Jesse Miller V
If you’re looking to get ahead professionally, hard work might not be the best way to get there.
According to a new study, the appearance of hard work might actually be the true ticket to success. Erin Reid, Harvard University School of Business professor and author of the study, found that employees who were able to pass as hard workers and fake a heavy workload were just as successful as those who actually logged the most time.
Few love stories are more retold than the tale of love that crosses class lines. Though fiction and fairy tales are all well and good, there are very real life impacts that money has on marriages of two people from very different financial backgrounds. Those impacts are quite deep and can make or break a union for very specific reasons.
Jessi Streib sought to investigate how money affects love in real life and, unsurprisingly, it’s not all Lady and the Tramp.
Quick, grab a savvy individual on the job hunt or who’s looking to get ahead, and ask them what’s the most important factor behind landing the right gig. You might get a few answers that include things like: qualifications, experience or education. Still, one answer is going to ring true above all the rest: networking.
In most employment fields, but particularly in the fast paced world of business, it’s all about who you know. So you owe it to yourself to make the best connections, and to find the right people who are going to help you get where you need to be. GraduatePrograms.com agrees, which is why they surveyed 10,000 former and current business school students to identify which schools have the strongest networks.
You’re at your favorite local watering hole, and you’ve knocked a few back. Feeling emboldened by your newfound liquid courage, you scan the room for prospects. You lock eyes with someone who flashes you a smile, make your approach, and that’s when something miraculous happens. They didn’t notice you before, but they do now, and they’re quite smitten.
Perhaps they’re under the same boozy influences as you, but they’re not. They’re as sober as the sun with nary a cocktail glass in sight. So what’s changed?