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15 Things You Should Never Say In A Salary Negotiation

You secured the interview, brought your A game, and landed the job. Now comes the hard part: negotiating your salary. “Salary negotiations are like any other type of negotiations — except the words you use can be extremely powerful, since there is a personal aspect to the discussion,” says HR expert Steve Kane. “The negotiation is not over the worth ... Read More »

10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today’s Job Market

There was once a time when all anyone had to do to get a job in America was to prove they exist – i.e. they just had to show up. So the legend goes, anyway. That was before my time and seems inconceivable to me and others my age. Read More »

How To Apply For A Job At A Company That Isn’t Hiring

Welcome back, economy.USA TODAY reports employers added an average of 246,000 jobs each month in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999. Fifteen years is a long time, but it finally seems companies have started to hire in a meaningful way. Read More »

Eliminate These 8 Things From Your Day

If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you’ll get huge returns — in productivity, in improved relationships, and in your personal well-being — from adding these items to your not to-do list: Read More »

Here’s The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success, According To Network Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died Since then, books have been written and movies have been made. Each has celebrated his legacy and aimed to share the secrets he used to build the largest company in the world; things like attention to detail, attracting world-class talent and holding them to high standards. Read More »

13 Words That Can Hurt Your Credibility Without You Even Realizing It

Most people don’t realize how they sound to others. The words you choose could hurt your credibility without you even knowing it. An obvious one is “like,” but there are less obvious words and phrases that might be tripping you up. Read More »

Being assertive reduces stress

Assertiveness can help you control stress and anger and improve coping skills. Recognize and learn assertive behavior and communication. Read More »

Top 10 Recruitment Tips for Small Businesses

Some top tips for recruiting the best candidates for small businesses: 1. Recruit people that are different to you Several people insist not to do the above, but this is a crucial element. Being a small business, every recruit counts, and should add value that you currently are not capable of doing so. Therefore, if you are recruiting, aim for ... Read More »

25 Small Inventions That Have Made A Huge Difference

There have been numerous inventions that have made the lives of humans a lot easier. Radio, television, the smart phone, the Internet and the car you drive are only a few of these inventions. However, did you know that there are those really small inventions that have made a huge impact on the way you live your life? What may ... Read More »

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. Read More »