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Today's Top Stories January 18, 2018

Interview Tips

4 ways to answer ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’

'Where do you see yourself in five years?' That interview question can be really hard. Before you answer, consider these including four points after gathering your thoughts.

Words at Work

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.

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Parents at Work

Survey: YouTube now among biggest influences on what kids want to be when they grow up

The YouTube videos your kids watch can exert more of an influence on their career ambitions than their own parents, a reminder to monitor what they watch closely to make sure these outside influences are appropriate for a child to see.

Side Hustles

4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love

Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new income can prove equally as challenging. Here's how to choose a side hustle.

Management

This is the top reason employers expect more people to quit this year

Forty-five percent of hiring managers reported that salary is the main reason why workers quit their jobs. Here's how employers can improve workers' experiences on the job to try to prevent them from leaving.

Advice

Happiness hack: One ritual that made me much happier

For maximum happiness, friendships need to be maintained by actually physical proximity, not social media.

Email

How to fix things when an email chain spirals out of control

Emails, Slack messages, and other forms of business communication can go wildly wrong when someone says something that could be misconstrued. Here's how to clear up — and avoid — misunderstandings.

Design

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Don’t blame the button presser, blame the button designer

Blaming a person is easy when an error like what happened in Hawaii causes headlines and panic. What's more important is making sure the problem gets fixed so that mistakes and fluke events cannot be repeated by someone else.

Advice

Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.

Science of Work

Study: These kind of job descriptions are more likely to turn away women candidates

How you frame a role's requirements can alienate and deter qualified candidates from applying. Is your job description turning away female candidates before they even apply?

Exit Interviews

How honest should you be in your exit interview about your reasons for leaving?

If you are tempted to give ‘honest’ reasons for leaving or negative feedback during your exit interview, here are the 3 best reasons not to do it.

Hiring

4 behaviors of toxic employees that you can catch in the interview

Recruiters, you might want to think twice about a job candidate who acts this way during the interview process. Toxic employees could cost your company financially and emotionally.

Leadership

8 quotations on leadership from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frequently quoted by leaders everywhere today for inspiration, Dr. King's advice on leadership is as relevant and as urgent now as it was when he first gave it decades ago.

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.

Management

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.

Advice

What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet. Life goes by really, really fast, but it's better after 50.

Advice

11 celebrities’ best advice to their younger selves

Here are the best pieces of life and career advice celebrities and leaders like Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey would give their younger selves, so that we can learn along with them, and hopefully learn to see a pitfall before we fall into it.

Happiness

3 ways to tell if your relationship is ruining your career

Giving your best both at work and in love is a tough task for most people, and it's a big reason why work/life balance continues to be a pressing topic for many professionals. Is your relationship hurting your career?

Productivity

Why making mistakes is actually good for business

Failure, mistakes, mishaps — they all play a vital role in helping employees learn and grow. Here are 4 steps to changing office culture to embrace that growth potential.

News

Survey: Americans have an extremely high bar for what constitutes online harassment

When it comes to online harassment, Americans are more divided on what is right, what is wrong, and who is responsible for the problem.

Bosses

4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost

Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.

Science of Work

Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career

A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.

Networking

Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.

Productivity

This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research

Dan Pink's new book "When" provides scientifically-based insights on the best and worst use of our time, for maximum productivity.

Report: These are the fastest-declining jobs in the U.S.