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The Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time Off

As a college buddy was recounting a great trip to Europe, something snapped inside Jeff Platt. "It was like all of a sudden I woke up," recalls the CEO of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.Though only 24 at the time, Platt was exhausted. He'd been working 16-hour days, seven days a week, for two years since launching the Los Angeles-based company's second trampoline park, this one in St. ...




Planning the Future: How to Get a Higher Salary in Your Career Field

Planning the Future: How to Get a Higher Salary in Your Career Field
 
Most workers want to make more money. However, many are afraid to ask for it. If you’re currently in this predicament, you know what a pickle this situation can be. ...




Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.
Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast discussing it--politics, sports, history, music, language, storytelling--you name it. ...




IBM exec says this curveball interview question can reveal great job candidates

Harriet Green conducts an awful lot of job interviews.As the general manager of IBM's Watson Internet of Things, customer engagement and education, Green is building a team that will eventually include more than 1,000 people and operate in the group's new headquarters in Munich, Germany. ...




From Talent to Career: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Graphic Design

Do you have an artistic side? Maybe it's more than a "side"; maybe you're 100% artist--born to rule the Adobe suite. However, talent and your personality may not be enough to birth a prolific, prodigious career. Obtaining a degree in graphic design can help transform your passion and talent into a real livelihood. ...




How Technology Has Changed 4 Top Career Fields Within the Last Two Decades

Since the advent of the internet and personal computer, almost every industry has changed in some way. As industries change, so do the careers within them. Modern job seekers need skill sets and talents that are very different from their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago. ...




June is LGBT Pride Month

            President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month. This month long celebration represents how far we have come as a nation in accepting diversity. To ensure that your company is promoting inclusion and diversity in the workplace, here are some ways to celebrate LGBT Pride Month this June. ...




Six Skills Your Managers Need to be More Successful

Most business owners tend to get overwhelmed by how to choose the right managers to oversee various departments in their companies, especially when it comes to replacing a vacant managerial position. Besides hiring new managers, you can choose and groom one of your employees into a manager through a promotion. ...




How to Hire Employees Who Will Drive Customers to Your Business

Your employees are going to be the foundation of your company, and their skills and traits could make or break your business in the coming years. Spending a little extra time on the hiring process will have an excellent return on investment and reduce your employee turnover rate. ...




Cold emails have worked for me—here are 5 tips to make them work for you

Twice now, cold emails have helped me significantly in my career. The first allowed me to gain valuable advice, which led to freelance opportunities and a summer internship. The second helped me get my current job.And I'm not alone. Entrepreneur Adam Lyons changed his life when he contacted billionaire investor and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban. ...