Conflict vs. harmony at work

Conflict vs. harmony at work

In the piece The unintended consequences of a too-nice work culture Jonah Sachs talks about how in nice workplaces people are so attuned to each other's feelings they assume the path to success is measured by being nice or how good they make others feel just as much as the results they produce.

A good way to make people feel good and appear competent in meetings is to repeat and repackage information that everyone already knows. People start nodding their heads in agreement and what ends up happening is…

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Unexpected job loss and what to do about it

Unexpected job loss and what to do about it

Unfortunately once in a while the thing you hope never happens does and you lose a job. There's many reasons you can unexpectedly lose a job and some of them are out of your control, but occasionally it can be a good thing to help you refocus where you want your next move to be. I've been in those shoes and it's really a mixed bag of emotions. 

If you do lose a job the first thing you should do is...

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My top online resources for finding a new job

My top online resources for finding a new job

If it's been a while since you last looked for a job you may feel overwhelmed with all the job related websites available now. It feels like every year a new website pops up so where do you start? Here are some popular websites I've found have helped me or my friends land some leads and interviews:

  • LinkedIn Jobs - Many large companies now choose to promote select roles on LinkedIn Jobs.
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5 things to do when you start looking for a new job

5 things to do when you start looking for a new job

Getting the itch for a new job and don't know where to begin? Has it been a long time since you last looked for a job and feel overwhelmed what to do? Here are five easy steps to take to get started:

  1. Dust off the good old resume - Always have backup copies of old resumes to use as a starting point as the thought of making one from scratch can be pretty daunting. Browse online for templates or ask a friend if they would feel comfortable sharing their resume to use as inspiration...
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