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How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

Unlearning. We could all use a bit more of it. We spend so much time obsessed with acquiring new knowledge that we don’t realize a lot of not-so-useful knowledge also finds its way into our heads.
Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Welcoming a new baby into your world is a wonderful, exciting, and overwhelming experience. And it can feel like almost no time has passed before you are faced with the difficult decision of whether to stay home with your baby…

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you’d fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your…

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

A few months after I gave birth to my second child, a senior (and childless) executive I admired pulled me aside at work. You’re doing a great job, she assured. “But,” she added, and looked me…

Meditation helps negotiation

Meditation helps negotiation

When I started meditating, I knew it would make me calmer. It would slow my racing mind and help me project a less frantic energy. I wanted to feel, and be, more relaxed.

I wanted this for my personal life…

Why We Work Less in the Summer

Why We Work Less in the Summer

Americans are terrible at taking vacations, and that’s a shame, because they aren’t helping their companies or themselves. People are just less productive in summer, for a whole host of reasons. So you might as well hang out…

How to Get Along With Annoying Coworkers

How to Get Along With Annoying Coworkers

Unless you’ve worked alone your entire career or you’re extremely tolerant, you’ve probably had your share of annoying coworkers — the busybody who peppers you with intrusive questions, the slacker who does no work but somehow takes all…

How to Balance Work and Caring for Ailing Loved Ones

How to Balance Work and Caring for Ailing Loved Ones

They’re called America’s “invisible workforce” — and you likely know at least one member, or are one yourself. I’m talking about family caregivers. These are people who may have demanding careers, but are forced to cut back, or…

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

References might seem like a formality, but to hiring managers they’re invaluable. In fact, a professional reference can make or break your ability to land a job, says Mary Olson-Menzel, president of MVP Executive Search and Development. An…

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

Even in good economic times, no one is 100 percent safe from the threat of a pink slip. Unemployment is well below its Great Recession peak, but there’s a dark cloud on the horizon: U.S. layoffs are on…

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job

Sometimes you know it’s time to start looking for a new job because there’s a big red flag flapping in the wind, like dissatisfaction from your boss or major company upheavals. But there may be less obvious indications…

6 Ways to Improve Your Targeted Online Networking

6 Ways to Improve Your Targeted Online Networking

Last month, I committed to interviewing 100 entrepreneurs during 2016. I hit the ground running with my self-assignment, and have already held four online group interview sessions via Blab, and interviewed 12 entrepreneurs. In the short amount of time…

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Are you hooked on pinning? Obsessed with checking the boards on your feed every morning? You’re not alone. More than 70 million people are just as into Pinterest as you are.

While it probably isn’t the first social…

4 Ways to Increase Job Search Confidence

4 Ways to Increase Job Search Confidence

Have you recently begun considering a career change or a job search process? Like online dating, it can be one of the most demoralizing processes on the planet.

But I have a secret to tell you…

Our intelligence and our…

Here’s How to Recover From a Work Crisis

Here’s How to Recover From a Work Crisis

Once a year, an organization I work with holds a daylong retreat to focus on strategic planning and big-picture goals. I marked the date on my calendar: November 10 at 9am. But that morning, I pulled up to the…

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

While job searching in my early 20’s (last century!), I applied to five jobs. One of those five became a great job that helped jump start my career. In my most recent career transition, I applied to over 250…

How Successful Women Spend Their Weekends

How Successful Women Spend Their Weekends

Weekends are sacred, especially if your workweek often includes late nights. And they’re not to be taken for granted. But the difference between what you hope to get done (quality family time, everything on your to-do list, getting…