Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

3 ways to get your career back on track after a crisis


If you’ve experienced a tough spot in your career, the first step to recovery is to get out of crisis mode. What’s crisis mode? It’s when your body and brain react as if you are in a life-threatening situation. You often rush headfirst into action. That’s great if you’re an […]

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Nearly half of us are lying on our resumes, survey finds


Watch out, there are two-faced liars lurking among us in the office! More U.S. workers are lying about their job qualifications than ever before, according to a new survey. Staffing service firm OfficeTeam asked over 1,000 workers and more than 300 senior managers about lying on their resume, and almost half […]

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This is why companies like Apple hide their coolest jobs from you, and what to do about it


As any job-seekers suspect, it’s no secret that many job listings are secret. In fact, the majority of American job ads exist in a shadow world where few people ever get to see them. Some job analysts even estimate that as many as 80% of jobs go unpublicized. Even worse? […]

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10 things you should do every day to improve your life, according to science


These are the 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1. Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. 2. Exercise […]

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More than half of Americans have had an affair at work. Here’s what to do when you find out about one.


This we know: being in close proximity to someone increases the chances of attraction. And who do we spend more time around than our coworkers? According to recent data, more than 51% of workers admit to having an office affair at some point in their career. And few of them […]

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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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