6 Free Online Courses That’ll Teach You the Same Skills You’d Learn in Business School

Could An MBA Help? So you’ve been considering getting an MBA. It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world of business. Never mind the two years out of the workforce or that pesky student loan you’ll be paying off for the next 15 years. The guaranteed career boost makes it all worth it in the end—doesn’t it? Well, maybe. While an investment in business school may be … Continued

Here’s How You Can Make Diversity More Than a Buzzword in Your Office

Here’s How You Can Make Diversity More Than a Buzzword in Your Office Let’s do a little free association: Which word pairing sounds most familiar to you? Diversity and Compliance Diversity and Political Correctness Diversity and Leadership If you picked number one or two, welcome to the club. The stereotype about diversity is that it’s an exercise in political correctness or a buzzword for a corporate check-the-box initiative. More often not, the word’s usually followed by people rolling their eyes, … Continued

Have An Interview?!?! Here’s How You Crush It!!!

How To Impress During Your Interview You’ve brushed up your application, given a shine to your resume, followed up with your references — and now you’re ready for your interview, right? Yes, but, only if you have an opportunity to prep — after all, the preparation process is key to successfully completing this last step in the job-seeking process. So, where do you start?   If you haven’t already, dive right in to researching all about your potential employer — and researching where … Continued

3 Times You’re Allowed to Be Stubborn at Work (and 2 Times You’re Definitely in the Wrong)

3 Times You’re Allowed to Be Stubborn at Work (and 2 Times You’re Definitely in the Wrong) Stand up for what you believe in. Hold your ground. Be assertive with your opinions and ideas. But, at the same time, be flexible. Be a team player. Be open-minded and receptive to new thoughts and suggestions. Are you confused yet? Being stubborn is one of those characteristics that frequently inspires conflicting advice. Some people say that you should be willful and unshakable, … Continued

The 6 Unwritten Company Rules You Won’t Find in the Employee Handbook

When you begin a role at a new organization, you may feel a warm, welcoming vibe as you’re introduced to your colleagues via a company-wide email and taken out to lunch by your boss. In these early days, you’ll get info on how to file your expense report, order your customer print job, or book your business travel. You’ll learn what the official rules of the workplace are, what policies must be complied with, and what is expected of you … Continued

3 Better Ways to Develop New Habits Quickly (and Realistically)

3 Better Ways to Develop New Habits Quickly (and Realistically) Steve Jobs was known for creating bold, revolutionary products during his time at the helm of Apple, but he was also a creature of habit. During a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Jobs told the audience that for the past 33 years, he started his mornings with the same question. He’d look himself in the mirror and ask: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am … Continued

How to Make Friday Your Most Productive Day of the Week (Well, Almost)

Like everybody else, I love to complain about Monday. It’s only natural, really. As that dreaded day that immediately follows the weekend, it’s the logical scapegoat for everybody’s dread. But, when I take a few minutes to think about it, I don’t really hate Monday all that much. In fact, it’s usually my most productive day of the week. I fire off emails. I make lists. I organize big projects. I identify a foolproof method for achieving world peace. OK, … Continued

10 Ways You Can Use Your Cover Letter to Stand Out, According to 10 Hiring Managers

10 Ways You Can Use Your Cover Letter to Stand Out, According to 10 Hiring Managers Sure, your resume is important. It’s a piece of paper with every single professional detail about you assembled into one organized list. But when a potential employer wants to see more than just bullet points, the first place he’s going to learn more about you is your cover letter—and you don’t want to disappoint. We asked 10 entrepreneurs from YEC how you you can stand … Continued

Feeling Completely Unmotivated Today? Here Are 3 Ways to Be Productively Unproductive

Feeling Completely Unmotivated Today? Here Are 3 Ways to Be Productively Unproductive Last week, a friend on my intramural soccer team told me how she’d gotten almost nothing done at her job that day, and she was feeling guilty about it. I’ve been there before and could really relate to her. When you want to be a good employee, you have the desire to always be producing great work. This isn’t bad. Caring about your job and your professional reputation … Continued

Here’s a New and Exciting Way to Break Someone Else’s Bad Habit

Does Someone You Know Have A Bad Habit? Here’s How To Break It! When I was in graduate school, I managed the university’s gym. In this role, I had one employee who was always looking at his phone while monitoring the weight room—something that can prove dangerous when you’re supposed to make sure no one drops a barbell on his or her head. Each time, I’d say something along the lines of, “Hey Sam. I know working in this room can … Continued