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Class of 2019 Highest Paying Jobs

Class of 2019 Highest Paying Jobs

The Class of 2019 is getting ready to enter one hot job market. And grads with a background in slicing and dicing data have an edge. Data scientist was the highest-paying entry-level job last year, according to Glassdoor research. Young adults in this field earned a median annual base salary of $95,000. That’s higher than...

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Why companies are so bad at hiring

Why companies are so bad at hiring

For one thing, they recruit too many employees from outside their ranks PERHAPS the oldest management cliché is that “people are our most important asset”. If that were true, companies would rigorously assess their own hiring practices, and record, to ensure that they are indeed recruiting the best people. Remarkably, many fail miserably at this...

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6 Ways to Revamp Your Weekly Routine

6 Ways to Revamp Your Weekly Routine

The key to being productive throughout your week is the plan you make at the beginning. Here are six ways you can up your planning game. As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with leaders is their productivity. This is a common problem in many organizations, especially with high-growth companies. The...

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Why Following Your Passions Is Good for You

Why Following Your Passions Is Good for You

Whether you plan to turn your hobby into a career, or just use it as a release valve for the stresses in your life, here’s how to find time for a little self-care. Before Andrew Rea started his popular “Binging With Babish” YouTube channel, he could barely get out of bed. Today, he credits the...

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This is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”

This is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”

It’s one of the most common interview questions. These are the answers that hiring managers say they are looking for. One of the most common questions candidates are asked during a job interview is “What are your strengths?” Having a firm knowledge of what you can offer a potential employer will help you sell yourself,...

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The best employees are not the agreeable ones

The best employees are not the agreeable ones

Cheerful and helpful workers are beloved by their bosses, and just about everyone else, really. Enthusiastic optimists make for great colleagues, rarely cause problems, and can always be counted on. But they may not necessarily make the best employees, says Adam Grant, the organizational psychologist and Wharton professor. Speaking in Chicago at the annual conference...

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Working Mothers, Ask Yourselves This Question?

Working Mothers, Ask Yourselves This Question?

Wall Street legend-turned entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck writes about the surprising mantra she uses to guide her career: What would my children think? One lesson she hopes to impart is that your work can make a meaningful impact. Anyone searching for proof of that idea should look to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London,...