7 apps to help you perform better at work

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your smartphone isn't just a distraction at work -- utilize these 7 web-based and mobile apps to help you perform more efficiently! 

By Amber Stanley

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There never seems to be enough time during the workday! In today’s technology-oriented, fast-paced society (with an even more competitive job market!) professionals are expected to juggle multiple tasks daily – like projects, business campaigns, meetings and pitching ideas to supervisors – all while staying connected and active on email, mobile devices and social media.

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the work you're doing

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Sharing your gratitude for the people around you is a great way to help yourself, your career, your community, and your state of mind.

At the end of this newsletter, I'm going to ask you to send a quick 3-sentence thank you to somebody, right now, to share how much you appreciated something they did, or achieved, or toiled over.

It's just a simple thing:

"Jerry - just wanted to let you know that I've been through the terrific work you've been doing on Terrapin Station. I'm glad we didn't listen when the other side said it was time for the train to "put its brakes on" -- everything has turned out wonderfully . I'm looking forward to working with you next month on the Northbound Train account."

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

7 ways Twitter can help you land your dream job

Posted by Amanda Augustine

10:00 AM

Learn how to effectively use Twitter for your job search. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, Social Media

5 lessons I’ve learned from working at a startup

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Should you work at a startup? Here's what to expect during your first year in the startup world. [TWEET]

By Nikki Pepper

March 10, 2015 was my one-year anniversary at WeWork, a company that equips businesses with beautiful shared office spaces around the world.

I rejoined a team after almost one year of freelancing, waiting for the right opportunity to dive into another job role. Immediately after my casual (but still, two-hour) interview, I knew: this was it.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve learned more than I can boil down into five points. But I believe these lessons speak to startup culture, and the amazing opportunities such an environment presents.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

5 tips to create an effective resume

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your resume structure matters, so follow these tips -- don't burden your potential employer with a jumbled list of your work history! [TWEET]

By Cari Bennette

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Writing a resume involves more than simply listing job experiences and education. It must be a clear representation of you as a professional: including your skillset, qualifications and career goals.

Topics: Resume

Three ways you’re sabotaging yourself

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

While you're reviewing the thousands of job openings and employers on TheLadders this week, here are three ways you just might be sabotaging your own job search (without realizing it)! 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Does your cluttered desk influence your productivity?

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Don't let a disorganized workspace lower your productivity levels. [TWEET]

By Monique Craig

DeskIt has been scientifically proven that clutter has a negative impact on our ability to concentrate and stay on top of our tasks. Why is that? The answer is pretty simple: All things around us have some sort of sentimental or personal history. They remind us of past situations and can often carry emotional baggage. An innocent holiday picture can take us down memory lane and, instead of working on current sales figures, we drift away to holiday paradise. It’s true that some objects have the power to steal our focus more than the others. Sometimes even empty coffee mugs may turn into serious productivity blockers.

But does clutter influence your productivity? Let's examine how clutter affects us, and how to keep it from being a distraction.

Topics: Workplace

3 unexpected ways to get ahead at work

Posted by Amanda Augustine

08:05 AM

Want to impress your boss and advance your career? Try these unusual tactics. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, New to the Workforce, Professional Development

6 lessons to learn from negative feedback on your blog

Posted by Hope Restle

12:00 PM

Don't let a couple of negative comments bring you down. Use these tips to deal with the internet trolls. [TWEET]

A little blood, sweat, and tears go into each article you write - whether it's for your job, as a guest contributor, or for a personal blog. So it's easy to take it personally when these pieces you worked so hard on get overrun with comments by people critiquing your two cents, the way you delivered it, and even who you are as a person. 

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At first, the influx of criticism may make you feel helpless, but don’t be discouraged — any feedback, even hateful comments, is a sign that your article intrigued readers and perhaps even ruffled a few feathers, which is every writer’s goal. So the next time this happens to you, take a deep breath, and remember these six tips to help you cope with criticism on your beloved blog.

Topics: Personal Branding, New to the Workforce

Leonardo da Vinci's Resume

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go "boom."

And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

So to celebrate Leonardo's birthday this Wednesday, April 15th, I'd like to share his wonderful resume with you. You can click on the link below to see the full-size version.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter