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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. ...




Every 401(k) Question You Were Afraid To Ask, Answered

Understanding your 401(k) shouldn’t be impossible. With help from a certified financial planner, we’re showing you how to keep up with your daily Starbucks order and save for future retirement.
 


You probably heard the financial term 401(k) thrown around during employee orientation, but had little to no idea what it actually stood for. ...




From the bottom to the top: 3 key lessons WWE’s CBO Stephanie McMahon learned on her way to the C-Suite

McMahon currently holds the position of WWE's chief brand officer, responsible for supporting growth initiatives within the entertainment firm, in addition to being a spokesperson for various areas.
Stephanie's father and current WWE CEO, Vince McMahon has a frequent expression he likes to use that inspires her: "Treat every day like it's your first day on the job. ...




What To Do If You're Harassed At Work — And HR Isn't Helping

All your options, whether you're discriminated against for your sex, race, religion, age, or disability.
Human resources is usually the first place people go when they're harassed or discriminated against at work, but HR reps work for the company, not the employees, and don't always have your best interests at heart. ...




5 quick resume tips for graduates with little (or no) experience

Fresh graduates usually find it difficult to land their first job. One major reason why this is the case is because they do not know what to write in the resume section regarding professional work experience because in as far as is always the case, many only have internship to their name. ...




8 Ways Cutthroat Work Cultures Suck The Life Out Of You

Far too many companies believe that a cutthroat pressure-cooker culture gets results. They think that the harder they crack that whip, the better people will perform.
 
Cutthroat business culture is so prevalent that it’s a cliché in our society, being the inspiration for countless TV shows and movies. ...




Boomer Workers Are Fine With Younger Bosses

Survey shows they’re more comfortable with age differences than other generations
With boomers increasingly extending their careers, it’s inevitable that many will find themselves reporting to millennial supervisors. Although that could be a recipe for strife, a new survey shows that most boomers not only don't object to the idea of younger bosses but see benefits to this arrangement. ...




The surprising trait Jeff Bezos looks for in successful employees

The smartest person in the room is the one who gets ahead the fastest, right?
Not according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
At Microsoft's CEO Summit in 2013, bestselling author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch asked Bezos the question, "What are you looking for when you promote someone into a leadership position?"
"He said, 'I want people who are right most of the time,'" according to Welch. ...