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Being likeable and being respected aren’t mutually exclusive.

fastcompany:

American culture places a premium on the ability to speak confidently before a crowd. Career counselors will tell you it’s a sure path to professional success. Compelling speakers can achieve positions of power and wealth.

"Think of it like a planned conversation. You know where the conversation’s going…but you’re loose enough in the moment to make it up a little bit as you go along. You want to have 80 percent of it prepared and allow 20 percent to be spontaneous.”

How celebs and politicians manage to deliver smooth and seemingly spontaneous performances

tips for job searching - winter employment - infographic

full image: http://infographicjournal.com/how-to-make-your-winter-job-search-merry/

infographicjournal:

How To Make Your Winter Job Search Merry

Focus on the cover letter. It is not uncommon for me to get 100 applications for one spot, so I’m constantly looking for reasons not to advance a candidate to the interview round. Writing a good cover letter is your best shot at getting noticed. If I hate a cover letter, I won’t even look at the résumé.

a good skill to hone, whether looking for work or not…

Resumes tend to blur together after the seven thousandth or so—the cover letter is your best shot at being singular. Here’s how to write a great cover letter.  (via fastcompany)

When looking for a new job, you might be tempted to choose the “easy” way of simply cutting one section of a résumé after another and pasting them in turn into the corresponding spot on your [LinkedIn] profile. However, doing this demonstrates a failure to understand what social media is all about, and limits the information about yourself that you can convey. Both your résumé and LinkedIn profile speak about you, but they do so in at least seven different ways…

 

usagov:

By the Ticket to Work Team

July 26th marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations,…

infographicjournal:

The Cost of Job Stress

The mere thought of pleasant alternatives made people concentrate less.

Have you ever wondered why you only manage to accomplish half of the things on your summer to-do list? Science has the answer.

Here’s why summer makes us so unproductive.

(via fastcompany)