Ted Talks: What Motivates us at Work More Than Money?

When you look carefully at the way people work, you find out there’s a lot more at play – and at stake – than money. Evidence provided by Ted Talks Speaker, Dan Ariely, shows that we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement – and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are.

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6 Career-Changing Strategies That Work – Fortune Magazine

Are you bored or burned out at work? Would you rather be pursuing a different career path but apply the brakes because you lack experience?  Before you throw in the towel on trying to change careers, consider these six tried-and-true methods outlined by Fortune Magazine. One of them, or some combination, might get you where you want to go!READ MORE

Finding the Right Mentor in Your First Job

Starting a new job is always exciting but comes with plenty of unanswered questions. “Should you dress up every day, even if your co-workers wear jeans? What email signature should you use? How do you stand out from your colleagues when you’re trying to keep up with all your new responsibilities? A mentor — or two or three — can help you navigate office life, learn how to move up in your industry and weigh future job offers. But there are right ways and wrong ways to identify and work with mentors.” College.USAToday.com outlines the dos and don’ts of mentoring from “pros who have been on both sides of the relationship.” Read the full article here.

The LinkedIn Checklist

LinkedInAre you making the most out of your LinkedIn profile? There are over 260 million users on LinkedIn today, and simple things you may have overlooked could be hurting your professional career. “Being linked to the right people or listing the right information on your profile can land you opportunities you wouldn’t have had otherwise.” These 5 tips outlined by www.komando.com will show you how to utilize LinkedIn to it’s full potential and help your profile stand out among others. Read the full article here.

Workplace Wisdom: 5 Steps to Succeed as a New Hire

“Congratulations! You’ve landed your dream job and given a huge sign of relief. Now come the questions occupying your mind for your new role, and there will be plenty: workplace culture, new teammates, a brand new boss, and a whole new set of expectations are about to come your way. The plethora of unknowns can be consuming.”

Don’t worry, we’re here to help! This helpful article written by the Washington Post outlines what steps to take to become successful in your new position.

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