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Tokyo will be my 7th Olympic Games arranging TV interviews for star athletes. Here's how I got into it and why it's a dream job.

Left: Sara Hunninghake with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Right: Hunninghake at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Sarah Hunninghake Sara Hunninghake will turn 40 in Tokyo, where she will be managing Olympians' media interviews. She's done it at every Olympics since 2008 and takes time off her PR role to fit it in. "It is high energy and high stress keeping track of who is talking to who," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'll be spending my 40...
Tags: Sports, Careers, Trends, Pr, Beijing, Tokyo, Michael Phelps, Portland Oregon, Nordic, Pyeongchang, Obs, USA Swimming, Olympians, Quarantine, Mixed Zone, Olympic Arena

I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu

A public-speaking coach gives 5 tips for nailing your first performance or meeting back in person

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary - again. Nick David/Getty Images Eileen Smith is a public-speaking coach and frequent keynote speaker. She suggests planning how you'll project a professional image when returning to offices and venues. Connect with the audience before you speak, make eye contact, and move with purpose, she says. See more stories on Insider's business page. I can feel the electricity in the room when I'm in front of a live audience. I know if there&#...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Communication, Fbi, Confidence, Body Language, Meetings, Talking, Public Speaking, Nordic, Don, Eileen Smith, Public Speaking Tips, Joe Navarro

A software CEO reveals how she used the lessons of the pandemic to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace

Insider's Rebecca Knight (l) interviews Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of educational-software firm, DreamBox Insider Events DreamBox CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson says diversity should be leveraged for success. Employers must understand what workers want and need, as they now have the upper hand. This was part of Insider's event "What's next: CEOs on How Talent Drives Transformation," presented by ProEdge, a PwC Product, on June 29. Click here to watch a recording of the full event. T...
Tags: Leadership, Justice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, Workplace Diversity, Equity, Nordic, Inclusion, Diverse, Dreambox, Dei, Jessie Woolley Wilson, COVID, George Floyd

13 colorful and juicy cocktail recipes to liven up your Fourth of July celebrations

Pomegranate White Tea Sangria. Natalie's Juice Fourth of July is the perfect time to impress your friends with colorful and uniquely crafted cocktails. For serving multiple people, try pre-batching a chilled berry and white tea sangria. For individual dricks, experiment with coconut-infused tequila or a tea-topped Scotch highball. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fourth of July always feels like the true start of the summer season, and what better way to enjoy the ...
Tags: Life, New York City, Trends, Features, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Wine, Vodka, Collins, Sangria, Mezcal, Tequila, Nordic, 4th Of July, Garnish, Tommy

Investing in mentorship and upskilling employees is the key to building a high-performing team

This panel, titled "Mentorship and Upskilling" was moderated by Insider senior editor Chris Weller (l), and featured Annette Richardson, managing partner of Richardson Partners LLC and Suneet Dua, chief product officer at PwC. Insider Events CEOs are keen to upskill employees, yet one in five haven't started the journey yet, PwC found. Today's employees need to become "lifelong learners" and digital citizens, experts told Insider. This was part of Insider's virtual event "CEOs ...
Tags: Leadership, Jobs, Learning, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Automation, Pwc, Performance, Mentorship, Nordic, Skills Training, Richardson, Job Performance, Dua, Chris Weller

3 ways managers can support employees living with chronic pain and fatigue

Managers should focus on ways to make workers with chronic pain more comfortable in the office - or let them work from home. kokouu/Getty Images Around one in five adults in the US lives with chronic pain. To better support employees living with chronic pain, meet them with compassion. Accommodations like a standing desk or WFH schedule can improve their experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. Around one in five adults in the United States lives with chronic pain, acco...
Tags: Work From Home, Leadership, Fatigue, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Management, Compassion, Disability, United States, Illinois, Pain, Chronic Pain, Nordic, Accomodation

Salaries are on the rise in police departments across the US, despite protests and calls to defund the police

NYPD officers stand guard on April 4, 2021 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images The 2020 median salary for a police officer in the US was $67,290 - the median for all jobs was $48,769. Despite ongoing calls to defund police departments, officer salaries are only getting higher. Police forces are growing, too, with incentives to join such tuition reimbursement and signing bonuses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police work can be one of the best-paid professions in t...
Tags: Mississippi, Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Police, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Careers, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Law Enforcement, Austin, Bureau of Labor Statistics

How baristas really feel when you camp out all day at their coffee shop

Kat Möller is the owner of Kat's Coffee in Thalpe, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Kat Möller As coffee shops reopen, more remote workers are returning for the strong brew and free WiFi. Writer Melissa Petro spoke to coffee shop owners and baristas about the etiquette of spending hours at their eateries. Kat Möller of Kat's Coffee says purchasing one item per hour is appreciated from remote workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coffeehouses have always offered r...
Tags: Etiquette, Careers, Trends, Remote Work, Barista, Digital Nomads, Nordic, Amy, Coffee Shops, Don, Sánchez, KAT, Dino, Yellow Springs Ohio, Moller, Melissa Petro

This advertising expert grew an audience of 500,000 followers on his own media platform - here's what he says is key to staying consistent and going viral

Jack Butcher says prioritizing and maximizing his time and creativity helped his business to grow. Jack Butcher Jack Butcher is the founder of Visualize Value, a $1M per year product business and media platform. During a live Q&A with readers of The Profile, he discussed new fatherhood and growing his business. As a creative, he says it's important to find people to collaborate with and be inspired on daily basis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jack Butcher spent 10 y...
Tags: Media, Interview, Advertising, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Jack, Fatherhood, Q&a, Founder, Nordic, Dieter Rams, NFT, CEOs, Celia, Contributor

I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that have been booked solid for a month. People will do just about anything to snag a table, from flashing cash to pretending they know me.

Since reopening in June, restaurant owner Zach Erdem says demand in the Hamptons has skyrocketed. Provided by Zach Erdem Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two hotspot restaurant and bar destinations in Southampton, New York. His restaurants reopened at full capacity on June 1, and have been booked solid ever since. Here's what it's like running his restaurants post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reo...
Tags: New York, Restaurants, Careers, Trends, Wealth, Luxury, Manhattan, Miami, Hospitality, Hamptons, The Hamptons, Nordic, Erdem, Jenny Powers, Southampton New York, Reopening

I repossess private yachts worth up to $20 million when owners default on their loans. Here's what happens when I track them down.

Ken Cage has been a high-asset repo man for over a decade. Provided by Ken Cage Ken Cage repossesses high-end luxury assets like yachts and jets whose owners have failed to pay their loans. Since 2005, Cage's team has repossessed 2,000 boats, some of which are worth as much as $20 million. Here's what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. I first met my buddy Bob Weeks when we were 10 years old, growing up in the...
Tags: Business, Florida, Maryland, Careers, Trends, Luxury, Philadelphia, Bob, Private Jets, Nordic, Yachts, US Coast Guard, Danny, Benetti, Bob Weeks, Repo

After 10 years climbing the ranks, I quit my job without giving notice. Here's why you shouldn't feel obligated to stay if a job is damaging to your mental health.

Make sure you have "the stomach to handle the rollercoaster of emotions," before quitting your job, writes Rahkim Sabree. Rahkim Sabree Rahkim Sabree is an entrepreneur, financial educator, and former banking program manager. In May, Sabree quit his job and posted on Twitter about his decision. Sabree says he doesn't regret that he quit without notice, as it was necessary to protect his mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 21 years old, I started working a...
Tags: Work, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Quitting, Nordic, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Rahkim Sabree, Rage Quit, Rahkim Sabree Rahkim Sabree Rahkim Sabree, Sabree

3 templates for answering 'What are your career aspirations?' in a job interview

Before you can answer questions about your career aspirations, you'll need to figure them out for yourself. Sturti/Getty Images An interviewer will ask about your career aspirations to see if they're in line with the company's needs. Be sure you hit on what your goals are, why they're your goals, and how this job relates to them. When you're talking about the why, don't be afraid to make it personal - and be honest. See more stories on Insider's business page. W...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Job Interview, Muse, Career Advice, Smith, Nordic, Don, Goodfellow, Athena, Jennifer Smith, Contributor, The Muse

3 clearest signs you're a manager who's in need of leadership training, according to a startup CEO

Madeline Pratt is CEO and founder of Fearless Foundry. Madeline Pratt Leaders need consistent training to continue their development, says CEO Madeline Pratt. Improving your leadership skills has a positive ripple effect throughout your organization. Lack of role clarity, an easily frustrated team, and unclear benchmarks are signs it's time for guidance. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're guiding a team, your most fundamental job is setting others up for suc...
Tags: Work, Business, Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Founders, Nordic, Don, Executives, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Madeline Pratt

It's time to ditch annual reviews and embrace continuous performance management, where teams are equipped with the tools and feedback they need to succeed all year round

Insider's Aman Kidwai speaks to Delida Costin (c) from Grove Collaborative and Kelli Jordan from IBM. Insider Post-pandemic, companies need to focus on giving employees feedback and support continuously. This is according to IBM Director Kelli Jordan and Delida Costin, CPO at Grove Collaborative. This was part of Insider's event "Transforming HR in the Digital Era," presented by Paycom, on June 15. Click here to watch a recording of the full event. Performance reviews and assessmen...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Managing, HR, Ibm, Jordan, Feedback, Performance Reviews, Nordic, Don, Grove, Performance Review, Grove Collaborative, Kelli Jordan, Costin

HR leaders at Zoom and WayUp reveal how a strong virtual recruiting process can improve diversity and inclusion

Insider's Shana Lebowitz Gaynor with speakers Lynne Oldham of Zoom (c) and Liz Wessel of WayUp Insider Adding the word "remote" to a job isn't enough - think smartly about how you recruit virtually. A thorough hiring process that's inclusive includes plenty of face time and transparency. This was part of Insider's virtual event "Transforming HR in the Digital Era," presented by Paycom, on June 15. Click here to watch a recording of the full event. Supporting new hires throu...
Tags: US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Recruiting, Unilever, HR, Hiring, Oldham, Blackrock, Zoom, Nordic, Wayup, Liz Wessel

I tested out the writing routines of 5 famous authors to see which would make me the most productive

Mel Burke. Mel Burke Mel Burke is a culture writer who recently quit her full-time job to become a novelist. To find a routine that works for her, she tried the schedules of famous writers like Maya Angelou. She liked Schwab's 25-minute word sprints and Murakami's afternoon exercise, but none were perfect. See more stories on Insider's business page. I recently "millennial YOLO'd" my stable content-management job to become a full-time novelist, and I wanted to have unshakea...
Tags: Productivity, Writing, Neil Gaiman, Careers, Trends, Strategy, New York Times, Haruki Murakami, Authors, Routines, Sandman, Writers, Nordic, George Plimpton, Angelou, Schwab

I'm a notoriously bad sleeper who tried Sleep by Headspace for a month to stop waking up in the middle of the night - here's how it went

The Headspace app. Headspace Freelance writer Zoe Rosenberg has struggled with getting a good night's sleep for years. She decided to download Sleep by Headspace, which costs $69.99 a year. She liked the wind-down and mid-night exercises, which helped her get to sleep after waking up. See more stories on Insider's business page. I don't remember when it started, but somewhere along the way, I became bad at sleeping. This was way before the pandemic made sleep practically imposs...
Tags: Google, Apps, Sleep, Life, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Meditation, Anxiety, Jeff Weiner, Sleeping, Alexa, Nordic, Headspace, Sleep Aid, Buddhist

Confessions of caregiver burnout: 5 women dealing with childcare and family needs reveal how the pandemic pushed them to a breaking point

Jolene Delisle, Lidia Bonilla, Shara Ruffin, Myka Harris, and Susan Foosness. Myka Harris; Shara Ruffin; Susan Foosness; Lidia Bonilla; Jolene Delisle; Marianne Ayala/Insider Working parents and caregivers have been particularly affected by burnout during the pandemic. In a survey, 68% of women reported feeling at least somewhat burned out, compared with 55% of men. Five women shared stories about the toll of unpaid caregiving on their careers and mental health. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Work, New York, Parents, California, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Brooklyn, Davis, Burnout, Philadelphia, Caregiving, Dominican Republic

5 tips for using your professional expertise to launch a profitable business

Professionals can turn academic expertise into a business if they're willing to take risks. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images More trained professionals are turning their academic expertise into businesses, says entrepreneur Cohin Kakar. You don't need formal business training to be able to identify consumer demands and needs in your specialty. Once you're an expert in your craft, plan your business venture carefully but also be willing to take risks. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Work, Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Cbs, Founder, Nordic, Bajaj, Contributor, Contributor 2019, Cohin Kakar, Akash Bajaj, Marina Del Ray CA

I listened in on the first-ever Clubhouse wedding along with 26,000 other people. It included heartwarming vows, a registry to gift a $5,000 Caribbean getaway, and snapshots of the happy couple.

Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano. Misha Krutiy Photography Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano are the first-ever couple to get married on the audio-only app. The two-hour traditional ceremony included the walk down the aisle and a Corinthians reading. Guests were instructed to "Push to Refresh" to update the couple's profile photos as it went on. See more stories on Insider's business page. Natasha Grano and Michael Graziano made history on the Clubhouse app yesterday when they b...
Tags: Apps, Life, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Wedding, Gang, Weddings, Vancouver, Caribbean, Corinthians, Clubhouse, Michael, Digital Marketing, Nordic, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico

A psychologist shares clinical tips for transitioning into post-pandemic work and life

Post-pandemic life will be different for everyone, so it's important to meet loved ones where they are. urbazon/Getty Images Charting the post-pandemic world will not be as simple as returning to the way things were. To keep anxiety in check, psychologist Bethany Teachman says to set realistic expectations for yourself. Expect some awkwardness, frustration, and annoyance, and remember to recognize your privilege. See more stories on Insider's business page. You've been waiting ...
Tags: Life, US, Trends, Strategy, Expectations, Nordic, Contributor, Pandemic, Expectations Vs Reality, The Conversation, The New Normal, Bethany Teachman, Contributor 2019, University of Virginia Read, Post-Pandemic Life

I became a cop after 9/11, when support for police officers was high. These days, it's a whole different story.

"As a police officer, the bulk of your day is encountering people who want nothing to do with you." J.Castro/Getty Images Dave (not his real name) is in his 40s and is a sergeant at a large police department within the tri-state area. He chose to remain anonymous to protect his identity. His employment was confirmed by Insider. He describes the pressures of the job and how public sentiment toward cops has changed over his career, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. See more stories on...
Tags: New York, News, Cops, Careers, America, Trends, Law Enforcement, Police Officer, Police Brutality, Seattle, COP, Nordic, Long Island New York, Police Reform, Personal Essay, Meira Gebel

I broke my habit of spending over 5 hours a day on my phone. My trick can work for even the busiest professionals.

Jessie Patterson. Jessie Patterson Jessie Patterson is a former real-estate development executive who felt addicted to her phone. To decrease stress and take back her life, she cut down on her screen time. Change your mindset, reimagine your relationship with your phone, and take baby steps, she says. See more stories on Insider's business page. After I got my first smartphone, my mornings consisted of snoozing my alarm, snoozing it again, then grabbing my phone and diving straight int...
Tags: Time Savers, Life, New York City, Habits, Happiness, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Mindfulness, Phones, Time Management, Nordic, Don, Contributor

2 professionals who made more on unemployment than their pre-pandemic salaries on life now: 'If I could go back and do it again, I would have stayed laid off'

Emily McGill. Marc Deliz The US is facing a labor shortage as workers are inclined to stay on unemployment. New Yorker Emily McGill made over $500 a week on benefits, slightly more than her contractor income. Abby Danis went from making $24 an hour to stay home to $17 an hour as an assistant manager. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the United States tiptoes into a post-pandemic world where at least 40% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, a new problem is emerging: ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Disney, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Unemployment, United States, Arizona, Broadway, Goldman Sachs, Mcgill, Stimulus, Nordic, McDonald

Author Malcolm Gladwell shares his best career advice and and why you should always 'have a project'

Author Malcolm Gladwell at Insider's New York offices in July 2016. Sarah Jacobs Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with writer and author Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell discussed his new book, "The Bomber Mafia," and his best career advice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Author Malcolm Gladwell has written six popular books, including "Talking to Strangers," "David and Goliath," "Outli...
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Author Malcolm Gladwell shares his best career advice and why you should always 'have a project'

Author Malcolm Gladwell at Insider's New York offices in July 2016. Sarah Jacobs Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with writer and author Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell discussed his new book, "The Bomber Mafia," and his best career advice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Author Malcolm Gladwell has written six popular books, including "Talking to Strangers," "David and Goliath," "Outli...
Tags: Books, Podcast, New York, Interview, Alabama, Careers, Trends, Strategy, David, United States, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Malcolm Gladwell, US Air Force, Nordic, Gladwell

The founder of $5 billion healthy snack company Kind on how to build a culture of empathy without losing your competitive edge

BI Graphics Daniel Lubetzky. Kind Daniel Lubetzky is founder and executive chairman of Kind snacks and a "Shark Tank" guest judge. He recommended leaders incorporate kindness into their cultures as it helped him find success. To build an empathetic culture, define and implement your "how" and encourage honest feedback. This article is part of a series called "Secrets of Success," which examines specific leadership tips from prominent business leaders. Daniel Lubetzky, founde...
Tags: Leadership, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Kindness, Empathy, Shark Tank, Nordic, Daniel Lubetzky, John Leahy, Work Culture, Kind Snacks, Lubetzky, Secrets Of Success, Edit Series

16 easy and unique Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes to celebrate the holiday at home

A Texas Margarita. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek While COVID restrictions may still limit in-person parties, at-home celebrations are alive and well. Now's the time to try some new cocktails that you can make with ingredients already in your pantry. These are Cinco de Mayo-inspired drinks to brighten up your holiday, from margaritas to classic palomas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Even coronavirus can't shut down a Cinco de Mayo celebration at home. And if yo...
Tags: Drinks, New York, Texas, Life, Alcohol, Trends, Features, Celebration, Dallas, Miami, Cocktails, Rum, Pacific, Aleppo, Tequila, Nordic

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