It’s that time of year again! Young adults all over the country are graduating college and heading out into the “real world.” So, it’s no surprise that, according to Yahoo!, job-related searches are spiking. Among those, searches for “how to write a cover letter” has increased approximately 35 percent. If you’ve come looking for some tips, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended).
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Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s salaries catch up to men’s salaries last year. (Learn more about Equal Pay Day here.) As of the last Census, women earn 77 cents for every $1 that men earn. If you’re looking to close the gap in your own salary, here are some tips to take to the negotiating table: […]
Start your week off right next week by using the 1-3-5 rule of to-do lists from Fast Company. Start by only planning out what you can realistically accomplish, which is where the rule comes in. Here’s what most people can realistically tackle in a day: 1 big mission 3 medium tasks 5 small things Put those on you list and […]
If you are a living, breathing, human resident of our fine nation, at this point you can’t escape Sheryl Sandberg and her new book, Lean In. I am less interested in the book itself (which I read, though quickly) than I am in all the conversation around the book. I really can’t figure out what I think about the whole […]
Over the weekend there was an article in the New York Times that has now popped up in my newsfeed and Twitter stream quite a few times. Written by Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project, the article “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive” cites lack of sleep, desk-side lunches, and unused vacation days as part of the problem for why […]
There’s been a lot of discussion this week about a blog post on the Harvard Business Review website that claims “sitting is the smoking of our generation.” The author, Nilofer Merchant, cites some worrying statistics: – Americans sit an average of 9.3 hours per day. (We only sleep 7.7 hours.) – Obesity is responsible for 35 million deaths annually. (Tobacco […]