Tag Archives: career advice

6 Ways to Re-Focus in an Open Office Environment

Whether you believe that open floor plans are a “gigantic experiment in willful delusion” or not, the fact remains: you probably work in one. As more than 70 percent of the offices in this country TEAR DOWN THOSE (cubicle) WALLS, we are left to pick up the pieces. And while there are plenty of articles talking about how to be...
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7 TED Talks That Will Lift You Out of Your Work Rut

Ever feel like you need a little pick-me-up to get you through the day? No matter what your profession is—whether you work in a bank, an art studio, or a buzzy new start-up—it’s totally normal to occasionally feel like you’re in a slump. Sometimes we all need a boost to lift us up and get...
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The Introvert’s Guide to Speaking Up in Meetings

Imagine this: You walk into a meeting, sit down, and share your awesome ideas without ever feeling self conscious or overwhelmed. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I know firsthand that this isn’t always how things go down, even though it might be what we want to happen. Entering a big meeting full of people sharing thoughts can be...
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How To Find Your Way Again When You Get a Little Lost

You’ve yet to figure it out. Sometimes, you’re not even sure which way is up. It’s always a few steps forward and a couple steps back these days. And shit, are these steps even the right ones? How are you supposed to know? Are you just twisting in circles? Or worse, are you going back...
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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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15 Qualities Of A Successful Job Seeker

Are you the perfect job applicant?  When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every desired trait, it is imperative we gain these attributes as we continue in our career and subsequently during our next job search. You should remember that no job applicant is...
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5 Tips to Ace a Video Interview

These days, video-based job interviews are becoming more frequent, but they’re still far from the norm. If and when you get a notification that an interview won’t be in-person, it will likely create some additional anxiety. And let’s face it: interviews are already stressful enough! Whether it’s conducted by a live video conference, via Skype for example,...
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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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Why Do So Many Developers FAIL the Interview Code Exercises?

One hiring manager’s lament...

  Code exercises. They’re nearly inescapable today. Hiring managers insist on ‘seeing’ what you can do before scheduling an interview. And there’s good reason, too. In my experience, approximately 80% of all engineering candidates fail their initial code exercise, therefore who wants to schedule an hour out of their day for a candidate who...
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