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Picking a Major Based on Which Industries Are Hiring Is a Bad Idea

Picking a Major Based on Which Industries Are Hiring Is a Bad Idea | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One reason some jobs are in high demand is because no one predicted that they would be.
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I've seen the sad and stupid trend for several years: "A few generations ago the employers used to look for smart or adaptable kids on college campuses with general skills. They would convert them to what they wanted inside the company and they would retrain them and they’d get different skills. They’re not doing that now. They're just expecting that the kids will show up with the skills that the employer needs when the employer needs them. That’s a pretty difficult thing to expect, because of these kinds of problems. So the employers now are always complaining that they can’t get the people they need, but it’s pretty obvious why that’s not happening.

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Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins

Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.
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India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer

India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer | Good Advice | Scoop.it
India’s  IT industry is unlikely to remain the amazing job-engine that it has been. For the past two decades, the fastest way to increase your income has been to land a job with an IT company. The industry has provided a ticket to prosperity for millions of young Indians; children of security guards, drivers, peons and cooks catapulted themselves and their families firmly into the middle class in a single generation by landing a job in a BPO. Hundreds of engineering colleges mushroomed overnight churning out over a million graduates a year to feel the insatiable demand of India&rsq
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This pertains to everyone: "...the ability to learn new things, develop new competencies and periodically reinvent ourselves is a crucial one. Sadly too many of us have no curiosity and no interest in reading nor learning. The future will not be kind to such people."

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Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App - InformationWeek

Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
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"...it is our behavior, not necessarily our talents, that best predict our academic success."

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The Worst Thing You Could Be Called As a Boss and How to Avoid It

The Worst Thing You Could Be Called As a Boss and How to Avoid It | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I’m sure I’ve been called a lot of names in my career, probably even bitch at times, but there’s one name I hope has never been attached to me. And that is HOT MESS.In this month’s Vanity Fair, a female executive, caught up in a nightmare situation at work, is deemed a hot mess by an anonymous company insider. In another blind quote someone says, “She was all over the place, she had ADD and that caused a lot of stress for everyone.”When people think of you as a hot mess, it means you look incompetent or out of control. It’s all unraveling around you,
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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say "done" at the end of even the smallest tasks.
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The rise of soft skills: Why top marks may no longer mean the best jobs

The rise of soft skills: Why top marks may no longer mean the best jobs | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Many graduates can crunch numbers to help make business decisions, but their efforts may be wasted if they communicate poorly.
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Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"?

Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
As I mentioned the other day, to give myself some comfort food for my brain as I geared up for the publication of Better Than Before, I’ve been re-re-re-re-re-re-reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings books.These days, everything reminds me of habits, because I’ve been thinking and writing about habits for so long. And The Lord of the Rings is no different.In case you’re not quite as familiar with the story as I am, one of the book’s main characters is Gollum, who for many years carried the One Ring, an evil ring of supreme power. The ring extended Gollum
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Dr. J.L. Harter's curator insight, April 4, 11:54 AM

Brilliant insight - what is your "My Precious" and what is your body, heart and mind trying to tell you about it?  Give it some thought if you dare. ~Jaie

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Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you

Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you. How to Remove Doubt and Hostility from conversations.
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf


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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 11:19 AM

What do you do when one of the world's largest cities runs out of water?

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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?

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craig daniels's curator insight, March 2, 10:30 AM

It's almost impossible to not get caught in the distraction trap. Everywhere we turn something is waving at us, something is pleading for our attention and focus.


Take a moment (yes I'm waving for your attention) to read this post, you'll be glad you did.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:23 PM

And the article is not just about adults.

 

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Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource

Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What do PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Martha Stewart have in common? They don’t need much sleep; it has been publicly reported that each regularly gets only six hours of sleep or less per night. By discussing their ability to get by with little sleep, these executives are serving as role models for a norm that a full night’s sleep is optional, even a luxury, if you want to get ahead in business.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 4, 4:06 AM

This article raises the issue of sleep deprivation, and as a teacher of senior grade students, it has always been a debate as to how many hours of sleep one really requires. My students suggest six hours, my wife says six hours, I feel, seven to eight hours. My father suggests eight hours for growing up children, six hours four grown up male adults, and seven hours for adult women. Fact of the matter is that this is a subjective question and the amount of sleep required to tide over sleep deprivation will depend from person to person, job profile to job profile and Geography. I have known of students literally breaking down because of sleep deprivation resulting from the need to attend coaching classes after school. Hitler himself might have been a victim of sleep deprivation towards the end of his office which is why he began making some of the most absurd decisions. Top executives of Multinational companies probably don't sleep at all, the same might be the case for Principals, Directors and Managers of Institutions. Some how the culture of working 24X7, increasing productivity, and output is something which goes against human nature. I have known of employees yawning and nodding off to sleep in the midst of a board meeting during the 'quintessential' stay-backs. Perhaps one solution for the problem of sleep deprivation could be to introduce a mandatory 'rest period' of half an hour in the middle of the daily routine where employees can go off into deep rest assisted by a conducive music and suitable ambiance within the organization.

Sudhir Hira's curator insight, March 4, 5:32 AM

We hear you - loud and clear!

Kimberly Kline's curator insight, March 4, 4:48 PM

Lack of sleep effects your productivity, problem-solving skills, health, happiness and so much more.  Just because you CAN function on less than adequate sleep does not mean you should!

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The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes

The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Video I've written about the five trends shaping the future of work quite a bit and it's actually how I start many of the keynotes I give at conference and events. However, I haven't done a video about this topic so I wanted to fix that!

 

1. Millenials/Demography

2. New behaviors

3. Technology

4. Mobility

5. Globalization


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Michael Bishop's curator insight, March 20, 1:23 AM

Jacob explains five trends that will both shape and structure the future inside this world.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: 50 Jobs for Kids Ages 12-17

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: 50 Jobs for Kids Ages 12-17 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

This is an updated list (12 more added from last year) of jobs for kids between the ages of 12-17. With a little creativity (and a bit of that entrepreneurial spirit) there are many things your students can do to earn extra money.

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Great ideas for anyone to do a side-hustle or while in-between jobs.

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Self-Defense and Life Skills

Self-Defense and Life Skills | Good Advice | Scoop.it

In my own search for my life’s work, I began studying martial arts 40 years ago. I was looking for ways not just to feel safe on my journey, but also to understand what my gifts and potential were and how to use them to create a successful life. I think everyone has his or her own definition of success, so I’ll share mine with you. Dawn Callan

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Whitney Mccloud on Twitter

Whitney Mccloud on Twitter | Good Advice | Scoop.it

One of the absolute worst things about having ADHD is having poor time management! I can’t even begin to tell you all the problems this can cause. You could literally write an entire series of books on this subject, but we will let someone else do all that! I’m just going to give you Crafting Help for ADHDers-Time Management. I hope you’ll find it helpful, and I would love to hear your feedback, experiences, and tips on this subject as well.

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A truly effective way of solving problems

A truly effective way of solving problems | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The approach can be very simply stated – state the challenge in the form ‘I feel (emotion X) about (situation Y) because (reason Z)”. For example, “I feel angry (X)about what Steven said (Y) because I think he's giving me a bad name (Z)'Why is this style of thinking so useful?

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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy | McKinsey & Company

This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together - InformationWeek

4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.

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I've enjoyed playing Bejeweled since I had it on my first flip phone years ago. Of course, I've also enjoyed the challenge of pattern recognition games since I was little.

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Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates

Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Sixteen years ago when my children were little creatures the governess was trying to hammer some primer histories into their heads. Part of this fun — if you like to call it that — consisted in the memorizing of the accession dates of the thirty-seven personages who had ruled England from the Conqueror down. These little people found it a bitter, hard contract. It was all dates, they all looked alike, and they wouldn’t stick. Day after day of the summer vacation dribbled by, and still the kings held the fort; the children couldn’t conquer any six of them.

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Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits

Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Is going through the motions important to changing habits? Does it really matter. Find out what going through the motions really means for habit change.
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How To Keep Yourself From Giving Up...

How To Keep Yourself From Giving Up... | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Everyone has failed to reach a goal at some time in their life. We give up. We let it slide. We quit. It's human nature. Sometimes, we don't care when we fail. We know our heart wasn't really in it. However, when it's a goal we believe we really want to achieve, that's a different story. We get frustrated and look for ways to not quit the next time. For example, if we fail to find career satisfaction, we might subscribe to a daily advice blog, read self-help books, take a class, or consult with an expert - all with the hopes of seeking enlightenment on how we can make reaching our goal easier
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Stephen King's "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes"

Stephen King's "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes" | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"I really am going to tell you everything you need to pursue a successful and financially rewarding career writing fiction, and I really am going to do it in ten minutes, which is exactly how long it took me to learn."...


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, March 3, 3:04 PM

Brevity is the key here. Nice resource for high school students who want to skip the instruction and go straight to writing.

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They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Look”. As I turned toward the group I see 5 girls with their heads down looking at their phones and not talking to each other at all. “Wow!” was all I could say, although I wasn’t surprised in the slightest.

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