Unexpected Skills Great Employees Have

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– by Ainsley Lawrence Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     All companies want great employees. Without them, a business isn’t likely to achieve its productivity,… read more

The Inarguable Signs Your boss is Toxic

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By Rolf Bax – Ladders Bosses ruin jobs. Not all of them, of course – but three-quarters of Americans say their boss is the prime cause of workplace stress. Under a toxic boss, your quality of work suffers, with knock-on effects throughout your career. Your work stalls, and your options narrow, because dealing with a toxic boss… read more

Here’s How to Avoid Sounding ‘Fake’ or ‘Corny’ in your Next Job Interview

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By J.T. O’Donnell – CNBC MakeIt When preparing for a job interview, it’s important to look for ways to stand out from your competition. Unfortunately, many candidates fall short because they end up saying cliches such as “I’m so excited about your company’s mission” or “I’m ready to take on more responsibilities” or “I’m extremely passionate… read more

A Simple Hack May be the Key to More Confidence About Your Appearance

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By John Anderer – Ladders Everyone gets down on their appearance from time to time. A human being’s true worth is predicated on a whole lot more than their physical appearance, but we all live in a society that places a great deal of stock in looks. As such, maintaining a positive body image isn’t… read more

How to Spot a Toxic Culture by Reading Between the Lines of a Job Ad

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By Stephanie Vozza – Fast Company “Tight-knit workplace.” “Foster collaboration.” “Free meals, snacks, and drinks.” Job ads are meant to target the types of people companies want to attract, but they can also provide potential candidates with some clues to a company’s culture. By reading between the lines, you may be able to discern whether… read more

Recruiters Will Throw Your Resume Out If You Use Any Of These 10 Phrases

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By CW Headley – Ladders Ladders recently reported on the hiring boom being tracked by various career experts. Before you start firing off your resume, be sure to check out a new report from the New College of Humanities. The institution conducted research comprised of 2,000 recruiters and job seekers in order to determine the… read more

7 Things You Need to Stop Saying During Job Interviews, According to a Career Expert

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By Stephanie Sengwe – PureWow On the list of “things we dread,” job interviews are right between scrubbing bathtub grout and going to the dentist. Whether we’re applying for our dream role or the job that’s going to pay the bills right now, it can be easy to psych ourselves out and fumble through the interview. What if we ask… read more

Will Virtual Onboarding for New Workers be the Norm Post-Pandemic?

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By Terri Collins & Charisse Jones – USA Today Just moments into a three-day virtual employee onboarding process in March, Marcus Nelson began thinking about what modifications he’d make as several ideas flooded his head. “I was already thinking about how I can change this process for other new employees,” said Nelson, marketing head for Xos Trucks, a Los… read more

Why Emotionally Intelligent Minds Embrace the Rule of ‘Writing in Reverse’

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By Justin Bariso – INC. “You can’t be serious.” My team leader had just sent a text message, looking for an update on a task he had delegated: I was supposed to set up a team-building activity for our team’s monthly meeting. The only problem was it had been a super busy month, and I… read more

More and More Professionals Are Using Their Career Expertise to Launch Entrepreneurial Ventures

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By Cohin Kakar – Entrepreneur The American education system is set up to teach and train individuals to become experts and key thought leaders in the specific fields that they choose. Given the rising costs of education, rarely can students choose more than one area to specialize in. If and when the day arrives that… read more