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Speed Dating Your Way to Your Dream Job

If you have your sights set on a dream job or you’re considering a career switch, make sure you talk to a lot of people before you’re married to a particular path.

Aug 09, 2018
Surviving the Open Floor Plan Office

Open floor plans invite collaboration, but they also leave everyone with less privacy and more distractions. Here's how to cope if you prefer walls and doors.

Aug 02, 2018
How a 4-Day Workweek Story Went Viral

A recent four-day workweek trial program at a small New Zealand company drew a disproportionately large amount of outside interest. This is why.

Jul 31, 2018
Facebook's Day of Reckoning

You know you're having a bad day when you lose $150 billion in two hours. That's what happened to Facebook. Maryland Smith professor David A. Kirsch explains what went wrong.

Jul 26, 2018
Thinking of Ghosting the Job Interview? Don’t.

Ghosting is risky – and unnecessary. Instead, be upfront. It might be awkward, but life is full of awkward conversations. Here are some tips to follow.

Jul 25, 2018
How To Answer This Important Interview Question

It might seem like an offhand, even throwaway, question, coming as it often does at the end of a job interview. It’s the moment when the hiring team asks, “Do you have any questions for us?”

Jul 18, 2018
Why Summer Is the Best Time To Plot a Career Move

It’s the lazy days of summer. And in many offices, deadlines, projects and even hiring will be stalled by the vacation days of key stakeholders. Why look for a new job now?

Jul 17, 2018
How To Fire a CEO

It was a kind of corporate whiplash last week when Barnes & Noble announced that its CEO had been fired without severance. Here's what the ailing bookseller must do now.

Jul 11, 2018
Pre-Vacation Checklist: Preparing to Disengage

Before you walk out of the office on vacation, there are some important tasks you must attend to, Maryland Smith professor Cynthia Kay Stevens says.

Jul 10, 2018
How To Take a Better Vacation

Finding more pleasure in your time off boils down to some simple steps, Maryland Smith professor Nicole M. Coomber says.

Jul 10, 2018

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