OpenTable CEO: "Pay attention to cues early on" | Will the interviewer remember you after you're gone? | Wondering where the day went? Learn to pay attention
March 27, 2017
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OpenTable CEO: "Pay attention to cues early on"
OpenTable CEO Christa Quarles says that career success is often related to doing something you enjoy and care about. "My broader advice for women is to pay attention to cues early on in your career so that you can find what works for you -- which is as important as focusing on an industry -- and end up with a career that you want," she says.
The Huffington Post (3/16) 
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A scholarship for retail employees, not students
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Will the interviewer remember you after you're gone?
Focus more on standing out and less on giving the "correct" answers to break out of the pack and win the interview, writes Liz Ryan. Giving stock answers that don't prompt hiring managers to think during your interview means they often forget you after you walk out the door.
Forbes (3/22) 
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Wondering where the day went? Learn to pay attention
Bring purpose to every moment of the workday to avoid wondering where they day went when it's quitting time, writes HopeLab's Leah Weiss. A practice called metacognition can help you map a plan to get things done.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (3/23) 
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Retailers on the Rise
Starbucks to add 240,000 global jobs by 2022
Starbucks to add 240,000 global jobs by 2022
Schultz at Starbucks' 2017 shareholders meeting (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Starbucks will open 12,000 new shops worldwide and create 240,000 new jobs around the globe during the next five years, and will hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025, CEO Howard Schultz told attendees at the coffee giant's annual meeting Wednesday. Schultz, who will hand the CEO reins to Kevin Johnson next month, reiterated the company's plan to hire 10,000 refugees and said Starbucks will work with a UN agency to provide refugees with skills training and job connections.
The Seattle Times (tiered subscription model) (3/22),  CNBC/The Associated Press (3/22) 
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Fashion retailer caters to women who prefer to cover up
Fashion retail startup The Modist caters to fashion fans who choose to dress modestly for religious reasons or personal preference. Designers are giving the market segment more attention -- stocks of long-sleeved tops and long dresses are up 16% this spring, retail analyst Katie Smith said.
Digiday (3/23) 
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Noteworthy from NRF
Helping retail's next generation RISE Up
In collaboration with more than 30 retailers and non-profits, the NRF Foundation has created a new program to provide training and credentials for people entering the workforce: RISE Up. RISE Up was designed to deliver the skills, confidence and resume gravitas to help job seekers -- especially those who don't have previous experience or credentials -- secure and succeed in an entry-level retail position. Learn more.
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How to interview an employer like Simon Sinek
Author and optimist Simon Sinek shared leadership and career insights with more than 700 college students and educators at Retail's BIG Show Student Program. For job job seekers, Sinek recommends you pay close attention to the work environment and be prepared to ask plenty of questions. Read Simon's favorite interview questions.
National Retail Federation (1/16) 
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