Summary of “On Getting Rejected a Lot”

You can be the most talented photographer, the most brilliant scientist, or the most diligent activist, and most things still won’t work out.
The more successful they are, the more rejections they’ve had-because they’re putting themselves out there, taking risks, and still moving forward.
Want a job as a trekking guide in Iceland, which would involve travel and the chance for gorgeous photos? You might as well apply, because it probably won’t work out! Want an internship with the UN or an artist’s residency in Antarctica? It probably won’t happen, but give it a go!
Spend a few hours a week looking for opportunities that would literally change your life: Jobs around the world.
Don’t spam editors or be sloppy, and respect the norms of the industry by, for example, always disclosing simultaneous submissions; you don’t want things to backfire if you do get the go-ahead. But give yourself a goal number of rejections.
If you interview for a job you’re obsessed with, figure out what it is that appeals so much.
Maybe you didn’t realize how badly you wanted to live in Montana until you got rejected from a job in Montana.
That’s how you figure out what you really want.

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Summary of “What Science Says About Identifying High-Potential Employees”

As Henry Ford is credited as saying, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” In the real world limited budgets force organizations to be much more selective, which explains the growing interest in high potential identification.
An employee’s potential sets the upper limits of his or her development range – the more potential they have, the quicker and cheaper it is to develop them.
For less complex jobs, like manufacturing, top employees outperform average employees by a median margin of about 50 percent.
Most organizational leaders – and it would be hard to argue that these people have not attained individual success, since they got to the top – don’t have a positive impact on their teams and organizations, with estimates suggesting that at least 1 in 2 leaders cannot engage employees and fail to turn their teams or organizations into high performing machines.
In a review that compared scientific research on predictors of job performance to the qualities in highest demand for the 21st century workforce, we identified three general markers of high potential.
Potential for performing in a leadership role at the executive level requires strategic thinking and the ability to adapt an organization for the long-term future.
Social skills involve two fundamental abilities: the ability to manage yourself and the ability to manage others.
So an early indicator of high potential is emotional intelligence, which can be assessed by psychometric tests and further refined through training and development.

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Summary of “America’s Hot New Job Is Being a Rich Person’s Servant”

Because they often cannot afford to live near their place of work, they endure long commutes from lower-cost neighborhoods.
Optimistically, these jobs offer autonomy for workers and convenience for consumers, many of whom aren’t wealthy.
These laborers often do the work of employees with the legal protections of contractors-which is to say, hardly any.
In both types of situation, the relationship between wealth workers and their customers is easily exploited and often impersonalized-an oddity considering the intimacy of the work, which involves feeling hair, touching nails, massaging skin, entering a stranger’s home to assemble his bedroom, or welcoming him into your car.
In the late 19th century, more than half of women worked in domestic and personal service.
Their work was also less anonymous; the hired help tended to live with their employers, where they would cook, clean, and care for children.
These workers were integrated into family life in a way that is unthinkable for the anonymous wealth workers of the modern world.
The workers of the new servant economy don’t live with their employers, but rather sleep many miles away where they can afford a bedroom.

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Summary of “Are You Pursuing Your Vision of Career Success”

You’ve followed the path that everyone else told you would be the one to lead to success – to your dream job – only to find that your dream job doesn’t feel so dreamy after all.
A 2015 study by Gallup showed that only one-third of the American workforce feels actively engaged in their work.
Each generation is experiencing its own work identity crisis, trying to determine why their work isn’t working for them.
Millennials – social media natives who have never lived separate lives at work and at home – don’t look for work-life balance, but rather work-life alignment, where they can be the same person, with the same values, at home and in the office.
GenXers, finding themselves caught between raising children and nursing aging parents, are looking for work that contributes to managing these demands rather than working against them.
You achieve consonance when your work has purpose and meaning for you.
Connection gives you sightlines into how your everyday work serves that calling by solving the problem at hand, growing the company’s bottom line, or reaching that goal.
Control reflects how you are able to influence your connection to that calling in order to have some say in the assignment of projects, deadlines, colleagues, and clients; to offer input into shared goals; and to do work that contributes to your career trajectory and earnings.

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Summary of “How to find out a job’s salary range before you apply”

Job seekers can attest that not every job posting will have a salary range designated.
Business Insider asked a few career experts to weigh in on how to find out a job’s salary before you even apply.
Feel free to ask about the salary range, but remain professional in your conversations with the company or hiring manager Asking about a position’s salary range can be tricky – especially when you haven’t yet been invited in for an interview.
He gave BI a few quick tips on how to find out a job’s salary before you even apply and increase your chances of getting hired while you do it.
What to say to a recruiter or hiring manager to find out the salary range Karpiak also gave the perfect response to an inquiry about coming in for an interview when the salary hasn’t been stated.
If you want to find out the salary range prior to being invited in for an interview, or before you apply, you can use the same rhetoric to reach out to the hiring manager.
If you don’t want to ask directly about the salary for a given position, include a note in your cover letter stating your desired salary range Your cover letter can provide the perfect opportunity to explain exactly what you’re looking for in your job search – including compensation.
Use online salary tools to find out the range and what former employees made in the same position When all else fails, online resources such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Payscale have become go-to resources for job seekers.

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Summary of “Here’s How One Woman Beat The Gender Pay Gap And Asked For A Raise”

BuzzFeed News spoke to Boston about how she ended up with six-figure student debt, how she managed not to miss a payment, and what led her to start asking people around her – especially men – how much money they made.
I wish they’d sat me down before any of us signed any papers to just be like, “This is how much money you’ll have to make to pay this off” – at a minimum.
When I wasn’t working, I was spending the better part of those first six months after graduating just trying to understand how much money I owed, where that money was, who I owed it to, and how to set up payment plans.
The total amount that I was expected to pay on that first bill was just over $1,400 – and I was working a paid internship for about minimum wage in Washington, DC. I was completely beside myself looking at this number.
Almost two years into the job, I was making pretty high five figures, so not a small amount of money, but with that level of debt, it’s still not enough to really be making a ton of headway on what I still owed.
I went out to dinner that night with three of my coworkers: a South Asian and Middle Eastern woman who had seven years of just banging job experience, a black woman with a PhD in cognitive psych and more than a decade of job experience, and a white woman who was 24 and had been working for like two years.
She’s a wonderful, incredibly hardworking, and deserving person, but this is not about who she is; it’s about how three other women of color at that table with more experience, the same work ethic, and ability to deliver at work were all being paid the same thing.
It perpetuates this idea that it’s all up to you to figure out how much you should be making, when really you are working for a series of employers who have pay bands, or salary caps, or freelance amounts set by what people are willing to work for.

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Summary of “The worker shortage is impacting the US economy”

The US economy had 7.4 million job openings in June, but only 6 million people were looking for work, according to data released by the US Department of Labor.
Employers have been complaining about a shortage of skilled workers in recent years, particularly workers with advanced degrees in STEM fields.
In order to fill all the open jobs and keep the economy growing, Congress will need to allow more low-skilled immigrants to work – legally.
If 7.4 million jobs are open and only 6 million people are looking for work, then employers need to find a lot more workers.
“Companies looking to attract enough blue-collar workers will have to continue increasing wages and, as a result, possibly experience diminished profits,” wrote Gad Levanon, chief economist for North America at the Conference Board, a global economic research organization that has studied the recent US labor shortage.
Since taking office, his administration has tried to scale back nearly every avenue of legal immigration, ignoring the high demand for unskilled immigrant workers, even though he employs undocumented workers at his own golf clubs.
“If President Trump wants employers to produce and build more in America, the US will need to improve education and skills in manufacturing and IT. But the economy will also need more foreign workers, and better guest worker programs to bring them in legally,” the publication said in March 2017.
Providing more work visas for skilled and unskilled immigrants seems like an obvious solution to ease the labor shortage.

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Summary of “Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy”

Remarkably, that’s 10 percent of the total 11.5 million jobs that the BLS expects the economy to add.
Manufacturing is the only major industry projected to decline in the next decade, and steelworkers are projected to add just 9,000 jobs in the next 10 years.
Aging explains, for example, why jobs are projected to grow 50 percent slower in the next decade than they did between 1996 and 2006.
The economy has already shed 120,000 of those jobs in just the last two years.
Even though these jobs have been a bright spot in the last few years, the BLS projects that warehousing employment won’t grow much faster than the rest of the labor market in the next decade.
Jobs for people with bachelor’s degrees are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs for people with just high school degrees.
In their projections, heavy truck-driving will add 114,000 new jobs in the next decade, growing at nearly the same rate as the economy.
This article originally misstated that registered nurses were among the fastest growing jobs.

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Summary of “7 things everyone should do in college that can help in the future |”

That’s why Liz Wessel, entrepreneur and founder of Way Up, a US-based job site for college students and recent grads, wants people to seize all of those opportunities now – before graduation.
As Wessel puts it, “Everyone in the world wants to help college students, so please use that to your advantage.”
Wessel adds, “In your first sentence in your cold email, you should be saying, ‘Hi, my name is and I’m a college student at.'” And if there’s any other connection you share with the person – they went to the same elementary school as you, volunteer for the same cause, support the same sports team – mention that up front, too.
For Wessell’s WayUp cofounder, it was a negotiation class he took in college.
Similar to cold emailing, college students have a tremendous built-in advantage here.
While there are many great things about life after college, vacations aren’t usually one of them – at least not for entry-level employees.
Take the time while you’re in college – even if it’s for a week in summer – to have a completely new experience.
Doing a variety of jobs is the best way for you to figure out what you want to do after college – and, just as important, what you don’t want to do.

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Summary of “Why You Should Have Two Careers”

By committing to two careers, you will produce benefits for both.
In my case, I have four vocations: I’m a corporate strategist at a Fortune 500 company, US Navy Reserve officer, author of several books, and record producer.
My corporate job paycheck subsidizes my record producing career.
With no track record as a producer, nobody was going to pay me to produce his or her music, and it wasn’t money that motivated me to become a producer in the first place – it was my passion for jazz and classical music.
My day job not only afforded me the capital to make albums, but it taught me the skills to succeed as a producer.
A good producer should be someone who knows how to create a vision, recruit personnel, establish a timeline, raise money, and deliver products.
After producing over a dozen albums and winning a few Grammys, record labels and musicians have started to reach out to see if they can hire me as a producer.
While I was in Cuba making an album, one of my clients observed about the dancing musicians, “I’ve never been around people who have so much fun at work.” That my clients have a phenomenal experience only helps me drive revenue at work, so my corporate and recording careers are mutually beneficial.

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