Grow your career (and salary) with industry-recognized certification training

Few career moves can make as immediate an impact as adding some advanced certifications to the resume. Meanwhile, the right certifications can increase your salary by as much as 40%.

  • Whizlabs offers certification training that can grow your career.
  • Whizlabs training includes fields like cloud computing, project management, digital marketing and more.
  • A lifetime Whizlabs subscription is discounted to $59.
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5 eBook bundles that can raise your earning potential

We've got five great eBook bundles that can get you working in five of the hottest tech fields around, all at a fraction of their original price.

  • These eBook bundles cover in-demand skill sets, including cybersecurity, web design, data science, coding and A.I.
  • The five collections include five to 20 books each.
  • Each bundle is discounted up to 95% off their regular price.
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Bored at work? Your brain is trying to tell you something.

We constantly seek new information to keep our mind's sharp.

We've all been bored on the job at least once in our lives, but that boredom is actually very old human wiring. We constantly seek out new information to keep our minds sharp, and when tasks get repetitive we get bored and move on. But what if you can't move on? What if the tasks are your job and you have to repeat them day after day to keep a roof over your head? That, says London Business School professor Dan Cable, is why boredom has become an epidemic. Our brains aren't used to staying in their lanes, so perhaps that boredom is not a bug after all, but a feature. Dan's new book is Alive at Work.

Why hiring the ‘best’ people produces the least creative results

Complex problems undermine the very principle of meritocracy: the idea that the ‘best person’ should be hired. There is no best person.

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While in graduate school in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I took a logic course from David Griffeath. The class was fun. Griffeath brought a playfulness and openness to problems. Much to my delight, about a decade later, I ran into him at a conference on traffic models. During a presentation on computational models of traffic jams, his hand went up. I wondered what Griffeath – a mathematical logician – would have to say about traffic jams. He did not disappoint. Without even a hint of excitement in his voice, he said: ‘If you are modelling a traffic jam, you should just keep track of the non-cars.’ 

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Attitude over aptitude: How to nail your next job interview

The best advice to getting hired it also something you were told in middle school: be yourself. Can you guess the other two great tips?

The best advice to getting hired is also something you were told in middle school: be yourself. "Likability leadership expert" Michelle Tillis Lederman believes that if you're not yourself during your interview, you probably won't be a great fit for the job. Interviewers are far more likely to want to see someone real rather than someone projecting an image of a perfect person. Michelle makes a stellar observation that the interview often starts long before the actual sit-down interview itself. Michelle Tillis Lederman's new books are Nail the Interview, Land the Job and The 11 Laws of Likability.