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How to make moves and influence people. This week's Roundup asks you what kind of job you want, talks to you about who has influence on your career’s advancement, and how to interview in the 21st century economy.

Trends in the Workplace

Picture1-1.pngHow the Startup Economy is Replacing the Traditional Resume
Silicon Valley pays top dollar for the brightest minds. The only problem is that traditional resumes don't tell much about who the best coders and engineers are. Startups are becoming a substitute, acting as living resumes that showcase talent for recruiters at Google and Facebook. 

Millenials: You can’t Afford a Startup. Time to Get a Job
Nah Nah, why don’t you get a job? Millenials are talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one hand they want to start their own companies, but on the other they see the corporate ladder as the fastest and safest way to financial security. Find out what’s behind this conundrum today.


Advancing Your Career

Why the Career Ladder is Overrated
Climb a wall instead of just a ladder. When on a climbing wall, progress isn’t linear; it can shift, jump, and elevate. Read about how Zillow's COO got to where she is today by taking big risks in her professional journey.


To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss's Boss
Harvard Business Review
Someone other than your boss is influencing your career. It’s your boss’s boss. “The more you are known and respected by people above you, the better off you are from a career standpoint.” “Having that person as your champion increases the likelihood that your promotion/ raise will be approved and you’ll be considered for that next great assignment”. Get to know them by showing enthusiasm, finding a common bond, offer problem solving ideas, and remembering your actual boss by keeping them in the loop.

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence
Harvard Business Review
Book smarts can only get you so far. Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is what sets you apart. EQ is your ability to be self-aware and adaptable, your ability to collaborate, and the degree to which you are empathetic. It’s a strong predictor of performance and a driver of leadership and personal excellence. EQ is becoming increasingly important with more globally-focused business environments that rely on more soft skills like better communication across boundaries. Get ahead, work on your EQ. 

Why Silence at Work Can Sabotage Team Camaraderie
Silence can seep throughout an organization, sabotaging motivation, enthusiasm, and camaraderie. The best way to combat this is to understand genuine appreciation because appreciation comes from knowing a bit about each others’ struggles/ contributions, and have better conversations such as asking about teammates’ challenges and giving better feedback as mutual understanding lays a strong foundation.


Interviewing for Your Future

5 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask in Every Job Interview
Turn the tables in your next interview. Ask important questions like these to gain fruitful information on your next potential position: Is this a vacancy or a new position? What’s the team turnover rate? Does the team eat lunch together or at their desks? Remember, you’re interviewing them as much as they’re interviewing you.


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