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Why You Should Ask To Reschedule If You're Running Late For A Job Interview

You’re getting ready for a big job interview when some unforeseen circumstance arises, putting you at risk of being late. You might feel tempted to hurry and get there as soon as you can, but that actually makes things worse for both you and the interviewer.


Why You Shouldn't Always Take The First Job You're Offered

When you’re in between jobs, you probably want to get back to work as soon as possible. However, taking the first job offer you can get might not necessarily be a good strategy.


What A Hiring Manager Is Actually Thinking During Your Interview

Whether you’ve been interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you’ve been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process is always stressful. Not only are you trying your hardest to present the very best version of yourself, you’re also attempting to read your audience and gather as much information as you can about the role, the company culture and the organisation itself. No pressure.


Why Pictures Matter On Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional social networking website LinkedIn is now an invaluable business tool for hiring managers and recruiters to find new talent as well as for workers to promote themselves to prospective employers. Microsoft certainly sees a lot of potential in LinkedIn and has forked out $US26.2 billion to buy it. Sure, you may have a profile on the networking site that is fleshed out with words about your qualifications, but have you spent much time thinking about the pictures you put up on the page? Here’s why images on your LinkedIn profile deserve more care.


Think Of Networking As Joint Progress, Not Using Someone To Get Ahead

The idea of networking sometimes feels sleazy, and it can be if you’re doing it wrong. If you think networking is about using someone to get ahead, you’re thinking about it all wrong. It’s about building a community of like-minded friends, so you can make progress together.


Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn For $35.4 Billion, Deal To Close By End Of 2016

Today, Microsoft announced that it will be acquiring LinkedIn for $US26.2 billion ($35.4 billion). The deal will keep LinkedIn’s existing CEO in place and the company will continue to operate independently.


Focus On What You Learned From Failure To Avoid Self-Criticism

There’s a reason failure stories are popular: They’re relatable. We all fall on our faces at some point, and stories of redemption are encouraging. However, it can be tricky to find a balance between discussing your failure and just self-deprecating.


Talent Versus Hard Work: Which One Determines Career Success?

There are remarkable people in this world who excel in their chosen field of work because they are blessed with natural talent. So where does that leave people who just aren’t as ‘gifted’? We’ve been told that hard work can trump any kind of talent, but is that really true or are they just empty words of comfort for people who aren’t perceived to be naturally good at what they do? There have been a lot of research done on this topic. We take a closer look at the talent versus determination debate.


Why You Shouldn't Worry If You're Not A Creative Success By Your 30s

We love stories about people who succeed by a young age. The Mark Zuckerbergs of the world become heroes while the rest of us feel like failures if we haven’t succeeded by 30. That mindset is completely backwards.


Learn From Your Career Rivals To Avoid Jealousy And Improve Yourself

TV sitcoms have taught us that if someone’s doing better than you at your career, your goal should be to crush them with righteous fury. While that makes for a great story, learning from them will probably help more.


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