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Four Things Recruiters Look For to Size Up Candidates’ Potential
I’ve recruited countless graduates for roles in many organizations over the past decade, and I’m constantly asked what I look for. My answer is always the same: potential. This is especially true for entry-level hires. Obviously, there’s no point in assessing recent grads the same way that you would more experienced candidates. Without much work experience or familiarity with the workplace,
Three Ways to Give Internationally: Lessons on High-Impact Philanthropy
Lessons on high-impact philanthropy from the Stanford Philanthropy Innovation Summit I was honored to attend the 2017 Philanthropy Innovation Summit at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. The intensive day-long program gathers thought leaders in Palo Alto to discuss research, best practices, and new strategies that can increase philanthropic impact. I heard inspiring stories about charities around the
Should You Ever Accept a Promotion Without a Raise?
As the labor market tightens and employees are ready to jump at new opportunities, a surprising number of companies are making a counterintuitive move: offering more senior job titles without the accompanying pay bump. According to a June 2018 survey from Menlo Park, California-based OfficeTeam, 39% of HR managers said it’s common for their company to award promotions without pay increases, a 17-point
Survey Says: Some People Would Rather Date Felons Than Crypto Investors
Are you single and searching for your soul mate? Do you have all your savings in cryptocurrencies? Well tough luck broseph because according to a recent survey, some people would rather date Tyrone Biggums than you! Take it away, CreditCoin: Surprisingly, the majority of respondents would choose to date someone who is divorced with a child over someone who has
How to Get a Job in Venture Capital
Unlike becoming a dentist, lawyer, or astronaut, nabbing a job in venture capital isn’t about nailing a clear-cut requirements checklist. The VC industry is notoriously relationship-driven, which has had at least one unfortunate consequence: Its internal demographics are abysmal. The percentage of women at the top 100 venture firms has lingered in the high single digits over recent years, according
Dennis Rodman is in Singapore For the Historic U.S./North Korea Summit - and to Promote a Marijuana Cryptocurrency
All eyes are on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un this week as the two leaders meet in Singapore for a historic discussion on nuclear disarmament. While we wait to see whether the two volatile leaders will be able to reach an agreement on nuclear weapons, there is one man who might be able to bring the two men together: Former
The Simple Method to Keep Employees Happier at Their Jobs
An estimated 42 million employees will leave their jobs in 2018, according to a Work Institute’s 2018 Retention Report released in 2018. The top reason employees gave for leaving was lack of opportunity to learn or develop skills (21%). Whether they have a formal development program or not, cross-training can be one solution to improving retention, says Jason O’Neill, head
Big Appetite: Someone Paid $3.3M to Have Lunch With Warren Buffett
Have you ever wondered what a seat at the table with Warren Buffett would cost you? For one lucky person - in more ways than one - that seat will set him or her back a cool $3.3 million. That was the winning bid in the annual charity auction to have lunch with the Oracle of Omaha, as the Wall
These Are the Most Important Minutes of Any Meeting
Few people like meetings, and that’s probably because they’re increasingly overtaking the workday. Over the past 50 years meetings have grown from less than 10 hours a week to nearly 23 hours, not including impromptu gatherings, Harvard Business Review reports. That’s more than half of our workweek. “Meetings may seem too frustrating and too numerous, but they continue because they’re
Report: Demand for These Skills Will Rise Dramatically by 2030
Here’s further evidence that robots and automation aren’t going to replace workers. A new McKinsey Global Institute paper looked at 25 core workplace skills today and in the future for the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. The report found that there will be significant changes in what workers need to know in the coming decade. Here’s what