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The Single Biggest Threat To Your Job

The Single Biggest Threat To Your Job | Career Advice | Scoop.it
The biggest threat to your job might come from an unexpected place. I believe that there is a hidden assassin lurking in the background waiting to finish you off in your job. Let’s face it; job
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lots of jobs are getting outsourced but this goes further - taxi drivers losing their jobs to driverless cars etc.

 

I'm not sure my beautician or hairdresser will lose their jobs, but worth thinking about future prospects.

 

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How fast should you respond to emails?

How fast should you respond to emails? | Career Advice | Scoop.it
I've been thinking of this and can see different viewpoints.
 

I had a habit of clicking send/receive any time I took the briefest break from a task a(...)
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Latest blog post, I like the point that when you use your iPhone people expect a brief message and possible typos.

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Review: Great Article about how to get a job at Facebook or Google |

Review: Great Article about how to get a job at Facebook or Google | | Career Advice | Scoop.it
The path to finding the right job for you can be twisty. Find insight in all sorts of place.
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The Best Mobile Job Search Apps [2014] - CareerEnlightenment.com

The Best Mobile Job Search Apps [2014] - CareerEnlightenment.com | Career Advice | Scoop.it
The Best Mobile Job Search Apps
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some great ideas

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Think before you delete that Facebook post

Think before you delete that Facebook post | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Career experts are always telling you to clean up your social media accounts, but there are times you shouldn't
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Useful advice.

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How to spot the 10 signs of career FOMO - People Management Magazine Online

How to spot the 10 signs of career FOMO - People Management Magazine Online | Career Advice | Scoop.it
How to spot the 10 signs of career FOMO
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Useful tips here. I especially like the point that you can't expect to love your job 100%, more like 70% is the norm.

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Why IT executives need to be business leaders | Job Market Success

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Helpful article here

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Noreen Beaman of Brinker Capital, on Accountability

Noreen Beaman of Brinker Capital, on Accountability | Career Advice | Scoop.it
“Sometimes you’ll make a mistake,” a chief executive says. “Life happens. But let’s not do it again. One of our mantras is ‘Find it, fix it, prevent it.’”
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We can learn so much from other people's stories, what lessons can you gain from this article?

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Can the Video Resume Replace the Written Resume? #hype | JibberJobber Blog

Can the Video Resume Replace the Written Resume? #hype | JibberJobber Blog | Career Advice | Scoop.it
I recently saw a thread referring to an article where a career "expert" said that the written resume is outdated, and we all need video resumes.  I know if I
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I've always thought video CVs as unlikely to take off - we all know a recruiter can go a 1st skim of a CV in 30 seconds and watching a video will take minutes. Some interesting comments from Jason alba in this article.

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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Are Recruiters Really Bad People?

Are Recruiters Really Bad People? | Career Advice | Scoop.it
I remember a day some time ago, early in my career. Another normal day in the office; making calls, arranging interviews etc. What made this day particular

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Your time is precious don’t give it away

Your time is precious don’t give it away | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Last time I wrote about being overwhelmed by clutter, and this topic resonated with many, so thanks for your comments, good to know I'm not on my own. I've cont(...)
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My latest blog post, love to know what you think

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Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic

Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic | Career Advice | Scoop.it
If you've got a big idea, there's no doubt that you will run into skeptics along the way. Many skeptics are afraid for you, embrace the status quo, and in their twisted but well-intentioned way, will work to persuade you...
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Good advice, we should not surround ourselves with people you think like us, it really helps to have people to challenge us and to make us think more deeply.

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Cherry Douglas's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:16 AM

Who are you listening to?

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The lost generation: The kids brought up to feel as if they're failing - from school to TV shows like The Apprentice and The X Factor

The lost generation: The kids brought up to feel as if they're failing - from school to TV shows like The Apprentice and The X Factor | Career Advice | Scoop.it
On one side of the Atlantic, an academic survey reveals the pain of privilege for the children of moneyed families.
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An interesting, if depressing read. Is it no longer possible to work hard and move into a senior role. Not helped by so many jobs needing degrees when you could get them with4 O levels when I was young, and the lack of more manual jobs.

 

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The 'road not taken' resume

The 'road not taken' resume | Career Advice | Scoop.it
A resume is supposed to be a perfect sales document, a record of our abilities and achievements. But there's much to be gained by trying to craft an entirely different sort of resume – one that explores what we decided not to do, rather than what we did.
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an unusual approach, you probably don't want to share with an employer but could this be helpful for you?

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Lessons Learned from CEO's Painful Email Meltdown

Lessons Learned from CEO's Painful Email Meltdown | Career Advice | Scoop.it
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wow, you have to be so careful on what you right ... a painful lesson for the CEO

 

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Meditation Can Reduce Loneliness in the Elderly — PsyBlog

Meditation Can Reduce Loneliness in the Elderly — PsyBlog | Career Advice | Scoop.it
First study to show that mindfulness meditation can reduce loneliness in older adults.
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Know exactly a career advice link but we will all get old, and know old people so wanted to share

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The Beginner's Guide to a Career in Law

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This looks like a useful presentation on a law career

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How Olympians Stay Motivated

How Olympians Stay Motivated | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Mindfulness, self-talk, and an obscure chunk of the brain help elite athletes get through the training grind.
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Interesting article and I help my clients to use self talk to be successful in their careers including at interview. Loved the comment about how people stay motivated through a 2 hour commute each day!

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Building your own personal brand ~ What are you good at ...

Building your own personal brand ~ What are you good at ... | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Last week I started a bit of a discussion on personal branding and I've been surprised by the amount of positive responses I've had to this mini-series. Even well-established bloggers - people that I think already have a much ...

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Great use of an image I use with career coaching clients 

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Alex Moyle's curator insight, February 2, 10:57 AM

As a simple man i like simple things and this diagram tells you all you need to know about building a personal or corporate brand.   Executing it id another matter!

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Seth's Blog: Who would be surprised?

Seth's Blog: Who would be surprised? | Career Advice | Scoop.it
When was the last time you surprised or delighted a customer, colleague or boss? If you did, would it help? Apple developed a tradition of secrecy largely because Steve saw the extraordinary value in surprising the audience.
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Always helpful suggestions from Seth.

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Third of job-seekers failed to land an interview in 2013 | BenefitsPro

Third of job-seekers failed to land an interview in 2013 | BenefitsPro | Career Advice | Scoop.it
The good news? A majority of the unemployed surveyed by Beyond.com are confident they will find a job in 2014.
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Honest Business Card Exchange - CareerEnlightenment.com

Honest Business Card Exchange - CareerEnlightenment.com | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest, this is what really happens when you give someone your business card.
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this video is so funny but makes a serious point - what is the point of business cards?

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Don’t Get Defensive: Communication Tips for the Vigilant

Don’t Get Defensive: Communication Tips for the Vigilant | Career Advice | Scoop.it
If the other person isn't attacking you, why are you fighting them?
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Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell

Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Oliver Burkeman: They’re bad for concentration, motivation, stress – and they don’t even make it easier for employees to communicate, new research indicates
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Good article, I find it incredibly difficult to concnetrate in an open plan office space, on the way occasions I have to I use my headphones to cut out the chatter.

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Lifehacker Code: Texter (Windows)

Lifehacker Code: Texter (Windows) | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Windows only: Text substitution app Texter saves you countless keystrokes by replacing abbreviations with commonly used phrases you define.
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I'm always looking for ways to be more effective at work and this seems like a great way to save time. I think we used to call them macros! Something i'm definitely going to try out

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