Hopefully by now you’ve mastered the “perfect high-five” but the question remains, have you mastered the art of the handshake?
We’ve all heard that a handshake can shape someone’s initial view of you and really, who wants to be portrayed in a bad light? Ultimately, We want a handshake that creates a favorable impression.
It is very likely that you know that a firm grip, eye contact and an appropriate smile are key to a great handshake but there’s more to it than that. Luckily, The Week has uncovered three handshakes styles that allow you to control the situation, courtesy of The Definitive Book of Body Language, by Barbara and Allan Pease. (more…)
Today, we are extremely excited to tell you about our newest sponsorship with Mashable, the leading news source for the “Connected Generation” – that’s you, me, and everyone who stays up to date on all things digital. Together, we are launching the “Dream Job Series,” a sequence of articles offering you insider content and advice from featured start-ups and high-tech companies. Each article will offer tips, a behind-the-scenes look at hot tech start-ups and insider interviews with recruiters at Spotifiy, Kickstarter, Birchbox and more to offer tips for landing a job, whether it’s on the business, tech or community team.
And today we are kicking the series off with Spotify and giving you the inside scoop on what it’s like to work at the music mecca and how to get your foot in the door. Read the first post, and be sure to check back each Monday through Feb. 4th to get the inside track at the hottest start-ups in town.
We spend more time in our offices than we do at home, so it’s only fitting that the place we spend the most time in is undoubtedly the coolest, right? INC.com posted it’s annual “World’s Coolest Office” list and to my surprise uni-ball HQ is not on the list. What?! Aside from thousands upon thousands of high-quality writing instruments, our office is equipped with game rooms, on-site massage therapists, kayaking, bicycles, daily catered meals and free Starbucks. Wait that’s Google’s Seattle office…but we do have ample supplies of pens and pencils. Google, Seattle, by the way, did not make the list but never fear, Google, New York did.
My friends post a lot of unnecessary junk on their Facebook profiles and in the past 6 months even more junk is being filtered through Instagram. I love you guys, really, but not only are you hurting me, according to data collected from several sources, you could be hurting yourselves. Yes, the update(s) you posted chronicling your breakup could potentially hurt your chances of landing that new job (and a new girlfriend). (more…)
Being a young professional, I am constantly seeking advice and inspiration from just about anywhere to keep in my figurative back pocket. This morning, I came across an article on CBS Money Watch that struck a particular cord with me because the writer does, in fact, the same exact thing. (more…)
With the amount of technology we surround ourselves with today, the lines of common courtesy have been blurred and some have lost touch with how to act in certain business settings. For instance, how many times have you committed one of the following: a) Checked your cell phone/replied to emails during meetings, b) used sarcasm in an email, c) updated your status with something negative about your company? If you can admit to any of these you might need to take a refresher course in business etiquette 101. (more…)