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career change

Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

Productivity

4 ways to be more formulaic in a good way

Adding as many formulaic activities to your professional life as possible can help with your own formula for success.

Office Life

Why being the backup person at work isn’t such a bad idea after all

There is something to be said for not being the top dog at work. Here are some reasons to celebrate being the backup.

office life

What do you do when your boss, supervisor or work wife gets fired?

What happens if the person you spend most of your days with and confide in at work ends up getting the ax? Here are some tips to help get you through the loss of your boss, work wife or supervisor.

Advice

When to be a lone wolf or choose to work with the herd

We’ve all heard the career tropes about there being no “I” in team and similar. So how do you know when to stick with the rest or when it’s best to strike out on your own?

Advice

Lessons in how to be an overnight success from a 14 time Grammy winner

Bluegrass phenom Dan Tyminski is a testament to the fact that people who seem like overnight successes are anything but. They've been working for this moment their entire lives. It's not their fault you've just noticed.

Inspiration

Beyond stereotypes: An interview with Native American designer Bethany Yellowtail

As a Native American woman, designer Bethany Yellowtail, of B. Yellowtail, also struggles with reaching acceptance and respect for both her culture and designs. She spoke with Ladders about trying to make her way as a female entrepreneur bootstrapping her business and smashing stereotypes on a daily basis.

How To

Learn to successfully ask for and process advice

No matter how much of an expert of you are in your chosen career, sometimes you need outside perspective. Here's how to get the advice you want and need.

Inspiration

From Negan to Voldemort: Career lessons from classic celluloid baddies

Why are awful fictional characters so incredibly appealing? And more than that, is there anything we can actually learn from them?

Inspiration

Olympians with side hustles

If you’ve been breathlessly watching the dispatches from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you’ve noticed a lot of athletes on top of their winter sports game.

Advice

How to recover from the worst Monday (or week) ever

We all have them. Those days that are so horribly challenging that we wonder if we’ll ever fully recover. Before you give up though, consider this; some of history’s most famous winners were first losers.

Advice

Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace

A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?

Advice

7 ways to conquer pre-interview jitters

How should you conquer your pre-interview nerves? Being prepared in advance is more than half the battle.

Advice

Success lessons from underdogs

If the Super Bowl taught us anything, it’s that the guys with the fanciest jerseys and supermodel wives, don’t always win. Make no mistake about it though, the other guys don’t always win either, but there are lessons to be learned from the underdogs in the equation.

Advice

27 tips to be a better public speaker

Stand in front of a room full of people and lead a meeting with confidence. Here's how to get past the dread and anxiety that comes with public speaking.

Advice

Side hustle wisdom: What works and what to watch out for

Over the past few years, we’ve been hearing everyone from moonlighting CEOs to short order cooks refer to their bonus gigs as side hustles. So, what exactly are they?

Productivity

3 things to consider before making a referral

In addition to knowing when and why to make a referral or casual introduction, it’s also important to think about the potential fallout.

Advice

Career and confidence lessons from popular TED talks

I’m almost sure that this winter will ultimately be scientifically proven to have been at least 400 times longer than the average winter.

Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and all the things we think we know, but are probably faking

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Productivity

Upgrade your tech game

It’s a good idea to update your tech on a regular —though preferably non-obsessive — basis. Here’s why it's important for your career.

Money

Stop spending so much!

We’re spending too much money, and part of the reason is that it’s just so incredibly easy to buy things. Here's how to make it harder on yourself.

Advice

How to re-embrace face-to-face instead of virtual everything

We can all agree that socializing in person is important, but increasingly difficult and confusing after all that screen time. Here are some things to help socialize successfully.

Advice

How to fall back in love with your career

As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, there’s so much pressure to be publicly in love. If you stop to think about it, one of the most important relationships in your life is with your career. So, how can you fall back in love with the job you spend nearly every day of your life working at or thinking about?

Advice

18 ways to be more productive in 2018

It’s a few weeks into a brand-new year and chances are good you’ve already tossed your resolutions by the wayside and are slipping back into your old ways. Fear not! We’ve come up with 18 ways to inspire you to reclaim your productivity in the coming months.

Advice

4 ways to add more meaning to your day, life & career

When your enthusiasm flags and every day feels as blah as the one that came before, how can you find ways to add meaning to your day, much less your life or career?