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From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz. The Myth of the Cool Office - Rebecca Greenfield. Don't be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices — it's all just part of a subtle plot to control employee behavior.
The founders of Fab.com, which just got itself a $1 billion valuation, admitted as much to Bloomberg's Sarah Frier. The shopping site wields its beer on tap, free lunch, and ice-cream machine as a means to force Fab employees to send emails in a "certain font," use high-quality paper, and always "be Fab" — whatever terrible thing that means. Those types of office perks abound at startups, of course, not only as a way to attract the best talent, but also to get that "talent" working on message, official office font included.
Each and every kegerator serves as a reminder of what you owe the company. And that's just the food and drink. Unlimited Vacation Days Nobody Takes It sounds like the best perk ever: You could, officially, and under official policy, get paid for a three-month summer vacation. On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up?
That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully… Should we worry about 'unproductive' financial sector gobbling up our best? Are too many of our most talented people choosing careers in finance – and, more specifically, in trading, speculating, and other allegedly unproductive activities?
In the United States, 7.4% of total compensation of employees in 2012 went to people working in the finance and insurance industries. Whether or not that percentage is too high, the real issue is that the share is even higher among the most educated and accomplished people, whose activities may be economically and socially useless, if not harmful. In a survey of elite US universities, Catherine Rampell found that in 2006, just before the financial crisis, 25% of graduating seniors at Harvard, 24% at Yale, and a whopping 46% at Princeton were starting their careers in financial services. Those percentages have fallen since, but this might be only a temporary effect of the crisis. The Ethic of Marginal Value. Recently David Graeber has gotten some attention for an essay on “the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”, which is notable mostly for getting some important arguments about the nature of work into wider circulation than usual.
Mainstream economists have taken notice of Graeber’s contention that much of the activity that people are compelled to perform in return for their wages is “effectively, pointless”. But the result of mainstream engagement, as often as not, is little more than a demonstration of the narrow perspective of the conventional economist. A two-tiered employment world. Throw Out Your Resume. 10 Surprising Marketing Job Titles For The Next 10 Years. Sample Behavioral Job Interview Questions. How to Answer The 64 Toughest Interview Questions. 6 interview questions that will make any employer want to hire you.
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“Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. INTJ Careers: A List of Professional Jobs. INTJs tend to enjoy a career if it involves innovation and creativity, particularly in developing systems, strategies and models.
They enjoy having plenty of privacy, and working with intellectually challenging and competent people. They like to have high-level objectives that tackle complex and difficult problems. How to Ask for an Informational Meeting. By Hannah Morgan on December 14, 2010 I was invited to a presentation yesterday given by a marketing guru to a group of talented design students. The purpose of his presentation was to convey the parallels between marketing a product and marketing themselves. Resumes = Junk Mail I am always dismayed when I hear people focus on the resume and cover letter as a means of creating interest. Search Resumes Online. This is what a GOOD resume should look like. Although the example here is a developer resume, almost all of these points (everything but #9 and #11) apply to other positions as well. If your resume doesn't look like this, we can help! One Page Resume: Recruiters do not read your resume; they do a 15 - 30 second "spot check" of your resume.
When your resume is too long, it just takes your best stuff - the stuff that would have made the "one page cut" - and dilutes it with more mediocre content. The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King. If you’re a designer, entrepreneur, or creative – you probably haven’t been asked for your resume in a long time.
Instead, people Google you – and quickly assess your talents based on your website, portfolio, and social media profiles. Do they resonate with what you’re sharing? Do they identify with your story? Are you even giving them a story to wrap their head around? One are the days of “Just the facts, M’am.” To help you with this, your bio should address the following 5 questions: Careers / corporate / HR. Peter Principle. An illustration visualizing the Peter principle The Peter Principle is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in his or her current role rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence.
" Learning organization. A learning organization is the term given to a company that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself. Learning organizations develop as a result of the pressures facing modern organizations and enables them to remain competitive in the business environment. A learning organization has five main features; systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision and team learning. The Learning organization concept was coined through the work and research of Peter Senge and his colleagues  . It encourages organizations to shift to a more interconnected way of thinking. Organizations should become more like communities that employees can feel a commitment to. They will work harder for an organization they are committed to.  Evernote, Moleskine debut techy Smart Notebook.
Open Badges and Proficiency-Based Education: A Path to a New Age of Enlightenment. A major and tremendously promising opportunity has emerged to achieve a new Age of Enlightenment through technology and to enable large numbers of people to desire, seek out, and enjoy learning. Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What Do You Do? Get work done with anyone. Top Pet-Friendly Corporations Across America. (300) What companies will let me bring my dog to work. Amplify.
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