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  • It doesn’t matter where you work…but Asia is pretty good

    People gather to cities for different push-pull factories. Mainly because that’s where the jobs are. Opportunity, people, creativity and industry all converge in the cities.

    The World Economic Forum released a report predicting the size of cities in 2030. They took into account current government reforms, economic growth, migration patterns, and livability.… Read the rest

  • When should you say “yes” in your job?

    I am on an airplane that suddenly starts descending. It’s losing air pressure rapidly.

    “Oh, shit.”

    The oxygen masks are released from overhead. Before I put on my own mask, I want to help the person next to me. I struggle to help them put on their oxygen mask.Read the rest

  • How to Get Rid of Interview Anxiety

    Some fear and anxiety are always going to be there when you interview. After all, this is pretty important for you, isn’t it? If you don’t care at all, then you wouldn’t be nervous, and thus by being nervous, it just means you simply care enough for it to have some impact on you.Read the rest

  • 3 New Tools to Assess Yourself

    There are a host of new analytics tools and algorithms that mix behavioral psychology, personality tests and motivation that are staring to be used in the job search process. Basically what has been done by humans is slowly being outsourced to machines.… Read the rest

  • 28 ways to 10x Your Job Search

    People tend to do the bare minimum of what’s expected of them. Make a resume. Create a cover letter. Apply online. Go to a networking event. Clean up the drunk prom photos from Facebook. Make a spiffy resume online. Practice mock interviews for 1 hour in your Pajamas.… Read the rest

  • How to Get Interview Feedback from Companies

    If you’ve ever interviewed with a company, received an offer or have spoken to a recruiter you probably have noticed that they tend to be very light on giving feedback after interviews. But you should be getting feedback. I believe it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself.… Read the rest

  • 4 Ways to Show Context in Your Next Interview

    Usually when people describe their greatest achievement (or any story about their past) they stop short of really selling themselves. Explaining the story of how you over-achieved “x sales target” can sound quite impressive to an interviewer, but it might not mean much to them without context.… Read the rest

  • How to Get More Eyeballs on Your Resume

    According to a Glassdoor survey every corporate job receives about 250 resumes. Out of those resumes they interview about 5 people and on average 1 of them gets the job. That means out of every 250 times you send your application online you have a 0.4% chance of getting a job.… Read the rest

  • 7 Books that Changed The Way I Think About Work

    The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

    This book is a cult classic among entrepreneurs and side hustlers trying to escape the 9-5 grind. There are so many people who want to quit their jobs, improve their relationships, or take on some new adventure that’s been sitting on their bucket list.… Read the rest

  • What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

    When interviewers ask about your greatest weakness, the biggest mistake would be to respond with some cookie-cutter answer like “my greatest weakness is that I am a perfectionist” or “I work too hard.” Those answers are just sucking up. Interviewers weren’t born yesterday and are not going to fall for the “spin that slightly negative thing into a really positive thing” approach because it sounds too rehearsed and insincere.… Read the rest