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Inspiration Shines at TheLadders’ Job Mobile Summit; Motivation From Diana Nyad

TheLadders logoYesterday we attended the annual Job Mobile Summit sponsored by our friends at TheLadders.

Sure, the goal was to stay on the pulse of trends in mobile recruiting (did you know the peak time for applicants such as yourself is 6 ’til 10 a.m.?) but what we got out of it was much deeper, much more profound.

That’s because motivational speaker Diana Nyad closed out the conference with her incredible keynote speech! Read more

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On Cusp of Monthly Jobs Report, ADP Reports Good News

Job-SearchThe Department of Labor will release its monthly data tomorrow and ADP is sharing news that September turned out better than expected!

The payroll company says private sector hiring picked up a little in September. This marks the sixth consecutive month of gains surpassing 200,000. What does this mean exactly? According to a MarketWatch piece, this signifies a sign of strength and growth for our economy.

In September, the private sector added 213,000 jobs. In August they added 202,000 jobs. Economists originally expected a gain of 209,000 last month, so the actual number of 213,000 sounds pretty darn good to us!

Samsung’s Fictional Show Features Employees

samsungIf you think you work with a bunch of clowns (and we say that with highest praise), seriously you’re not alone. In a comedy sense, of course.

Per Mashable, Samsung’s set to debut six episodes of a part-musical, part-comedy in Korea. The show follows a member of K-pop group Girl’s Day as a Samsung employee. The show will also feature other young Koreans looking to work for the company.

According to the piece, it’s like Friends meets Glee meets a Samsung showroom. The fictional sitcom, The Best Future, will air on YouTube.

Three Toxic Beliefs to Ditch About Your Career

stressThis piece on LinkedIn really caught our eyes. That’s because influencer Travis Bradberry hit the nail on the head.

Sometimes the only person standing in our way is ourselves. The toxic beliefs we tell ourselves and stress that goes along for the ride need to be ditched once and for all. Read more

Want to Boost Happiness? Survey Suggests Stop Looking at the Clock

midnightTick tock goes the clock.

Want to be a happier, more productive worker? Stop looking at the clock.

As per a piece in The Wall Street Journal, new research shows folks who work in strict schedules based on the clock are less happy than colleagues who work in looser environments. Generally speaking, the former group feels like they have less control over their lives.  Read more

Morgan Spurlock on ‘We the Economy’ & His Greatest Lesson Learned

moneyNeed a little inspiration on this Tuesday morning? Look no further.

Over the weekend we caught up with Morgan Spurlock for the launch of We the Economy, 20 short films you can’t afford to miss.

Through all of his accomplishments ranging from 2004′s Super Size Me to his CNN show, Inside Man, the biggest lesson learned came from his serial entrepreneur father.

“I saw him start businesses and make businesses that would do great that he would sell off. Then I saw him make other ones that weren’t doing so well that he would shut down but I never saw my father quit.

My father was someone who’d get going, boots on the ground. Every day he’d get out of bed and I think that’s greatest thing I’ve ever learned from him. Success comes from many failures and you can’t just look at a failure as being a reason to stop. A failure is a reason to learn and continue.”

As for his current project, it sounds like it will give us food for thought in terms of the big picture of decisions we make and how they impact the economy.

He explains, “You start having an understanding of what your life is all about and the impact and the choices that you make has an economy and from there it may not be just about asking your boss for a raise but it may come back to the choices you’re making outside of work, where you’re spending your money. Once you watch these films, you’ll be more empowered to make different choices.”

We the Economy will be released in October across multiple platforms.

Quit Your Job to Pursue Your Side Hustle? Shark Tank’s Daymond John Weighs In

shark tank logoAs media folks, there’s no denying it…we’re creative beings!

It’s not uncommon to talk to a colleague who works in editorial and writes his or her novel in the early hours of the morning. Or maybe you have a friend in sales who is launching her start-up e-commerce site on the side. Or maybe you’re a copywriter and you’re burning the midnight oil sewing clothing for your new line of puppy products.

It’s the American dream, right? Building something from scratch with your own two hands, something to call your own, something that can hopefully make bank someday.

Well, next comes the million-dollar question. When is the precise time to leave that day job to pursue your passion wholeheartedly?

We caught up with Daymond John at the Shark Tank season six premiere party on Friday night. According to this shark, the time is right when “the business starts to call you.” Read more

Tough Monday Got You Down? Celebrate National Coffee Day!

coffee cupConsidering journalists recently ranked numero uno among professionals sipping the most coffee, we have to send this one out to all of our brothers and sisters in media.

Apparently corporations have declared today national coffee day.

Who knew? Per a piece we read on CNN Money, dark roast is up for grabs all day at Dunkin’ Donuts. In addition, a free 12-ounce cup is available at no cost at Krispy Kreme.

Tim Hortons is also offering a one dollar coffee deal and McDonald’s is wrapping up their two-week free coffee promotion as you get your caffeine fix.

Four Signs to Stay Away From Job Search Scams

Tech Writing FIIf you’ve ever received an email from an anonymous email address telling you big cash awaits for your dream job and to apply now, listen up!

And even if you haven’t, there are still several red flags to look out for when it comes to looking for your new job. Here are a few pointers to avoid job search scams, courtesy of CBS News. Read more

Good News! Three Media Jobs Rank Among Top 20 For Work-Life Balance

yogaAccording to Glassdoor, dream jobs really exist. Really, they do! And by dream we mean the ability to have a job you enjoy and get this — actually have a life outside the office!

Glassdoor pulled 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance based on employee feedback shared on their site.

As for the really cool news, SEO specialist arrived in the second spot, social media manager ranked high at number four and corporate communications professional ranked high also at eight. Read more

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