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What we're learning from online education | Video on TED.com

The cost of a college education is higher than healthcare and rising.

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These skills will get you hired.

These skills will get you hired. | Good Advice | Scoop.it

By Bernard Marr - It should come as no surprise that a college degree alone is no longer the golden ticket to a good career that it once was. It certainly helps, but the letters on your diploma are no longer a guarantee of a good job. In fact, employers are looking more at valuable soft skills, like teamwork and communication skills, when making hiring decisions.

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The results might surprise you. Here are the top 10 responses:

 

- Ability to work in a team structure

- Ability to make decisions and solve problems (tie)

- Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization

- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

- Ability to obtain and process information

 

You’ll notice that the first five are all soft skills, that is, skills and attributes that make a person able to interact with others effectively. They’re all part of your EQ, your emotional intelligence quotient. And you won’t find many college courses specifically dedicated to these skills.

 

- Ability to analyze quantitative data

- Technical knowledge related to the job

- Proficiency with computer software programs

- Ability to create and/or edit written reports

- Ability to sell and influence others

 

The second half of the top ten does focus more on specific skill sets, including an analytical mindset, good written communication skills, and computer proficiency.

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Body Language and First Impressions: How to Establish Instant Rapport

Body Language and First Impressions: How to Establish Instant Rapport | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Body language is critical to first impressions. Do you know how to establish rapport and build relationships quickly? Here's how it's done!
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- First Impressions Matter . . . a Lot!

- Eye Contact Tells People If You’re Trustworthy

- Body Position Helps in Building Relationships

- Proximity Matters for Creating Rapport

- Nonverbal Communication Matters in Listening, Too


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10 Lessons That Will Help You Excel In Your 30s

10 Lessons That Will Help You Excel In Your 30s | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Start Saving For Retirement Now, Not Later

2. Start Taking Care Of Your Health Now, Not Later

3. Don’t Spend Time With People Who Don’t Treat You Well

4. Be Good To The People You Care About

5. You Can’t Have Everything. Focus On Doing A Few Things Really Well

6. Don’t Be Afraid Of Taking Risks. You Can Still Change

7. You Must Continue To Grow And Develop Yourself

8. Nobody (Still) Knows What They’re Doing. Get Used To It

9. Invest in Your Family. It’s Worth It

10. Be Kind To Yourself — Respect Yourself

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How a 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness

How a 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Feeling down? A bad mood can be tough enough to break, but when you feel as if your entire life has hit a rough patch, it can be impossible to see the proverbial "bright side."

Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor has spent ...
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Overcome Holiday Shyness Be More Interested Than Interesting

Overcome Holiday Shyness Be More Interested Than Interesting | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I'm founding member of "dread going/glad I went" club of socially-shy people
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How You Can Get Started on Anything in 13 Minutes (No, Seriously)

How You Can Get Started on Anything in 13 Minutes (No, Seriously) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How You Can Get Started on Anything in 13 Minutes (No, Seriously): You might not have five hours to get something ...
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"Many of the items on your to-do list may seem overwhelming (especially piled on top of one another), but we’ve got a secret for you: Getting started doesn’t take much time at all. All you need is a little push."

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Sit down and speak up: Why confidence is crucial for successful women

A couple weeks ago, I spoke to about 150 women—MBA candidates and undergraduates from New York University. As I thought about the evening’s theme—“Women, Find Your Voice”—I remembered an incident a
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9 Pieces of Career Advice From the World's Most Powerful Women

9 Pieces of Career Advice From the World's Most Powerful Women | Good Advice | Scoop.it

If you’re looking to get inpsired today, look no further than these nine quotes from some of the world’s most powerful women. [Slideshare]

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Does It Pay To Be Pretty | Leadership Principles

Does It Pay To Be Pretty | Leadership Principles | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Do we live in a superficial world or is it all in your attitude? Confidence is key, and those with high self-esteem tend to earn more than those who question themselves. This infographic from the Brighton School of Business & Management explores the role of height, weight, make-up and attitude in professional success.

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Six Steps to Make a Great First Impression | The about.me Blog

Six Steps to Make a Great First Impression | The about.me Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Making a good first impression is the first step in establishing a great relationship. You never know who you may meet and how they may impact your future.

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9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think

9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Everything that happens helps you grow, even if it’s hard to see right now.

2. The way you feel about people and situations will shift, and that’s OK.

3. There will always be more tough changes to make.

4. Those who complain the most, accomplish the least.

5. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

6. You were born with the ability to change someone’s life.

7. You can best serve yourself and others by giving yourself what YOU need.

8. Everyone you meet serves a purpose in your life.

9. You are not alone in feeling weird and alone.

 

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You are not alone in feeling weird and alone.

 

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The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress

The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Maintaining your motivation is a difficult battle, especially when you feel paralyzed by a crushing list of action items and projects that seems longer at the end of each day. The solution? Make a “done list.”

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How to Persuade Someone to Hire You Over the Phone

How to Persuade Someone to Hire You Over the Phone | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Expert tips for an amazing phone interview or client meeting.
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Leadership and Life Lessons From My Mom

Leadership and Life Lessons From My Mom | Good Advice | Scoop.it

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-life-lessons-from-my-barry

 

Warning: If the title leads you to think that this is going to be a list of sage guidance imparted by a wise elder seasoned by her life experiences, you may finish reading a tad disappointed.

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We're Not Gonna Take It

We're Not Gonna Take It | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Jay Jay French, lead guitarist founder of the band Twisted Sister, told me how after they sold 20 million albums in the 80s, he was so broke and bankrupt that he had to take a job as a stereo salesman at a store.

 

"I was also thinking about being a checkout guy at the grocery store."

"I'd go install stereos in people's houses and I'd see our records on the shelves and I wouldn't even say anything to them about who I was. I didn't want to be a sob story".

 

"But, can I ask...did you ever sob during those times?" He laughed. "Oh yeah."

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- Don't be afraid to start from the beginning. Again and again.

- Always do what you say you're going to do.

- Be healthy and pick your team to be with people of similar values and health.

- Love what you do.

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Jay Jay French did what he had to and that is why there is NO EXCUSE for not paying your Child Support.  Contact Human Interest Agency in Texas.  We can help  HIATX.com

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How to Answer the Question "Why Should We Hire You?"

How to Answer the Question "Why Should We Hire You?" | Good Advice | Scoop.it
There are two or three questions you're almost guaranteed to hear at a job interview, and one of them is "With all the talented candidates we're going to meet, why should we hire you?"It's an awful question to ask a job-seeker. The question "Why should we hire you?" is the kind of question that asks a job-seeker to grovel and beg for a job.How could I, not having met the other people you're interviewing for the job and never having worked here before, possibly know why you should hire me, rather than one of the other candidates? Interviewers ask this idiotic question becau
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'Taking your question literally, I can't say you should hire me over another candidate, because I don't know enough yet about exactly what you need and how you work here, and needless to say, I won't have the opportunity to meet the other candidates. I have total confidence in you, me and the universe to guide all of us to the right answer."

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Passion Planner: Print and use it for FREE

Passion Planner: Print and use it for FREE | Good Advice | Scoop.it
An all-in-one weekly appointment calendar, journal, goal setting guide, and
to-do list log integrated in one handmade, durable faux-leather planner.
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Print one week, fill in the dates and try it out. If you like it a lot go ahead and print out enough for the whole year. The only thing they ask is if you like it share it with a friend. 

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A 4-Year-Old Plays Video Games Chronologically

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What happens when a 21st-century kid plays through video game history in chronological order?

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6 ways to test new career paths

6 ways to test new career paths | Good Advice | Scoop.it

There are many ways to make changes.  As Julia Cameron said in, “Reflections on the Artist’s Way” (I’m paraphrasing), our minds tend to propose costs of change that seem so high that it’s not worth exploring the idea of change in the first place.

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Body Language and First Impressions: How to Establish Instant Rapport

Body Language and First Impressions: How to Establish Instant Rapport | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Body language is critical to first impressions. Do you know how to establish rapport and build relationships quickly? Here's how it's done!
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Hawking: AI could end human race

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Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".
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"But one aspect of his own tech - his computer generated voice - has not changed in the latest update.

 

Prof Hawking concedes that it's slightly robotic, but insists he didn't want a more natural voice.

 

"It has become my trademark, and I wouldn't change it for a more natural voice with a British accent," he said.

 

"I'm told that children who need a computer voice, want one like mine.""

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20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. They don't define success in a monetary term.

2. They don't start their days without plans.

3. They don't define "perfection" as their end goal.

4. They don't surround themselves with negative people.

5. They don't perceive difficulties as problems.

6. They don't let failure bring them down.

7. They don't let problems bring them down.

8. They don't let other people's judgments affect their self-esteem.

9. They don't make excuses.

10. They don't envy other people's success.

11. They don't ignore those they love.

12. They don't forget to have fun.

13. They don't overlook their health.

14. They don't set vague life goals.

15. They don't just talk the talk. They walk the walk.

16. They don't let themselves become victims.

17. They don't get stuck in the past.

18. They don't resist change.

19. They don't ever stop learning.

20. They don't end their days without feeling thankful.

 

 

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Frank Richard Rossi's curator insight, November 25, 1:21 PM

20 things successful people don’t do was a great eye opener for me. As I read all of the things that successful people don’t do I noticed many of these qualities I have seen in exhibited in me. But the difference between seeing them in me and actually applying these skills to my  life is a whole other battle.  I believe that within myself is a fire for success that is unmatched by anyone I’ve ever met.  I have changed everything about myself in the last few months to get ready for my future ahead, and nobody will stop me. I know this because I have failed so many times early on in my life that I have learned from my own mistakes, as well as many of my peers I used to look up to. One of the hardest things I have had to change to help better myself is surrounding me with positive people, with similar goals as me. When I read this in the article it hit home. In the summer time and junior year I was always where the fun was at and worrying about the wrong things, I wasn’t focused. I’m glad I realized this at the start of this year and I have removed myself from that “scene”.  It was really hard at first. I felt alone and abandoned and I got ridiculed by the “friends” I used to be so close with. As we reach closer and closer to the end of senior year it has become apparent that all of those friends I sort of left for the benefit of me are asking me for help and wondering what they can do to get out of this phase they all seem to be stuck in.  I usually tell them to look at the big picture, and realize that there is way more to life than Mill Creek. The people I associate myself with nowadays share my dreams and I am happier overall. Applying all 20 qualities I read in this article will help me use the college I end up going to for my advantage, and get ahead in the business management and administration field I feel I am so destined to be in.

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Make one percent improvement each day

Make one percent improvement each day | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent

 

"...what this Olympic coach did to get his team to make one percent improvements each day."

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"...as time goes on, these small improvements or declines compound and you suddenly find a very big gap between people who make slightly better decisions on a daily basis and those who don’t. This is why small choices don’t make much of a difference at the time, but add up over the long-term."

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Not sure what a growth mindset is?

Not sure what a growth mindset is? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

TEACH students about fixed/growth mindset. New research http://bit.ly/1qGW3My #growthmindset #aussieED #whatisschool pic.twitter.com/nWIb5VEqUq Tweet from @jca_1975

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Avoiding the Lure of Netflix: How to Apply to Jobs After a Long Day of Work

Avoiding the Lure of Netflix: How to Apply to Jobs After a Long Day of Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Get motivated, and get that brand new job.

 

1. Leave work [or school] but don't go home. Head to a quiet place for a few hours. Consider it your job search office.

2. Find a job-searching friend. Plan to meet up after work and craft your cover letters together.

3. Just do one little thing. Set one goal that feels small and doable.

4. Set weekly goals (and block your time). But don’t schedule something every night.

5. Only apply for the stuff you're really pumped about. Maybe your time would be better spent finding something that looks great or meeting up with a cool person who works in your industry.

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