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From Negan to Voldemort: Career lessons from classic celluloid baddies

Today's Top Stories February 25, 2018

News

This is how hitting rock bottom can be the best thing for your career

A new study found that feeling like you have hit "rock bottom" can be the hard reset button your career needs.

Job Search

How do I give the best answer to an interview question I don’t know?

Breakdown the question you don't know how to answer into manageable pieces and then assure the interviewer that with some creativity and effort you could get the job done.

Advice

10 things happy professionals do before 10 a.m.

Contentment isn’t a destination, but a process — and if you’re smart, a priority for both your professional and personal life. How do you carve in time to be happy?

Advice

The benefits of mentorship and what it can mean for you

Three reasons being a mentor can help the mentor's career

Business travel

Hoping for a smooth flight on your next business trip? Your seatmate’s nationality may determine that

When you first sit down on a flight for a business trip or any trip you usually can tell in the first few minutes if you have a good seatmate or not. Here are the best travel companions.

Advice

What this Olympic-medal-winning figure skating pair can teach us about passion and drive

U.S. Olympic skating pair Maia and Alex Shibutani — also known as the "ShibSibs," — talk about the advice they would offer to their younger selves.

News

This is the price of happiness according to researchers

Money can buy you happiness — but only up to a point. Researchers found a strong relationship between individual's income and their personal satisfaction ... and the numbers may surprise you.

How To

4 ways to make sure you’re productive when working from home, but not alone

It's a problem as old as the concept of working from home itself: how do you stay productive when other people are around, tempting you with distractions of every shape and color? Here are some tricks to keep in mind.

Advice

How to be your best self: 3 secrets backed by research

Research shows the benefits of caring for yourself the same way you care for your friends, pets and family.

Job search

Other than salary, free time is the most important factor when it comes to job offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring.

Equal pay

These are the cities where women are obliterating the pay gap in tech

If you're a woman in tech, it seriously pays off to work in these cities, where the gender pay gap is becoming closer and closer to obsolete.

News

And the award for worst commute goes to …

In New York City, which has the country's longest commute time, you can actually win a prize for your heroism braving your absolutely terrible commute.

Productivity

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

Research proves that emotional intelligence is the critical factor that sets star performers apart from everyone else. Here are 11 traits to eliminate and raise your EQ.

The Job search

How to handle those open-ended interview questions

How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.

Advice

4 ways to help get over career bitterness

Here's how to healthily process everyday work disappointments, so that you won't get consumed with unhelpful bitterness.

News

Austin has become the first city in the South to mandate paid sick leave

Austin has become the first city in Texas to regulate sick leave — passing a law making paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employees. They become not only the first city in Texas to pass this kind of law, but also the first city to do so in the Southern U.S.

Productivity

Your ability to focus has probably peaked: Here’s how to stay sharp

Removing distraction is important to maintain our focus, but we also need to boost our capability to concentrate on one task at a time.

Inspiration

Olympians with side hustles

If you’ve been breathlessly watching the dispatches from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you’ve noticed a lot of athletes on top of their winter sports game.

How To

5 ways to get to know someone without using cookie-cutter questions

When it comes to networking events, there's a whole world of topics that you could potentially ask someone about. So why not ask about something appropriate that will let you in on who they really are? Here are a few lighthearted icebreaker questions that you can use when you want to get to know someone.

News

What Fergie’s National Anthem disaster (and response) can teach us about embracing failure

Fergie didn't shy away from the spotlight after her National Anthem performance. Instead, she embraced the moment and took full responsibility for how her rendition went.

News

Labor board rules ex-Google employee’s firing over ‘gender stereotypes’ was legal

A federal government agency has concluded that Google did not break labor laws for firing James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote a controversial memo about his company's diversity initiatives.

Advice

Where passion comes into building a successful company and career

Instead of making passion central to your choices, build your business so that you’ll always be ready when the chance to do what you really want comes along.

Advice

How to recover from the worst Monday (or week) ever

We all have them. Those days that are so horribly challenging that we wonder if we’ll ever fully recover. Before you give up though, consider this; some of history’s most famous winners were first losers.

Inspiration

What past presidents can teach us about present-day leadership

For Presidents Day, we thought we'd explore what former American presidents can teach us about being leaders. Here are a few pearls of wisdom to think about during the holiday.

Inspiration

9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.

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Office Life

7 politeness mistakes you could be making at work — even if no one’s broken it to you yet

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents.

Resume

These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.

Advice

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit