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    23 Ways To Ruin Your Chances During…

    I've been Business Insider's managing editor for almost four years now. Since we're a fast-growing c…

    23 Ways To Ruin Your Chances During A Job Interview

    I've been Business Insider's managing editor for almost four years now. Since we're a fast-growing company, we're constantly looking for new talent, from interns to site leads. Between career fairs, coffees, and in-office interviews, I've interviewed hundreds of people. Most candidates come prepared — but many don't. Each one of these warnings comes from real life experiences I've had while conducting interviews at Business Insider.Don’t come a half an hour early. It makes the interviewer feel pressure to finish what they're doing. Five minutes early is more than enough.   However, that doesn't mean you should be late, either. Sending an email 30 minutes after a scheduled interview to say that you haven't even left Long Island yet is not the best idea. If you…

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  • Career

    15 Things You Should Never Put On Y…

    How many times have you applied for a job and never heard back?  You tell yourself, “They probably n…

    15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

    How many times have you applied for a job and never heard back?  You tell yourself, “They probably never saw it,” or, “Maybe I just wasn’t a good fit,” and you move on. But, more likely, your resume just didn’t impress. Hiring managers receive dozens — sometimes hundreds — of resumes for any given opening. They don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely, so they spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision.  You may be perfect for the job, but if your resume has just one typo, if it’s formatted poorly, or you use the wrong font, it could easily end up in the “no fit” pile. “Think of the resume as a wedding invitation or other important…

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  • Career

    Bill And Melinda Gates Explain The …

    Bill and Melinda Gates think that empathetic optimism is at the root of the most important innovatio…

    Bill And Melinda Gates Explain The Power Of Optimism In A Touching Commencement Address

    Bill and Melinda Gates think that empathetic optimism is at the root of the most important innovations.  In mid-June, the Gates gave the commencement address for Stanford University, and the over-arching theme of the speech was the power of optimism.  "Even in dire situations, optimism can fuel innovation and lead to new tools to eliminate suffering," Bill says. Both Gates shared stories about times when they witnessed heart-breaking circumstances. Bill described visiting an over-crowded tuberculosis hospital in South Africa that felt like "hell with a waiting list." The people there had MDR-TB — multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis — which has a cure rate of under 50 percent. The hospital was extremely depressing, but Gates didn't let that reduce his optimism: Instead he left with an even fiercer…

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  • Career Coach

    A Five-Minute Course on How to Be a…

    In My PsychologyToday.com article, I tried to condense everything I know about how to be a good mana…

    A Five-Minute Course on How to Be an Effective, Even Beloved Manager or Leader

    In My PsychologyToday.com article, I tried to condense everything I know about how to be a good manager and leader into an article that can be read in five minutes. HERE is the link.

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  • Career

    Don’t Rely On Exceptions – Friday D…

    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce …

    Don’t Rely On Exceptions – Friday Distraction

    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos was recently featured in an article on Business News Daily for their innovation strategies. You can check it out here. Enjoy the post!)  I once worked for a company that would do everything at the last minute. It was maddening. Employees would be running around like crazy putting a proposal together or a game plan. Senior leadership thought it was their strength and relied upon it as a way to get things done. They also figured they were paying overtime so it didn’t matter. But getting overtime pay isn’t everything. The employees hated it. They had to give up dropping…

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  • Career

    Don’t Rely On Exceptions – Friday D…

    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce …

    Don’t Rely On Exceptions – Friday Distraction

    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos was recently featured in an article on Business News Daily for their innovation strategies. You can check it out here. Enjoy the post!)  I once worked for a company that would do everything at the last minute. It was maddening. Employees would be running around like crazy putting a proposal together or a game plan. Senior leadership thought it was their strength and relied upon it as a way to get things done. They also figured they were paying overtime so it didn’t matter. But getting overtime pay isn’t everything. The employees hated it. They had to give up dropping…

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  • Career

    Another 60+ Year-Old Tech CEO Chang…

    Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton, 61, has decided not to retire after all, at least for a few more …

    Another 60+ Year-Old Tech CEO Changes His Mind And Won't Retire (CTXS)

    Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton, 61, has decided not to retire after all, at least for a few more years. In January, he said that 2014 would be it for him. But on Thursday, the company said that Templeton changed his mind and made "a multiyear commitment" to stay on as CEO. It used to be that age 60 was considered the polite age for a tech CEO to retire. IBM, for instance, has a long tradition of retirement at 60. Rumor has it that former CEO, Sam Palmisano, wanted IBM to break that rule for him, but no-go. Ginni Rometty was anointed as planned. But these days, the trend is for tech CEOs, particularly in the enterprise market, to hang on (and…

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  • Career

    Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To…

    Richard Branson opened a small record shop called Virgin Records in 1970. He had dropped out of high…

    Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

    Richard Branson opened a small record shop called Virgin Records in 1970. He had dropped out of high school a few years prior, and his only other business experience was running his own magazine. Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world. Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually. Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial and error, and has figured out how to continue building an empire of innovative companies. In his 2012 book "Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School," Branson shares his five secrets for starting a…

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  • Career

    4 Ways To Avoid Ending Up In A Job …

    Have you ever started a new job and immediately regretted your decision? Craig Bryant, founder of Ki…

    4 Ways To Avoid Ending Up In A Job You Hate

    Have you ever started a new job and immediately regretted your decision? Craig Bryant, founder of KinHR.com, an HR tool that helps small businesses manage their workforce operations, says people end up in the "wrong job" all the time.  "This happens so often because of the perceived state of the economy," he explains. "College grads and seasoned careerists alike are anxious about being left out in the cold. The prior has college loan debt to worry about; the latter is concerned about stretching their income far enough for retirement." So, he says, they take the first job offer that comes their way.  "Perhaps one silver lining is that with this kind of misstep comes a lesson," says Bryant. "Finding yourself in a bad job should…

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  • Career

    How To Work With Wildly Intelligent…

    Do all your coworkers seem like geniuses? Do you feel like you can't keep up? In a recent Quora thre…

    How To Work With Wildly Intelligent People

    Do all your coworkers seem like geniuses? Do you feel like you can't keep up? In a recent Quora thread, "How did you adjust to working with smarter people?," users shared their best advice on how to deal with working with wildly intelligent people. We pulled out some of the best answers and highlighted them below: Have confidence. "If you got hired with all these brainiacs, there was something about you that said more than your academic credentials." Don't compare pedigrees, because they are more a reflection of luck and hard work than intelligence. If your coworkers are all highly accomplished, take it as a compliment: Your company saw something in you that was just as impressive. —Doug Edwards Don't try to play other people's games.…

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  • Career

    How to Quiet That Inner Voice of Do…

    We all have experienced, at one time or another, that tiny voice inside our head that tells us we ca…

    How to Quiet That Inner Voice of Doubt

    We all have experienced, at one time or another, that tiny voice inside our head that tells us we can’t do something or that we’re failures.But once we start listening to that tiny voice, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If that voice tells you, for example, that you won’t give a successful presentation, then you may decide not to even try to prepare – and you actually give a rotten presentation.Beverly Flaxington, behavioral expert and career coach, says she often has heard from successful professionals that those inner voices plague them with doubt, anxiety and stress. That may be surprising because if you’re successful, what do you have to be worried about?“What I see is that people will often hear…

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  • Career Woman

    Good Reads for Women (Week of 6-23-…

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    Good Reads for Women (Week of 6-23-14)

      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  Pantene ‘Not Sorry’ Video Tells Women To Stop Apologizing So Much – Huffington Post I went from ballet dancer to CEO and this is what it taught me – The Guardian 9 Ways Dads Can Contribute to Raising Strong, Confident Girls  – The Shriver Report   Top shared quote of the week:  When you can let go of needing to be right or wrong, you can ask yourself where the potential for true power lies. On InPower Women – Top Post…

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  • Career Inspiration

    How Changing My Expectations Increa…

    “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.” – S…

    How Changing My Expectations Increased My Happiness

    “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.” – Stephen Hawking I used to live in a world crowded with expectation. I had expectations of others, expectations of society, and expectations of myself. Then there were also the expectations others had of me. Gone are those days! Well almost… let’s just say things have changed drastically. I describe myself as an optimistic person. I like to be happy, I like to see others happy and I always strive to focus on the brighter side of life. Some might describe that as being a bit of an idealist, but personally I don’t see the point of going through life focusing on the doom and gloom. So when people share good…

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  • Career

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    14 Interview Questions Designed To Trick You

    Savvy hiring managers have honed their ability to ask the least amount of questions yielding the greatest depth of information. One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: questions designed to trick you. "To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink. Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," says they use these queries to break through the "traditional interview noise and clutter," and to get to the "raw you."  "While some…

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  • Career Coach

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Voice of Experience: Janet Hoffman, Managing Director, Accenture

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sm_janet_hoffmanBy Michelle Hendelman

Although Janet Hoffman is proud of being a managing director of Accenture’s global retail practice, she does not take for granted the professional experience she gained working outside of Accenture on an entrepreneurial opportunity. “I liked the prospect of trying something very different,” said Hoffman, “and it was a great learning experience. I gained insight into things like the power of a brand, the importance of client relationships, and a different view of technology and various aspects of marketing, but I also realized what I missed most about Accenture which I call Intellect, Integrity and Investment in Innovation.”

Having the courage to take more risks is something that Hoffman wishes she understood the value of earlier in her career, but she has certainly proven that it is never too late to take your career off the beaten path as long as you leave a trail back to where you came from just in case you ever are asked or want to return. Hoffman explained, “Because I maintained so many professional and personal relationships with people at Accenture it was easy to come back to the company in this new role, which is to develop our most strategic client relationships in our Products operating group.”

Hoffman started her career working in the healthcare and retail industries and embarked on her consulting career sixteen years ago. “Initially I took responsibility for individual clients, then multiple clients and then led the Global Retail practice from Paris where I gained exposure to the international marketplace,” said Hoffman.

She added, “I’ve always wanted to take on new roles and a few years ago I was asked to develop a digital consumer strategy across the industries Accenture serves, which was a project and role I found particularly interesting and relevant.”

In this role developing Accenture’s most strategic client relationships, Hoffman also enjoys working with clients and colleagues from many different industries. She explained, “Being in lots of industries and leveraging insights and solutions across them intrigues me and satisfies my love of learning. I’m also excited about a new team, which has an incredible history of success and unlimited potential for the future.”

As part of managing Accenture’s strategic relationships Hoffman also is interested in seeing how she can effectively leverage and apply digital technology. She said, “I’m interested in all aspects of digital, especially creating value in the digital world and the ramifications of digital on operations and organizations as a whole.”

Advice for Professional Women

“With the right attitude and aspirations I don’t see anything women can’t achieve,” said Hoffman. She encourages young women to always make sure they getting the right experience and the right exposure in order to advance in their careers. One of the best ways to make this happen is through internal and external networking, according to Hoffman.

Once you have established a strong network, Hoffman emphasized just how important it is to maximize your network by keeping it active and fresh. Maintaining these professional relationships is so important to your career advancement, regardless of what point you are at in your career, explained Hoffman.

Hoffman applauded the work that Accenture does each year to celebrate International Women’s Day. She said, “Accenture’s celebration of International Women’s Day always blows me away. Not only does it focus attention on the more than 90,000 women we have in our company but the research we conduct always has great insights I use in my career, with my teams and with our clients.”

Hoffman added, “International Women’s Day is always inspiring and educational and I look forward to March 8 every year.”

Outside the Office

In her personal time, Hoffman enjoys exploring the outdoors and seeing the world by doing as much international travel as possible. “I also like good food and wine, especially when they’re shared with my dearest friends,” Hoffman added.

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