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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.
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…

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…

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…