News & Picks For The Workplace & Careers For November 13 2017

Careers Today, Success Today Monday November 13 2017Here’s Today’s Career & Workplace News & Picks For Saturday, November 10, 2017

Why You Need To Learn To Say No – Ms. Career Girl

When we’re at work, we usually want to please people and help out our colleagues as best we can in order to make a good impression. That means that even when helping others starts to have a negative impact on our own work and happiness, it can be difficult to say no.

It might seem awkward at first, but learning why, how and when to say no in the workplace can make all the difference when it comes to experiencing office stress and office serenity. Wanting to help people out is natural and, for …More at

Resume Keywords – Video | Resume Writing Services for Professionals |

November 13, 2017 by Martin Buckland Leave a Comment Here’s how it works. You see a job, you send in your resume. The decision maker reads it. It resonates and they call you in for an interview.

Right? Wrong. The reality is the first thing that sees your resume is a computer scanner, known as ATS. An ATS is scanning for keywords, or buzz words, to decide if your resume moves forward. These buzz words are your functional level and industry-specific words. They are what a decision make…More at

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Why “Nobodies” Are the Key to Innovation

Recent research backs up the idea that innovation needs to be open to more sources of inspiration, and innovation experts like Nilofer Merchant argue that companies are missing golden opportunities when they don’t invite all employees to suggest creative products or processes….More at

My team keeps coming to work hungover — Ask a Manager

A reader writes: What’s your take on being hungover at work? Specifically in an office situation where nothing truly bad will happen if someone has reduced concentration. I have a team of six reports at the moment, and over any given month, one or two of them will have a hangover each week.

In my city there’s a culture of going out drinking after work, and in some of the worst offices I’ve worked previously a hangover is even seen as a badge of pride. Mostly the hangovers are j…More at

Are You Your Authentic Self or an Actor at Work? [Updated] – Career Pivot

To quote Dr. Phil Are you living a life that is more in tune with your “authentic” self (who you were created to be) or your “fictional” self (who the world has told you to be)? Gee, I never thought I would write a post where I would quote Dr. Phil! Are you who you appear to be? Let me explain. Many of us who have worked…More at

How to recognize a bad workplace … before you take the job — Ask a Manager

If you’ve ever worked for a bad manager or in a company that made you miserable, you’ve probably wondered how to ensure you avoid that in your next job. It can feel impossible to tell from the outside whether a job will become a nightmare once you’re in it, but if you pay attention, there are red flags during the interview process can warn you about danger.

At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the signs to watch for that can indicate you’re about to walk into a dysfunctional…More at

This Global Food Company Might Have Unlocked the Secret to Feeling Good About Your Job

We all want to feel good about the work we’re doing, right? At Danone, that’s easy to do. Here are seven ways this global food company will make you proud to call yourself a “Danoner”.

1. The feel-good vibes start with Danone’s mission statement to “bring health through food to as many people as possible.”

2. They’re behind a bunch of good-for-you drinks and food like Horizon Organic milk, Silk Almond Milk…More at

How To Get Out Of A Career Rut

Career ruts are anything but pleasant. Unfortunately, they are all too common. Many professionals have felt unhappy and unfulfilled at work. I once felt this way, too. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in that rut forever.

Like I did, you can make changes that can get you out of your funk. If you’re unsure where to start, here are some steps I followed that may help you as well. Getting out of a career rut doesn’t mean that you have to change fields entirely…More at

Setting Deadlines Can Push You to Work Harder, but Not Smarter

When you start your workday, you may welcome the tasks that arise to fill your time. Work comes to you with no rhyme or reason, but you do it. You tackle things as they come, and you turn everything in by the deadline.

It may seem that you’re successful because you turn in your work on time. The problem is, you don’t know how to effectively plan for a day’s work.

Most people live and die by deadlines
Time is an important factor to consider when you’re completing tasks. Many of us chase deadlines or knock out the easiest tasks first to feel a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes, we spend too long on some tasks and scramble to do everything else…More at

How To Boost Productivity By 50% In A Week

Do you ever feel like you are so busy that there is never enough time in your day? If that’s the case, it’s likely that you aren’t as productive as you think you are. You’re busy but you are wasting time on a lot of unimportant things.

So, to help you improve your efficiency and overall productivity, here are some tips you can use. This will be a game changer for you. If you’re like most people, you’re probably underestimating the amount of time you allocate for y…More at

Your Boss Just Rejected Your Idea? Ask These 3 Questions Right Away

New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine–even an entirely new economic system. The major tech ecosystems that battle for our attention and dollars. What’s next for hardware, software, and services. The brave new world of automation, from AI to drones.

How our urban centers are building toward the future. See members of our Most Creative People in Business community: leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways. An award-winning team of journalists, designers…More at

Brian Cox on Q&A: artificial intelligence a ‘real threat to civilisation’

AUSTRALIA’S frustration with politicians over the citizenship debacle was summed up with one question on Q&A on Monday night. Brian Cox argues that while giving A.I. control of weapons can increase efficiency, it can come at a cost of morality. Courtesy: Q&A AI could pose a threat to all of us. Source: ABCSource:ABC A Q&A audience member has summed up the Australian public’s frustration over the dual-citizenship debacle with one withering question. “Do the pollies take th…More at


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