Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

How I learned to embrace criticism and become my best self


Everyone has that one piece of critical feedback that annoyingly seems to follow them everywhere. And rather inconveniently, the behaviors behind it typically take years of work to address. I thought I had put mine mostly behind me, but I recently discovered just how much work I still have left […]

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In a career transition, think of who you would shovel manure for


Are you at a crossroads, wondering if you should change careers, or at least jobs? Seeking one’s vocation in mid-career can be fraught. Time is always ticking. It feels absolutely critical not to make a mistake, because you can’t afford to waste time on the wrong thing, only to have […]

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Mika and Morning Joe may lead you to ask: Should you work with your spouse?


After MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough confirmed their engagement on Thursday, they became the latest couple to publicly tie their professional lives to their personal ones. When we spend 90,000 hours of our lives at work, it’s easy to see how all that time together can be […]

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What’s your secret list of companies you’d love to work for?


There was a time when you could count on your employer to take care of you for the long haul. You’d graduate college, join a large corporation, stay there for forty years and retire clutching a gold watch. The company laid out your career path, your pension, and your progression […]

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How to have high energy all day


You get to work in a great mood, fresh from a rare, smooth commute, and feel ready to go. But after chugging along and steadily making progress….1 p.m. hits, and your energy dips. Hard. Before you know it, it’s been four hours since you got in, but you still haven’t […]

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9 phrases smart people never use in conversation


We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth. Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without knowledge of the subtle implications they […]

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Stop taking notes on your laptop. It’s making you forgetful.


As someone who grew up with computers since elementary school, I don’t feel nostalgia for the smell of ink or the feel of paper. But when it comes to taking notes in meetings, I try to fight the lure of my laptop too. The siren’s call of my laptop’s distractions just make […]

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10 habits of super likable leaders


If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone […]

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3 ways to dodge workplace B.S.


Four years ago, my colleague and I quit our jobs, formed our own agency and published a novel. Sheer courage at the point of career crossroads? Nah. The truth is, after more than 20 years in Corporate America, the worst kind of 9-to-5 grind had worn us down. We didn’t […]

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New study confirms that your body can handle more coffee than you ever knew


Admit it, you’ve wondered during those late working nights or foggy mornings: how much coffee can you drink before you do yourself physical harm? It’s been hard to get an answer until today. Oh, sure, there’s been speculation, but nothing a coffee addict can definitely trust. Government regulators have long been […]

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