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The only 5 things you need to bring to a job interview

The interview process is stressful enough. You don't want to complicate things by showing up unprepared.
 
We asked a few career experts and hiring managers what they expect candidates to bring on the big day. Here are the five essentials to show up with:
 
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Top Summer Tips for Work at Home Moms

Summer is a bittersweet time for most work at home moms. We get to see our little cherubs all day long. All. day. long. We are also trying to concentrate, focus, and work. The deadlines, bills (!), and appointments do not magically go away in the summer. ...




Blind hiring can improve workplace diversity

There’s a growing trend across industries when it comes to hiring. And in the age of information, you may be surprised to learn that it involves having access to less information instead of more, in an effort to enhance ethical hiring practices and improve workplace diversity. ...




Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team.
In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. ...




Workplace noise in daytime linked to sleep problems at night

(Reuters Health) - Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.
 
Researchers found that when workers had higher occupational noise exposure, they had higher blood pressure and higher levels of the stress-hormone cortisol after work, and got less restful sleep that night, compared to days with lower daytime noise exposure. ...




Study: ‘Cyberloafing’ could play a workplace wellness role

Are cute cat videos the key to employee engagement, efficiency and workplace wellness?
 
Probably not, though YouTubing funny felines, surfing dogs, prancing pangolins and Eagles fans running into poles might not be the bane of business productivity after all. ...




11 Calculated Risks You Should Be Taking In Your Career

When it comes to your career, there are certain risks you could be taking, and should be taking, but you may not be doing so. For instance, are you at the job level you aspire to, and in a job that you love? According to several experts, the deliberate career risksyou take can reap many rewards, so it’s best to take a chance and try them out. ...




Time-Saving Networking Strategies for Busy People

No time to network? No problem! These tips are effective and require no more than a few minutes.

If you've been in the professional world for a while, you undoubtedly know that networking is an essential part of career success. After all, career opportunities don't just appear out of nowhere; they usually come from the people who know, like and trust you (i. ...




5 soft skills you need to boost your career

Getting the job you want used to mean simply having the relevant technical skills, knowledge and expertise. But these days, ‘soft’ skills are becoming increasingly important too. In fact, many employers rank ‘soft’ skills higher than ‘hard’ skills. ...




This Is How to Quit Your Job Like a Pro, According to Former Facebook, Google and Apple Employees

Quitting your job and moving onto something new is always a nerve-racking process.
 
But just think about how people who’ve left the biggest companies out there must feel.
 
Business Insider has spoken to numerous alumni of some of the most talked about companies. ...