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5 Things a Person Should Never Do in a Job Interview

April 18, 2014

justin-gmoser-2"There are many things you have to remember to do and say in an all-important job interview, but don't miss the elephant in the room: the things that you should never do," says Justin Gmoser in his introduction to his video on the topic.


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Boost Your Public Speaking Confidence with Vocal Exercises

April 18, 2014

howcast-logo"Public speaking is hard enough for most of us. You've memorized, rehearsed, and gone over it a million times in your head, but there is no guarantee those brilliant words of yours are going to flow out of your mouth the way you want them to. These exercises can help."


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7 Beliefs about Your Job Search That Are All Wrong

April 18, 2014

alison-green"If you’re like most job seekers, you approach your job search with a set of beliefs about how the hiring process works, what responses from employers are good signs and what responses are bad. But in many cases, those beliefs are flat-out wrong and some of them can hinder your search," declares Alison Green (photo, left).

"Here are seven of the most common things job seekers often get wrong about their searches."

Author bio – Alison Green blogs at Ask a Manager blog and is the co-author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results.


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The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette

April 18, 2014

stephanie-buckAccording to Stephanie Buck (photo, left), "LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you'll have to navigate LinkedIn's potentially tricky tools and settings while you're at it. Not to mention take care to maintain proper etiquette at all times. That's a lot of pressure."

Author bio – Ms. Buck is the features editor at Mashable.com.


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11 Habits of People Who Never Worry

April 18, 2014

jason-moser"Worry is, sadly, an inevitability of life. Bad things are bound to happen, and the natural human reaction is to think about the negative consequences that could potentially arise," writes Amanda L. Chan in a piece for HuffingtonPost.com.

"However, worry is rarely productive — "it's something we do over and over again, without much resolution, and it's typically of the worst-case scenario of the future," explains Jason Moser, Ph.D., (photo, left) an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, who has conducted studies on worry."


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How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

April 17, 2014

yohana-desta"Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts," declares Yohana Desta (photo, left) in a piece for Mashable.com.

Author bio – "Yohana Desta is a features writer for Mashable. She is a Northern Virginia native and an American University grad."


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Instagram Rules for Business

April 17, 2014

snippet-how-to-post-on-instagram". . . While some people think Instagram is nothing more than “selfies”, “what I ate for lunch”, and “look at this sunset through a cool filter”, its potential business reach is substantial. . . .," writes Matthew Kobach in his introduction to presenting an infographic on the topic.


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How to React When Coworkers Lose Their Cool

April 17, 2014

farhana-huq"Because leaders are often juggling so many things and are under constant pressure to make decisions, they sometimes function in a mode of overwhelm. And well, overwhelm is not always pretty," says Farhana Huq, Founder and President of C.E.O. Women.


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7 Secrets of Wise People (and How To Become One … Now)

April 17, 2014

ID-10072581"Quick — who are the wisest people you know?" asks Catherine Pearson, a reporter at HuffingtonPost.com. "Chances are they have at least a few things in common: They're experienced, kind and of a certain age. Wisdom, the thinking generally goes, is hard-earned by putting in your time and piecing together scraps of knowledge along the way."

"But maybe a younger person also sprang to mind . . ."

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“This Email Will Self-Destruct After You Read It”

April 17, 2014

megan-garber"It's the Internet of the Ephemeral—the side of the Internet that gives us Snapchat and Confide and other apps that owe their popularity not just to the fact that they are not Facebook, but also to the fact that they trade, specifically, on their impermanence. While the ongoing archive brings certain pressures—when it comes to performance, when it comes to privacy—self-destructing communications allow us the freedom of the fleeting. Like the also-popular apps Secret and Whisper, they create a kind of cognitive opacity. They offer privacy by way of ephemerality. They are cheekier, more atomized versions of the legal fight being waged in France: the battle for, as it's being called, "the right to be forgotten"  writes Megan Garber (photo, left), a staff writer at TheAtlantic.com.

"I mention all that because [we recently] learned that #teamforgetting has a new member: Pluto Mail. The just-launched email service, the Wall Street Journal reports, is the product of two Harvard Law School students who saw a market for email that would, rather than accumulating ad infinitum, simply self-destruct after it's been read." 


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