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Does Your Resume Need an Update?

True or false? Companies instantly discard resumes for failing to include certain keywords. Most of us have heard this at least once. But is it true? In the age of increasingly sophisticated applicant tracking systems (ATS) that scan resumes for...

Are You Sending the Right Signals at Work?

When it comes to how you’re perceived at work, it might be tempting to think that the quality of your work is all that matters. But the reality is that your colleagues’ perceptions of you depend on much more than just the work you produce....

Job Searching? Don't Do This

You've made it to the interview, and all that's standing between you and your dream job is the hiring manager — but winning her over may be easier said than done. So what will it take to make her like you? Well, one thing you can do is avoid...

What Should You Do When a Colleague Pulls the “Girl" Card?

"I called a senior-level manager to find out why one of my team members did not pass a board certification. When he provided the feedback, I pushed back with strong points. He immediately pulled the girl card. Instead of addressing my issues, he...

Are You Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Success?

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a frustrating — though ultimately fruitful — job experience. When her boss went on maternity leave, she assumed the majority of her workload in the interim, and handled all the new tasks with skill...

Make a Great Impression on Your Interviewer in 10 Minutes

The first few minutes of an interview are really crucial and can be a make-or-break factor. First impressions are really important and will last long after you leave the room. Learning how to make a memorable impact in a few minutes is a powerful...

CEO of YouTube Taking Fifth Maternity Leave, Some of Us Barely Get One

The fact that Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, is pregnant with her fifth child speaks volumes about the ability to balance a high-level career with motherhood — when you’re the boss, that is. It is inspiring to hear that Wojcicki, an early...

Want to Make the Right Impression? Pick the Right Props

If you haven’t yet heard of the hot area of psych research called “embodied cognition,” listen up. The first impression you make may have nothing to do with the words that come out of your mouth. Scientists are discovering that our bodies may be...

How Much You Need to Earn to Be Happy in Your State

Happiness is always relative, but the last we heard, $75,000 was the optimal salary people need to make to be satisfied with their lot in life — no more, no less. Of course, you may argue that this "rule" can't apply to everyone. After all,...

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