Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

3 tips for finding a job that you love


Some might call me lucky: I absolutely love my job. I didn’t always. In my previous role as employee at another company, I felt that I wasn’t able to speak up at work. Now, I’m the CEO of a company that helps people communicate more openly and honestly with their coworkers. It’s […]

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4 mistakes smart people avoid in a networking email


Writing a networking email can a vulnerable, awkward process where there’s an inherent power imbalance: you’re emailing someone, often a stranger with no personal investment in you, about something you want that they have. We know it’s important to get over our fears, because successful networking can result in valuable information and connections. […]

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How to plan for success while holding down a job you don’t love


When every day is a tough day for you at work, it’s easy to wallow in your feelings. But there are ways to make the most of your position by thinking of something deeper than your day-to-day work, like its meaning and your purpose. First of all, what are meaning […]

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5 scientific secrets to handling a narcissist


You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are experiencing a narcissism epidemic. From The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement: In data from 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just […]

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This airport dog got the best retirement party


Whatever retirement party you’ve attended, Gema the K-9 airport dog had a better one on Thursday. For her five years of loyal — even dogged —service sniffing travelers’ bags at the Orlando International Airport, Gema was rewarded with the a party of a lifetime, filled with treats, presents, and all of […]

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5 ways your life changes when you bike to work


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more of us are foregoing car traffic or the joy of being trapped under someone’s armpit on public transportation to bike to work. The government data found that the number of people who bike to work has increased by 60% over the last decade from […]

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The strange reason some NBA players lose games


With the 2017 NBA Finals now in full swing and Game 3 scheduled for tomorrow, it’s crucial for the basketball players to get as much sleep as possible so they can play harder than ever on the court. That means giving up a favorite athletic hobby: staying up late to talk smack on […]

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A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience


Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there right now, actually, with my laptop.) The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their […]

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How do you tell a coworker he smells bad?


If you work in an open office space, collaborating with your colleagues is as easy as leaning over from your desk and talking to them. But working in close quarters also means getting up close and personal with all of your colleague’s quirks — and their sounds and smells. Office pet peeves […]

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The science-backed way to plan the perfect vacation


Oh sure, we can plan a vacation — book some flights, a place to stay, a plan on where to eat and drink — but let’s admit we’re all winging it. What does science say about the best way to truly plan a vacation? With a nod to the great […]

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