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This US city has the highest percentage of ‘burned out’ workers

Artificial Intelligence

Middle management job security in the age of automation

What issues are raised when a bot can do a white collar business person’s work as well or better than the person who pays the dry cleaning bills?

Communication

This infographic explains the Art & Science of Networking

There were probably business cards flying everywhere, and even some people may have seemed to be in a contest to see how many business cards they could hand out without even talking to anyone. Unfortunately, that’s not networking at all, and if that’s how you are doing it you are wasting your time.

Communication

Body language that tells your team how you really feel

Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language — and that they can do so in a fraction of a second?

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Humor

These are the best practices for leaving early

A well-defined plan for leaving early today will facilitate many additional hours of time away from work where you can optimize doing absolutely anything else. Hone your leaving early today skillset (LETS) with these best practices to help you slip out undetected nearly every day of the week.

Job search

If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job

While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.

News

43% of 18-25 year olds say they’re expected to work during vacation

Americans don't always use their vacation days because they're nervous about job security, but what happens when you're using your time off but are still expected to work? And does it have an effect on your work-life balance?

Parenting

5 ways for parents to empower their daughters

Gender stereotypes persist. According to a survey of 1,900 girls and young women between 7 and 21, conducted by the charity Girlguiding, many feel that pressure from social media, TV, friends, teachers and parents affects how they think and act.

Interview

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Sending a post-interview thank you note can really set you apart from other candidates because it signals your continued interest and solidifies a positive impression with the interviewer. Do not underestimate the follow-up! I’ve actually had hiring managers tell me to wait to schedule a second interview until we receive a thank-you note. Yup, it’s that important.

Leadership

5 ways to establish a strong leadership brand

Brand does not merely apply to commodities such as soda and automobiles. It applies to services, people and leadership.

The Whole Human

Your fear of looking stupid is making you look stupid

If you want to live a life of purpose, you’ll need to let go of your need for approval. You’ll need to be willing to follow your gut. To express your views. To be honest.

Productivity

The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices

The peak-end rule serves a key evolutionary purpose – it helps us avoid devoting more brain capacity to memories we don’t need. Knowing about this cognitive quirk helps us use it to our advantage.

Self-Help

4 ways to stay in control at work

Do you ever feel like you have no influence over what happens at to you work because you're living on autopilot? Try switching a few things to gain more control over your life at work.

Office Life

5 ways to feel like you’re on vacation while sitting at your desk

Just because you no longer have sand in between your toes doesn't mean that positive vacation mindset has to be over.  There are ways to preserve that attitude. Here are a few tips that make even your desk feel like you are back on the beach.

Job search

7 ways to survive a long, lonely unemployment period

While part of you might feel like you lost your identity when you lost your job, there are things you can do to help navigate such an emotionally draining time.

How To

Setting yourself up for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

For parents, it's a chance to show your child what your job is like and open their eyes to different career possibilities. But let's face it: bringing your child to work can make it difficult to get work done.

leadership

The cofounder of Rent the Runway on why your network is everything

Rent the Runway cofounders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss are now household names and startup legends but when they first launched their company they felt a bit lost. They didn't really have that absolutely essential network of people you need for your career to succeed.

Health

How to take inventory and rejuvenate your life this spring

This spring, it’s time to take inventory of our lives and rejuvenate those things. It might mean being conscious of your body and what goes into it, living in the moment, repairing the pain points, or doing more while settling less. Removing the toxic parts of our lives is always important. Once that’s done, feelings of renewal sit in its place.

Job search

4 common reasons you might consider changing careers

If a career change is what you want, here’s a job search checklist for career changers designed to get you really thinking about the ins and outs of your potential career move.

leadership

Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.

Productivity

10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life

It’s all about making smart choices that affect your work-life AND your personal life. After all, a successful career is built upon strong character and purposeful choices – the same factors that drive a happy, fulfilling personal life.

Work-Life Balance

Why it’s OK to focus on your career over starting a family

It’s easy to start feeling left out and panicked that your friendships may diverge because you are not rushing to get a bun in the oven. Whether it is friends or family, there’s no need to feel guilty about choosing your career over kids.

Productivity

Maybe it’s not always yes or no: The power of uncertainty

Whether you're too agreeable, or overly disagreeable, maybe it's time to embrace someplace in the middle and give yourself the gift of maybe.

Office Life

Here are the Top 10 ways people exact revenge on their coworkers

Think about it: How many times has getting angry, led you to get even? If you've done so in the workplace, you're not alone.

Quality of Life

These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)

Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018. The UN considers six different factors—GDP, life expectancy, social support, generosity, freedom, and corruption—across 156 countries when putting together this list. GOBankingRates.com then looked at the rankings and determined the average annual wage and unemployment rate for each country to determine if there was a strong correlation between economic factors and overall happiness.

email

Writing the perfect subject line when you’re looking for a job

With an estimated 269 billion business emails sent every day, it's harder than ever to get yours noticed. And since email is often the first point of contact for job seekers and hiring managers, the subject line can make all the difference.

career change

Why interning in my mid-40s was an invaluable career move

If one could financially afford it, taking an internship or an entry-level job is not necessarily a bad idea. Here are six women who've done it at different times in their lives, and their honest advice to those considering it.

Productivity

How to overcome procrastination and boost willpower using ‘temptation bundling’

Temptation bundling is the idea of combining two activities — one you should be doing, but procrastinate on, and one you enjoy doing, but isn’t the most productive use of your time.

How To

How to (actually) find your purpose

To find your purpose, commit to working on what you love to do every week for at least two years. There are no shortcuts to reach enlightenment.

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Health

Science says this is the optimal time to drink your coffee

The pros and cons of drinking coffee could be debated for hours. But, this is no debate: You have probably been drinking your coffee at the wrong time of day for years.

Advice

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision makers that I’m their best choice?

News

69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps

New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.

9 non-threatening leadership strategies for women