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The Richest Gamers: Drake, Elon Musk and Other Famous Video Game Aficionados
Many of us, especially millennials, have experienced a situation when video games received a bad rap. Whether it was a mom saying you're “frying your brain” during the navigation of a "Halo" campaign, or societal labeling of expert gamers as “nerds,” just not the good kind. Luckily, society and its views on video games have shifted considerably. Not only does
Bill Gross' Divorce is Totally Insane
When movie star and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow split with her rock star husband Chris Martin, she famously described their divorce as a "conscious uncoupling," - a way of keeping things civil for their two kids - and the two exes have reportedly remained friends since the dissolution of their marriage. We're not sure if anyone has come up with
How to Quit Your Job Without Hurting Your Career
Employees are quitting their jobs—often The July 2018 BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey found that 3.6 million people quit their jobs in May, the highest rate since April 2001. In a separate Robert Half survey of HR managers, 83% said the way someone quits affects their future career opportunities. “And as you accelerate your career and your progress, from point to
How to Create an Elevator Pitch That Doesn’t Sound Cheesy
At its best, an elevator pitch is a pithy, memorable answer to the dreaded, “Tell me about yourself.” At its worst, it’s cheesy, jargon-filled nonsense. (e.g., I’m not a writer. I’m a “word crafter on a mission to eradicate sentence-ending prepositions from the planet.”) “Elevator speeches are infamous for sounding overly contrived and using buzzwords. People usually come up with
Things Are Not Going Well For MoviePass
This is far from a summer blockbuster for MoviePass. The subscription service known as the "Netflix of the movies" on Tuesday announced that it was increasing its monthly fee to $14.95 from $9.95 within the next month, part of "several new measures aimed at accelerating the plan for profitability," the company said in a statement. The announcement follows a string
Give Your LinkedIn Profile a Complete Makeover in Under an Hour
LinkedIn can be a powerful and convenient hub for your job search. The company says that more than 20,000 companies in the U.S. use the platform to recruit, posting more than 3 million jobs every month. A good profile can potentially put you in front of those companies and give them a sense of whether you might be a good
How the Tariff Threats Could Impact Smartwatches
President Donald Trump recently announced plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion in goods imported from China. The decision could affect products from Fitbit, Inc (NYSE: FIT), as well as other smartwatch manufacturers. What Happened The tariffs could have direct ramifications on certain popular products in the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection considers Fitbit products to be “data transmission
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