If you’re looking to get inspired, read this piece in today’s NYT about Maria Popova, founder of Brain Pickings. And if you don’t know what Brain Pickings is, you really need to check out the site.
With the Petraeus Scandal in mind, Miriam Salpeter of Keppie Careers says that there are certain topics that should be “off limits” for public consumption. That is, don’t broadcast your ideas in writing, especially when it comes to work. Check out Salpeter’s list of off-limit topics by reading her blog post, “Can Your Email Get You Fired?”
You’ve heard that when you go on interviews you should ask your potential employer questions. But you have no clue what you’re supposed to ask. Let this list, “31 Top Job Interview Questions You should Ask” from Career Expert Hannah Morgan be your guide.
Job seekers, your mantra should be, “I will differentiate myself.” And over on the Fresh Transition’s blog, Jonathan Kreindler gives you the scoop on how to do it. Hint: it starts with letting go of conventional approaches to your job search.
Need a little inspiration? Check out The Daily’s Muse’s interview with Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies.
Today’s Weekly Roundup starts with a must read article in the WSJ, “Must-Have Job Skills in 2013.” Number 2 on the list? Personal branding. If you aren’t leaving your personal-brand thumbprint on the Web, it’s time to get moving!
If you think your chances of making big money with an app are high, you’re fooling yourself. Turns out that you have the same chances of making a million from an app as gold miners had panning for gold. Read the full article, “As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living.”
Whether you’re new to LinkedIn or have been on it for a while, there’s many ways you can boost your career using the tool that you may not know about, and Hanna Morgan tells you what they are. Check out Morgan’s article, “8 Ways to Amp up Your Career Using LinkedIn.”
Even if you screw up an interview, there is still a chance you can get the job. At the very least, you can take your botched interview and use it as an opportunity to improve. Forbes Contributor Kristi Hedges tell you “How to Come Back Stronger After You Bomb and Interview.” It can be done!
Here’s an idea for the insanely goal-oriented to mull over. Writer Oliver Burkeman argues that goal setting can “do more harm than good.” Check out his article, “Why Setting Goals Could Wreck Your Life” on Fast Company
That career trends are changing is a no brainer. But can you imagine a career-scape where employers advertise jobs that include the qualities they want in a new hire along with the professional experience they want their candidates to have? Imagine no more. It’s happening and Chana Schoenberger tells us about it in, “Help Wanted… but in a Whole New Way,” in the WSJ.
Hiring manager newbies take note! There are some things that you might do that are ruining your chances of acquiring talent. Read about it on The Daily Muse.
Searching for a job? Jacob Share, founder of JobMob, put together of list of 13 search apps for Windows 8.
What can we learn about leadership from Rachel Carson? Nancy Koehn writes, “Carson’s life shows that individual agency fueled by resolution and hard work, has the power to change the world.
Getting ready to pitch an idea to investors? Or do you need to give a presentation to someone – anyone – about a plan or idea? Whatever the case, Terracycle’s CEO, Tom Szaky gives readers “Three Critical Aspects of a Killer Slide Presentation” in his NYT blog post this week. Continue reading
Don’t knock a community college education. Writing for USA Today, Paul Davidson explains why two-year degrees may be becoming more valuable than four-year degrees.
Have a friend that’s constantly saying she works 70 hours weeks? She’s probably exaggerating. David Yanofsky from Quartz points to a study done by the Bureau of Labor statistics and highlighted by Harvard Business Review that concludes that people are not Continue reading
Hannah Morgan says that jobseekers have certain responsibilities to become their own sales professional. Number one on the list: “Develop relationships and create a pipeline.” Yes folks, you’ll hear it over and over again – network!
Just because “applications for M.B.A. programs are declining,” writes Melissa Korn in the WSJ, doesn’t mean it’s “any easier to score a spot at a top grad school.” Korn looks to M.B.A. admissions experts to weigh in on qualities of outstanding applicants. Continue reading