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Startup recruiting: Play the “Game of Weakness”

Interviews are like first dates, where the candidate and the interviewer try to pass off the best versions of themselves. Candidates sell you on their immaculate resumes, and some canned responses. You sell them on unlimited coconut water, and a foosball table. No one really knows if it’ll work out or not. But the burden of proof falls...
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6 Rookie Mistakes When Answering Interview Questions

Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview for what will (hopefully) be your first-ever full-time job. Now only one thing stands between you and that first gig: the ever-important interview. If you don’t have much prior interview experience (or if it’s been a while since you’ve done one), an interview can seem a little intimidating. Whether it’s in...
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How to Make Professional Connections in Less Than 2 Minutes

Down with hours long networking events and conferences. Long live speed networking.
In our fast-paced world, efficiency and clarity are prized qualities. It's not much different in the networking world. In fact, efficient networking can help build stronger, more nuanced, longer lasting connections. Here are three tactics for leveraging networking techniques that take less time...
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So What’s An Emergency Fund (And How Do I Get One?)

Ok so, first things first: your savings account is not your emergency savings account.

I’ll say it another way: it’s super important to have a basic savings account, but it’s equally as important to have a “hidden stash”—that savings account that’s truly reserved for an unexpected life event. Think: job loss, unexpected car implosion, sudden...
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5 Reasons You Should Stop Worrying About The Future

As Career Girls, we’re always thinking about the future, and working towards our goals, but when thinking becomes worrying, we need to stop ourselves. As much as we visualize and chase our goals, we can’t control what life will throw at us, so it’s important to think constructively and put down all those worries.   If you’re not convinced, here are...
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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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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.

Using Social Media To Find Your Next Job

    [audio mp3="http://ekcareers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/092115_110630.mp3"][/audio] Guests: Kevin Grubb and Hannah Morgan In the old days, looking for a job meant polishing your resume and drafting an attention-getting cover letter. Now, with the increasing use of social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and even Twitter, job hunters have lots of new tools to use. Building a personal brand, calling on your social...
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