Professionals make a lasting, positive impression if they craft an elevator pitch focused on skills, accomplishments and character, says Debbie Wosskow, co-founder of AllBright, a women's networking club. Use your digital footprint to build a brand that presents your true self, value and a professional image.
As the year's halfway mark approaches, people should evaluate their progress toward goals set in January or whether their priorities have shifted, writes psychologist and career expert Natalia Peart. It's a good time to set one, new goal for improvement, such as keeping up with industry trends with summer reading.
Skipping lunch to get more work done is counterproductive, as research finds we need a mid-day break to improve concentration, writes Jessica Hicks. Creating a daily to-do list isn't helpful if we place too much pressure on ourselves to complete it and don't prioritize tasks.
The Spanish Valfriu cheese factory put 5.78 pounds of Cabrales blue cheese up for auction in August 2018, and restaurant Llagar de Colloto paid approximately $16,150 for the artisanal cheese. Guinness World Records has now awarded the blue cheese sale as the most expensive cheese purchased at auction, a title that was not previously recognized before Valfriu contacted Guinness.
A report from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System found that half of all employees received a raise or promotion in 2018. The report also found that unpredictable work schedules and financial fragility remain substantial sources of stress for employees.
Top performers asked to sacrifice their career goals in order to fix problems within an organization should question management's motives and consider who stands to gain the most if they accept, writes leadership coach Ian Mathews. If the employee's skills don't align with the new position's tasks, management usually fails to give them adequate support, he writes.
LinkedIn has unveiled a feature that allows users to practice answering typical interview questions, writes Allana Akhtar, who describes her experience with it. The program features advice from career experts and allows users to gauge their performance by creating mock interview videos.
With only 2% of digitally submitted resumes resulting in an interview, it's vital the copy is clear, concise and error-free, writes Jill Cornfield. She offers tips for formatting, optimizing accomplishments and making the resume mobile-friendly.
We'll look back on a better life if we stop comparing ourselves to others, ignoring the need for rest and taking work too seriously now, writes professional coach Emily Madill. "[S]urrender to the notion that life doesn't have to feel hard," she writes.
Astronomers have located two planets roughly 12 light-years from Earth that have many similar characteristics, which means that these planets could possibly support living creatures. The heavenly bodies are orbiting the Teegarden's star at a distance that could facilitate water flow and bearable temperatures, and the planets are approximately the same mass as Earth.