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    Here’s How Much Money People Need T…

    What makes you feel successful?  Maybe it's getting promoted or accomplishing a difficult task. Perh…

    Here’s How Much Money People Need To Earn To Feel Successful

    What makes you feel successful?  Maybe it's getting promoted or accomplishing a difficult task. Perhaps it's a sense of fulfillment in your personal life or satisfaction at work. We all associate success with different things, and, according to a new CareerBuilder study, a six-figure salary isn't always one of them. The survey, conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, asked 3,372 workers and 2,188 hiring and human resource managers what salary they needed to earn to feel successful. A majority (55%) said less than $70,000 a year, which is fairly realistic when considering the average American salary is $46,000. CareerBuilder broke the results down and found that 63% of women and 47% of men who participated in the survey said they could…

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  • Career Inspiration

    One Simple Change to Live a Happy a…

    “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde For many years I wrote in secret. I wo…

    One Simple Change to Live a Happy and Empowered Life

    “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde For many years I wrote in secret. I would only put pen to paper when the lights were dim, when everyone around me was asleep. Also, I wrote when no one was home, I made sure that I was alone because I didn’t want to be seen. I didn’t want to be questioned and I didn’t want anyone interested in what I was doing. In hiding, I filled up journals with words of heart-break, poetry, love, laughter, inspiration, anything that was bubbling to the surface. Those notebooks were mirrors of my truth. I threw them out. I violently ripped out the ink covered pages. I was terrified of anyone reading them. I worried what they would…

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  • Career

    Meet The Woman Who Cuddles With Str…

    "Let's hold hands and cuddle up on the couch, or listen to some soft music while we curl up in your …

    Meet The Woman Who Cuddles With Strangers For $60 An Hour

    "Let's hold hands and cuddle up on the couch, or listen to some soft music while we curl up in your bed — I am happy to be the big spoon or the little spoon." This is one of the first things you'll read when you visit Samantha Hess' website, Cuddle Up To Me. At the age of 30, Hess is a professional cuddler. For $60 an hour, she'll intimately snuggle with strangers of all types, and bring them one-on-one cuddle time without the complications of a relationship. The idea came to her in 2012, when she read an article about a guy with a "Free Hugs" sign at a local Saturday market. Another man stood next to him with a "Deluxe…

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  • Career

    Brilliant Management Advice From Li…

    The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, and the trust between employers a…

    Brilliant Management Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

    The days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, and the trust between employers and employees is broken. Companies welcome new hires into their "family," with the caveat that they can be fired at any time for any reason. Employees profess loyalty but leave the minute a competitor offers a better job offer. This dishonest relationship, argues LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, is causing companies to lose their most valuable people at dangerous rates. In the new book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age," Hoffman and entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh explain how employers can attract and retain the best employees through the formation of alliances where everyone wins. The authors created a presentation outlining their book's main principles, which…

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  • Career Coach

    Grappling with Aging: Remarkable h…

    Thanks to the confidentiality of my career and personal coaching practice, I’ve been privileged to …

    Grappling with Aging: Remarkable honesty from people in their 60s and 70s

    Thanks to the confidentiality of my career and personal coaching practice, I’ve been privileged to hear hundreds of older people speak candidly about their aging: their cognitive functioning, energy, memory, work fears, sexuality, health worries, and so on.My PsychologyToday.com article today offers composites of their disclosures. HERE is the link.

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  • Career

    17 Things Successful People Never S…

    Over 2,500 years ago, philosopher and poet Lao Tzu taught that our words become actions, which event…

    17 Things Successful People Never Say

    Over 2,500 years ago, philosopher and poet Lao Tzu taught that our words become actions, which eventually become our destiny. In first century Greece, historian and essayist Plutarch declared that a speaker's state of mind, character, and disposition are exposed through their words. And Napoleon Hill, the twentieth century father of personal success literature, asserts that words plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. "Across the planet, sages insist that words are potent and should be chosen and spoken with care, for they are 'the most powerful drug used by mankind,' as
 Rudyard Kipling warns," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results." "If they're right, it stands to…

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  • Career

    The 3 Biggest Mistakes You're …

    Before anyone reads a single word of your LinkedIn profile, they've already formed an opinion of yo…

    The 3 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your LinkedIn Photo

    Before anyone reads a single word of your LinkedIn profile, they've already formed an opinion of you. That's because the first thing recruiters see is your photo, and it can be the difference between someone clicking through to your profile, or not. In a recent LinkedIn post, James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Group, noted that a LinkedIn profile with a professional photo "can make or break you." Whether you're currently job searching or hoping to maintain professional connections, LinkedIn serves a valuable tool to gain traction in the corporate world. But if you fail to choose a strong photo, your profile will quickly be passed over and forgotten. Here three major missteps you might be making that keep you from catching…

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  • Career Coach

    Making Dating Sites Work for You

    In theory, dating websites are an efficient way to find Mr. or Ms. Right. Alas, poor vetting of pot…

    Making Dating Sites Work for You

    In theory, dating websites are an efficient way to find Mr. or Ms. Right. Alas, poor vetting of potential matches and deceptive profiles and photos have caused more mismatches than matches. My PsychologyToday.com article today shows to improve your results. HERE is the link.

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  • Career

    Quick Shots for #HR and #Business P…

    I love street art. Not talking vandalism here, but the bold visual images of an artist communicatin…

    Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – July 2014

    I love street art. Not talking vandalism here, but the bold visual images of an artist communicating with the public. This month’s image is from a neighborhood in Miami called Wynwood that is experiencing a renaissance as a design and textile area. This month’s quick shots are all about change. Whether it’s changing the way we live, do business, or think, change is all around us. Students at Florida Institute of Technology studied the impact of emoticons in business communications. Will we start seeing Emoji Writing 101 classes soon? A new way to do research for meetings. Refresh is an app that links with your calendar then searches social media to aggregate information that you can use during your next meeting. If used…

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  • Career

    There's A Major Revolution In …

    NPR reported Friday that authors are increasingly able to make a better living for themselves by dit…

    There's A Major Revolution In The Book Industry That's Letting Novelists Make A Living

    NPR reported Friday that authors are increasingly able to make a better living for themselves by ditching big-name publishers and selling their books themselves through Amazon. Self-publishing used to be associated with failure. But that stigma is going away as many authors say they're making more money through self-publishing than their counterparts doing it the traditionally more accepted way, according to NPR. The NPR story came a few weeks after the novelist Michael Stephen Fuchs (brother of BI Senior Editor Erin Fuchs) wrote a post on his blog explaining his positive experience with self-publishing. Fuchs published his first two books with Macmillan, but he didn't make a living from writing until he began self-publishing his works through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, according to an appreciative open letter…

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  • Career

    If You Want To Be Rich, Don't …

    In her book, "The MBA Bubble," Mariana Zanetti, an MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain, argu…

    If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

    In her book, "The MBA Bubble," Mariana Zanetti, an MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain, argues that getting an MBA is a waste of time and money. The following has been excerpted from the book with her permission. The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: A job will not make you rich. If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and crushing reality: If you sell your time to others, you will quickly reach a limit in your capacity to generate income. In his book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," Robert Kiyosaki said that the…

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  • Career Woman

    Good Reads (Week of 07/21/14)

      Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think…

    Good Reads (Week of 07/21/14)

      Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. ~ InPower Editors Most Shared of the Week Women CEOs Are Good For Business, Says Study - Huff Post  Johnson: Why men interrupt – The Economist  How To Get Your Confidence Back – Forbes   Top shared quote of the week: Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them. – Unknown   On InPower Women – Top Post of the Week Do You Work for a Conscious Business? – Paula Davis-Laack   Like this quick scan of the good reads for women? Get InPower Women blog…

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  • Career

    Here's The Surprising Skill Th…

    Most hiring managers use the job interview to determine whether you're the most qualified candidate,…

    Here's The Surprising Skill This Tech CEO Always Looks For In Job Candidates

    Most hiring managers use the job interview to determine whether you're the most qualified candidate, and if you'd fit in. Others use that time to see how well you think on your feet, or if you're capable of multitasking. And as it turns out, some even use the job interview to test your storytelling abilities. Lonne Jaffe, chief executive of software company Syncsort, said in a recent New York Times interview with Adam Bryant that he always wants to see how well a job candidate tells a story.  "I'll talk about the company's strategy and my background and the nature and challenges of the role they're interviewing for," he said. "Then I'll ask the candidate to go through their prior successes and challenges and…

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  • Career

    11 Crucial Lessons Everyone Learns …

    MBA students at top-tier business schools learn the critical accounting, marketing, and management s…

    11 Crucial Lessons Everyone Learns In Business School

    MBA students at top-tier business schools learn the critical accounting, marketing, and management skills required to run a successful business. One of the main ways they learn these skills is through case studies, a teaching method borrowed from the sciences and first applied to corporate analysis by Harvard Business School. Students are presented with some of the most difficult business situations in corporate history and then discuss how a company either triumphed spectacularly or failed miserably. We asked several professors from top business schools — including Laurence Capron of INSEAD, Tim Vogus of Vanderbilt University, Aaron Chatterji of Duke University, and Gautam Ahuja of the University of Michigan — to share the most important case studies they teach their students. We've highlighted the main takeaway from each.Why Apple changed its name Case: Apple Inc., 2008 Key takeaway:…

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  • Career

    Billionaires Carlos Slim And Richar…

    Earlier this week, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim got the attention of working people everywhere by…

    Billionaires Carlos Slim And Richard Branson Want A 3-Day Workweek — Here's Why It Isn't Practical

    Earlier this week, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim got the attention of working people everywhere by suggesting a move to a 3-day workweek. In his plan, people would work three 11-hour days in a row before taking off the next four days. Today, British billionaire Richard Branson wrote a blog post proclaiming that Slim's proposal "could work" and that people should be encouraged to work "when, where and how they like, in order to get the best results possible." But as tantalizing as a 3-day workweek sounds, it's just not all that practical. Dr. Kenneth Matos, director of research at Families and Work Institute, a nonprofit thinktank, spoke to us earlier this week about why Slim's plan is more likely a pipe dream than a possibility. For starters,…

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17 Things Successful People Never Say

Over 2,500 years ago, philosopher and poet Lao Tzu taught that our words become actions, which eventually become our destiny. In first century Greece, historian and essayist Plutarch declared that a speaker's state of mind, character, and disposition are exposed through their…

4 Questions to Ask Sales Team Candidates

It’s time to begin interviewing sales candidates and you find yourself wondering about the best questions to ask candidates during the interview process.  Perhaps you are a new sales manager, or perhaps you are searching for ways to improve your…

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your LinkedIn Photo

Before anyone reads a single word of your LinkedIn profile, they've already formed an opinion of you. That's because the first thing recruiters see is your photo, and it can be the difference between someone clicking through to your profile, or…

Top 5 Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re an employer, you need to know what will make your employees quit. What could be the deal breaker? What could cause them to leave suddenly? BambooHR have the top 5 reasons why people quit their jobs in their…

3 Reasons Your Recruitment Process is Failing

You have tried everything in the book, and still it seems as though your recruitment system isn’t working anymore. It turns into a never-ending cycle of too much to process and not enough resources to do so. Well unfortunately, without…

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Work Life Balance

25 Jul 2014

How to negotiate workplace flexibility

After having two kids a year apart, I realized at that time in my career, I could not survive motherhood and news deadlines unless I negotiated flexibility. I asked for a four day …

24 Jul 2014

Why is binge-TV watching worth your time?

I admit, I'm perplexed. I'm constantly told by people that they don't have enough time to read newspapers, exercise, keep up with friends, travel. Yet, people who struggle to find …

21 Jul 2014

How far should you go in de-cluttering

Yesterday, while throngs of South Floridians were at the beach or enjoying the cool indoor a/c, I was in my hot garage cleaning out the junk. It's amazing how much clutter a famil…

17 Jul 2014

Lying to the boss about family obligations

  A friend of mine who held a high position in an entertainment conglomerate told me that one afternoon, she lied to her boss about where she was going. She was going to her daugh…

Guest Posts

Tips to keep your new job (before you…

04 Mar 2014 College crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Learn secrets to keeping your new job from our guest writer, Cone Averos. If you got a call back for a…

Reasons to hire an expat

22 Feb 2014 Guest Posts crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

When outsourcing work abroad, employers find that they end up with mixed results. Sometimes everything goes as planned, but others…

Four Rebranding Tips For Career Shifters

13 Feb 2014 Guest Posts crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Are you planning to shift careers soon? If yes, reinventing your brand is highly important, especially that corporate perimeters have…

How To Self-Market: 3 Tips for Expats

12 Feb 2014 Guest Posts crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Learn how to market yourself as an Expat from the experts at Expat Workforce. Editor's Note:  Today we welcome a guest…

Interview Tips

4 Essential Steps to a Landing a Job…

10 Jul 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

LinkedIn, with its more than 259 million users, is the most popular social network for professionals today. According to LinkedIn,…

How to Write a Damn Good LinkedIn Profile

09 Jul 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

This is the first in our new series on harnessing the power of LinkedIn for your job search. In this first…

How to Write a Damn Good LinkedIn Profile

12 Jun 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

This is the first in our new series on harnessing the power of LinkedIn for your job search. In this first…

How to Answer Top Java Interview Questions

27 May 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Hiring experts agree that Java is one of the most in-demand tech skills. But how do you get one of…

WSJ – How to Ask for a Raise…

28 Apr 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Starting today at 3:00pm EST – you can ask questions live. Ask a panel of career coaches and compensation experts your…

Resume Makeover — College Grad Resume Examples and…

01 Apr 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

In a new series of posts, we will be sharing resume samples and best practices to help you land more…

Intern “Legos” Herself to Land a Job

26 Mar 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

We rarely come across any truly creative approaches to the job search process. Most times, the gimmicks come across as…

The Complete Guide to Panel Interviews

20 Mar 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

When You’ll Be Facing Multiple Interviewers at the Same Time Contributor Elizabeth Magill gives you the inside scoop on how to…

Acing the Group Interview | The Ultimate Guide

06 Mar 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

It’s you, the interviewers, and a bunch of other candidates in the same room. No pressure. The group interview is a…

How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

27 Feb 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

In an interview, talking about your weaknesses and flaws is difficult. We’re here to make it easier. Today, I want to…

Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure

20 Feb 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Part of our continuing series on answering the most common (and trickiest) behavioral interview questions. Tell Me About a Failure What’s the…

Answering Behavioral Questions: Problem Solving

13 Feb 2014 Interview crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

The latest in our continuing series on how to answer the most common behavioral interview questions. Tell Me About Your Problem-Solving…

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Career Inspiration

27 Jul 2014

One Simple Change to Live a Happy and Empowered Life

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde For many years I wrote in secret. I would only put pen to paper when the lights were dim, when everyone around me was …

18 Jul 2014

7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy &…

Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life? Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion? Do you feel like they don’t really exist? I f…

17 Jul 2014

7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy &…

Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life? Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion? Do you feel like they don’t really exist? I f…

16 Jul 2014

Should Be Syndrome

In both work and social spheres I regularly encounter people who spend much of their time trying to reconcile life to their expectations. Often you find that their expectations are…

TheCareerKing Column

Why are we here?

04 Feb 2014 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

The question I have been asking myself lately is: Why does CareerAdvisorDaily exist?  A few minutes ago I was reminded…

Beware the Gatekeepers

25 Jan 2014 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

The Gatekeeper, otherwise known as Executive Assistant, Receptionist, Secretary, Admin, Office Manager and so on, is supposed to protect you. …

Best cities for job seekers

14 Jan 2014 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Nerdwallet.com recently compiled a list of the best cities in the USA for job seekers to find employment.  The winner…

Life Moments and your career

10 Sep 2013 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Dear Readers, Thank-you for your loyalty to our fledgling site.  Without you, there would be no purpose to our existence. Sometimes Life…

How to fire a protected employee

24 Jun 2013 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Fire employee protected by your boss?  We already discussed “can you,” “why you should,” and “when to” fire a protected…

References: What to Do When Your Former Boss…

03 Jul 2013 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

References are always checked.  Generally they are a confirmation of why you are a great hire.  Most employers do it…

When to fire (whack) a protected employee (Made…

20 Jun 2013 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Firing a “protected employee” is fraught with danger.  At any point in the process it could be you instead.  You…

Why you want to whack (fire) a Made…

19 Jun 2013 CareerKingColumn crays@sbcglobal.net No comments

Before you can eliminate a Made Man (protected employee), you have to have a good reason as to “why.”  This…

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