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Study Says Being Too Handsome Can Harm a Man's Career

It's hard out here for a hot guy.
 
The struggle is apparently quite real for men who suffer from a certain predestined affliction: being very handsome.
 
According to a new study carried out in the US and UK, handsome men are more likely to be seen as a threat by their bosses and are hence less likely to score equally powerful positions. ...




In Defense of Work-Life Balance

The term “work-life balance” has been so frequently tossed around in the past decade that it has almost become meaningless -- a vague, distant goal that most claim to strive for but no one seems to wholly attain. In Silicon Valley especially, where your lack of sleep is a bragging right and the 40-hour workweek feels like a thing of the past, it’s easy to lose sight of the value of a meaningful life outside work, and some even view it as an impediment to professional success. ...




Phone Interview Do's and Don'ts

In today’s competitive job market, interview processes are becoming longer and longer. More often than not, the preliminary stage is the phone interview. A phone interview might seem daunting at first, but by following these do’s and don’ts, you’ll be one step closer to the in-person interview stage. ...




How to Choose the Best Job for You

Choosing a career can be a difficult task. College students and seasoned professionals alike often seek out the advice of career counselors to get them on track for a fulfilling and enjoyable occupation. You might have an idea of what you're good at and what you're passionate about, but where do you begin the search for a job that lets you do both?
 
Whether you're an entry-level candidate who's unsure of where to apply or an older worker who wants a career change, follow these steps to help you decide your ideal path. ...




The 4 Habits of Highly Effective Networkers

Some people think networking is only useful for finding clients or landing a new job.
 
In fact, an often overlooked benefit of networking is the opportunity to learn from others and connect with people you can bounce new ideas off of. If you are trying to solve a business or career problem, chances are that others have already dealt with it and can offer you good advice. ...




How to Get a Glowing Reference Every Time

References can be the most important thing you take away from a job. A great reference will win you the job over other finalists. It can help you bargain for an increased salary. The best reference comes from someone who has managed you directly and worked with you closely on extended and sophisticated work. ...




Top 6 Skills Worth Investing In Your Life & Career

Do you know enough skills? There are thousands of skills that you can develop in your lifetime, and the more you develop, the better quality of life you can lead. With that said, some skills are more valuable than others, and in this article we’re going to narrow down the top 7 skills worth investing in your life and career. ...




5 Killer Ways to Kickstart Your Career

"Failure is unavoidable in our lives. But if I can learn something from it every time, the chance of success will only increase."
 
 
Building a career isn’t easy, especially for graduates. It’s particularly difficult if you find yourself competing against people with better qualifications than you. ...




Reasons to Become a Lawyer

 Prestige: Lawyers are endowed with authority over others, and at times are awarded accolades even for cases in which they come up short. The media doesn't uncommonly glorify the profession, and emphasize its popularity amongst both men and women. ...




Searching While Employed: Play It Safe

Making a job switch requires balancing ambition and savvy. Follow these five steps to keep your reputation intact and your income secure.
 
Ideally, senior executives have gotten where they are because of a combination of qualities: Personal drive and ambition coexist with the ability to analyze, plan and execute creative tactics with integrity. ...