Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

This is the one skill that all great leaders have


What separates good leaders from great ones? In a recent Inc. video, author and ethnographer Simon Sinek explains how great leaders keep the learning process going throughout their careers. “Leadership is a skill, a learnable, practicable skill, and the best leaders don’t consider themselves experts— they consider themselves students,” he says. Sinek […]

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The key mistake at the base of the Google anti-diversity manifesto


UPDATE [9:40pm, 8/7/17]: Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the company’s diversity policies. Identified in press reports as engineer James Damore, the man confirmed his dismissal in an email to Bloomberg, saying he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar […]

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6 ways to be more efficient with your time


It’s hard to be efficient. Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes you don’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like it’s all a conspiracy. As we’ll see shortly, these are all, in a way, true. Dan Ariely is the king of irrational behavior. Not that he’s more irrational […]

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5 secrets Steve Jobs can teach us about writing effective emails


Five days before the release of the first iPad, James Murdoch, a high-ranking executive at News Corp., exchanged a flurry of emails with Steve Jobs. Murdoch and Jobs couldn’t reach an agreement that would allow HarperCollins, a publisher owned by NewsCorp, to add its books to the Apple store before […]

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6 phrases that will make you sound clueless at work


6 things you say at the office that turn your coworkers into enemiesIn general, it’s smart to say what you mean. In the workplace, people tend to use overwrought business jargon to compensate for not knowing their stuff. But there’s a less-apparent risk to doing just the reverse. If you […]

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These are the 6 most powerful robot overlords that exist today


Depending on if you ask CEOs Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, robots are either our bright future or the harbinger of human obsolescence when they take our jobs and replace our purpose. In fact, artificial intelligence is progressing much faster than anyone could have expected. Facebook created an artificial intelligence […]

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Here’s how to supercharge your resume in 38 minutes


So what makes a good resume? I’ve written this simple 8-minute guide to walk you through the steps: it’ll take you 8 minutes to read, and about 30 minutes to complete. It will also provide years of benefit in reducing your resume anxiety. My recommendations below are for a professional […]

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The ultimate pre-vacation checklist for an anxiety-free holiday


As the President of the United States heads out on his vacation, you’re probably thinking about yours too. Whether it’s a beach or an incredible new city to explore, you’re picturing all the relaxation you’ll do an all the email you’ll ignore. But before you walk out the door, there […]

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‘Psychopath’ MBAs have been banned at this big business school


Do your friends know you better than your boss does? That’s what New York University’s Stern School of Business is banking on as they update their admissions requirements. Stern wants friends to narc on each other, to find out whether applicants really are who they say they are. The Wall Street […]

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Study: Men’s lifetime income slipping


A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper finds that men’s incomes are falling, while women’s incomes are rising. An analysis of age cohorts in the United States finds, according to NBER’s August research digest, that the median male who turned 55 in 2013 earned $136,400 less in lifetime […]

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