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5 Ted Talks to Inspire Your Career

Whether you’re planning your staycation or hitting the road for a long drive, here are 5 TED talks to keep you inspired and help you find a new way to think about your job search, career, and role in the community.

These talks are useful for candidates as well as hiring authorities and anyone looking for inspiration when it comes to work.

1.) Highlight your ability – not your experience if you want a job that fulfills you. Jason Shen is a TED Resident who uses data and tech to help leaders identify talent.

2.) Determine how to help the greater good to succeed by Kare Anderson, Forbes Columnist and author of Mutuality Matters Takeaway “Be startling, compelling and credible”

3.) Can algorithms help you find your dream job? Priyanka Jain, head of product for start-up pymetrics talks about neuroscience and AI to make hiring more diverse and effective

4.) Embracing the Near Win – Sarah Lewis: “We thrive not when we’ve done it all, but when we still have more to do.”

5.) You’re going to fail to have a great career, so listen up. Economist Larry Smith talks about pursuing your passions.

What’s the most inspiring talk or post you’ve seen lately?

Written by: PEGGIE ARVIDSON, Executive Recruiter

Peggie Arvidson started recruiting in junior high school when she convinced her classmates to join her in creating a ski club. Since then, she’s held many positions from sales to recruiting to non-profit leadership and quality assurance.  Her focus in her life and career is helping people to find their right work for the right pay because she believes that when people are happy at work, they are secure in life, and happy people change the world for the better.

Peggie has moved more than 30 times across 5 states and three time zones, and is not a military brat. She can usually be found walking around Williamsburg, tasting new foods, and searching out hidden beauty whenever she’s not at work.

We’re here to make good things happen for other people.


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