5 Simple Steps to Networking on LinkedIn

According to one popular estimate, 85 percent of jobs are filled through networking. Many open positions aren’t ever posted on job boards or advertised publicly.

As a job seeker, you can’t afford to focus solely on applying to online job ads and waiting for the phone to ring. If you’re going to be an active participant in your own career development, you have to put yourself out there.

When Time Is Tied to Outcomes, Project Managers Can Be Heroes

The role of project manager is evolving, and the project managers of today have heightened responsibility when it comes to company profits and bottom lines. Those who can’t adapt will be left behind, but those who learn to evolve have the opportunity to become heroes within their organizations.

Project Managers’ Responsibilities in the Automation Era

In the past, the ideal project manager had a laser focus on project …

No Experience? No Problem — You Can Still Write a Great Resume

Congrats, soon-to-be grad! Diploma in hand, you’re ready for the real world.

Well — almost.

As you head out into the job market for the first time, you’re going to need a stellar resume to set yourself apart from all the other members of your graduating class.

There’s just one problem: You don’t really have any experience, aside from a few small part-time jobs.

That’s understandable. You were focused on your studies. But now you’re in a pickle. How can you write …

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Here’s How Yoga Can Help

Another Monday unfolds, replacing the weekend’s adventures with meetings, memos, and morning commutes.

What happened to the power career you imagined — the one where waking up each morning was exciting, the office dress code was “fashionista,” and every executive decision made the world a better place? Somewhere along the way, monotony and complacency flooded in, drowning your motivation.

Albert Einstein’s famous quote reminds us that “nothing happens until something …

Performance Reviews Are the Worst — Here Are 4 Ways to Make Them Better

At some point, you’ve probably had that moment of panic while approaching a stoplight. You see the yellow light appear, and you have to make a split-second decision: Do I slow down and stop or hit the gas and race through before the light turns red?

Performance reviews are, in some ways, similar. As they appear on the horizon, a manager has to ask themself: Should I slow down and really evaluate …

Always Keep Some ‘Running Away Money’ on Hand

I recently had the privilege of interviewing the incredibly impressive Margaret Heffernan for my podcast. Over the course of her career, Heffernan has run five companies in the US and the UK, taught at the college level, written five books, and given multiple TED Talks.

In fact, Heffernan’s career is so impressive that it was hard to narrow my …

How to Bring the Hottest Experience to the Top of Your Resume

Whether you are an external recruiter or a job-seeking candidate, crafting a resume that gets results — i.e., interviews and hopefully offers — may depend on a few special tweaks you might not have considered. These tweaks are designed to bring more page-two experience to the forefront and emphasize on the hottest information hiring managers want to see.

While the hybrid resume that most people use today works in the majority …

3 Tips on Writing a Response-Worthy Networking Email Introduction

A critical component of networking is understanding how to write a networking email introduction. Your approach can make all the difference between getting a response and being forgotten.

Here are three key tips on writing a response-worthy networking email introduction:

1. Create Commonality

When writing a cold networking email introduction, it is essential to establish a point of commonality with the other person. Doing so …

10 Ways to Appear More Confident Today

They say you should fake it until you make it.

And while this advice is a bit suspect is certain situations — you wouldn’t want to fake driving a car before you could actually drive it, because, well, we know what would happen there — it turns out to be incredibly apt when it comes to confidence.

By now, you may have heard of

Why It’s Important to Take Relaxing Breaks During the Workday (and How to Do It)

As ironic as it seems, improving your workplace performance may require you to work a little less.

Taking breaks — the right way — is known to have a measurable effect on your performance. The problem is, our work culture disproportionately values the employees who spend the most time working, regardless of how productive those hours are.

If you want to achieve more, be more relaxed, and improve your health, you need …