So you didn't get the job -- bummer. It stings but the process isn't over yet. Before you move on to the next potential gig, do these three things.
This week on The Upgrade, we spoke with Steve Casner, author of the book Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds. Steve is a research psychologist with NASA who studies how and why we get hurt in our everyday activities: Whether we're chopping vegetables, climbing ladders, or just walking down the street. We found out how we can stay safe without hiding in bed all day -- and why we should embrace our bad attitudes.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
One of the indisputable virtues of the internet is the availability of free online courses that enable anyone to educate themselves. edX is one such outlet, founded by Harvard and MIT, and offers free, open source courses that are allowing people around the world to get an education that would otherwise be out of their reach.
Todoist is an old contender among to-do list managers, helping people corral their work into manageable tasks for almost a decade. It's grown into a cross-platform tool that can be used for collaboration and project management, but was created simply because Amir Salihefendic needed a way to keep track of his work.
Building something as complex as a car is an expansive collaborative effort calling on people with diverse backgrounds. There are, of course, the engineers designing the actual mechanics, but there are also the aesthetic and tactile elements that affect how you experience the car, each carefully chosen by designers.
If you're a recent graduate, changing careers or just new to the workforce, using athletic experience can be a useful way to demonstrate your positive qualities when you don't have much on your resume. Here are some of the angles you can use to ace a job interview.
Carlos Watson is a journalist at heart. He got it from his father who, growing up in the Jamaican countryside, found the news to be a source of inspiration. Carlos made a career for himself in television and news and for the past three years has been pursuing his own vision for media with OZY Media.
You've completed a job interview for your dream job and now you're waiting with bated breath for a call back. What now? Should you sit by idly while you wait for a response? Definitely not. But you need to tread carefully when you follow up after an interview; you don't want to potentially annoy your interviewer and ruin your chances of landing that job. There's a fine line between being enthusiastic and being overly aggressive in getting an answer. Follow these simple post-interview tips to ensure you're putting your best foot forward.