Personal branding for people who hate personal branding

Personal branding for people who hate personal branding

August 31, 2019 workapp 0

By Ana Andjelic6 minute ReadPsychologist Carl Jung popularized the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” back in 1921, but he didn’t think anyone was solely one or the other. “There’s no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert,” he wrote, and yet, nearly a hundred years later, we still love to use these terms to explain…

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving the company after seven years

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving the company after seven years

August 31, 2019 workapp 0

Nate Mitchell, one of the co-founders of Oculus VR and one of the last few remaining public faces of the company, is leaving after seven years of helping to build the virtual reality company. Mitchell made the announcement this morning on the Oculus subreddit, writing that he’s “taking time to travel, be with family, and…

Don’t get picked last. Pursue what motivates you professionally.

Don’t get picked last. Pursue what motivates you professionally.

August 30, 2019 workapp 0

By Richard Newman—Minutes5 minute ReadEveryone remembers the nervous uncertainty of waiting to be picked for a team at school. Standing against a wall, hoping you won’t be the last kid chosen, with the refrain “pick me, pick me” running through your head.Then, finally, you’re chosen. But, after a brief sigh of relief, you realize it’s…

This AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans

This AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans

August 30, 2019 workapp 0

Engineer.ai, an Indian startup claiming to have built an artificial intelligence-assisted app development platform, is not in fact using AI to literally build apps, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Instead, the company, which has attracted nearly $30 million in funding from a SoftBank-owned firm and others, is reportedly relying mostly on…

CBS and Viacom are merging to become ViacomCBS

CBS and Viacom are merging to become ViacomCBS

August 30, 2019 workapp 0

CBS is merging with Viacom after months of negotiations, reuniting the two companies for the first time since they split in 2005. The deal will increase CBS’s content offering to customers — a growing importance as the streaming wars heat up. The company will be rebranded to ViacomCBS, according to a press release, with Bob…

Things to consider before referring friends to your company

Things to consider before referring friends to your company

August 29, 2019 workapp 0

An employee referral is when an employee puts forward a candidate for a job opportunity within their organization. Referring a friend can seem like an easy win for all parties. First, it’s a great way to help your company’s talent pipeline, as referrals are cheaper, faster, and make for better performing hires, according to a LinkedIn report. It’s…

How to bring up your activism in an interview

How to bring up your activism in an interview

August 29, 2019 workapp 0

Often when we’re given advice on how to perform well in an interview we’re reminded of the importance of conveying our passion. This isn’t hard for people who truly love what they do, since when you feel strongly about something, it’s hard to hide it. Career coaches might encourage you to talk about a project…

The danger of focusing on performance

The danger of focusing on performance

August 28, 2019 workapp 0

We’re living in a time where the pressure to perform is higher than ever. As a result, managers often fixate on the bottom line and productivity. The rationale goes something like this—to get people to do good work, they need to have clear expectations, goals, and targets to work toward. Without measurable results, people aren’t…

How to increase female leadership

How to increase female leadership

August 28, 2019 workapp 0

By Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris4 minute ReadWomen frequently say to us, “The women I work with are just plain nasty,” or “The senior women act like queen bees; they only care about protecting their positions.”But there’s plenty of evidence that shows the “queen bee” syndrome is a myth. When we conducted research for…