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  • newThe 10 most innovative companies in space
    Filed under: News, Space, Science & TechAfter NASA embraced the private space industry, the investment dollars began flowing. In 2015, more than $2 billion in bets were placed on space startups, but in 2016 things came back down to Earth—a 30% decr…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Feb 17, 5:00am -
  • newShop this video: OMG! This mask set really works!
    Filed under: Lifestyle, Beauty, SkinYou'll being saying "OMG!'"after you try this easy mask set. Just two easy steps to younger, healthier, cleaner-looking skin. And did we mention an adorable pink hair band is included? Watch Beauty Expert Ami Desai…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Feb 17, 4:00am -
  • newLook for less: Golden trends from the Oscars 2017
    Filed under: Shop, Fashion, News and TrendsHollywood's leading ladies got the golden memo when it came to The Oscars red carpet. With everyone from Jessica Biel stunning in a Kaufman Franco long sleeve sequin gown to Dakota Johnson's vintage Gucci go…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • newInauguration photo of Barron Trump wins award, reignites 'off limits' debate
    Filed under: It has generally been agreed that Barron Trump is off-limits in regards to discussions of President Trump, politics and the first family. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:34pm -
  • newWhite House doesn't deny that entitlement cuts could come
    Filed under: On Monday, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, did not deny that cuts to entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security could be made in the future, reports The Hill.Read more... Permalink | Email th…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:27pm -
  • newIndiana University basketball player proposes to cheerleader on Senior Night
    Filed under: News, US, Good NewsBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WXIN) – The highlight of Indiana's Senior Night wasn't Devonte Green's buzzer-beater at halftime to cap off the Hoosiers' 22-0 run.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comm…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:09pm -
  • newTaxpayers are spending more so Congress can travel
    Filed under: News, Politics, White HouseByline: Nick CardonaRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:07pm -
  • newHillary Clinton blasts President Trump on travel ban, staying silent on recent hate crimes
    Filed under: Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about how President Trump is doing the job she wanted, and she's taking a page out his book to do it -- she sounded off on Twitter.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:06pm -

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  • new3 Ways to Deal With a Distracted Boss
    Everyone thinks they can multitask, which is why we have people texting on their phones when they're supposed to be engaged in a conversation with someone else at work.Lots of people don't mind, because they see this as permission to do the same. (It…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:36am -
  • 4 Ways to Manage Sideways Without Being an Idiot
    On a daily basis, who do you interact most with at work? Chances are, it's the people sitting next to you, or those on your team.If you're lucky, these are good relationships and you don't secretly wish the person harm (just a mild case of shingles,…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 10:03am -
  • Why the Real High Potentials Often Get Ignored
    When private companies begin using military jargon to describe their organizational challenges, then it’s clear that something has shifted in the business landscape.Specifically, the term “VUCA,” is being heard in more private companies, a mili…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 9:21am -
  • Why You Shouldn't Always Trust Your Gut
    How much do you trust your gut instincts?According to a new research, you may be relying on them too much.While there is often a lot of data and analytics available to use in a hiring decision or a performance evaluation, for example, many employees…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 10:35am -
  • How Even Obnoxious Colleagues Can Help Your Career
    When you're on the job, you often engage in idle chitchat with your colleagues. "What's your favorite hobby?" "Is is supposed to rain today?" or "Do you have big plans this weekend?" are some common topics. Nothing earth-shattering -- just a way to b…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 10:24am -
  • 4 Ways to Get the Boss to Give You What You Want
    If you're having difficulty getting what you want at work -- perhaps a promotion or a big project -- it's time to rethink your negotiating skills and learn from the best.Chris Voss, a former FBI hostage negotiator, says one of the best strategies is…
    - 20 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 9:44am -
  • What Others Really Think About You
    Were you the smartest kid in school? The funniest? The most athletic?It's a little strange to think that we like to label people from an early age. What's even more strange is how some of us like to label ourselves -- to the detriment of our own happ…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Feb 17, 9:48am -
  • How to Consistently Come Up With Better Ideas
    No matter how talented a team may be, sooner or later they may fall into a rut. Ideas seem stale. Solutions are the same old, same old. It’s not as if everyone has given up, but rather that approaches seem less inspired.The challenge for leaders:…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 9:18am -

Career Rocketeer

  • The Advantages of Managing Yourself
    The business environment is challenging, with demands placed on you each and every day, presenting themselves in myriad forms. Whether it’s negotiating with clients, trying to meet hectic deadlines, managing the work-life balance, or handling confl…
    - 15 Mar 16, 10:22am -
  • How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays
    In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving followed immediately by the festive Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza season, and before you turn around, it is 2015. Throughout my career as a recruiter and resume writer, I’ve noticed two prevalent occu…
    - 30 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand
    When developing your personal brand, one thing that is also important to take into consideration is how to get followers through the promotion and marketing of that brand. Market your personal brand by growing your following on your digital channels…
    - 27 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired…
    - 20 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesi…
    - 17 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionab…
    - 16 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more th…
    - 15 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication sk…
    - 14 Oct 14, 6:30am -

Penelope Trunk

  • The secret weapon for helping people with Aspergers succeed as adults
    I coached this guy Tanner who invented a thing to make milk flow smoothly in tubes and now he’s a millionaire tech CEO. During his fifteen-year marriage he’s scheduled sex with his wife, on a calendar, a year in advance. He was surprised to hear…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 12:48am -
  • Grit is overrated; the hardest worker never wins
    The people with the most grit are really poor or really neglected and they overcome those circumstances. But why aspire to that? We glorify it like life is one big Horatio Alger story. Working smart is the opposite of grit We also glorify the ide…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 4:24am -
  • If past worrying was unnecessary then future worrying is too
    ComPsych is this place that puts out research about how employees feel, and it turns out that feelings are generational. At least at work. Which is what ComPsych specializes in. The biggest problem Gen Y has is depression. The biggest problem Gen X…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Feb 17, 5:53pm -
  • Everyone was right. About everything.
    Everyone who said that me moving with the kids to Swarthmore would be the end of my marriage is probably right. And while I’m at it, all the people who told me to stay away from the farmer when we were dating — you were probably right too. And t…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 1:12am -
  • What justifies relocating a family?
    I am cooking but it’s in a slow cooker. I’m resisting my rental apartment oven because I have a $12,000 oven at the farm that no one is using, and maybe that wouldn’t be so frustrating to me if I didn’t also have  $35,000 piano at the farm…
    - 68 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 2:41pm -
  • Moving doesn’t solve all your problems but I moved anyway
    I am writing this on my new dining room table, in my new apartment in Swarthmore, PA. We live above Dunkin’ Donuts, and I told the kids absolutely no buying a donut ever. But I bought a few coffees there as a goodwill gesture for using their Intern…
    - 77 days ago, 13 Dec 16, 12:57am -
  • Trump’s election tells us that we’re all a bunch of liars
    Last night my husband and I woke up in the middle of the night to talk politics. We didn’t talk about how surprised we were. We went through the list of people we know who voted for Trump but wouldn’t admit it. We know a lot of them because we do…
    - 9 Nov 16, 12:20pm -
  • Feminism fails because women lie to each other about work. Oh, and go Cubs!
    I’m in the Houston airport waiting to fly home and I am sad that I’m not with my kids. It doesn’t feel fun to fly around the country making deals when you have a home life that depends on you. Which is why most women who have control over their…
    - 31 Oct 16, 2:27am -

Keppie Careers

  • How to Showcase Your Transferable Skills
    The most challenging thing about making a career change isn’t always the obvious obstacle. Before stepping off of one career path for another, you may have thought making the time for continuing education in your already busy life would be...The…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 6:30am -
  • How a Mentor Can Help You Land a Job
    Finding a job does not need to be a solitary activity. In fact, it’s better when you can tap into other people’s skills, experiences and resources to help connect with an opportunity. Networking is one great way to accomplish those...The post H…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 6:55am -
  • How to clean up your social media accounts
    It’s time for spring cleaning, but are you neglecting your social media accounts? Just as you’re supposed to change your smoke detector’s battery when you change your clocks, the change of season is a good reminder to pay attention to your...…
    - 27 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 10:53pm -
  • How to get a job at the holidays
    Are you excited about Thanksgiving this year, or dreading it? Maybe you’re between jobs and not really feeling the spirit? Don’t despair and let it ruin your Thanksgiving and holiday season. With a little preparation and the right attitude, you..…
    - 97 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 3:40pm -
  • Can You Uncover Your Passion in a Job You Don’t Love?
    Having a job you love is a wonderful goal. Having passion for your work and enjoying what you do is something most would agree is something to strive toward. Today’s post is a contribution for the annual Job Action Day. The theme is inspired...…
    - 3 Nov 16, 10:16pm -

All Things Workplace

  • Coaching: The Four Essentials
    What makes coaching successful? Success is often attributed to mutual chemistry, technique, and readiness to learn. I agree that those are important ingredients in the process. But in reality, they are steps to achieving results. And that's what we'r…
    - 2 Feb 16, 6:39am -
  • No One Follows A Tentative Person
    Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you…
    - 25 Jan 16, 8:23am -
  • A Blessed Christmas to You and Your Family

    - 25 Dec 15, 12:01am -
  • The "Thank You" War for Talent
    Here are some thought-provoking statistics from an article in the UK's Management Issues. "Research by UK performance improvement consultants Maritz has found that almost one in five of us (19 per cent) have never been thanked for our efforts at...
    - 21 Dec 15, 6:44am -
  • You Can Influence: Here's How
    Everyone wants to have influence; not everyone wants to build the relationships that enable it. There's a natural flow to being influential. Influence goes hand in hand with agreements. If you want to persuade someone to take a particular course...
    - 15 Dec 15, 6:05am -

Alexandra Levit

  • New Career Advisory Board Research Reveals Employers Are Lukewarm About Talent Development
    This week, my organization the Career Advisory Board announced the results of our sixth annual Job Preparedness Indicatory survey, which identified gaps between the skills and traits candidates have and the skills and traits employers seek to fill op…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • Open Offices: The Jury Has Returned
    I’ve never liked open offices. Never. I remember the first time my CEO announced that we’d all be giving up our private offices. A part of me felt like I was about to lose my home. The next step? Goodbye...
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • Project Management: What's Hot for 2017
    The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • The True Relationship Between Flexwork and Productivity
    According to a recent survey conducted by WorldatWork and FlexJobs, over 80 percent of American organizations have implemented some type of flexible work arrangement. Shockingly, though, only three percent of those same organizations are measuring wh…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • What Does Digital Transformation Mean to You?
    Digital transformation is a transformation because it affects everyone within the organization from the c-suite on down. But at this point in time, is it more of a theory – something that organizations aspire to – or a reality? A...
    - 19 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 8:00am -

Career Diva

  • Mary Tyler Moore Show and Workplace Discrimination
    If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch the first episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show which aired in 1970.Lou Grant asks Mary about her age, religion and marital status in a job interview. It’s unclear how much has changed in the workp…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 8:18am -
  • Do Single Women Play Down Ambitions to Get Hitched?
    It’s a theory that’s been around as long as women have been in the workplace: Gals are looking for husbands not careers.But are they just playing down their career ambitions because they think men won’t be interested in them otherwise? New res…
    - 35 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • MLK Had a Dream: Cut Everyone a Check
    What if every citizen got the same paycheck monthly no matter what their job or whether they had any job at all?The idea of a universal basic income, or UBI, has been getting a bit of attention recently following Finland’s decision to test out a l…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 9:17am -
  • Is the Pope praying for Obamacare?
    It’s always news when the Pope publicly encourages women to breastfeed their babies in the Sistine Chapel. He does this often, and did it yet again this past Sunday.This from a USAToday article:During his homily, the pope likened the word of Go…
    - 47 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 9:02am -
  • Checking the “I have a disability” box
    Many hailed the December unemployment rate released last week, which remained below 5%.But, the numbers are still pretty bad for one group of employees: those with disabilities.While the jobless rate in December for people with a disability decline…
    - 47 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 7:41am -

Lindsey Pollak

  • The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback at Work
    Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve at giving feedback at work. In fact, one survey found that 64 … [Read more...]The post Th…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 7:00am -
  • Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Are My Employees Always Wearing Headphones at Work?
    Note to readers: This is the second post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really hinder workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 7:00am -
  • Funny Business: How Workplace Humor Can Contribute to Success
    Do you enjoy a good joke during the work day? The problem is that sticky issue of what makes a joke “good” and work-appropriate. Some people love stand-up comedy-type routines – tough to pull off in a work setting (and … [Read more...]The po…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 7:00am -
  • High Tech Recruiting Is Not Just for Silicon Valley Startups
    When you think about using tech tools in recruiting, what comes to mind? Easing the flood of resumes through an applicant tracking system or scouring LinkedIn for intel on potential recruits? With competition soaring for the best employees, it’s ti…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 8:20am -
  • 5 Must-Know Email Etiquette Tips
    ICYMI, we are still in ️ with email in the workplace. In fact, a survey by Adobe found that despite all the chat apps and project management options now available, email volume actually increased in 2016: White collar workers spent … [Read more..…
    - 28 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 2:41pm -

Simply Hired Blog

Evil HR Lady

  • newIt Takes a Village to Boost Employee Job Satisfaction
    Job satisfaction is critical to keeping your workforce happy and productive. If people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more engaged, work harder and are less likely to leave for another job. One of any HR leader’s top priorities should be i…
    - 30 mins ago, 28 Feb 17, 6:40am -
  • new10 Times You Should Take a Pay Cut

    - 21 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 10:12am -
  • Cost-Effective Growth: Let Big Data Do Your Heavy Lifting
    When your business grows, it can be exciting but also expensive. If you maximize big data, however, you can have the best of both worlds: cost-effective growth. Data has always been out there, but until recently it’s been too difficult to pull it a…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Feb 17, 6:37am -
  • Talent Strategy for Corporate Success: Choose Your Path Wisely
    Designing a talent strategy for corporate success doesn’t happen accidentally. It must be carefully thought out. In recent years, many management theorists have concluded that talent strategy is one of the prime determinants of corporate success. C…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 6:23am -
  • Study: Bullied at Work? No Matter What You Do, You’re Screwed
    Bullying is not only a huge emotional drain on an individual, it’s a huge financial drain on businesses. It’s easy enough to put a stop to it–bullies need victims and they need bystanders to ignore their bullying, so if we don’t put up with b…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:45am -

Career Hub Blog

  • Can You Guess What Word This Post Is About?
    Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an...
    - 12 Nov 15, 5:40pm -
  • Somebody Said It Was Bad to Talk About Myself
    Sometimes, clients share with me that they are “uncomfortable” talking about themselves and their brand. When career transition arrives (voluntarily or involuntarily) how, then, does one compete in such an intensely competitive job market? After…
    - 5 Nov 15, 5:18pm -
  • Should I Slow Down My Job Search During Holidays?
    Have you ever been told by an employer after the first of the year that they had the perfect opening for you if only you had applied in November or December? Well, I frequently hear from job seekers that this...
    - 1 Nov 15, 8:35am -
  • Why Didn't I Know This? #JobSearchStuff
    "Why didn't I know this?" my client asked the other day. "How is it that I have an undergraduate degree, an MBA, 10 years' experience and know none of this stuff that you are telling me?" Here's some "stuff" you...
    - 29 Oct 15, 4:57pm -
  • Hitch A Wagon To Your Star
    When you were growing up, did your Mom, Dad, grandparents, or other person of influence want you to do or be something career-wise that you had no interest in doing or being? As a Baby Boomer, I remember the high...
    - 14 Oct 15, 2:33pm -

Work Happy Now

  • How to Deal With a Difficult Coworker
    No matter how hard you try — or how much of a people person you are — there is one coworker with whom you simply don’t gel. As the word “coworker” implies, you work with this person, so it’s hard to avoid him or her in meetings, on e-mail…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Feb 17, 4:36am -
  • How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated
    Six months after I started my first job out of college as a software engineer, I was “invited” to my first ever performance review. My boss told me it was an opportunity to get 360 feedback from him and a few colleagues about my strengths and the…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 6:22pm -
  • How to Avoid Mid-Career Doldrums: Rediscover the Joy of Learning
    If you’re an experienced professional, once-exciting work can start to feel like a daily grind. You know your job inside and out, few things about it engage you, and fewer yet offer inspiration to perform at your best. This slump can be especially…
    - 86 days ago, 4 Dec 16, 1:41pm -
  • 4 Proven Techniques to Grow Your Greatest Asset
      Some time ago I wasn’t confident in myself, didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted in life and I wasn’t moving forward. I was constantly feeling insecure, had doubts and fears, and these prevented me from taking action. I was also seeki…
    - 18 Oct 16, 9:09am -
  • Alternative Sleep Cycles to Improve Quality of Work and Life
    On average, we sleep for almost one third of our life. That’s a lot of time, if you think about it. Now, imagine if that time was spent doing, constructive and useful things like making breakthroughs in scientific research, discovering the secrets…
    - 4 Oct 16, 8:53pm -