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I run a PR firm for small businesses. After my brother died in Iraq, it felt like my world exploded — here are the 9 steps I took to rebuild my life and career.

The author visiting the Arlington National Cemetery grave of her brother Army Spc. Christopher Neiberger who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo Ami Neiberger-Miller is a writer, the founder of a PR and design services firm, and an advocate for gold star families. She is the surviving sister of US Army Specialist Christopher Neiberger, who was killed in combat in Iraq in August 2007. After her brother's death and a separate medical emergency with her husband soon after, ...
Tags: Facebook, Grief, Florida, Small Business, Washington Post, Iraq, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Washington Dc, Army, Loss, Tragedy, US Army


7 powerful qualities introverts have that can get them noticed at work

Introverts are a great asset on a team. Mayur Kakade/Getty Images Jane Finkle has 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career  counseling firm since 2002. Introverts can sometimes feel overlooked in today's fast-paced virtual workplace, as they are less likely to speak up or want to stand out.  However, their shy and reserved nature can make them a great asset to balance their extroverted coworkers. Introverts excel at staying focused, offering empa...
Tags: Workplace, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, University of Pennsylvania, Coworkers, Career Advice, Extrovert, Introvert, Nordic, Jane, Nako, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor


A dean at Barnard College shares 3 things college graduates should do on their job search in the pandemic recession

A-J Aronstein is the dean of Beyond Barnard, a careers and advising program at Barnard College. A-J Aronstein A-J Aronstein is the dean of Beyond Barnard, a program that provides career and professional advising resources for students and alumnae of Barnard College. As college seniors prepare to graduate into an economic recession brought on by the pandemic, Aronstein says they should rethink their approach to networking and job hunting. Instead of searching for jobs solely online, ask you...
Tags: Networking, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Recession, United States, Job Search, Career Advice, Nordic, Nature Communications, Barnard, Barnard College, University of Chicago Read, Roblox, College Graduates, Aronstein


I'm a Butterball turkey hotline expert who's been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen in 2013. Butterball Turkey Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois. She's been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys. Over the years, Kramer says she's gotten countless wild calls including customers who've asked if they can wrap their turkey in an electric blanket or slip it into a hot tub to ma...
Tags: Amazon, News, Holidays, Careers, Trends, Turkey, Retail, Alexa, Nordic, Kramer, Naperville Illinois, ConAgra Foods, Aurora Illinois, Butterball, Pandemic, Jenny Powers


I'm a 45-year-old IKEA worker who travels to people's homes to help them build their furniture. I love my job — this is what it's like.

Gerard Danks has worked for IKEA for over 4 years. Gerald Danks Gerard Danks is a 45-year-old IKEA worker in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  He's worked for IKEA for over four years and is currently employed as a quality support specialist, doing home deliveries and assembling furniture for customers.  During the pandemic, Danks never stopped working, and says he spends six hours on average driving products to customers' homes across Amsterdam.  This is his story, as told to freelance writer ...
Tags: Work, UK, US, Careers, Trends, Customer Service, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ikea, Nordic, Danks, Personal Essay, Almere, Delivery Driver, Meira Gebel, COVID-19


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


I'm a 29-year-old Instagram influencer who made $17,000 in one month. Here's how I turned my love of fruit into a lucrative business.

Marley Mauvais is a food content creator and Instagram influencer. Photo: @sudophotography, @zenial.pro Marley Mauvais is a 29-year-old fruit influencer and plant-based content creator who lives in New Jersey. In 2019, she started an Instagram account to share her fruit-based recipes with others, and slowly began to make and sell the products and home remedies she used. In September, Marley recorded her first five-figure month, making $17,000 from a combination of sales on her website as w...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Instagram, Small Business, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Usps, New Jersey, Bill Gates, Marley, Oprah, Bet, Nordic, My Instagram


4 ways to revamp your professional networking strategy while working from home

Don't spend every day in huge virtual conferences — ask your connections to introduce you to someone specific. FreshSplash/Getty If you're finding it hard to network effectively during the pandemic, these tips can help you leverage your contacts and virtual resources.  Ask colleagues to introduce you to their professional friends, and reconnect with people in your network to discuss new experiences or challenges you're facing.  If you have to cold contact someone, make sure your introd...
Tags: Networking, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Job Search, Career Advice, Wall Street Journal, Job Hunt, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Networking Advice, Pandemic, Contributor 2019


I'm a DoorDash delivery driver who makes anywhere from $200 to $800 a week. Here's what I wish I knew before signing up to drive for the company.

Mike Hayes is a delivery driver for DoorDash in the Portland, Oregon area. Mike Hayes Mike Hayes, 35, is a DoorDash delivery driver in Oregon. A chef for 17 years, he lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic and began doing deliveries two months ago to make ends meet for his family of four.  During busier times, he can make up to $800 working about 45 hours a week; a slower week means more like $200 to $300. While he likes the flexible schedule, he wishes DoorDash would do more to supp...
Tags: Work, Facebook, Youtube, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Portland, Reddit, Retail, Food Delivery, Portland Oregon, Independent Contractors, Doordash, Nordic, Christie, Hillsboro


I'm a chess grandmaster who's made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a professional esports athlete and champion chess player. TSM Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest American to win the title of chess Grandmaster, and competed worldwide as a professional chess pl...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Careers, Trends, Netflix, Mario Kart, Esports, WNBA, Chess, Nordic, Los Angeles California, Eric Rosen, Nakamura


I'm a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May has been a pilot and flight instructor for nearly two decades. Carl May Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He's been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his staff of flight instructors since April. He typically sees several clients a day for three- to four-hour flight lessons on p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Careers, Trends, Tennessee, Arizona, Las Vegas, Airlines, Air Force, Pilot, Scottsdale, Nordic, Gibson, Cirrus


I'm a poll worker in Georgia — here's what it's been like helping people vote in one of the most hotly contested states

Denise LeGree on a break after a long day at the polls. Denise LeGree Denise LeGree is a 58-year-old poll worker in Gwinnett County, Georgia, a suburban county of Atlanta. Votes in the state are still being counted. After a stint as a poll watcher during the 2008 election, LeGree decided to work the polls in 2020, devoting her time to helping set up voting booths and scanning IDs on Election Day. She says the job has exposed the convoluted process of voting, a system that she feels has oft...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, US, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Diversity, Hillary Clinton, Capitol Hill, Biden, Election, Nordic


I'm a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for daily adrenaline boosts. Here's why it's working — and how anyone can put it into practice.

Amy Morin on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional self-care route, she decided to step up her routine by scheduling time every day to take her WaveRunner...
Tags: Florida, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Nordic, Self Care, Therapist, Florida Keys, Morin, Amy Morin, Juliana Kaplan, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Amy Morin


11 signs that your job is making your life miserable and that it may be time for a change

Physical signs of depression include stomach pain and headaches. WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock Every job has its ups and downs. But there can be a serious issue if your job is constantly downs, according to Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do." If your job is dominating your every thought — particularly all of the things that have gone wrong, or all of the reasons you don't want to go — it can negatively impact your time away from work. If something good happe...
Tags: Work, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Nordic, Work Stress, Morin, Contributor, Amy Morin, Things Mentally Strong People Don, Natalie Walters, Ian Walton Getty, WAYHOME


5 ways to motivate yourself when you're feeling stuck in a rut

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and feel unmotivated during social isolation. yougoigo/Shutterstock Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.During the pandemic, it's been easy for some people to fall into a mundane, day-to-day routine that can leave them feeling stuck or unmotivated.Morin says to these feelings of boredom can be reduced by incorporating new habits into your schedule that you can look f...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Habits, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Social Isolation, Boredom, Nordic, Morin, Pandemic, Amy Morin, Mental Strength, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Courtesy of Amy Morin


I'm a professional bridesmaid. Here's what happens after the wedding's over, when things can get complicated if the bride wants to stay friends.

On rare occasions, professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz will remain close friends with one of her clients. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz has worked as a professional bridesmaid for six years, participating in the weddings of total strangers and getting paid, sometimes up to $2,500 per gig.Though she's hired to play a bride's pal for the day, she often has to navigate tricky post-wedding expectations that her clients have of their relationship.Glantz says some brides don't want to talk to her after th...
Tags: New York City, Friendship, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Weddings, Nordic, Simon, Bridesmaid, Glantz, Jen Glantz, Service Industry, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Job Diary, Jen Glantz Jen Glantz


I've sent more than 200 cold emails over the course of my career and only been rejected 3 times. Here are 6 rules I follow to get the attention of people I admire.

Michael Thompson. Courtesy of Michael Thompson Michael Thompson is a career and communication coach who helps business executives and entrepreneurs be successful by making the right connections.He says he's reached out to more than 200 people via cold email throughout his career with great success — only three people declined to meet with him.Thompson recommends first reaching out to friends of friends, then making sure your email has a clear purpose and thinking about what you can offer be...
Tags: Business, Networking, Advice, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Oprah, Emails, Noah Kagan, Medium, Thompson, Nordic, Don, Michael Thompson, Contributor


Not voicing your fears could be the cause of work-related anxiety. Here's how you can express yourself more openly.

Ignoring even minor stresses too regularly can cause anxiety to boil over. Crystal Cox/Insider When it comes to work-related anxiety, many people rely on phrases like 'I'm worried' or 'I'm stressed' to articulate their concerns. Jeff Steen, a content marketing expert who works with startups, says using a more specific phrase like 'I'm afraid' can be a powerful way to address the deeper cause of your worries. Bringing the topic of fear into the conversation can help things slow down, and gi...
Tags: Work, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mental Health, Anxiety, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Crystal Cox, WFH, Juliana Kaplan, Contributor 2019, Jeff Steen


How small business owners can benefit from hiring full-time employees instead of freelancers

Full-time employees can offer greater flexibility and loyalty to your business. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images If you need extra help for your small business, hiring contract or freelance workers can be useful for seasonal needs or specific expertise. But you're aiming for long-term growth, full-time employees can often make a more meaningful impact. Full-time employees will be more engaged as team members, offer more flexibility to pitch in on different tasks, and will be more invested in the ...
Tags: Small Business, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Employees, Freelancers, Hiring, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Juliana Kaplan, Contributor 2019, Raj Jana, Luis Alvarez Getty, Amazon and Shell


3 ways to give yourself a 'behavior makeover' after getting a job promotion

Harrison Monarth is the CEO and founder of Gurumaker, an executive coaching firm. Harrison Monarth Harrison Monarth is an executive coach and the CEO and founder of Gurumaker, a leadership development service. When his clients land job promotions, Monarth says he helps them analyze how they have to shift their workplace behavior and habits to be successful in their new role. It's wise to examine your biases towards certain colleagues, avoid playing favorites, and be more assertive when mak...
Tags: US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Ucla, Promotions, Nordic, Jeff, Allison, Contributor, Jeff Kaplan, McGraw Hill Financial, Naomi Eisenberger, Career Advancement, Harrison Monarth, Contributor 2019


I'm a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here's how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.

Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio teaching virtually during the pandemic. Julia Weaver Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students' attention spans engaged has been a challenge; so has staying flexible for their parents' work schedules. The experience has made ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Careers, Trends, Teachers, Schools, Ohio, Nordic, Department Of Education, Preschool, Don, Weaver, Contributor, Virtual Learning, Contributor 2019, Sarah Bence


THE JOB HUNTER'S TOOL KIT: The ultimate tips, tricks, and resources for finding your dream job during the pandemic and beyond

Shutterstock Even though hiring may be down during the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers shouldn't fear: Plenty of companies are looking for skilled workers.With record numbers of people filing for unemployment, however, competition for openings will be stiff. That's why Business Insider compiled a list of advice that will help you stand out in the crowd and find work that's both lucrative and career advancing. Here is what top recruiters, managers, and successful job seekers themselves sa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Paypal, Netflix, Job Search, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, New York Stock Exchange, Intuit


6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America's long history of injustice

These humanities courses will help you understand the history of racial oppression and violence in the US. AP In the wake of protests against racism and ahead of a presidential election, now is an important time for Americans, especially non-Black people, to educate themselves on the history of race and racial oppression in the US. Business Insider found several free online courses on race and white privilege offered by top institutions like Yale University and Stanford University. The cou...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Time, Race, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Features, Racism, United States, Harvard University, Columbia University


I'm a therapist who traded in typical self-care advice for going wave running in the Florida Keys. Here's why it's working — and how anyone can put the spirit behind it into practice.

Amy Morin on her sailboat home with her dog. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, Morin has been working from her sailboat home with little social interaction or outside activities, which she says for some can be a recipe for depression. Instead of going the traditional self-care route, she decided to step up her routine by scheduling time every day to take her WaveRunner...
Tags: Florida, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Nordic, Self Care, Therapist, Florida Keys, Morin, Amy Morin, Juliana Kaplan, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Amy Morin


I'm a chief human resources officer at an over 70,000-person company where 72% of staff are women. Here's how we're making sure they're supported in their careers.

Getty Images Maxine Carrington is deputy chief human resources officer at Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare system and private employer. She says that while the pandemic is hopefully short-lived, the impact that it's had on working mothers in the workplace will not be. Employers need to step up and support women where they are, from focusing on their well-being to offering backup care options. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not easy for women to jug...
Tags: Work From Home, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Mckinsey, Northwell Health, Working Parents, Women At Work, Northwell, COVID, Northwell Health New York, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Maxine Carrington, Maxine Carrington Courtesy of Maxine Carrington


The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches

Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert. Courtesy of Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert are the co-owners of Accountability Works, where they coach professionals on accomplishing their goals without sacrificing their health. They say that there are four main types of avoidance archetypes, or procrastinators: the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker, and the novelty seeker. Figuring out which group you're in can help you break out of your procrastination...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Procrastination, Brian, Nordic, Melinda, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert Courtesy of Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert


My husband and I are both full-time freelancers who work from home. This is how we handle the challenges.

Shannon Page. Courtesy of Shannon Page Shannon Page and her husband are both full-time freelancers.Page dreamed of full-time self-employment for years. In 2009, she was finally in a position where she was able to achieve it, and she hasn't looked back. She's found that freelancing has its challenges: There's no separation between home and work, and taking time off isn't something she knows how to do anymore. But, despite the complex finances and challenges, she would never go back to a day ...
Tags: Work From Home, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Freelance, Nordic, Mark, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Shannon Page Courtesy of Shannon Page Shannon Page, Shannon Page, Mark Jim C Hines


Job diary: I've been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years — here's what my days are like

The author Patti Woods during a virtual tarot card reading during the pandemic. Patti Woods Patti Woods, 49, has been a professional tarot card reader for over 20 years.Although she stopped holding in-person sessions during the pandemic, she says people are still reaching out to her for virtual readings.She charges $50 for a half-hour session and works out of a spare room in her home.A reputable reader won't tell you that someone in your family is going to die or that there's curse placed o...
Tags: Facebook, Jobs, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Connecticut, Working From Home, Facetime, Woods, Freelancer, Nordic, Tarot Cards, Patti Woods, COVID-19, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


I'm Chris Hemsworth's stunt double. I've been set on fire, smashed through glass, and fallen down dozens of stairs. Here's what my job is like.

Bobby Holland Hanton as Chris Hemsworth's stunt double in "Thor." Bobby Holland Hanton Bobby Holland Hanton is a 36-year old British professional stunt performer for film and TV. He's been Chris Hemsworth's stunt double since filming "Thor: The Dark World" in 2012, and has worked in other blockbuster hits like "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Skyfall," two Harry Potter films, and the latest Mission Impossible, to name a few. Hanton grew up as a national-level gymnast, played semi...
Tags: UK, London, Robert Downey Jr, Entertainment, New York City, Careers, America, Trends, BSR, Harry Potter, Actor, Christian Bale, Batman, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Legoland



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