Active job seekers know that finding a career you love is easier said than done. So why not listen to those who’ve already done it? In the following TED Talks, you’ll get advice on how to overcome various obstacles and land a position that fits your talents, values and ambitions.
Larry Smith gives us an honest take on the excuses people make when they fail to achieve their goals.
Scott Dinsmore offers tips on how to find out what matters to you and pursue it.
The host of “Dirty Jobs” tells us some real-life stories that reveal the nature of hard work and how certain jobs don’t get the respect they deserve.
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows us how “power posing” can improve our chances for success in the workplace.
Susan Colantuono has a key piece of career advice that you’ve never heard or put quite so simply before.
Famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins talks about the motivations behind everyone’s actions, including yours.
Writer Kare Anderson discusses chronic shyness and how she overcame it.
Tali Sharot shares new research about optimism and explains how it can be both good and bad for your workplace culture.
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin points out ways to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations.
Human Resources Executive Regina Hartley talks about hiring “Scrappers” – people with the grit to thrive under adversity – even though they may not have perfect resumes.
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