How to Perfect an Elevator Pitch About Yourself

You’re in the elevator with the hiring manager of Dream-Job Corporation. As the door slides shut, you feel a combination of adrenaline and slight nausea: you’ve got 15 seconds, if that, to communicate your value as a potential employee in a compelling way — just 15 seconds to cram in a whole resume’s worth of

Positive emotions build resilience

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16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School

Here are 16 things I wish they had taught me in school (or I just would like to have known about earlier). 1. The 80/20 rule. This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. The 80/20 rule – also known as The Pareto Principle – basically says that 80

Battle the blues with optimism

Recession, is the most feared and talked-about word in the corporate dictionary today. It is steadily getting on the nerves of an increasing number of people around the globe. While some take to the bottle in an effort to keep the recessionary gloom away, others, like women in Britain, colour their hair blonde, claiming that