Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

Study: 4 ways good people make bad first impressions


We know that managing our public self-image is critical to our careers, but too often the expectation of how we sound in our heads does not meet reality. A new study in the Social and Personality Psychology Compass found that our biggest enemy in making a good impression is ourselves. We talk about […]

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7 secrets to overcome bullies at work


They yell. They threaten. You thought you left them behind when you graduated from school but turns out adulthood has no shortage of bullies. Since age 4 you’ve received a lot of different advice on how to deal with them. It was well-intentioned but often contradictory: “fight back” or “just give them what they […]

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I had a bad day


It all went so wrong, so very, very wrong — right from the start. You left your notepad with your hand-written questions at home; your CEO pulled you into a last-second meeting that made you a half-hour late to the interview; and you finished it off by saying “I think […]

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How to overcome the Monday morning slump


The numbers are staggering: about 70% of American workers are not engaged and dread Monday mornings, according to an annual poll by the Gallup organization. Many are quick to blame their organization, the working conditions, or their industry. Many think: “If only I worked for the next Google, that would be exciting.” […]

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8 exercises you can easily do at your desk to improve your day


If you didn’t know it already from your own experience, numerous articles have been written about how sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health. While the jury is still out on whether or not a desk job really does have adverse effects, most people agree it doesn’t feel […]

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Study: People really enjoy breaks from work


Too many Americans think that they never have time for a break. Workers in the United States take the lowest amount of vacation time in the industrial world, afraid and guilty about what would happen to their jobs if they relaxed for too many seconds in a row. American workers keep putting […]

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This is the only out-of-office autoreply you will ever need


Out of Office Message: I’ll be away through Monday July 9th and I will not be checking this email address. When I return I will probably batch delete emails received during this time.  If you have a news emergency please contact XXX@xxx.xxx.  If there is a matter you would like […]

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This 20-year-old’s ‘Dying 101’ can teach you about living better every day


Claire Wineland is one of the most remarkable people we’ve ever read about. Wineland is a terminally ill 20-year-old living with cystic fibrosis who says she’s had more than 30 surgeries and continues to manage health complications. In an interview with CNN she shared the brilliant insights on how to live […]

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4 steps to deal with anxiety, tragedy, or heartache


“You don’t remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life.” James Pennebaker has had a number of people say this to him over the years. In the early 80’s he came across a study showing that people who experienced personal traumas but didn’t […]

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7 ways to be a commuter other people don’t hate


Commuting: there’s nothing like it. One person cuts you off on the road and your ride is ruined. One train-rider’s loud, twenty-minute phone call and you’re questioning why you never drive to work. Americans used public transportation for 10.4 billion rides in 2016 alone, according to the American Public Transportation […]

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