Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

How to find the silence you need to focus at work


Achieving a balance of sounds can be challenging— especially if you work in an open office. That’s why some people have a tougher time focusing on tasks. But there are ways to get the silence you crave to get work done. Are you a ‘highly sensitive person’? People have varying tolerances to […]

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3 things James Comey can teach you about leaving a job gracefully


This week, fired FBI director James Comey was in the spotlight for a very public defenestration from his job. As if the firing itself wasn’t excruciating enough, details showed Comey had been dumped unceremoniously, finding out only because the news played on the televisions behind him before he’d been officially notified. Ouch. Yet […]

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The majority of Americans believe you can get a good job without a college degree


A recent New America survey asked 1,600 Americans across generations about their beliefs on higher education and economic mobility. What they found was mix of optimism, surprises, and acknowledgment that reality doesn’t always align with expectations. Degrees are not necessary but they do help Here’s the big surprise: slightly more than half […]

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Venus Williams will fund women entrepreneurs in a new TV series


Venus Williams, four-time Olympic gold medal winner, owner of seven Grand Slam singles titles and tennis icon for all, has forever changed the way women’s tennis is played with her power game where serves set the tone. She also forever changed the way women in tennis get paid, through her […]

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Steve Harvey’s diva letter shows what happens when bosses burn out


Comedian Steve Harvey needs a vacation. His recently-surfaced email memo to employees — outlining strict conduct rules in a hostile tone — has made waves by showing what happens when managers are pushed to the limit by demands on their time. This email that Steve Harvey sent to his staff……https://t.co/GGsIow0Z3i pic.twitter.com/34l3SX4NEo […]

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James Comey shows what happens when we lose our jobs and our identities


FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired on Tuesday night. Comey reportedly heard about it while he was giving a speech as the news flashed on TV screens behind him; he was so unprepared for it that he believed it to be a prank. Afterward, instead of making a statement, […]

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Why good people are successful people


“Good people” — it’s a phrase we hear all the time, both in the office and out of it. What do we really mean when we say that someone is good? We recognize that quality when we’re around it, and we can feel goodness when we experience it, but to […]

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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for being late and partying. Don’t do that.


New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey learned a hard lesson when he showed up to work on Sunday. The day before, Harvey had called in sick, saying he had a migraine. But the Mets weren’t buying it. Team spokesman Jay Horwitz said Harvey didn’t follow team protocol by communicating his medical […]

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If you’re a working mom, move to Vermont, study says


As Mother’s Day approaches, we want to give a shoutout to all the working moms out here. We know that it can be a grind: 40% of full-time working mothers told the Pew Research Center that they don’t spend enough time with their kids and that being a working parent […]

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You can now take a convincing stuffed version of your pet with you to work


You know how your beloved puppy stays at home all day while you’re at work, and you can’t wait to get home and see her little face? Pet lovers working in pet-free offices have a happy alternative— and it might even be a close second to having a real animal […]

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