Weekend Planner: April 1

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Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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Technology Tuesday: March 22

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Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: Cancer treating nanoparticles, recovering memories for Alzheimer’s victims, DARPA is trying to build a “learning machine”, 3D printing cartilage, and creating “Omnifocal” glasses. Continue reading

8 Lessons You Can Learn From A Job Rejection

rejectedAuthor: Sophie Deering
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

You spent ages tailoring your resume, you put your full effort into writing a top-notch cover letter and you put your most charming self forward in your job interview. They’d be silly not to hire you on the spot, right?

Unfortunately, even when you feel like you’ve done everything you possibly could have to land a job, it doesn’t always pay off. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong with you or you’re entirely unemployable, so there is no point beating yourself up! There may just have been somebody in the running who is better suited to the role, or perhaps you didn’t champion your most valuable qualities as much as you could have.

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Meet Your Company Goals With Employee Development

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Author: Robyn Showers
Source: Brazen

Flash Poll: Who here thinks that human resources has a direct impact on bottom-line company goals?

(Me! Pick me!)

I hope you raised your hand, because it’s 100% true. Hiring, training, and retaining high-achieving employees is arguably the most impactful job there is when it comes to bringing your company closer to hitting its bottom-line goals. A company is only as good as its people — and if you’re in HR, you’re in the people business. Investing in employee learning and development is crucial to building a lean, mean, goal-achieving machine.

So how do you find and nurture these all-star go(al)-getters?

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Career Mistakes EVERYONE Should Make Once

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Author: Rachel Grumman Bender
Source: Learnvest

When publicist Jennifer B.* was just starting out in her career, her job was so demanding that she tried to take a few shortcuts.

“I was pitching all the major beauty and fashion publications, and I cut-and-pasted the same pitch into about 50-plus emails,” she recalls. “I ended up addressing two top editors with the wrong names, so it was clear I was ‘mass’ pitching. It made me look incompetent and lazy. Huge mistake.”

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve been working for decades, everyone messes up now and then.

Sure, it’s mortifying.

But making some missteps and mistakes early on in your career is actually a critical part of growing — both professionally and personally.

That’s why we rounded up career pros to offer their insights on the workplace faux pas that have the potential to actually make you a better employee.

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Weekend Planner: June 19

fdayYou work hard, and you deserve a fun and relaxing weekend before heading back to the office on Monday. Luckily, this is the San Francisco Bay Area, and there is always something going on!

Welcome to Weekend Planner. Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event. Continue reading