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10 Little Things to Do Before a Job Interview That Can Make a Big Impact

You have an interview coming up. You've taken care of the big things. You have picked out your clothes, studied the company, reached out to contacts for information, and you updated your resume. But what small things can you do the day, or even a few minutes, before you walk into that all-important meeting to have a huge positive impact?
 
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4 Simple Tips for Working From Home

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.
This week I’ve invited Kenneth R. Rosen from the Smarter Living team to share some great tips about working from home, with a little help from readers. ...




Humility in the Workplace

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence is the everyday experience of those who are part of a dysfunctional family.
 
You know how this looks:
 

Parents constantly comparing children. ...




Women: Here's How to Ask for More Money

The gender pay gap still exists – here's what to do to help close it.
With Equal Pay Day happening last week, let's take a look at some of the latest findings on the gender pay gap. This 2018 research reveals why it's so important for women to take a strategic approach to negotiating their salary. ...




The One Coworker Every Employee Needs

Behind nearly every person who’s achieved success in their field, you’ll find a mentor who helped them get there. For outpatient coder and auditor Sundae Yomes, that person is Claudia Kernaghan. Yomes said her career in the health industry would have stalled without her more experienced colleague’s help. ...




Reclaiming My Time: The Work Resolution for 2018

Don't let emails, chatty co-workers and social media distract you from important 'deep work.'

Last summer, a rallying cry went out from the nation's capital. Tired of the stalling tactics employed during a congressional hearing, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. ...




9 Creative, Feminist Podcasts to Inspire You

There’s a lot of pressure on creative professionals—regardless of what point you’re at in your career—to be constantly producing the next eye-popping design, cutting edge UX experience, or killer site design. But sometimes the creative well is just . . . ...




How I Finally Quit My Job At The Gap To Freelance Full-Time

It’s June 1999, and I’m living in Toronto. A guy I know from art school comes into the store today, and he’s surprised to see me. “I thought you’d be doing something else?” he asks. I laugh nervously.
 

At graduation, weeks before, I’d won a big scholarship, the one that’s given to just a single student in each department. ...




3 Tips for a Perfect Skype Job Interview

I recently had two back-to-back Skype interviews with candidates.
 
Although I determined both candidates were qualified for the position I was recruiting for, one Skype session was much more successful than the other. It got me thinking about what contributed to the better interview since the candidates were similar. ...




Expert Advice: 8 Tips for Acing a Phone Interview

You’ve written a thoughtful resume and a standout cover letter that caught the eye of a potential employer, and you’ve made it past the first round in the hiring process. Although this is cause for some celebration, make sure to contain your excitement. ...