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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

career change

So, you think you can freelance? Questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

Becoming a freelancer is a big step. It means creating your own business, being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. So before you jump right in, take a breath, and ask yourself three questions.

Office Life

How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you

Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying. Even people who you adore will wear on your last nerve. The same logic applies to your workspace: While you might get along with the majority of your teammates, it’s rare you’ll enjoy everyone’s company.

Templates

The email every leader should write

Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.

Interview

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I've been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in The Wolf of Wall Street you don't want to start talking about how sleek the pen is or more generally listing all the properties of the pen.

Productivity

Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done

While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.

Job Search

Here’s everything you need to know about a career in cannabis

the cannabis business is projected to grow to $24 billion by 2025 and 97% of recreational stores make a profit or break even.  If the government and financial institutions continue to support it, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of how lucrative it can be.

The Whole Human

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

In the age of the humblebrag, it can be slightly complicated to know when or how to brag and when to keep your good news to yourself.

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Mentors

5 ways to pick the right mentor for your career

The right mentor can shape the course of your career — here's what to look for in one.

Leadership

This is the one takeaway from Steve Jobs’ 1992 MIT talk you must remember at work

Apple titan Steve Jobs spoke to students at the MIT Sloan School of Management decades ago in 1992, but one of his biggest takeaways on work remains relevant today.

Office Culture

How you can encourage your company to make an impact

Every company wants to turn a profit and keep their shareholders happy, but I know from experience that businesses can make money and be a force for good.

wellness

Use these 7 tips to squeeze some fitness into your next business trip

Fitness gurus share how you can put a jump in your step with a little bit of effort the next time you’re on a business trip.

Career Advice

The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.

Job search

This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

stress

3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn

A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.