They include a beginning, a middle, and an end – or "rising action," "climax," and "falling action" in storytelling terms. The problem with most resumes is that they leap from rising action (challenge + action) to falling action (result), omitting the climax along the way. For example, in ...

How to Overcome the Fear of Asking Questions During an Interview

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Asking questions is a critical part of any job interview. Yet despite the fact that asking questions is a relatively mundane activity in daily life, many of us find the prospect of posing questions during an interview stressful. Perhaps it makes you feel self-conscious, or maybe you're worried you might look clueless to the interviewer. Whatever the reason, people often feel petrified of asking questions during job interviews. However, we all ...

All by Myself: How to Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gig workers now make up 34 percent of the American workforce, and that number is expected to reach 43 percent by 2020, according to a recent report from CNN Money. However, many of these workers struggle to maintain their well-being. Life in the gig economy is quite different from traditional employment, posing new sets of challenges for ...

The New World of Social Media: What Should You Be Sharing?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Social media used to be fun. We could use it to stay connected with friends and family around the world. We could even expand our friend circles by meeting new people and rekindling old connections. For example, social media helped me reconnect with friends who date back to kindergarten. Before the internet, this would have been much more difficult. Fast forward to today. Social media feel less purposeful ...

Shake Like You Mean It!

Friday, March 09, 2018

The handshake is a lost art. We fist-bump, high-five, chest-bump, give thumbs up, kiss cheeks, hug, and wave – but our etiquette has so devolved that shaking hands is now rare. The handshake may be forgotten by many, but it's not obsolete, nor is it extinct by any means. It is still the way professionals greet each other. It's also great when you're making a first impression to convert a stranger ...

What It Really Means to Be 'Overqualified'

Friday, March 09, 2018

It doesn't make any sense: You work your whole career learning skills and gaining experience, only to one day have a hiring manager say you are "overqualified." You wonder what that really means. You meet the qualifications and requirements. How is that a bad thing? Below are some of the reasons why hiring managers may label you overqualified, as well as some advice on

3 Actions to Take When Coworkers Can't Co-Work

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Article by Simon Slade Business owners, entrepreneurs, managers – anyone in charge of a team – will be required to mediate conflict at some point in their career. Even if your team has great rapport, there will come a time when two or more colleagues can't see eye to eye. Mediation is not a responsibility one can take lightly. Unresolved conflicts don't only affect the involved parties – they affect the ...

The 3 'Mini-Habits' of Productive People

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Have you ever wanted to change the way your work impacts your life? If so, you're not alone. At VitalSmarts, we recently asked more than 800 people this same question. We found that three out of four people have wanted to be more productive, less stressed, and more present. Despite this prevailing desire to change the way work impacts our ...

12 Ways to Connect With Your Community During Your Job Search

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

For some job seekers, attending an organized networking event is like meeting your future in-laws for the first time. In other words: It's downright frightening. One job seeker once told me she always hyperventilates before she goes to such an event. Perhaps you feel similar symptoms of dread when you have to attend organized networking events. It's understandable if you do. At these events, you're expected to engage in ...

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Spring-Clean Your Career

Monday, March 19, 2018

Focus on fine-tuning three key professional competencies this month and watch your career capital soar.

Stop Work Burnout Before It Starts

Friday, March 16, 2018

By taking a few simple steps now, you can avoid a lot of pain later on.

How to Stay in Work Mode During March Madness

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Feeling distracted at your desk? You're not alone. Here's how to stay focused during the NCAA tournament.

3 Questions You Must Be Prepared to Answer in a Job Interview

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How to reframe difficult questions to provide compelling, winning answers.

Tips to Minimize Age Bias in Hiring

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What you can do to improve your chances of being hired.

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The job interview is your chance to evaluate the opportunity.

3 Ways Your Phone Is Hurting Your Leadership Ability

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Your phone use may be damaging your business relationships.

Are You Ready for a 'Busy Boycott'?

Monday, March 05, 2018

Sometimes, doing less can actually lead to much more in business and in life.

The Older Job Seeker's 3-Step Makeover Plan

Friday, March 02, 2018

Appearances matter in a job search.

Is Work Putting Your Health at Risk?

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The price tag on your peace of mind and happiness is invaluable.

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