From Tom Brokaw To The New Rules Of Recruitment: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may help you master the art of conversation, get noticed by recruiters, and hang onto your job for years to come.

This week we learned Tom Brokaw’s take on the art of conversation, which job recruiters no longer care about, and the skills that will help you keep your job a decade from now.


These are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of June 13:

1. Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do)

Can you get away with job hopping? Is your cover letter still helping you? This week we asked four recruiters to weigh in on what they still care about in job candidates and what they don’t–and how come.

2. Tom Brokaw On How To Talk To Anyone

In decades of high-profile broadcast journalism, Tom Brokaw has honed the art of conversation better than most people. So Fast Company asked the man himself how he does it. Here are his tips.

3. 5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Worried about a robot taking over your job? Experts are still debating to what extent you should be, but in the meantime, here’s a look at the skill sets futurists believe to be automation-proof over the next decade.

4. Here’s Arianna Huffington’s Recipe For A Great Night Of Sleep

“The irony is that a lot of people forego sleep in the name of productivity,” says the Huffington Post publisher. “But in fact, our productivity is reduced substantially when we’re sleep deprived.” This is how she gets a good night’s rest, every night.

5. What LinkedIn Data Reveals About Who Will Help You Get Your Next Job

LinkedIn researchers analyzed users’ behavior in the six months prior to changing jobs and discovered that “weak” connections tend to be more decisive when it comes to landing you a new gig. Here’s what else they found.