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Billionaire Ray Dalio shares his best career advice for 20-somethings

Want to get ahead in your career?
Billionaire Ray Dalio offers the following advice to today's 20-somethings: "Work in an idea meritocracy."
An idea meritocracy is a place "where you can always ask the questions that you need to ask and challenge the ideas and not be held as a lackey to a boss but instead as a partner, so that you can learn and grow and have a say," the Bridgewater Associates founder told CNBC Make It at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. ...




How Gambling Is a Safe Bet for Your Career

Gambling has been around for centuries in various forms. For example, in the 16th century, you could have lost all your earthly possessions in a friendly game of poker.


The popularity of gaming may have something to do with man’s twisted desire to compete and win at the expense of each another, but it’s also a way to relax and have fun. ...




Older Job Seekers Must Inventory Their Contacts

Job seekers know that networking is the most important activity in any career search. Meeting people to gain access to other people and valuable information propels the job seeker closer to the eventual opportunity even when the path can seem long or circuitous. ...




Military Manufacturing: 5 Great Jobs for Military Veterans

with the respect they deserve in the job market, but if you’re having trouble finding employment, don’t despair; there are still a variety of jobs that are available to most military veterans. Here are five great jobs for military veterans, taking into account average salaries, required qualifications, and compatibility with a military skillset. ...




Job Security: How Keeping People Safe Can Be a Stable Career

Many people go to great lengths to protect themselves and their loved ones in different ways. This includes buckling up for safety in the car, locking the doors and windows of your home at night and more. Some individuals are so focused on safety and security that they decide to pursue a career in this area to help others. ...




4 Hurdles Military Vets Must Overcome When Re-Entering the Job Market

Entering civilian life after the military can be pretty difficult, if not downright scary. Once you have gotten used to certain expectations, attitudes and experiences in the military, transitioning back can bring about certain misconceptions.
 
If you are a military veteran who is actively looking for a job, be aware that while most employers respect you for you service, there is also a great deal of bias and ignorance regarding the work experience. ...




Updating Your Résumé for the Digital Age

Here are 6 steps you need to take now.
After 23 years of working on information technology for the forest-products giant Weyerhaeuser, Neil Mann lost his job when the company downsized. For Mann, polishing his résumé for the first time in two decades was almost as daunting as having to find a new position. ...




How to Jumpstart Your College Experience

Military Veterans: How to Jumpstart Your College Experience
 
You were lucky that you completed your college and qualified to join the military owing to your eligibility of having a college certificate or degree. Having served in the military for a couple of years you are now meditating on rekindling your college experience. ...




Here's how Jeff Bezos maintains laser focus

As a husband, father and billionaire founder of Amazon you would think juggling multiple tasks at once is the only way Jeff Bezos successfully gets anything done.
But during an interview with his brother Mark at Summit Series in Los Angeles, Bezos revealed how he maintains laser focus: by only tackling one thing at a time. ...




5 Tips From Per Wickstrom To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Would you model your small business after a drug rehab clinic? When a colleague recently asked me that same question, my first thought was, “Wait, what?” I did a double take. The more I thought about it, however, the more I realized just how many aspects of any small business could be improved by studying a rehab clinic’s best operational practices. ...