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7 Habits Of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance

Work might demand that we are always on but some people have managed to have carved out meaningful lives outside of their work. Here’s how.
According to a recent study published by the American Sociological Review, 70% of American workers struggle with finding a work-life system that works for them. ...




Why You Need To Stop Working Long Hours

A friend of mine once posted on Facebook that if you are not working 18 hours or more a day on your business, then you are not working hard enough. This generated a lot of heated argument on the comment section of the post, and it inspired me to write this article. ...




Microsoft's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Don't be a know-it-all. Be this instead.
 
I'm a big fan of Microsoft's Satya Nadella. Since taking over as CEO just three years ago, he's used a combination of effective leadership and brilliant business moves to return the tech company to relevance. ...




LinkedIn Exec: Career Advice for Young Professionals

When I graduated college, I immediately set out to build a successful brand. As any CEO will tell you, no brand is built without the help, knowledge, and experience of others. I knew that once I had an idea of my goals, I had to make sure I had the right people in place to help me achieve them. ...




How to write a great follow-up email after a job interview

 When you send a thank-you email after a job interview, it's helpful to reiterate just how much you want — and would be perfect for — the job.But showing is even better than telling. In other words, show the interviewer you'd knock it out of the park if you got the position, rather than just telling the person and hoping he or she believes you. ...




Kroger pioneer dishes career advice

Be ambitious, but be patient. Seek experiences, not promotions. Get support in the workplace, but also at home. And never wear “old lady” shoes.
Jayne Homco, a 42-year veteran of the Kroger Co., imparted these bits of wisdom and more during the closing session at Western Michigan University’s 52nd annual Food Marketing Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. ...




Why Soft Skills Matter

Making Sure Your Hard Skills Shine
To get, and keep, a job you typically need a repertoire of technical skills. Dentists need to know how to fill cavities. Secretaries need to type 100+ words per minute. Accountants need to be certified.Beyond the technical skills, though, which dentist do you go to? The one who is pleasant and takes time to answer your questions; or the one who treats you like a number in a long line of numbered mouths?Which secretary do you retain when times are lean? The one whose attitude is positive and upbeat, and who is always willing to help; or the one who is inflexible and has a hard time admitting mistakes?Likewise, think about accountants. ...




3 Pitfalls Recruiters Must Avoid in Job Interviews

HR people need to sharpen their questions and open up the conversation to get the best talent and the right fit.
 
our company is only as good as the company it keeps: The associates that comprise your stellar team. The best way to ensure your associates are up to snuff is at the interview stage, and chances are you may be conducting them all wrong. ...




How to Outsmart the Robots and Hold On to Your Job

Staying one step ahead of job automation.

There's been a lot written about artificial intelligence, and many fear their jobs will disappear as a result of driverless cars or self-checkout lanes in stores. The truth is, for decades your work has been replaced by automation in factories and by personal computers, but you found a way to adapt. ...




10 Ways to reduce workplace stress for good

1. Don’t be afraid to say no
 
It is a natural feeling to want to help others and to go the extra-mile, however taking on more tasks than you can handle will only lead to unnecessary stress. It may take some practise, however learning to say no will ensure you are focussed on the task at hand and you may find yourself producing some of your best work yet. ...