Category Archives: Job Search Strategies

How to write the perfect thank-you note after a job interview


Gratitude goes a long way, and you can never show too much of it in the workplace. Writing — or emailing — a thank-you note is a small but meaningful way to acknowledge an employee’s work or a colleague’s dedication. This small gesture of writing a note leaves a lasting impression. I know […]

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Dog deemed too sweet for police work finds success in perfect gig


Many of us know what it feels like to be denied a job because we’ve been told we’re not “the right fit.” We humans are not alone — meet the dog who knows just how you feel. Gavel, a German shepherd, was training to be a police dog for the […]

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This is how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people: 5 proven secrets


I know what some people are thinking: I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk. Wrong. The experts are betting you probably encounter a psychopath every day. In fact, a lot of what you think you know about psychopaths is very wrong. Yes, psychopaths are […]

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Melinda Gates’ one piece of advice for young women in computer science


When businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates was fresh out of college in the 1980s, she had just gotten her dream tech job at Microsoft and thought she had it all figured out. But she soon realized that being a woman in a male-dominated field with all-male managers meant having no […]

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Too much charisma can be a problem at work


We should all have problems like this. Too much charisma is a problem for leaders in the same way that too little is, according to a study recently released in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study found that for leaders, “moderate” amounts are charisma make others perceive them […]

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Survey: Number of companies offering ‘Summer Fridays’ has doubled since 2015


More companies are letting their employees enjoy the long days of summer by letting them leave early on Friday. According to new research by consulting firm CEB, 42% of Fortune 1000 companies are letting their employees start the weekend early in an office tradition known as “summer Fridays.” CEB’s survey […]

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Ambitious dog wins spot on several academic journals


In academia, nobody knows you’re a dog — even when you send in a picture. Dr Olivia Doll has fooled people into thinking she’s an academic scholar. But Dr. Olivia is not a doctor, or even a  human— she’s a Staffordshire terrier named Ollie. So how did the ambitious end up […]

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3 tips for finding a job that you love


Some might call me lucky: I absolutely love my job. I didn’t always. In my previous role as employee at another company, I felt that I wasn’t able to speak up at work. Now, I’m the CEO of a company that helps people communicate more openly and honestly with their coworkers. It’s […]

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4 mistakes smart people avoid in a networking email


Writing a networking email can a vulnerable, awkward process where there’s an inherent power imbalance: you’re emailing someone, often a stranger with no personal investment in you, about something you want that they have. We know it’s important to get over our fears, because successful networking can result in valuable information and connections. […]

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How to plan for success while holding down a job you don’t love


When every day is a tough day for you at work, it’s easy to wallow in your feelings. But there are ways to make the most of your position by thinking of something deeper than your day-to-day work, like its meaning and your purpose. First of all, what are meaning […]

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