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The Benefits of An Open-Hiring Strategy

An open-hiring strategy is the process of hiring anyone regardless of their background and this strategy benefits people from all walks of life. It is also incredibly beneficial to employers who need to hire a lot of people who can be trained to get the job done. The Body Shop announced their plan for open-hiring in an effort to reduce bias as they gave people retail jobs on a first come, first serve basis. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the process may be helpful to quickly fill entry level rol...
Tags: Careers, Body Shop, Julie Shenkman, Danielle Beatty Danielle Beatty


31 work-appropriate gifts for your boss - all under $50

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you have a great boss, show them your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. You can do it for less than $50 with these gifts that will make their life better, both in and out of the office. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsYou spend the majo...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Home Decor, Etsy, Office, Careers, Trends, Features, Gifts, Korea, Boss, Coworkers, Gift Guides, United, Kohl


Pondering a 365-Day Challenge for 2021

Are you thinking about doing a 365-day challenge for 2021? I’m already thinking about doing another one. I still have 4 weeks left on my 2020 daily blogging challenge, which actually started on December 24, 2019. It feels like an easy coast to the finish line after blogging for 345 days in a row. Doing something every day for a year can be transformational, even if you stop after that year, because it creates an empowering reference experience. You gain a memory of achievement that you’...
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve


The 25 best MBA programs in the world for a career in tech

MIT (Sloan) has the best MBA program for a career in tech, according to Quacquarelli Symonds. MIT Sloan QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, released its list of the best MBA programs for people interested in a career in technology. This ranking is one of seven specializations lists that were recently published; The best MBAs for a career in finance was another one of these rankings that looks at a specific career path.  MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program w...
Tags: New York, Texas, Stanford, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Barcelona, Features, Chicago, Paris, Oxford, Philadelphia, Seattle, Nus, Madrid


I started my first job completely remote. Here's how I formed meaningful relationships with my coworkers and stood out when I didn't know anyone.

Since starting my new role at Insider Inc., my bedroom has also become my home office. Courtesy of May Teng It's intimidating to start a new job remotely and form a whole network of work connections over Zoom screens.  But for me and my graduating class of 2020, starting work from home has become the norm. When I joined Insider Inc. in July, I onboarded completely remotely.  To this day, I still haven't met any of my work colleagues in person — but I have taken steps to get to know them an...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, New York, Networking, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Coworkers, Colleagues, Cnbc, New Job, Onboarding, Yale School of Management, Teng, Insider Inc, Heidi Brooks


'Humans of New York' creator Brandon Stanton on the power of good habits, growing his passion project into a business, and how to gain a social media following

Polina Marinova and Brandon Stanton. Polina Marinova. Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features longform profiles on successful people and companies. She recently interviewed Brandon Stanton, creator of popular blog Humans of New York, on everything from how discipline helped him turn a profit and the "eureka moment" that changed the trajectory of his content.  Stanton dives into his methodology for choosing who to photograph, which quotes and sto...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Photography, New York, Hollywood, South Park, Entrepreneurship, Iraq, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Pakistan, New York Times, Amtrak, Central Park


Bill Gates Suggestions For How To Become A Better Manager

The secret is to not just manage people Image Credit: Greg Rubenstein I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to getting some advice. Being a manager is hard work and I don’t claim to know how to do everything correctly. What I would really like is if someone that I really respected would take the time to point out what I should be doing in order to become a better manager. It turns out that, of all people, Bill Gates is willing to do just that. Hey, if he’s talking to me, then ...
Tags: Career, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Managers, Human, Bill, Empower, Perfection, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Mental Health Days, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training


How do you say goodbye to a dog?

Our dog died. Well, we put him down. Put him to sleep is what the vet in Boston said. Maybe “to put down” is only for a goat or a pig. I’m not sure. We knew Sparky would die soon because the vet wouldn’t operate on his cancer. His heart wasn’t good enough. He seemed so healthy so I told myself I’d get a second opinion. But he got unhealthy so fast. So I just thought I’d go back to the vet to see if he’s in pain. Then he bit the cancer spot and there was blood everywhere. Then I stayed up with h...
Tags: Boston, Careers, Quitting, Sparky, Sparky Nino


Apps & Advice To Support Your Career Progression

With the support of these apps and tips, you’ll be able to create a detailed career progression plan. While you’re at it, don’t forget to ask for performance feedback from your current employer.
Tags: Jobs, Careers, Career Advice


Weekly Summary of To Dos and Already Completed

I got a question yesterday from Cecilia, asking: “Is there a feature or method to create a weekly to-do. and ‘have done’ list?” There are two ways to see something like that. Hands down, my favorite is on the homepage, right when you login. What you see on the screen are called “widgets,” which are like “tiles.” Note that these widgets can be repositioned by dragging them. You should see a widget called Reminders, which will show you all of your action items you’ve set up, right on your homepage...
Tags: Careers, How To, Cecilia


Your Exploration Baseline

When you explore something new, you’re exploring relative to a previous baseline. When you explore a new diet, your baseline is your previous way of eating. When you explore a new travel-rich lifestyle, your baseline is your previous stay-at-home lifestyle. When you explore a new relationship and you weren’t in a relationship right before, your baseline is being single. Your default baseline is your normal, usual, routine, or expected experience in that particular area of life. Your ...
Tags: Health, Productivity, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve


2 Main Criteria of Success

To understand the two main criteria of success, think about an ice cream soda and the straw that comes with it. One is nice; the other is necessary. We discuss the importance of defining success your way on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion In his wonderful book, Success Is […] The post 2 Main Criteria of Success appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Happiness, Careers, Success, Purpose, Personal Development, Straw, Audioblog, Bigg Success, Define Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, BIGG Success Show, Defining Success, Howard Jay Whitman


Expansion Through Constriction

Some people assume that when constraints are imposed upon their lives, they have fewer possibilities, and therefore life becomes more limiting. This isn’t actually true though. In each case you probably still have a ridiculously high number of possible choices, way more than you could seriously consider, let alone act upon. So for all practical purposes, you’re still dealing with infinities. If you have infinite possibilities and eliminate 50%, 90%, or even 99% of your options, you stil...
Tags: Careers, Disneyland, Steve, Rachelle, Abundance, Creating Reality


What All the World’s A-Seeking

In his book What All the World’s A-Seeking, Ralph Waldo Trine explains in an extremely lucid and simple manner the laws and forces governing true life with all its glories and what makes it so very... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Careers, Ralph Waldo Trine


NaNoWriMo – Day 30

Today is the final day of NaNoWriMo. I added about 2000 more words to my novel-in-progress this morning. My final word count for the month came in at 55,051 words. The challenge of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is to write 50,000 words of a new novel in 30 days, so I exceeded this target by about 10%. Here’s my daily progress log, showing my total word count (darker color) versus the daily pacing needed to hit 50K words (lighter color). I surpassed the target pacing by a s...
Tags: Productivity, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve, Rachelle, Abundance, NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month


5 Ways Job Seekers Can Stand Out

Job seekers can stand out – even in times such as this. And those who do will find themselves best positioned for a new gig as vaccine distribution commences and the world becomes to pivot to the New Normal. The legal job market has been gaining steam over the last few months as companies grapple with new issues and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “If you’re looking for a job and watching the coming COVID-19 holiday season loom, don’t despair: It could be your lucky break. ‘My advice...
Tags: Law, Careers, Sharon Patterson, Career Tips for Lawyers, Adecco Group Companies


Why You Need to Consider Agile Coaching

Thousands of people start a new business every year. Unfortunately, not all of them survive. The fact is, close to 22 percent of new companies close at the end of the first year. There are many reasons why this takes place. A downturn in the economy or lack of funding is two. However, what really hurts a new business is a failure in project management. My Image Source: Envato Issues With Project Management When too many projects are worked on at one time the result is mismanagement. One p...
Tags: Careers, Training & Development


NaNoWriMo – Days 24-29

I crossed the 50K-word NaNoWriMo finish line yesterday morning, writing 51,262 words in 28 days, so I achieved this goal 2 days ahead of schedule. When I updated my word count yesterday, I received a congratulatory video, a bunch of links to claim the NaNoWriMo “prizes” (discounted promotions for various writer tools and services), and this completion certificate. The way I framed this goal, however, was to add at least 1667 words per day to the novel for the full 30 days, so I didn’...
Tags: Productivity, Lifestyle, Careers, Nano, Zelda, Steve, Rachelle


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


Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here's how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

FilmMagic/Getty Images Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at the age of 46.  Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to establishing himself as an eccentric and well-liked entrepreneur.  In his first year at the company, Zappos went from almost nothing in sales to $1.6 million.  Hsieh moved Zappos headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began an initiative to make the city another Silicon Valley. He announced in August he was retiring after more than 20 years at the...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Connecticut, Retail, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas


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


When Friends Turn Nutter

What do you do when friends of yours turn nutter on you, such as when they descend into conspiracy theories, Trumpism, etc? If they’ve otherwise been good friends, it can be distressing to watch them go down such a dark path. You may wonder if something happened to their brains, like a buildup of toxicity that made them turn. You may wonder if you could have done something to prevent their excursion into anti-truth. You may wonder how on earth they could be so ridiculously deluded. You may...
Tags: Relationships, Careers, Times, Steve, Trump, Don, Nutter, Grieve, Nutterland


Vitamins, Oprah, and the Importance of Taking Action Right Away

In this article Harrison discusses why it is important to take action right away. For most people it is much more fun and interesting to sit around and dream and think about how they are going to... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Harrison, Apply For A Job, Taking Action, Job Search Guru, How to Succeed, Job Search Industry, Course Of Action, Hard Drugs, Vitamins Oprah, Importance of Taking Action Right Away


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


The Q Factor

As I mentioned in a previous post about NaNoWriMo, the Q factor is a semi-surprise element that the main character of a story can use to solve a problem or escape a trap, especially in the final act of the story. The term comes from James Bond movies where the character known as Q gives James some techie gifts early in the story, like a car that turns into a submarine, and then much later James uses those toys to his advantage. Even though these gifts were introduced earlier, the audience won...
Tags: Careers, James Bond, Steve, James, Hail Mary, Abundance


To Innovate You Need to Make Your Own Rules

One of the benefits of being an outsider is not being weighed down by the same social mores, rules, customs, and other restraints as the dominant group. Throughout history it has often been outsiders... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Careers


Dispatches from Thanksgiving

Nino, my still-an-ex husband, got out of his really-just-a-mattress-on-the-floor bed for the first time two days ago, so that he could go get a test for Covid. I thought my son would have the scoop on how to get a Covid test because he volunteers at a very busy needle exchange five blocks from our apartment. He said to me, “Why do you think I would have information about Covid?” The structure of his question and tone of his voice made me certain he was about to tell me I’m making some sort of...
Tags: Productivity, NYC, Montana, Boston, Careers, San Francisco, San Diego, Niño, COVID


Top 5 Tricks to Building Your Own App

Apps are extremely common these days. Think about the brands you patronize the most and you’ll likely realize that you purchase goods and services from these brands by using an app. When businesses create apps, they are trying to make purchases easier for customers. Apps can boost sales and allows for efficient customer interaction. If you want to build your own app, you should know that the process can be challenging. However, if you have a reliable app builder, your app can serve as a grea...
Tags: Technology, Careers


Happy Thanksgiving — Take The Week Off!

Image Credit Here's Hoping That This Week Is Special For Everyone Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., you know that this week is all about family, turkey, and of course football. I’m not sure what it is about turkey that always seems to make everyone fall asleep, but I’m hoping that when I wake up this year the global recession will be but a distant memory,...
Tags: Uncategorized, Careers, United States, Jim Anderson


The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Search and Interviews

Everything you do is a form of preparation for your job interviews, as you are always under some form of scrutiny. The best employees can always spot other good employees, and you cannot “fake it”;... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Interviews, Careers, Employment, Job Market, High School, Job Search, Job Interviews, Career Advice, Law School, Law Firms, Employee, Job Search Guru, Legal Recruiter, Potential Employer, Finding a Job