Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

How to control what you see in your Facebook feed


Step one: log into Facebook. Step two: get bombarded by posts from family, friends, news outlets, and everything in between. It’s clear that what you see on your Facebook feed can influence the way you see the world — and even your happiness. Research by Pew Research Center in 2016 showed […]

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One popular idea about how to fix Silicon Valley harassment


Another day in tech, another allegation of harassment. Social Finance became the latest startup accused of sexually harassing its female employees after a lawsuit was filed on Friday. In the suit, former SoFi employee Brandon Charles said that he had witnessed managers using “lewd, sexualized gestures” and inserting “explicit sexual innuendo […]

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These interview questions make it harder for certain job candidates to succeed


Certain interview questions don’t set up all job candidates for the same chances of success. Here some of the things recruiters should stop asking applicants if they want to level the playing field. “Tell me about a time when . . .” Framing a question in this way may give […]

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This is where robots will be most likely to take your job


The robot takeover is already here. A 2017 paper with the National Bureau of Economic Research found that every industrial robot that gets introduced into the U.S. labor market takes away an estimated five human jobs. Wages can drop as much as 25 cents when a robot is introduced into […]

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7 ways to make difficult conversations easy


Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so hard you can barely understand what they’re saying. We’ve all been there. These situations don’t happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel […]

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Stop confusing job perks with company culture


Company culture is playing an increasingly larger role in the job selection process. A few years ago, ping pong tables in an office started a trend of perks qualifying as “good company culture.” Now, the stakes have been raised: Google has in-office saunas, Basecamp allows remote work from anywhere in the world, and Yahoo has […]

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4 habits that make work feel like play, according to a cryptographer


Rob Goodman and I spent the last five years studying the life of one of the world’s great geniuses: Claude Shannon, who is known as “the father of information theory.” Part of the reason we were drawn to him was that, of the geniuses we studied, he seemed to be the one […]

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4 ways leaders can deal with employee burnout


These are the four best things employers can do to help prevent burnout when the symptoms first show up. 1. Acknowledge the burnout This will usually be done by the employee’s direct manager. Make sure the employee feels valued and understood. 2. Provide incentives for the long term Let the employee […]

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4 signs your boss is bad for your health


The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and television, but when you actually work for a bad boss, there’s nothing funny about it. Researchers from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University meta-analyzed the results of more than 200 studies to better understand the […]

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Google engineer fired over anti-diversity memo says he may sue


On Monday, Google fired an employee for writing a controversial internal memo about the value of diversity initiatives at the company. James Damore, who confirmed to multiple outlets that he was the male software engineer behind the diversity memo, told Bloomberg News that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Damore told […]

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