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The Best Articles of the Year: Career
When You're at the Crossroads of Should and Must
Elle Luna is an artist and designer who lives and works in San Francisco. She worked with teams to design and build Mailbox, redesign Uber’s iPhone app, and scale the storytelling platform Medium.
Why You Hate Work
THE way we’re working isn’t working.
6 ideas from creative thinkers to shake up your work routine
Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister (TED Talk: The power of time off) closes his New York design studio for a year-long sabbatical. During each sabbatical, he pursues “little experiments, things that are always difficult to accomplish during the regular working year.
The future of jobs
IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”.
In the Name of Love
The command is framed and perched in a living room that can only be described as “well-curated.” A picture of this room appeared first on a popular design blog and has been pinned, tumbl’d, and liked thousands of times.
The Millennials Are Generation Nice
Suddenly, as you may have noticed, millennials are everywhere. Not that this group of people born after 1980 and before 2000 — a giant cohort now estimated to number at least 80 million Americans, more than the baby boom generation — was ever invisible. What’s changed is their status.
How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — HOW’S my kid going to get a job? There are few questions I hear more often than that one.
The Art of Not Working at Work
At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.
35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35
We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't). We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever ... ).
Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day
All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even conflict with each other. What we need is a system. What schedule do the pros use? What system does science say allows us to be most productive?
Millennials Feel Trapped in a Cycle of Internships With Little Pay and No Job Offers
Like other 20-somethings seeking a career foothold, Andrew Lang, a graduate of Penn State, took an internship at an upstart Beverly Hills production company at age 29 as a way of breaking into movie production. It didn’t pay, but he hoped the exposure would open doors.
Working from home
I’ve been working from home full-time for more than seven years, and running my own business for the same amount of time. Many of us at least have the opportunity to occasionally work from home, and I daresay that many people would like the chance to do so permanently.
In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty
Just after 4 a.m. on a recent Friday, while most of the neighbors in her leafy Boston suburb were still asleep, Jennifer Guidry was in the driveway of her rental apartment, her blond hair pulled back in a tidy French braid, vacuuming the inside of her car.
30 Creative Resume Designs for Inspiration
Recruiters only look at your resume for an average of six seconds, according to Business Insider1. You can make your resume stand out from the sea of competition through a unique design. For inspiration, check out the following showcase of beautiful resume designs.
Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google
Recruiters don't look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still carefully craft your resume to make sure you've got the best chances of landing a job.
How to Write a Cover Letter
No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter.
10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview
When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way interaction. You are also interviewing them to see if their company is the right fit for you.
How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job Interview #WisdomWednesday
This is the most popular blog post of 2014. See the rest of the top 15 here. If you have ever been in an interview, then you have undoubtedly had to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question. It is so common that it is often neglected during our interview preparation.
Don’t Get Screwed: The Contract Provisions Every Creative Needs to Know
A friend of mine, a very kind and trusting person who happens to be a freelance software developer, agreed a few years back to write some code for a young, charismatic pair of startup founders. The job was only supposed to take a month, and he agreed to it on a handshake.
How To Achieve Work-Life Balance In 5 Steps
Achieving work-life balance can look impossible. And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder. In the ten years from 1986 to 1996 work-life balance was mentioned in the media 32 times.