Best Ways to Show Your Emotional Intelligence in an Interview

So you have just been invited for a job interview. This has come probably after months of applications sending. To be honest, job interviews come with their own pressures; how to impeccably respond to questions asked, your demeanor when asked difficult questions, and most importantly, how you grab your hiring manager’s attention and create that good, …

5 Ways to Make Money for Students during the Holiday Season

Many of our readers are students or people between jobs who need alternative ways of making money. Some people are good in marketing, others have technical skills or unique perspectives they can share. Every personal strength can probably be converted into revenue stream if we decide to do so. This is a subject I did …

Plato, AI and humility

Our world often outsmarts us. The way we see the reality is just one perspective, and usually not the most effective. True humility might be one of the best qualities to have. In this article, I was inspired by the argumentation here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Misology Misology is defined as the …

The game of first impressions

We tend to think that most of the decisions people make are based on research, argumentation and careful planning. This is a very nice thought. From time to time people make educated choices. More often though people simply trust their first impression, or try to justify it one way or another. In this article I …

How to Combine Several Part-Time Jobs?

Managing several part-time jobs is a complex task. Honestly, I think it is much easier to hold at least one full-time jobs. If you are sufficiently productive, creative and ambitious you might be able to handle several jobs, as long as you are honest to your employees about it.  I might someday share my own …

Have a smaller ego if you want big career moves

Resilience at the workplace is a common theme in this blog. Occasionally our own ego is the main obstacle to our progress. A huge ego can definitely make us do things we do not like and increase the amount of stress upon us. You can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

What’s wrong with productivity tips

Every week I see articles with productivity tips. Since there are so many productivity articles, I have to assume they are not working. Where do I find productivity tips? You can find a large collection of productivity tips here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. What is the problem with productivity tips? Being …

Avoiding clutter and stress

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Truly good things are quite often very simple, maybe even too simple for most of us. The art of simplification is hard for me, so I work harder to improve my skills. For more information please check this infographic and also here, …

Learning that shapes us

While there is some correlation between the success at school and success in life, this correlation is weak. Even the connection between school grades and research success is not always clear. We can find ourselves in changing roles as a student, a researcher, and a teacher with very different requirements at each stage of our career.  …

Great mentors

We talk a lot about finding mentors. If you find a great mentor, it opens new horizons. If you are a great mentor, you change lives and make a difference. Yet we seldom discuss the qualities of a great mentor. This article is partially inspired by what you can read here, here, here, here, here …