Author Archives: jobsearcher

6 tips for quitting your job on a high note


We’ve all had that wanderlust thought: “Man, I really wish I could just quit my job.” Regardless of whether you were offered a position at another company, you’re leaving to start your own business, or you’re going on a much-needed sabbatical from everyday life, resigning can be tricky business. You […]

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4 things to do when you catch a liar


It’s a hard fact to accept, but your friends and coworkers lie to you regularly. The real challenge lies in how you respond once you catch someone in the act. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche […]

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How to answer the 5 most important interview questions


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, describes his hiring process this way: “I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work directly for that person.” Zuckerberg’s comment illustrates an overlooked, yet fundamental, truth about hiring — people are ultimately looking for someone they want […]

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10 ways smart people work less and get more done


Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do. A study from Stanford shows that they are on to something. The study found that productivity […]

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10 signs you’re burning out and how to stop it


Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head. The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the […]

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3 ways to stay calm under pressure, according to a bomb disposal expert


We’d all like to know how to stay calm under pressure. Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But that always leaves the lingering question: “But does this stuff work in the real world?” So who really knows about being cool as a cucumber […]

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6 ways to handle unreasonable work requests


Here’s a familiar scenario: your boss or client asks you to increase performance, revenue, or volume without a commensurate lift in budget or resources. At many points in my career, I’ve been faced with the predicament of sky-high performance expectations that can’t be fulfilled. The inability to manage expectations can damage your […]

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10 ways to survive constant stress at work


The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a profound footprint in this world. You may want to make a contribution. But with all the noise, you might also just want to go back to […]

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6 ways to master the art of the first impression


Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the Harvard Business School, has been studying first impressions for more than a decade. She and her colleagues found that we make snap judgments about other people that answer two primary questions: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person’s capabilities? According to […]

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How to convince your boss to let you see the eclipse


On Monday, a rare natural phenomenon is coming to the United States. As the moon, Earth, and sun align, the moon will completely block out the sun, casting a shadow on parts of the Earth and causing a total solar eclipse that will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina. […]

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