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Skill Set

Entrepreneurs Need To Focus On The Right Skill Set

Marty Zwilling | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In my experience in large businesses as well as years of advising startups, I see far too much focus on product skills, and too little on people and p...

Polar Vortex of 2015's Cray-Cray Banished Words

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To put it a different way: "Dang these kids today." Anyway, as usual the comments from people proposing words for the banished list were pretty amusing at times.

The Phrase That Got Me Hired

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

"I am an excellent online shopper." Yes, that is the line that got me hired. And no, surprisingly I am not employed at Zappos or any other large online shopping company.

3 Ways for Students to Jumpstart a Meaningful Career

Shane Rasnak | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Shane Rasnak

We want to use our talents to contribute to an organization that aligns with our deepest values and purpose in life - even if we're not exactly sure what that purpose is just yet. Unfortunately, innovative and mission-driven companies aren't exactly lining up at the career fair. So where to start?

My Biggest Fear: The Fear Of Failure

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Tarun Sakhrani

For me, the fear of nonperformance, the fear of failure, the fear of not living up to expectations (my own, more than anyone else's) is what I consider to be my biggest in life. I can attribute a lot of my personality traits and obsessive behaviors to this fear.

New Job Requirments: Skill Set, Opportunity Set and Optionality Set

Steven Clifford | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

A shocking lack of skills is killing the American economy. No one in corporate America has any skills. No one! They have only skill sets. Worse, skills are ignored in recruiting. Employers focus exclusively on skill sets.

How To Avoid Job Dissatisfaction

Lauren Mackler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Mackler

Aligning what your career with who you are requires commitment, effort and perseverance. But the rewards are well worth it. Not only will it enhance the quality of your life, it may even prolong it.