World's Oldest Man Offers Valuable Career Insight

By J.T. O'Donnell I saw a headline on AOL today that the world's oldest man, Walter Bruening, now lives in Montana. He's 112 and just took over the title after a 113 year-old English man passed away last Saturday. I adore the fact that he lives in a retirement home and still wears a suit every day. But, I love his advice for living a long life even more: According to AOL, his advice for living to a ripe old age? "Stay active in body and mind, don't eat too much and be good to people." Lately, I've been writing a lot of advice, both here on CAREEREALISM.com and for "JT & Dale Talk Jobs," on the power of being nice and giving of your 'professional self' as way to advance your career. Not only is it good for your career, it seems it's good for your overall longevity as well. So, if you didn't watch the 'Why EVERY Career Roadblock Starts With YOU' video post I did yesterday on the subject, I'd encourage you to watch it HERE. Why? Because you get what you give folks. And many job seekers right now are being unknowingly selfish - to the point that it's hurting their job search and career advancement. The question is: Are you? I say, take a page from the book of Walter. The rewards will come later.

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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