9 Ted Talks anyone looking to get hired needs to watch


Interviews can be nerve-wracking. These talks are packed with advice, strategies, and helpful hints that can help you get the job you want.

TED talks and the TED Institute: what are they?

Every year, TED collaborates with a select group of businesses and foundations to find internal thinkers, doers, connectors, and creators. The TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to hone and polish ideas in preparation for the TED main stage, where the speakers are some of the most well-known in the world. The culmination is a TED-produced, recorded, and hosted event that yields an ever-expanding collection of insightful TED Talks that can motivate creative thinking and transform businesses.Partners in this program are chosen for their ability to benefit from TED’s storytelling, curation, and strategic-thinking strengths, as well as the depth and breadth of their businesses and research. Ideal TED Institute members are eager to contribute to and engage with the broader TED ecosystem. In order to connect with some of the most well-known thinkers in the world, TED Institute partners join the larger TED community by participating in TED conferences. They do this by sharing insights and research from within their organizations.

TEDx talks: What are they?

A grassroots program called TEDx was developed in the spirit of TED’s overarching goal to find and study “ideas worth spreading.” Through its TEDx events, TEDx spreads its philosophy throughout local communities all over the world. These events are put on by enthusiastic people who are driven to learn new things and to disseminate the most recent findings in their localities in order to spark discussions in their neighborhoods. TEDx events are independently organized with a free license from TED and feature live speakers as well as previously recorded TED Talks. These events are not under the control of TED, but the event directors agree to follow their format and are given instructions for curation, speaker coaching, event planning, and other things. Every year, there are now more than 3000 events.

9 TED Talks to Help You Get Hired

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume by Regina Hartley

Human resources manager Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance when choosing between a job applicant with a flawless resume and one who overcame adversity. As someone who experienced adversity growing up, Hartley is aware that those who thrive in the most challenging environments have the grit to persevere in a job environment that is constantly changing. She advises picking the underdog competitor whose motivation and purpose are their secret weapons. Employ the Scrapper.

How this helps you:

Learn to lean into your struggles and whatever adversity you have faced. Many recruiters are interested in seeing the authentic you, and your history gives a big insight into that. So, don’t view your underdog status as something to be ashamed of. Learn to embrace it and make it work for you. You might just be surprised.

What I learned from 32 grueling interviews by Ashwini Mrinal Bhagat

What could be less enjoyable than a job interview? Repeating the interview process over and over and over. Ashwini went on 32 interviews before she was finally hired, and she documented every one of them to learn from the process. Her tales of job-hunting in India as a female entrepreneur range from humorous to unbelievable (lesson #3: don’t wear green) and reveal the challenges that women face in the Indian workforce.

How this helps you:

Don’t take constant job application rejections to heart. It’s a cut-throat and packed job market in the modern age.Learn, like Ashwini did, to analyze what went right and what went wrong in each interview you take. Over time, you’ll become an interview master and land the job you deserve.

What makes us feel good about our work? By Dan Ariely

What drives us to do our jobs? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just about money. But neither is it happiness. It seems that most of us do best when we are always getting better and know what we are here to do. Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist, shows us in two eye-opening experiments how we think about meaning in our work in ways that are surprising and complicated.

How this helps you:

When talking to recruiters or interviewers, always consider asking questions about the meaning of the work behind the role, not just salary and benefits.Organizations want to see that you are truly passionate about the work they do, as if you are, you will be a much better employee for them in the long run.

10 ways to have a better conversation by Celeste Headlee

When the success of your career depends on how well you communicate with others, you learn a lot about conversational skills and realize that most people struggle to hold meaningful conversations. Since she has been a radio host for many years, Celeste Headlee is aware of the qualities of a great conversation, including candor, succinctness, clarity, and a good deal of listening. She offers 10 helpful guidelines for having better conversations in this insightful talk. Go out and talk to and listen to people, she advises. Also, and perhaps most importantly, be ready to be amazed.

How this helps you:

Brush up on your conversation skills with these guidelines, which will help you unlock the best methods of both talking to people and listening, which is a skill often ignored.By developing these skills, you can have meaningful conversations with decision-makers at an organization that goes beyond small talk and leaves a lasting impression.

How to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure

Have you ever had the impression that no one is paying attention as you speak? Julian Treasure is available to assist. The sound expert demonstrates the how-tos of effective speaking in this instructive talk, covering everything from practical vocal exercises to advice on how to speak with empathy. A speech that could make the world sound more appealing.

How this helps you:

Build on Celeste Headlee’s talk above by truly honing in on how you speak.Julian discussed exercises to help speak in ways that people respond to. By becoming a more appealing speaker, you automatically become a more appealing candidate – no matter the position you’re applying for.

Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy

Although our body language can change how others perceive us, it can also alter how we perceive ourselves. According to social psychologist Amy Cuddy, “power posing,” which involves adopting a confident stance even when we don’t feel confident, can increase our feelings of self-assurance and may have an effect on our chances of success.According to Amy Cuddy’s body language research, changing our body positions can alter how other people perceive us and possibly even our own body chemistry.

How this helps you:

Perception is everything, especially self-perception. Use Cuddy’s techniques to give you a pre-interview boost of confidence that will come across instantly.

How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed by Daniel Levitin

Stress makes it difficult for you to perform at your best. In fact, over thousands of years, your brain has evolved to release cortisol in times of stress, which can hinder clear-headed reasoning but may also help you survive, like if you’re being attacked by a lion. According to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, pre-mortems can help you avoid making crucial errors when you’re under pressure, and your judgment is clouded. We will all occasionally fail, he asserts. The goal is to anticipate potential failures.

How this helps you:

By preparing in advance for when you know stressful moments will occur, you can develop a mental plan and readiness for dealing with them when they happen.Avoid being stuck in the fight-or-flight response by acknowledging stressful situations that will happen in the hiring process and remembering that they will pass.

How to make applying for jobs less painful by Priyanka Jain

In the past, applying to a million job postings and never hearing back from the majority of them was the first step in finding a job. However, more and more businesses are selecting candidates using cutting-edge technologies. What does it mean for you if artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of hiring? Priyanka Jain, a technologist, examines the new hiring environment.

How this helps you:

There is no point in ignoring the technological changes that are occurring across the globe. Learn to embrace them and you will find your chances of getting hired increase dramatically.

Why you should bring your whole self to work by Dan Clay

Dan Clay toned down his personality because he was afraid of being labeled “too gay” at work. Then, though, his online alter ego Carrie Dragshaw became very popular. This talk investigates what transpired after that.

How this helps you:

Clay teaches us that authenticity is the key to success. So stop hiding who you truly are and embrace those parts you often shy away from.By doing so, you’ll stand out as an individual with your personality, history, and confidence. People will take notice, and job offers will be much easier to get.

Bonus: TED’s The Way We Work Series

In the original video series The Way We Work, business executives and academics share advice on how to adapt to changing workplace norms and thrive in them. There are currently four seasons available for binge-watching. After using the TED talks above to land the job, learn about productive workplace practices like:

5 tips for dealing with meeting overload by Cindy Solomon

Could an email have substituted for this meeting? Meetings that completely consume your working days are a phenomenon known as “calendar creep,” which wastes time, energy, and productivity. However, you can regain control. Cindy Solomon, a leadership expert, offers her five suggestions for decluttering your schedule and making your calendar work for you rather than against you.

5 ways to create stronger connections by Robert Reffkin

Building real connections with people can be challenging in today’s tech-obsessed culture, especially at work. Robert Reffkin offers his advice on how to build genuine connections at work.