Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

Trouble landing a job? How to determine why and how to fix it


Sarah Sipek, CareerBuilder writer It’s been months. You’ve applied to dozens of jobs — and maybe even gone on a few interviews — but you still haven’t received a job offer. What gives? Even with the job market improving in recent years, this is likely a familiar scenario for many […]

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7 ways successful people become the best


Want to be more successful? Actually, that’s not ambitious enough — want to be the best? I do. So I called my friend Daniel Coyle, author of the best books on getting better at anything: The Talent Code and The Little Book of Talent. Dan knows that the “10,000 hour rule” is nice but you […]

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The weird secret to finding your dream job


There’s a phenomenon that happens in the beginning of biopics, a moment when, as a child, the soon-to-be famous protagonist hits a ball out of the local ballpark, sings a note she should not be able to sing, or launches an elaborately built rocket using too-sophisticated-for-her-age quantum physics. You see […]

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You’ll be hired by a stranger


While you’re reviewing the tens of thousands of job openings on Ladders this week, here are three ways you might be sabotaging your own job search. 1. Can a stranger read your resume? Print out your resume. Rip off the top third of it. Hand it to somebody you don’t […]

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This hidden health reason could be why you’re so tired at work


When you have a vitamin deficiency or mineral and your energy level hits the floor in the office, it can be very difficult to be productive. Long days can also make it hard to hit the gym regularly, eat well, stay hydrated and get enough rest. For many of us, the […]

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7 things successful people never apologize for at work


If you work, you have guilt. Whether it’s deadlines, time with family or shutting off email, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing we owe our whole lives to our employers and, as a result, apologizing all the time. We can even end up apologizing for things we’re […]

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Americans are afraid to take vacations because we fear losing our jobs


According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are all work and no play, taking among the fewest vacation days compared to the rest of the world. Curious how much vacation time American workers typically get? @BLS_gov has the breakdown: pic.twitter.com/9PXcNvKA3x — US Labor Department (@USDOL) June […]

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4 team-player moves that will make your career take off


Months ago, when you were introduced to your team in the office, everyone seemed like they would work together well and production would flow smoothly. Fast-forward months later, and instead of hitting benchmarks on time, you and your colleagues are lagging behind due to a variety of problems— including the […]

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The most important samurai secret for success


Reading a few books by samurai, there was one thing I saw repeated again and again and again that surprised me. It has nothing to do with swords, fighting, or strategy. Actually, quite the opposite when you think about it. What did so many of history’s greatest warriors stress as key […]

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Summer heat makes us less helpful and productive, study says


It’s summertime and the living is…not always easy. The long days of summer are known to make us happier, as long as the sunny weather is also pleasant. But when the summer temperatures reach highs that create frazzled hair and constant sweat, the uncomfortable heat negatively affects our behavior in the workplace, according […]

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