Finding purpose in your work will enrich your life, but too much passion may lead to burnout, writes Bryan Lufkin. If you're unable to find fulfilling work that pays the bills, try a job related to the core elements of your interests, he writes.
John Skipper, former president of ESPN and former co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, says he resigned in December after revealing to Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger a cocaine dealer had tried to extort him. Skipper maintains his cocaine use never influenced work because he was "a master of compartmentalization."
Negotiate for a better job title to position yourself for higher pay throughout your career, writes John McDermott. Provide your employer with reasons you've earned this title after researching how other jobs in your industry are defined, he writes.
Abandoning a job you don't like too soon may cost you experience that could lead to a better position, writes Lisa Rabasca Roepe. Instead, focus on improving what you can control, and reward yourself for reaching specific goals to make your current position more enjoyable.
You can benefit more from conference attendance by researching which workshops are most relevant to you, writes Thomas Smale. Check out social media beforehand to identify the sessions others in your field are attending, and follow up with new people you meet after returning to the office.
Cover letters can illustrate why you're a good fit for a position and how your passions relate to the job, writes Alyse Kalish. Send a thank-you note even if you don't get the position, because doing so increases your chances of being considered if another job opens up.
Set milestones throughout the workday that allow you to take breaks from work and attend to distractions rather than allowing interruptions all day, writes Vicki Salemi. This strategy can help keep diversions such as social media or the March Madness national basketball tournament from hurting your productivity.
Belgian bars and cafes endure the loss of tens of thousands of beer glasses per year, which are often stolen by tourists as souvenirs. Bruges Beerwall has installed security alarms to combat glass theft, while the Dulle Griet requires those who drink the house beer to leave a single shoe as a deposit.
A survey by recruitment website Adzuna finds that 37% of job candidates have lied on their resume and that 83% of liars have gotten the job anyway. The survey also finds that 35% of companies think discovering false information is the recruiter's job and that 30% of HR professionals forgo qualification checks on experienced candidates.
Many successful business executives emphasize the important role simple daily habits play in personal success. Things such as remembering to be kind, only checking your email once a day and dedicating time to personal activities can help preserve well-being and overall productivity.
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