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You Should Stop Trying to "Work Smarter, Not Harder"
May 24, 2016
You Should Stop Trying to "Work Smarter, Not Harder"

"Work smarter, not harder" is popular but misguided advice. Read on to learn what this phrase suggests and why we think it should stop.

Stop Going to See Your Customers
May 18, 2016
Stop Going to See Your Customers

Imagine this scene: You are packing your suitcase for yet another business trip. You are pumped about the prospect of meeting with a big customer. Then, you start to…

The 5 Strangest Interview Questions and How to Ace Them
May 12, 2016
The 5 Strangest Interview Questions and How to Ace Them

Job candidates need to be ready for just about anything in an interview these days. Sometimes it is just crazy what interviewers feel compelled to ask.

The Genius of Working in Solitude
May 9, 2016
The Genius of Working in Solitude

Employees that work remotely are 20 percent more productive. Learn more about how working on a remote team can empower you to be your best.

Job Seekers: Stop Insulting the Hiring Manager
May 5, 2016
Job Seekers: Stop Insulting the Hiring Manager

It never hurts to let a little personality shine through in your job search. For example, a short but friendly introductory email can make all the difference between…

6 Things Better Than Your Morning Commute
May 3, 2016
6 Things Better Than Your Morning Commute

Eight billion. That’s a big number any way you slice it. But it’s even bigger when it denotes what you’ve lost. In this case, eight billion is the number of hours…

Have You Changed Jobs Too Many Times?
April 28, 2016
Have You Changed Jobs Too Many Times?

Are you a job hopper? Changing jobs is not always something you can avoid — but find out why changing jobs too often can be harmful to your career.

Does Your Boss Want to Fire You?
April 25, 2016
Does Your Boss Want to Fire You?

You cannot shake that feeling that something is going on at work. And that something seems to have a lot to do with you.

4 Resume Tricks That Hiring Managers Notice
April 19, 2016
4 Resume Tricks That Hiring Managers Notice

Some candidates will try just about anything to get their resumes noticed by hiring managers. We see a variety of resumes for open roles at Aha! and some are quite…

Why Moonlighting Will Hurt Your Career
April 14, 2016
Why Moonlighting Will Hurt Your Career

I always try to work hard, create something meaningful, and be rewarded for it. I know that you and many others do as well. So, that is why I am actively involved in…

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