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Former Google career coach: 4 reasons why you shouldn't try to please everyone

Former Google career coach: 4 reasons why you shouldn't try to please everyone

CNBC - The co-founder of Google's career-coaching program says that trying constantly to please others will hurt your career.

'Being your own boss' is one of the biggest myths of entrepreneurship

'Being your own boss' is one of the biggest myths of entrepreneurship

CNBC - When you're the boss, your customers, employees, investors and lenders all own you — not the…

6 harsh (but useful) lessons from the world's grumpiest boss

CNBC - Former oil baron Edward Mike Davis had a reputation as being the 'world's grumpiest boss.' H…

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    Perhaps the most straightforward and effective strategy for getting what you want is to simply...

    Perhaps the most straightforward and effective strategy for getting what you want is to simply...

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    Negotiation is not any easy thing, especially when it comes to salary. It makes most everyone uncomfortable, and that means people on both sides of the equation. Just as a candidate is nervous to approach …

    Negotiation is not any easy thing, especially when it comes to salary. It makes most everyone uncomfortable, and that means people on both sides of the equation. Just as a candidate is nervous to approach ...

  • A CEO explains how interviewing for a job is just like dating

    You probably don't associate job interviewing with dating. But as it turns out, the two processes...

    You probably don't associate job interviewing with dating. But as it turns out, the two processes...

  • Former Google career coach: 4 reasons why you shouldn't try to please everyone

    The co-founder of Google's career-coaching program says that trying constantly to please others will hurt your career.

    Former Google career coach: 4 reasons why you shouldn't try to please everyone

    The co-founder of Google's career-coaching program says that trying constantly to please others will hurt your career.

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    Savvy hiring managers have the ability to glean a ton of information about you by asking just a...

    Savvy hiring managers have the ability to glean a ton of information about you by asking just a...

  • A Georgetown professor says the mindset that led us all to embrace Facebook could ultimately stall your career

    If you're toying with the idea of quitting social media, there's a simple question that can help...

    If you're toying with the idea of quitting social media, there's a simple question that can help...

  • How Job Seekers Should Respond to Recruiting Trends

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    Are you up-to-date on the methods used by recruiters today to source and vet candidates? Jobvite released their 2016 Recruiter Nation Report on Tuesday, which highlights important trends in recruiting every job seeker should understand. In fact, there is less competition for tech jobs, according to recruiters, than for …

  • 'Being your own boss' is one of the biggest myths of entrepreneurship

    When you're the boss, your customers, employees, investors and lenders all own you — not the other way around.

    'Being your own boss' is one of the biggest myths of entrepreneurship

    When you're the boss, your customers, employees, investors and lenders all own you — not the other way around.

  • The Top 10 Companies for Working Moms

    Being a mom while holding down a job can be challenging, but 10 companies are especially good at helping women “flourish at home and at work,” according to Working Mother magazine’s just-released annual …

    Being a mom while holding down a job can be challenging, but 10 companies are especially good at helping women “flourish at home and at work,” according to Working Mother magazine’s just-released annual ...

  • An ex-Goldman Sachs employee who interviewed over 100 people shares what the most impressive job candidates had in common

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    Before cofounding Solemates, a brand of women's shoe-care products, in 2009, Becca Brown worked...

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    It's fall now. That means pumpkin spice, changing leaves, and "Hocus Pocus" reruns — not to...

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  • 6 harsh (but useful) lessons from the world's grumpiest boss

    Former oil baron Edward Mike Davis had a reputation as being the 'world's grumpiest boss.' Here are some useful lessons from his notorious memos.

    Former oil baron Edward Mike Davis had a reputation as being the 'world's grumpiest boss.' Here are some useful lessons from his notorious memos.

  • How to Save Coal Country: Pump Up Pensions or Create Jobs?

    Does the government have an obligation to support the coal miners’ union pension?

    Does the government have an obligation to support the coal miners’ union pension?

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    No longer can the average worker count on a defined pension plan to fund retirement. Social Security is estimated to become insolvent in 2034, and surveys show many workers are not saving enough on their …

    No longer can the average worker count on a defined pension plan to fund retirement. Social Security is estimated to become insolvent in 2034, and surveys show many workers are not saving enough on their own. Beyond that, people are living longer and health care costs are increasing at more than twice the rate of inflation, …

  • Trump and Clinton need better ideas for how to create jobs

    The two presidential candidates seem to be stuck in the last century. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don’t really know what to do about this, as Katie Couric and I discuss in the video above. During …

    The two presidential candidates seem to be stuck in the last century. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don’t really know what to do about this, as Katie Couric and I discuss in the video above. During the first presidential debate, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, explained how he wants to revive the types …

  • I owe my great talent pool to a tip from Steve Jobs: CEO

    This CEO is front and center during the hiring of every one of his employees — an approach he developed based on a comment by the late Steve Jobs.

    I owe my great talent pool to a tip from Steve Jobs: CEO

    This CEO is front and center during the hiring of every one of his employees — an approach he developed based on a comment by the late Steve Jobs.

  • How to Fight With Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

    No matter how great things are going at work, there may come a time when you and your boss disagree and tempers start to flare.

    How to Fight With Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

    No matter how great things are going at work, there may come a time when you and your boss disagree and tempers start to flare.

  • How Men and Women See the Workplace Differently

    Men and women experience very different workplaces, ones in which the odds for advancement vary widely and corporate careers come in two flavors: his and hers. Data show that men win more promotions, …

    Men and women experience very different workplaces, ones in which the odds for advancement vary widely and corporate careers come in two flavors: his and hers. Data show that men win more promotions, more challenging assignments and more access to top leaders than women do. Less than half feel that promotions are awarded …

  • Ready for a New Job?

    Start with the obvious -- what is bugging you about your current position? This is an item that can be fixed in your current position. You may not want to actually address the specific problem -- but …

    Start with the obvious -- what is bugging you about your current position? This is an item that can be fixed in your current position. You may not want to actually address the specific problem -- but you can see that it can indeed be corrected with no job change.

  • 5 Terrible Workplace Policies That Good Companies Don't Have

    Workplace policies are supposed to serve the needs of the business -- which include attracting and retaining great employees. Here are five of the worst workplace policies that good companies jettisoned …

    Workplace policies are supposed to serve the needs of the business -- which include attracting and retaining great employees. Here are five of the worst workplace policies that good companies jettisoned long ago but which lesser companies continue to cling to. Requiring employees to bring in doctors' notes in order to …