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    1. Future-Proofing Your Career

      Future-Proofing Your Career

      Sure, you have a solid career path and you're currently moving up on the ladder you've set for yourself. However, there's always a chance for things to go awry.

      This is why this particular excerpt from a Fast Company article really resonated with us:

      Too often, people hold out in the face of mounting evidence that it’s time to move on. And moving on often will mean literally moving to a new place. For now, mobility is essential, though technology may solve this problem in the future. The real challenge is to face what the data ...

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    2. Some Strategic Skills That You'll Need in Order to Survive Recession With Your Job Intact

      Some Strategic Skills That You'll Need in Order to Survive Recession With Your Job Intact

      The economy and job market is often a cycle of boom and bust. Your needs, however, are not.

      This piece from Business Insider shares some skills that we must acquire in order to keep our jobs even during trying economic conditions.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      Disruptive change is one of the most common challenges of a recession. Reorganizations, workforce reductions, and budget cuts are common and difficult to absorb. An organization that can quickly move from outdated habits and practices to new, more effective ways of doing things will be far more successful.

       To learn about the other 4 ...

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    3. What a Personality Map Has to do With Your Career

      What a Personality Map Has to do With Your Career

      Is your personality a match for your dream job? This piece from Mind Body Green tackles this small conundrum. 

      Here's an excerpt:

      Our happiness at work is about more than just, well, our happiness. It also affects productivity and output, making it a topic worth investing in for brands. Even with more brands and companies adding corporate health and wellness programs, happiness and satisfaction at work can start with finding a job that fits you in terms of more than just your skill set.

      The rest of the fascinating piece has a lot more nuggets of wisdom to pass ...

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    4. Why Choosing a Career Path Can Be the Most Difficult Decision You'd Ever Have to Make

      Why Choosing a Career Path Can Be the Most Difficult Decision You'd Ever Have to Make

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Longwood University website. It’s titled Choosing a Career Path is Hard, But Why? 

      It offers some enlightening perspectives on a question that a lot of us dread. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy: 

      Your first job or career path might not be the right one, and that’s okay. The important thing is to take the plunge and give your career a chance.

      To find out more about these ideaslook into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    5. When employers stalk: How cleaning up your social media profile can help the job hunting process

      When employers stalk: How cleaning up your social media profile can help the job hunting process

      More and more employers are looking at social media profiles to learn about potential candidates. There is certainly a lot to be learned about a person from the series of tweets they post over the years, what memes and articles they choose to share on Facebook, the slice-of-life moments they share on Instagram. Oftentimes, it says a lot more than what is on a carefully-curated resume. 

      And while many people may think that the best thing to do is just to keep all social media accounts private from the prying eyes of their future employers, this post on Affordable Colleges ...

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    6. Tech-Savvy? Here are Some Professions You Try to Get Into Where You Can Make Full Use of It

      Tech-Savvy? Here are Some Professions You Try to Get Into Where You Can Make Full Use of It

      Found this piece by Nate Vickery from HR Tech Weekly and thought that it might be able to help a few of our readers out. It’s called 5 Ways to Leverage Your Tech Skills to Kick-Start a Wealthy Career.

      It shares some fascinating possibilities. Here’s one of them:

      Speaking of lucrative callings, one of the most lucrative industries in the world is, naturally, the financial sector. Concretely, tech-savvy professionals with adequate coding experience can find numerous lucrative opportunities in the Forex market, and build proprietary software for leading brands.

      To read about more opportunities, give the rest of ...

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    7. Insider Insights on the Recruitment Business

      Insider Insights on the Recruitment Business

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Fast Company. It’s titled What Recruiters Really Think About When They Interview Candidates.

      It offers some really interesting ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Unreturned phone calls, poor manners, and clumsy interviews will all hurt your chances of moving on to the next round. Hiring managers and recruiters will bite their tongues, fighting back the desire to say, “We just don’t like you,” says Molad. However, take it from us: You must really dazzle if you’d like to make up for a rocky first ...

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    8. Crafting a Resume That'll Help You Land The Job of Your Dreams

      Crafting a Resume That'll Help You Land The Job of Your Dreams

      Here's a compelling article from the Inc. It's called How to Create a Winning Resume

      It makes some interesting points. Here’s one that’s particularly fascinating:

      Rather than saying you managed a small team, talk about what benefits you brought by being a manager. How did business operations improve? Was there an increase in revenue and ROI?

      When my company undergoes the hiring process, we look for measurable data to back up applicants' claims. Data is more effective than generalized statements because it adds truth to what you're saying. Take advantage of any information you have ...

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    9. Learning On-The-Job in the Most Efficient Way Possible

      Learning On-The-Job in the Most Efficient Way Possible

      Interested in growth hacking your career? This Life Hack piece might just be what you need. It's called How to Learn at Work in the Most Effective Way and it's got some really thought-provoking talking points.

      In it, career coach and workplace strategist, Ami Au-Yeung share some perceptive insightsHere’s one that we just couldn't resist but share: 

      Once you’ve identified your learning objective, you can find stretch assignments or projects that can facilitate your learning.

      For example, if you’ve identified that building relationships is a skill that you’d like to enhance, you ...

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    10. Getting Your Voice Heard

      Getting Your Voice Heard

      Tifa Ong is on-point with some of her perspectives in this piece for Mindvalley. It's called 3 Ways to Use Your Voice So People Listen and we really enjoyed it.

      She makes some really well-thought-out points here. Here's one that really resonated with us:

      Confrontation raises people’s defenses against you – ‘carefrontation’ melts people’s walls down. 

      Confronting starts with what’s wrong – carefronting begins with what you care about your listeners.

      If you want more, give the full article a read at the website linked below…

       

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    11. Learning Fast Is Key to Moving Up

      Learning Fast Is Key to Moving Up

      Here's a compelling article from Mind Valley. It's called 3 Reasons Why You Need to Double Your Learning Speed. 

      In it, Khairie Apirin shares some interesting perspectivesHere’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking: 

      When it comes to speed learning, many fall into one of two camps; those that believe that it’s too difficult, and those that believe it’s so simple they can do it themselves.

      The truth is, it’s a bit of both.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

       

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    12. Why Management Might Not Be For Some People Even if They're Great Performers

      Why Management Might Not Be For Some People Even if They're Great Performers

      Here's a compelling article from Inc. It's called A High Performer Will Not Always Become a Great Manager, and Companies Need to Get Rid of This Tired Career Progression.

      In it, Robert Glazer shares some fascinating advice. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      While it seems like a natural career progression, transitioning a person into a management role is asking them to do an entirely different type of job. It means shifting from being valued based on your individual production, to being evaluated on how you develop a team and lead others. A person can be talented ...

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    13. Putting Extrinsic Motivation to Good Use

      Putting Extrinsic Motivation to Good Use

      Came across this interesting piece from Life Hack. It's called 5 Ways to Make the Best Use of Extrinsic Motivation.

      It offers us some fascinating points of view. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      The point I’m trying to get across is that external motivation does quite well in certain situations and with certain people. It can be used to spring ourselves into action or make others do what we want them to. It can also yield rather predictable outcomes.

      What’s more—it’s not shameful to be driven by extrinsic rewards. Of course, the internal ones are ...

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    14. Advice for a Running Start in Your Career

      Advice for a Running Start in Your Career

      This article from The Business Insider caught our interest. The author calls it 4 Smart Things I Did During College to Kickstart my Dream Career.

      It offers us some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      I found that the best way to learn about job openings was through the connections I made by going on informational interviews. When an assistant or editor position opens up, the first candidates considered are usually recommendations from staff or contacts of the hiring manager.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

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    15. What Millennials in the Workplace Can Do to Stand Out

      What Millennials in the Workplace Can Do to Stand Out

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Forbes. It's a timeless article from 2 years ago from New York Times Bestselling author Dan Schawbel that's just as relevant today.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      One of the important lessons this economy has taught us is that not taking risks is risky. There is so much out of our control and if we just keep doing what we did yesterday, we can’t get ahead. By taking a risk, you are putting yourself in a position to learn, whether you succeed or fail. You ...

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    16. Job Interview Prep Suggestions That'll Help You Get Hired on the Spot

      Job Interview Prep Suggestions That'll Help You Get Hired on the Spot

      Here's a compelling article from Canva. It's called How to Prepare for a Job Interview.

      It's got some really interesting suggestions. Here’s one that’s particularly fascinating:

      Your interviewer wants you to succeed as much as you do, or else they wouldn’t have invited you into the room in the first place. Consider this less of a test and more of an opportunity to prove what you captured on your CV, with the ultimate outcome being success for both you and your new company.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the ...

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    17. Understanding Burnout

      Understanding Burnout

      Here's a compelling article from the Zety blog. It's called Burnout: Prevention, Treatment, and Advice for Employees and Employers.

      In it, Tom Gerencer shares some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Burnout comes from a mismatch between the person and the job. For instance, one employee might not mind being left out of decisions, while another finds it unacceptable. Some thrive under intense pressure while others wither.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of Mr Gerencer's observations.

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    18. How to Prepare for Meetings

      How to Prepare for Meetings

      Here's a compelling article from the Harvard Business Review. It's called How to Speak Up in a Meeting and When to Hold Back. 

      In it, Alison Shapira shares some interesting tips. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking: 

      Ask, “why you?” This is a question I recommend people ask before they craft a presentation, walk into a meeting, or even prepare for a networking event. It means, why do you care about what you do, about your organization, or about your role? Answering this question helps you connect with a sense of purpose and builds your confidence.

      Have ...

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    19. How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      How Taking a Step Back Can Lead to Huge Leaps Forward

      As a company grows, so does the need for good leadership. Some founders may find it difficult to cope with their company's success.

      This is exactly what happened to Katlin Smith. In this fascinating Inc. piece she shares the struggles of her growing her successful baked-goods company, Simply Mills. It’s titled This Founder's Company Was Growing Faster Than Her Leadership Skills. Here's How She Learned to Keep Up.

      Katlin shares some intriguing points here. This is just one of them:

      Self-realization is the first step to change, but in order to acquire the necessary skills to ...

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    20. Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      Tricks on Making a Positive First Impression That Lasts

      First impressions last. That's a fact of life that may mean the difference between getting hired being looked over.

      This 2012 article from Inc. piqued our curiosity. It's called Make a Great First Impression: 7 Smart Tricks by Geoffrey James.

      In it, he offers shares some really important nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly interesting:

      Your energy level is dependent upon your overall level of health. If you tire easily, rest assured you're likely to look tired--especially under the stress of an initial meeting. And if you look tired, other people will make the snap decision ...

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    21. Why Efficiency is Important if You Want to Truly Be Productive

      Why Efficiency is Important if You Want to Truly Be Productive

      Here's a compelling article from the Canva's Bridget de Maine. It's called The Ultimate Guide to Productivity.

      She shares some interesting insights here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      If you don’t spend your time wisely, it doesn’t matter how much energy and focus you have—you won’t accomplish a lot at the end of the day.

      Have a look at the complete article to learn more...

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    22. How to Land the Job of Your Dreams

      How to Land the Job of Your Dreams

      Here's a fascinating article from the CNBC. It's called 10 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job.

      In it, Courtney Connely shares some interesting perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      If offered the position, Glassdoor says you should thank the employer for the opportunity and confirm when you will need to accept the job. Rather than giving an answer right away, you should use the time you have to carefully consider if the offer is right for you and to assess whether you need to negotiate your salary. 

      Have a look at the full article for more ...

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    23. Personal Branding and How It Works in Professional Development

      Personal Branding and How It Works in Professional Development

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Canva. It’s titled What is Personal Branding?

      It offers some thought-provoking ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      If you define your strengths well enough, you can harness them and present yourself in the best possible way. If you understand your best features, whether it be teamwork, presenting or working behind the scenes on very detailed research, you can home in on them, develop them and consistently seek out opportunities to reiterate your strengths in these particular areas. This will help you carve a niche in your ...

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    24. How To Really Show Up to Meeting

      How To Really Show Up to Meeting

      Came across this fascinating piece from The Muse and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled How to Lead a Meeting Even Though You're Not the Leader.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Speaking up and contributing in meetings can be your best opportunity to shift others’ perception of you: from tactician to strategist, from task achiever to change-agent, and from doer to leader. With your teammates, management, and occasionally, key senior leaders in the room, meetings are a tailor-made platform for you to shape how others in your organization perceive you.

      If you ...

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