Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

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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4 ways to succeed that don’t include networking


Mention the word “networking” to an entrepreneur, and you’ll often get one of two reactions: enthusiasm or cringing. The importance of having — and making — connections cannot be understated, but there’s more that goes into starting and growing a business. And when networking isn’t part of the equation, you’re […]

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When the kid interviewing you says you’re too old


One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure… we’re not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or […]

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3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience


They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s not going to be good for anyone… I’ve talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how […]

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5 common career mistakes to avoid at all costs


As a headhunter helping countless professionals, from CEO to analyst levels, make and negotiate their next position, here are the most common career mistakes I’ve seen candidates fall victim to: 1. Aiming too low Whether it’s salary, title, or type of company, people are too intimidated by interviewers, scared of […]

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This is the best way to overcome your fear of missing out


You hear about FOMO a lot these days. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. What does it really mean? A recent study on the subject defined it as: …‘‘the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out – that your peers are doing, in the know […]

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3 leadership lessons from Howard Schultz, Satya Nadella, and Jeff Bezos


How would you describe an effective leader? There are many ways to answer that question, but most would agree that true leadership involves the ability to practice what one preaches, to set the example, and to inspire others. Over the past few years, I’ve studied the leadership styles of numerous successful business leaders […]

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5 principles to have more productive meetings


What are the magic ingredients for a successful meeting? A meeting in which participants build relationships, exchange ideas, unearth insights, make decisions and get the information they need to move work forward? We all know there’s no “magic” that comes without preparation and hard work. But there are five basic principles […]

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How to approach a difficult conversation you’ve been avoiding


If you realize you’ve been avoiding a conversation, that probably means you need to have it as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will get. Difficult conversations will always be hard and uncomfortable, but the right approach can help make them more constructive. There are two […]

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