Author: Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin is a media strategist and the managing editor of News To Live By™, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons "hidden" in the day's top stories. A former TV reporter, he's always looking for ways to apply the news to our own lives. Follow him at @NewsToLiveBy.

About Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin is a media strategist and the managing editor of News To Live By™, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons "hidden" in the day's top stories. A former TV reporter, he's always looking for ways to apply the news to our own lives. Follow him at @NewsToLiveBy.

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

It’s without a doubt the most expensive cup of coffee ever ordered. Last year, someone paid more than $600,000 to share coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. To the person who won the bidding war: I hope you sipped your latte slowly. Every gulp ran you about 50 grand. The coffee chat was sponsored by Charity Buzz, ...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology ...

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

Imagine if this email popped up at work: “Recent College Grad Who Needs Your Advice” How would you feel? Honored? Important? Let’s go with both. Most of us relish the chance to help from a position of authority — even if we’re swamped with stuff to do. That’s why the smartest networking email subject ...

Why You Need Painful Career Moments

Why You Need Painful Career Moments

Sometimes, life sucks so hard. One minute you waltz along, lah di dah and everything is perfect. The next, a 10,000-pound weight lands on your chest, knocks you flat and changes everything. That must be how Eric Cantor feels right now. A rising star in Congress, the politician lost June 10 in a shocking Republican ...

The 9 Worst Items to Put on Your Resume

The 9 Worst Items to Put on Your Resume

World of Warcraft — on a resume. I know it sounds dumb, but what if I told you the geeky info helped someone land two big jobs? CNNMoney reports Stephen Gillett, the chief operating officer at Symantec, an online security firm, has touted his WoW credentials to become an executive at Starbucks and ...

If You Only Have an 8-Hour Workday, This Column Isn’t for You

If You Only Have an 8-Hour Workday, This Column Isn’t for You

Who works a ’9-to-5′ these days? For most of us, the idea of an eight-hour workday is an illusion. Even if a job description only stipulates eight hours a day, there’s always extra work after 5 pm, whether we have to do it at our desks or from home. A ’9-to-9′? That’s more like it. Whenever you ...

How to Make Your Own Luck in the World

How to Make Your Own Luck in the World

Millennials. Generation Y. 20-somethings. Young adults today have several nicknames -- and in early June, we unfortunately picked up one more. Bad Tippers. A survey conducted for Michelin Maps and Guides, a restaurant reviewer, found one in three Millennials tip less than 15 percent when dining out. (For a ...

How to Get Someone to Donate to Your Kickstarter Campaign

How to Get Someone to Donate to Your Kickstarter Campaign

No, it wasn’t 80s nostalgia. It wasn’t La Forge’s famous visor. It wasn’t even the star power of LeVar Burton himself. The “Reading Rainbow” page on Kickstarter raised a stunning $1 million in the first 11 hours because of a subtle feature that should impact your own crowdfunding or donation ...

The Six Most Powerful Words in Networking

The Six Most Powerful Words in Networking

Hey, did you hear Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to Facebook’s privacy settings? “When?” In May. “Why?” Because people have complained for a long time the settings are too confusing. So the company made a change. “How?” Now, new users of the site will have privacy settings default to ...

11 Uncommon Qualities of Authentic People

11 Uncommon Qualities of Authentic People

Millennials voted, and Red Lobster lost. In May, Darden Restaurants (which also owns Olive Garden) announced plans to sell the seafood chain for $2.1 billion to Golden Gate Capital, an investment firm. Bruce Horovitz of USA TODAY believes the restaurant has struggled of late because Millennials don’t like ...