E-mail Secrets of Successful Professionals

Never have an e-mail go unanswered again. Get your e-mails read with these simple rules.

It’s a constant battle to keep up with the deluge of e-mails inundating my inbox on a regular basis. Between my online publications, social media alerts, and the god-forsaken spam e-mail, it’s a wonder I’m ever able to find and respond to the e-mails that matter most.

Sound familiar?

Fewer New Yorkers Getting the Benefit of Being Hired, and Fired, at a Young Age | NYTimes.com

Far too many young people are marching into adulthood — when the stakes are high — without having learned vital workplace lessons from making those all-too-common first-job blunders as teenagers.

Mayor Taps Entrepreneur for High-Level Tech Post | Crain's NY Business

We’re excited to welcome Kristen as the Founding Director of the Tech Talent Pipeline. Check out this Q&A with her in the New York Business Journal for a preview of what she has planned »

Via fastcompany:

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.
What we see of others’ lives are highlight reels.
From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right connections and boom, you’ve made it.
But for these six women, working for companies that impact our daily lives means making more than a decent salary and having fun doing it. There were moments in each of their lives that changed everything. We asked when they knew they wanted to get into tech – and when that career choice clicked for them.
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Via fastcompany:

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.

What we see of others’ lives are highlight reels.

From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right connections and boom, you’ve made it.

But for these six women, working for companies that impact our daily lives means making more than a decent salary and having fun doing it. There were moments in each of their lives that changed everything. We asked when they knew they wanted to get into tech – and when that career choice clicked for them.

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Your profile picture is bringing down your job search

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Your head shot should add value to your profile. Fix these common mistakes to get it on the right track.

In today’s marketplace, it’s not enough to have a well-written resume and a list of great referrals; it’s essential for every job seeker to develop and actively monitor their online professional brand.

While a photo on your resume is still considered taboo, recruiters have come to expect a picture to accompany your online professional profiles. In fact, your LinkedIn profile is 40 percent more likely to get clicked on if it contains an image. Here at TheLadders, we also encourage our members to upload a profile picture.

Reflections on the Summer 2014 BTTIP Experience

A lot of great things were accomplished during the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program (BTTIP) over the summer of 2014. Many new relationships were formed, a great deal of real-world projects were completed, young professionals (and a couple of seasoned players) grew and became more immersed in their respective disciplines, a few shells were broken out of, a few new journeys began, and tons of free food was eaten. A huge part of this came courtesy of BTTIP. The program was a great success and instrumental in helping all of the interns get a step closer to their career goals.

BTTIP provided me with clearer professional possibilities and choices. Experiencing and learning about startup work culture has impacted not only the type of learning environment I want to be a part of, but also the type of work I want to be associated with.

Thank you to everyone and everything who made this summer possible; Toryl, Shayna, BNY, SBS, Enstitute, City Tech, all the companies we paid site visits to, BRIC Arts, everyone who came to the graduation ceremony, all the wonderful host companies where we all interned, BTTIP alumni, and to the summer 2014 cohort!

P.S. Toryl, you are a 1 of 1. We will all miss you.

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program alum Fernando Constanza (from our first cohort!) spoke about how his experience with the program has helped him start his career during our Summer 2014 graduation ceremony held at the BRIC Arts Media House in Downtown Brooklyn.

Instead of wasting time bemoaning a job you hate, focus on honing the skills you need for the job you want. With a little imagination, you can reinvent your current job or invent a new one somewhere else.

Golin CEO Fred Cook shares his best career advice. Read more » 

(via prweek)

Kinvolved's Creative Detective: Lessons Learned from a Brooklyn Tech Triangle Intern

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This simple tool will boost your professional network

Jump-start your fall job search with a fresh way to network.

As much as I hate to admit, fall is just around the corner. If you took some time off from your job search this summer, it’s time to gear up for a productive September!

The easiest way to get back in your job-hunting groove is to give your network some much-needed attention. When leveraged properly, your network can help you establish your personal brand, uncover new job leads, and gain valuable insight into a prospective employer.