While your résumé won’t get you the job you really want, if you’re following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).
5 Ways Your Brain Is Lying to You
Success in business and in life depends on good decisions, and good decisions depend on two things. One, you need to know the facts. Two, you need to think about them intelligently.
Most decision-making advice focuses on the second element — it gives you tips on how to weigh alternatives and frame possibilities in order to think more intelligently about choices. Facts, you might think, basically take care of themselves. You can rely on your eyes and your brain to tell you what you need to know.
Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning
When you first wake up, what pops into your mind?
Do you start thinking about all the work you have to do? The emails you have to reply to, the pile of paperwork on your desk that has to be completed, or maybe it’s the housework that still needs to get done?
To Live Remarkably, Repeat This One Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life
Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought… yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals — and live the life you want to live.
This Is the Most Important Daily Habit for Your Brain
Much of the advice you get from so-called success gurus (like “get up before sunrise,” or “work 18-hour days“) virtually guarantees that you’ll fail at the one daily activity that is the foundation of everything: dreaming.
New Study: Sleep Is Literally a Deep Clean for Your Brain
It doesn’t take a PhD to figure out that sleep is essential. Anyone who’s struggled to get through the next day after a late night out can tell you that.
Netflix Just Made a Smart, Easy Change. Your Business Should Copy It
This is a story about Netflix and a very annoying problem.
The good news is that Netflix just announced a fix. The even better news is that no matter what kind of business you run, the Netflix decision offers an intriguing example that might well pay off for you, too.
An Ex-FBI Negotiator Used 2 Simple Questions to Sell to ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Robert Herjavec
Next time you need to close a deal, try out this counterintuitive tip from negotiations expert Chris Voss. You’ll discover the power of the word ‘no.’
Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Thing Makes You Just as Happy as Eating 2,000 Chocolate Bars
Wanting to be happier is a universal trait. It’s rare to find a person whose reply to, “How would you like to feel today?” is, “Morose, please.”