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45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed There is certainly a time and a place for a resume overhaul. Taking a couple hours to really  clean up your resume  is worth doing before you start a job search, or even just once a year as a tune-up. But sometimes, you don’t have that kind of time. Sometimes, you just have a few minutes, and you want to spend them giving your resume a quick polishing-up. And for those...
5 Habits That'll Ensure You'll End Every Day Feeling Successful You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything done. What if there was a way to end every day  knowing  that it was successful? Unfortunately, there’s no...
It's Not Always Easy to Be a New Manager, But There's One Thing You Need to Do to Get Ahead   Being a manager early on in your career isn't always easy, especially if you've never been in charge of others before.  Imposter syndrome  is real, and sometimes, you might find yourself running a meeting with people above you in both age and experience level thinking, "Am I ready for this?" That's what happened to Vinit...
3 Things You Learn When Your Manager's Younger Than You When I was a kid, my favorite movies led me to believe my boss would always be decades older than me. I thought she’d have her own office with a humongous desk and a hand-painted portrait of herself hanging on the wall. And to be honest, that was pretty much what happened in my first few jobs. But then, in the role I’m now, I was hired by someone who’s not only...
How to Prove You're as Smart as Your Resume Says You Are Do you know what an Allen wrench is? The engineer my friend hired a few years ago didn’t—despite his degree. His employment status changed after that. You see, it’s one thing to be able to list a college, graduate program, or certificate on your resume. Competence is an entirely different matter, however. What does this mean for you? How do you prove that...
A Step By Step Guide to Showing You're the Right Culture Fit for a Company You've lined up an interview for your next great opportunity and are excited about the prospects. But in addition to perfecting your " tell me about yourself " pitch and rehearsing  common interview questions , there's another secret weapon you must deploy: demonstrating that you'll fit right in. Let me explain… Your experience and skills got you...
5 Things Every Boss Is Dying for You to Do (But Won’t Ever Ask For) Your manager can be a mysterious person—one day they’re hot, the next they’re cold (cue Katy Perry). And chances are you’re desperate to do whatever it takes to make them like you more. I have the solution for you! Actually, I lied–I have five! Every  boss wants you to do  these five things without having to ask—and...
How to Stop Your Co-workers From Slowing You Down We’ve all had those days. The days when you get to the office at 9 AM, primed for productivity. You have an airtight plan to complete everything on your  to-do list . The next thing you know, it’s 6:30 PM, and you’ve only knocked one thing of your ever-growing list. At that point you’re too tired to do anything else, so you’re left spending your...
3 Things You Have to Give Up if You Want to Be Successful An uncomfortable, but powerful, truth that took most of my twenties to internalize is this: There’s an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll have to give up something in order to make it happen. In building my career as an author, speaker, and host of the Unmistakable Creative podcast, I’ve...
How to Make Your Resume Tell a Story (Because That's What It's Supposed to Do) Resumes—no one picks up a handful up at the end of a long day and reads them for pleasure. And for that reason alone, most people look at me with confusion when I tell them that this one piece of paper needs to tell a compelling story. But unlike the stories you may be drawn to at the end of that long day, this one doesn’t get the easy out by...
4 Signs You Need to Stop Working and Take a 5-Minute Walk Right Now I’m a firm believer that everyone can find five minutes in their workday to take a break. (And by break, I usually mean a dessert break—ice cream anyone?) But as nice as that sounds, there are very few people in my life who would agree with me. In fact, most of my colleagues are convinced that taking a break will derail them for the rest of the day. And even...
4 Simple Ways to End Each Workday Happy (You're Welcome!)   At happy hour with a friend, you innocently start whining about the annoying comment your co-worker made earlier. Hours later, you both realize that the only thing you’ve spoken about the entire night is what you hate about your jobs. Whoops. It’d be quite remiss of me to say this should never happen. No position’s perfect, and you’ll...