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Job search

3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

Work Fashion

Too hot, too cold? What to wear to work when the weather is insane

From sweaty subway commutes to drafty air-conditioned cubicles, weird weather patterns can make it tough to look put-together and still feel comfortable.

Career Advice

8 career podcasts you should download ASAP

If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.

Productivity

Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.

Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

Office Life

3 ways to get out of a productivity rut at work

Every day won't be a slam dunk when it comes to productivity. Here's what to do when you feel like you're drowning in work.

Leadership

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

if you’re going to lead a successful meeting, you have to think constantly about the participants. Boardrooms don't have to be boring.

Levelling Up

Tips for women heading to the executive suite

You might be surprised to find that leadership presence is not an attribute automatically assigned to you because of your business results.

Travel

6 ways to be comfy-cozy on a plane without feeling like a complete slob

Here are five tips for being comfy-cozy on a plane, even on your most travel-worn day, that don’t leave you looking like a total slob.

The Whole Human

A guide for thriving in a fast world: 3 things worth remembering

Anything that disrupts routines in this fast world gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it.

Job search

4 ways conquering an escape room may help you find a job

The skills used to conquer an escape room can transfer to your job search. We’ve asked two professionals who tell you how to do it.

The Whole Human

The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use

Your innocence, uniqueness, and authenticity are what set you apart. They’re the qualities that can move you closer to your goals and success.

Job search

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

Use the right wording on your cover letter, and you’re golden. Write the wrong thing, and your application can end up in the “thanks, but no thanks” pile.

Job search

Why you need to vet and coach your job references

At their best, a good job reference is your cheerleader. But at their worst, they can be the reason why you get ruled out of contention.

Entrepreneurs

How to build a business around your personal brand

Life keeps evolving. Business keeps changing. But building a personal brand has never been easier. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing.

Mental Health

It’s OK to ask for help: We’re all in this together

Check in on your friends and colleagues. Ask if they are OK or need help. Be willing to listen, and if necessary, act. We’re all in this together.

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Life

Here are 7 lessons I learned from living alone

I live alone. For the first time in all of my dozens of years. It’s only been a few months, but here are some lessons I’ve learned from living alone.

Stress

Keeping calm under pressure according to a NASA flight director

NASA flight director Paul Hill explained his strategies for staying calm when his job stakes elevate, and his tactics can easily translate to other industries.

Job search

How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

The Whole Human

FOBO is secretly ruining your life – here’s how to escape it

FOBO: the fear of better options. So how do you make the drawbacks of this decision fatigue disappear, you ask? It's easy.

Career Advice

The truth about 3 great career tips that you’ll never hear

Three great career tips that you will never hear — they are simple, but very important, if you want a career built around what is meaningful to you.

Communication

This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.

How To

Accelerate your learning curve with these 5 practical tips

I firmly believe there’s a difference in the way we learn. You can spend 10,000 hours doing something and learn nothing.

Job search

5 pre-interview rituals you can do ‘the day of’

When there are hours leading up to your interview, what can you do to prepare and make the most of your remaining time to get in the right headspace?