Group of young people sitting around a table staring at their phones

Put your phone away and change your life

Elizabeth Bromstein | June 22, 2015 4:38 pm

I’m going to suggest a challenge, which I propose to undertake along with you – let’s all put our phones away for a week, and take them out only when we are alone.


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The five lies that you should tell employers

The five lies you should probably tell to potential employers

Peter Harris| May 20, 2014 11:54 am


Of course you shouldn’t lie on your resume or fudge the truth in job interviews right? Actually it turns out that potential employers and candidates lie to each other all of the time. Here are five times when honesty isn’t the best policy.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
In focus

Why personal branding matters now

Colleen Clarke| May 18, 2014 9:21 am


Today more than any other time in the history of the industrialized world, it is important for employed and unemployed people to take control of developing, establishing and managing a Personal Brand.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Student
The 10 most important skills for the jobs of 2020

[Infographic] The 10 skills you'll need for the jobs of 2020 (and why we're going to need them)

Peter Harris| May 17, 2014 11:17 am


Demographics, cultural trends, and new technologies are rapidly changing the job market. While some occupations are going extinct, now opportunities are being created all the time. Here’s how to prepare now for the jobs of the near future.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Student
Young businessman with laptop

How job hopping can be good for your career (and for employers)

Peter Harris| May 17, 2014 9:37 am


There is an outdated notion among some recruiters that people who have changed jobs frequently over their careers make for terrible hires. Here’s why so-called job hoppers often actually have outstanding careers and make the best employees.



Category: Job Search Strategies
Kevin O'Leary, Donald Trump, Simon Cowell

How reality TV has created a bunch of real-world jerks (and how to fix them)

admin| May 16, 2014 2:48 pm


Unfortunately, some people don’t seem clever enough to realize that even so-called ‘reality’ TV shows are still television programs created for entertainment. They take TV antics as an excuse to act like creeps in the real world.



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Handsome man smiling

7 ways to increase your value on the job market right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 8:41 pm


The scarcity principle suggests that people place a higher value on things that are likely to disappear to competitors. Here’s how to create that demand for yourself.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice
Waitress

Transferable skills that will carry you from hospitality jobs to other careers

Melissa Allen| May 15, 2014 4:15 pm


Those who want to switch jobs after working in hospitality positions can boast a large list of skills and qualities that should interest any employer.



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People laughing in an office

Be funnier and more successful

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 15, 2014 2:53 pm


A great sense of humor increases your chance of getting the job. Can you be funnier? We think so. Here’s how.



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Worried businessman in stripped tie

You're right, pessimists, you really aren't likely to succeed

Peter Harris| May 15, 2014 9:29 am


A new study has confirmed that overconfidence is more important than actual competence when it comes to getting ahead at work and in life. Here’s why ego ranks higher than talent, and what it can mean for you.



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