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Everyone’s Favorite Betches Serve Work Expertise

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The work world can be just, ugh. Especially in the early years when you are still trying to find the best way to spend most of your waking hours and make enough money to live independently. Luckily for us, the digital brand Betches Media, known for its humor and definitive presence as a reigning social media queen, has recommendations for us in its new career book When’s Happy Hour? (Gallery Books). With tips from some pros, we don’t have to spend all day at work counting the seconds until we can try to drink our problems away leave. For those who have never heard of Betches, the brand was born as a fun project among three friends (Aleen Kuperman, Jordana Abraham, and Samantha Fishbein)…

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BookTrib Q&A: Joanne Sonenshine, Author of ‘ChangeSeekers’ on Changing Careers and Finding Your Calling

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It’s not always clear where we’re headed in life, or in our career. We’re in an age where it seems like we have to decide what our one, true calling is and what we will do with the rest of our lives at a relatively young age. However, this isn’t always the way it turns out and, more often than not, we get hit by the realization that where we are in life is not where we want to be, and most times in our careers, we certainly are not doing what we want to be doing. Joanne Sonenshine is the Founder and CEO of Connective Impact, a business that brings organizations and corporations together to make lasting, sustainable progress…

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The Return of Bailey Weggins: Author Kate White Talks About Her Latest Book, ‘Even If It Kills Her’

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Bailey Weggins is not your typical heroine. She started out as a writer for a major women’s magazine, before becoming an amateur sleuth with a brief moment of work for a celebrity gossip publication, and then turned true crime journalist. But rather than being the tortured lead character who often thinks that the people she loves would be better off without her in their lives, Bailey is actually relatable: sometimes she makes mistakes, but she tries to put them right; she has good relationships, and people she loves. She’s smart, bold, and pretty gutsy – a character that we can not only relate to, but want to read about. Similarly, the author of the Bailey Weggins Mystery Series, Kate White,…

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EXCLUSIVE! Google’s Joris Merks-Benjaminsen Discusses Today’s Digital Job Market

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Can millennials work for baby boomers when it sometimes seems as if they don’t even speak the same language? What unique skills can millennials offer—and what are millennials looking for in return from their employers? These are the kind of questions that Joris Merks-Benjaminsen, Google’s European Head of Insights Communication, looks to answer in his new book, Think and Grow Digital: What the Net Generation Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive in Any Organization (McGraw-Hill Education, 2014). In the book, Merks-Benjaminsen shows how millennials can thrive in a digital corporate world still dominated by the older generation while retaining their own ideals and values. Merk-Benjaminsen will be the guest of a #BTLiveChat on July 22 at 1 p.m. EDT.…

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Aliza Licht’s “Leave Your Mark” Says: Turn Yourself into a Bestseller

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In this always-connected, always-plugged-in world, your personal brand is more critical than ever. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, I know a little something about personal branding. The term may sound modern – and of course, the practice and philosophy of personal branding changes with the times – but in fact, it’s an age-old truism: You’ve got to self-promote. You’ve got to get yourself out there. My grandfather was a self-employed electrician. In those days, there was no social media. No Internet, no cell phones, no instant communication outside of the telephone. Even so, there were business cards and the all-important reputation, fueled mostly by word-of-mouth. How do people know you? What do they know about you? Over time, people came to…

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Ron Clark’s Move Your Bus asks: Are we a “rider” society?

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Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I know that there are those who are runners in business and in life — but what do we do about those who are merely riders? These words, “runner” and “rider,” are courtesy of Ron Clark, the New York Times bestselling author of The Essential 55 and winner of Disney’s “American Teacher of the Year.” He was even Oprah Winfrey’s “Phenomenal Man” selection and he has founded The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia; to date, over 25,000 educators have visited. There, parents and teachers learn how to better unlock a child’s potential. Perhaps you caught The Ron Clark Story, an uplifting film starring Matthew Perry? Clark’s latest book, Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating…

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5 Morning habits that will boost your career

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The morning ritual. For some, it consists of nothing more than a rapid shower and a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts. But if you’re looking to add some spice to the start of your day and you’re focusing on your professional career, you’ll have to step things up. Stop hitting the snooze button and hit the ground running! If you had the opportunity ask the world’s most successful business leaders, you’d find that most of them are very active in the morning. As Entrepreneur notes, people like Richard Branson, Tory Burch, Jack Dorsey, Lord Alan Sugar, Indra Nooyi and Mark Zuckerberg get an early start. Did they read The Daily Habit Ritual (by Simon Wright, Amazon Digital Services)? Nah, they…

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Dear Bosses: Yelling at your employees doesn’t work

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As an employer, you want your employees to be happy and successful.  In point of fact, you NEED them to be happy and successful. But nobody is perfect and your workers are bound to make mistakes.  How you respond is critical, and you will find that certain approaches work better than others.  Shrieking, “what the hell is wrong with you?!” is a gut reaction but is it productive? What’s the long-term result?  It’s a point of interest for Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty, who believes compassion – as opposed to frustration and remonstrance – is key. As Emma Seppälä outlines in the Harvard Business Review, Doty’s tips for employers highlight curiosity and interest. This is why emotional intelligence (E.Q.)…

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Kate White: What phrase must you strike from your vocabulary?

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There is one phrase, five little words, that you must immediately strike from your vocabulary if you want to lead. It’s so innocuous it will probably surprise you, but getting into the habit of not saying it can build your confidence, your decision-making ability and increase respect of your subordinates. What is it? The answer is revealed in the video.   What phrase have you stricken from your vocabulary? Share in the comments.

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Dear Malia: 5 career tips for an Obama daughter

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First, the good news. As you embark on your search for a college to attend, be assured that your fantastic grades (if not your famous name) will open doors to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. And while your dad will be about to lose his job when you begin your freshman year, the lucrative careers as an author and public speaker that await him should more than cover your college expenses. The bad news, though: history has been kind of rough on grown children of American presidents. For every Chelsea Clinton, there’s a George Washington Adams and an Andrew Johnson Jr., both of whom led checkered and failed lives. Also, it’s kind of rough out here in the…

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