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Webinar: 10 Rules for Thriving in Today’s Workplace
December 14, 2017 by Jihoon Park

There’s no question that the workplace has completely changed from what it was twenty, or even ten years ago. In our new webinar, Nathan Tanner, HR leader and author of the best selling career strategy book Not Your Parents’ Workplace: Critical Lessons for Interns and Young Professionals, talks about ten essential rules for thriving in the modern workplace.

Here’s a sneak peek:

  1. Build genuine relationships. More than just networking for emails and phone numbers at events, building genuine relationships with professionals in your industry is crucial in gaining career opportunities and success.
  2. Don’t obsess over finding your passion. This is much easier said than done. Very few people actually have a singular passion, and research shows that the strongest predictor for a meaningful work life is the number of years spent with a company. Focus on being exceptional at what you’re already doing. This will help you realize what exactly your passion is, and create more opportunities.
  3. Don’t just apply online. Applying to jobs online is getting easier and easier. Because of this, it is getting harder and harder to stand out in a huge pool of online applicants. Try to be bold and creative! Connecting with employees at your dream company on LinkedIn or reaching out directly to management shows initiative while increasing your chances of hearing back.
  4. Craft a compelling story. This is especially important if you are switching career paths. Instead of walking your interviewer through your resume (they’ve already read your resume), tell your professional story. What have you done in the past and how has it shaped you? Why are you a good fit for the job? How will you make an impact?
  5. Prepare for interviews. This is a no brainer. Don’t let an interview opportunity go to waste. Check out the company on Glassdoor or LinkedIn. Go over common interview questions for your industry. Try a mock interview with a friend. If no one is willing, try doing it in a mirror!

Want to hear the other five essential rules? Check out the full webinar recording.