Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

3 powerful ways to stay positive


We’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking. The real obstacle to positivity […]

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8 ways working parents can squeeze fitness into their days


When was the last time you scheduled an hour in the day just for you? If you’re a working parent, you probably look at the calendar and think, “Who in their right mind lives like this?” Between getting the kids dressed and ready for school, the 4 p.m. work meeting, and […]

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We waste 17 hours every week on pointless work email


The working world runs on emails. A study found that workers sent and received 112.5 billion business emails a day around the world. Even the rise of messaging and group planning platforms like Slack, Gchat and Basecamp has not delayed the rise of work email. So yes, we must acknowledge that email […]

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3 unforgivable failures of toxic leaders


On Tuesday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced his resignation from the ride-hailing company he co-founded after a reported rebellion from shareholders made his tenure untenable. In his email to employees, Kalanick, whose mother recently passed away, cited personal reasons for his departure rather than issues of performance, although he did note that […]

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Six ways to look like you’re in charge


You know how when certain people enter a room, they command the attention of everyone they interact with? We want you to be that person at in the boardroom and at the cocktail party. Here’s how to do it. Get practicing The secret to handling nervousness is this: instead of fighting it […]

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18 best pieces of advice about life after layoffs, from people who have lost their jobs


Being laid off is one of the most emotionally fraught experiences you can go through in your career. It’s something many of us inevitably go through, but it can be hard to discuss with potential employers, let alone your worried friends and family. That’s why we asked to hear your […]

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Study: The mass of men really do lead lives of quiet desperation


Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions during the work week, and not making thoughtful decisions? You roll out of bed, get ready for work, mindlessly work on projects, head home for dinner, go to sleep and do the same thing in the same order the […]

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Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer on career switches: ‘All you can do is focus on the future’


They say that the best things in life happen unexpectedly. For legendary chef, restaurateur and television personality Charlie Palmer, that is exactly the kind of thing that happened to him that has led to his dominance in the culinary world for the past three decades or so. Palmer’s journey started […]

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Ancient wisdom reveals 6 rituals that will make you happy


People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of brilliant dead guys — The Stoics […]

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Five ways to welcome LGBTQ employees during Pride month


Regardless if you’re the founder of your own company with a handful of employees, or a manager on a large team at a 500-person corporation, learning how to guide people to success is a big learning curve. While you’ll quickly discover that everyone flourishes differently, you’ll also begin to value […]

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