Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Productivity Guide

In lieu of actually having more time, the CEO of a popular men's lifestyle publication once told us: "We've got to learn to collapse time." Beyond being an immutable violation of long-established rules of space-time, what exactly does that mean? It means efficiency. It means routine. It means waking up early, knowing your priorities and, in the words of...
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The Biggest Mistake Job Seekers Make

If you are currently seeking employment and you have done the following, you may feel like you’re doing everything right: You’ve updated your resume and LinkedIn profile. You are regularly sending in applications online. You are attending networking events. You’re expanding your network through LinkedIn. All of these are perfect, and things you need to be...
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Resume Checklist for Executives

Executives, it should come as no surprise that your job competitors will be strategic, sharp, and savvy top professionals.  Many of them will pursue a job search with precision and be highly qualified for the role.  Are you prepared to sell yourself, with confidence, in your resume? To be considered for a top position, your resume...
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Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.


This post originated on, www.ted.com.

How to Tell If Managing People Just Isn’t for You

You may be an exceptional individual contributor, able to turn around projects in one swift motion, or a subject matter expert, better versed in your area of expertise than anyone else in your office, but neither of those sterling qualities necessarily means you’re cut out to manage people. Not everyone can be a great manager. If...
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What is the best way to submit your resume for a new job?

Q&A with EK Careers: What's the best way to apply for a job?

This week I had a client contact me this week with a question I get asked often. I decided it was prime-time to share the question and answer with all my readers. Chances are you've wondered about this yourself.
Hi Erica,
I wanted to ask you...
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3 Reasons Not to Stay at Your Job Too Long

Should you stay or should you go? Typically, job hopping is frowned upon because it suggests that you’re flighty and possibly incompetent, thus a waste of money for the employer. Of course, it could also mean that you know what you want and don’t want in your career. Here are three reasons why staying at...
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What Your Secret Fears Mean For Your Negotiation Success

Part of being an effective negotiator is being able to overcome objections with creative solutions. Most of the time, I’m coaching people on how to overcome objections from the other side. But I’ve also spent a fair amount of time helping people deal with their own objections about why they should make more. Do any of...
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7 Things Every Postgraduate Needs to Do ASAP (Other Than Get a Job)

Yes, getting a job is important—but don’t waste this time fretting over your computer screen. My graduation with a degree in philosophy was tainted with trepidation about the future. With a six-month deadline before my student loan payments kicked in and the threat of living with my parents for life hanging over my head, I was...
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