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Feel Good, Do Good: The Happiest Way to Increase Your Career Success

Here’s some solid career development advice that’s perfect for summertime. Studies show that a huge predictor of your career success is… your happiness. That’s right, there’s reams of data-driven evidence that our personal happiness and the positivity of the culture that surrounds us has very real influence over our performance. When you feel better, you do better. People who feel good, do good. These aren’t just feel-good platitudes. They’re borne out by research. Here are a couple stunning...

Manners for the Job Interview

Folks, you’d be surprised how many people fail to follow basic principles of etiquette, protocol, and good common sense in a job interview. I hear this consistently from recruiters and hiring managers. And I’ve fielded my share of stunningly unprofessional professional calls. We live in a culture that values being casual, off-the-cuff, and effortless. We tend to equate too much effort or ceremony with insincerity. But there are times when manners, preparation, and deference are called for. And...

The Hit Parade: Five Minutes to a Better Career

I’ve been planning this in my head for years, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Hit Parade has arrived! Let me explain. As a resume writer, my job is to help people advance their careers by putting their accomplishments into resumes and LinkedIn profiles. So of course, I frequently ask my clients things like— What have been some of your wins in this role? What are you most proud of professionally? Can you think of some concrete successes? And you’d be surprised how often my sharp, savvy,...

20 Ways to Sleuth a Target Company BEFORE You Apply

Sort of like Facebook stalking—for your career. One habit of savvy professionals is to keep tabs on companies of interest, such as companies that have a product you believe in or a workplace culture you admire. And any time you’re applying for a job, it’s well worth your while to do a little sleuthing on the target company’s background, branding, and vision. A few minutes of Internet research can give you insights on your target company’s brand, vision, and direction. This gives a clearer...

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