Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

Why you should trust your instincts at work


Most employees and organizations can readily identify problems. They instinctually or factually understand how internal processes or functions are either dysfunctional or inefficient. But most of this understanding devolves into long-winded discussions by disgruntled employees or rants by managers at meetings. Decisions often are delayed or otherwise made in haste — and […]

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Colleagues know how to push our buttons just like family does


We all know about work spouses, the extra close co-workers who can finish our sentences, empathize when we’re having a bad day, and share the best and worst part of our office experience, but sometimes the work dynamic can start to mimic other elements of a family dynamic — and […]

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5 steps to take when you’re feeling insecure at work


When you’re surrounded by other hardworking coworkers in a rewarding but fast-paced work environment, it can be easy to feel like you’re falling behind— especially when your job involves juggling multiple projects and everything feels like a competition. Here’s how to manage feelings of insecurity in the office so you can […]

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Ridiculous Darth Vader helmet helps you tune out noise at work


It’s hard to get peace and quiet in an open working space. Ukrainian design firm Hochu rayu wants to help you find it—as long as you don’t mind wearing an oversized helmet that makes you look like Darth Vader. Called Helmfon, the helmet makes you look at the very least like […]

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This is why you should talk about mental health in the office


Staying cognizant of your mental health is incredibly important, but it often takes a backseat in the office, when everyone is trying to look powerful and invulnerable. Whether you’re seeing a therapist for something like depression, bipolar disorder, or anything in between, bringing this subject up can feel isolating, depending on […]

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Three smart ways bosses and employees should talk to each other


Face-to-face meetings, whether conducted in-person or over an internet connection, are how we build relationships in the workplace. One-on-one meetings between employees and managers are especially important for strengthening ties and addressing concerns before they become problems. But a one-on-one with a boss can easily go off the rails. One […]

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The secret to never being frustrated again


We all get frustrated. The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening. And sometimes these all happen to you on the same day. What’s the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems […]

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7 things fabulous listeners do differently


Listening is a bit like intelligence — most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible. And listening is a skill you want to be great at. A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance. “The […]

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7 words smart job candidates avoid in cover letters


Tedious, yet mandatory: writing a cover letter to pitch your qualifications and your personality in only a few paragraphs is usually the most difficult part of applying for a job. The worst part: as a general rule of thumb, a cover letter can make or break your likelihood to get […]

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Small acts of kindness improve work relationships, study finds


There’s scientific proof that your tiny act of kindnesses aren’t going unnoticed. A new study in the journal Emotion found that when co-workers are nice to each other, it improves everyone’s attitude in the workplace. University of California researchers recruited 88 workers at a Coca-Cola plant in Madrid, Spain, to […]

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