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October 6, 2015

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The “Dirt” On Jobs

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 4.10.40 PMWant to find your dream job? Good luck, says TVs Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame. Rowe says the very notion of a dream job is an illusion and that in order to be satisfied at work, we mistakenly think we need to find the perfect job.  “What we’re really looking for is meaningful work,” he says. “Once we can accept that, we can move toward finding something that pays us what we need and gives us the opportunity to engage.” Check out Rowe’s four other career tips here

Staples Proudly Supports Women

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 12.33.56 PMAt Staples, we have always recognized the strategic advantage in hiring, engaging and retaining female talent. We are proud to share the following ways that Staples is encouraging the development of women in the workplace:

  • In March 2015 we hosted Women’s Week, providing women with training and tools to develop and grow as leaders within Staples (included Simmons Leadership Conference for nominated female associates).
  • We are participating in the Corporate Challenge, a gender equality initiative started by the Massachusetts Governor in concert with Bentley College.
  • We committed to 100% Talent, an initiative supported by the Mayor of Boston aimed at making Greater Boston the premier place for working women in America by closing the wage gap and removing barriers to women’s advancement.
  • Our Women Who Lead Associate Resource Groups strive  to give women the resources they need to be successful in the workplace and beyond. They facilitate connections and partnerships among all associates to help support women’s initiatives. Ultimately, the goal is to help Staples become a leader in recruiting, developing and retaining female leaders.

If you are interested in becoming a part of an organization who truly values the growth and development of diverse talent, we encourage you to explore career opportunities today at

Sitting Really Is The New Smoking

Admit it: do you arrive at your office every morning, plop yourself in your seat and basically stay there until you leave?

If so, it’s time to get moving. If you don’t have a standing desk like Tory does, some new recommendations: for every half-hour working in an office, we should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and then move around and stretch for two minutes, says Alan Hedge, a Cornell ergonomics professor.

Researchers have identified at least 35 diseases, from diabetes and osteoporosis to cancer, that people who spend all day in a chair are at increased risk for. And they are developing prescriptions for how long people should spend sitting and standing, according to this piece in The Wall Street Journal. 

Turning Failures Into Success


Failure is often a part of life, but that’s a hard nut to swallow for many people. INC says that while it’s normal to sometimes feel ashamed of failure, the key is to stop shaming your failures. Read here how you can turn failures into success.  – see how INC recommends you turn your failures into success.

‘Find Your Passion’ The Wrong Advice

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New grads are told to “find your passion” as they enter the job market, hoping they’ll find something that’ll pay the rent.  But for all its good intent, “find your passion” can actually be pretty lousy career advice — and it usually doesn’t leave people feeling as though they’re any closer to finding something they really like doing, MacKenzie Davidson says in this piece in The New York Post. 

Combating Interview Anxiety

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A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, making it difficult to create a good first impression and showcase your qualifications.  Check out these tips from FastCompany to combat job interview anxiety.

What “We’ll Keep Your Resume on File” Really Means

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 3.34.54 PMWhen a hiring manager tells you he or she will keep your resume on file, it sounds kinda positive, right? Think again: it’s the kiss of death, job-wise. April Starcadder from The Muse breaks it down for you here.