• 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • How to Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant When You Just Started a Job
    Everyone knows starting a new job has unique challenges. But pregnancy can add a whole different level of complication to an already stressful time. So how do you break the happy news to your boss? Read on for some tips and suggestions—and congratulations!
  • How Much Does Your Job Affect Your Mental Health?
    Many people view the relationship between work and mental health as distinct. They show up, mentally check out, and hang around until it’s time to actually check out. Have you ever wondered how much your job affects your mental health? Chances are, it’s more than you think.
  • How to Break into a New Industry with No Connections or Experience
    When you’re trying to move into a new industry, getting your big break can be a tough task. Some job seekers are able to find a loophole based on personal connections. But for those who have no connections or experience in their industry of choice, the challenge can seem insurmountable.
  • 6 Myths about Office Romance You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    Office romance seems to work out on the screen. This encourages people to believe they, too, can mix business and pleasure. They’re sure that even if the romance ends, the professional relationship won’t be damaged. Best case scenario is…best case scenario, so before you take the leap, see if you...
  • How to Respectfully “Break Up” with a Recruiter
    In any relationship, ghosting someone when you want to “break up” is considered rude and cowardly. Relationships with recruiters are no exception. If you’ve decided the recruiter you’ve been working with, or the job they are advocating for, is not a good fit, you need to come clean. Here are som...
  • Here's Who to Talk to When HR (and Your Boss) Won't Listen
    Companies truly benefit from having a strong Human Resources (HR) department. But alas, not all businesses have gotten the memo. When your boss doesn’t listen (or the problem you’re having is with your boss), HR is supposed to be the place you can turn to for help. But when an HR department under...
  • 4 Tips For Snagging More Than A Cost-of-Living Raise
    A cost-of-living raise is nice. But it would be a whole lot nicer if your annual raise actually made a significant difference in your paycheck. Sure, it helps to keep up with inflation. But a raise that goes above and beyond the minimum helps you feel more financially secure and builds self-confi...
  • 7 Incredible Lessons From Career Role Models
    Mentors at work have wisdom on matters large and small to offer those willing to listen. Here are seven incredible lessons from career role models.
  • 8 Ways To Make The Job Search More Fun
    Searching for a job is stressful. You put yourself out there to be judged by strangers, you deal with the sting of rejection, and unless you’re working, you’ll find your funds rapidly diminishing. It’s a rough time, and as a result, many people become depressed and begin living unhealthily. Don’t...
  • What Is The Best Time Of Year To Apply For A Job?
    Now that the New Year has come and gone and you're cruising through your resolutions, if you’re like many people, finding a new job is one of the must-do's on your list. If you want to act while the iron's hot, it's helpful to know the ebbs and flows of when the best times of the year are to appl...
  • How To Give A Little Extra At Work And Watch It Pay Off
    The New Year can be one of the best times to be motivated to give more than 100 percent—to eating healthy, working out, pursuing goals and, yes, even your job. There is no better time to take a step back and reset, having (hopefully) been recharged and refreshed following the holidays. As with an...
  • How Much Salary Negotiation Is Too Much?
    Negotiating a salary is a tough balancing act. You don’t want to settle for too little, but you don’t want to price yourself out of a job either. So how do you know when it’s advisable to accept an offer, and when you should continue the negotiation? Here are some basic rules of thumb.
  • How Often Is It OK To Contact A Recruiter During Your Job Search?
    You've put yourself back on the job market and have decided to work with a recruiter to help you land your dream job. After all the preliminaries are done, you might be wondering—how often is it OK to contact your recruiter during the job search or application process?
  • 4 Reasons Why Recruiters Are Going Dark On You
    You’ve found a position you really want, and you’re thrilled with how well the interview went. The recruiter has given you positive feedback, and you’re expecting an offer any day. But time passes without an offer—or a rejection—and you’re frustrated and confused. When a recruiter goes dark on yo...
  • 5-Minute Checklist Before You Hit Send On Your Resume
    When you respond to a job posting, you can be almost certain your resume will be one of dozens received by the hiring manager. Before you hit "apply," follow this quick five-minute checklist to give your resume the best chance of success.
  • Millennials as Leaders: 5 Tips To Teach Millennials Leadership
    Millennials often get a bad rap — and unfairly so. While much has been written about how to manage millennials, we don’t talk as much about how to coach millennials to become leaders themselves. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and move out of the workforce, Gen Xers and millennials will be called...
  • The Fastest Way To Clean Up Your Inbox
    When email was first introduced, it was a timesaver, but it’s gotten a bit unruly since then. With communication so cheap and easy, people now send emails for every note, memo, question, comment, pitch, or thank you. Pair that with multiparty chains and an expectation for immediate reply, and it’...
  • 6 Things To Consider Before Taking A Pay Cut At A New Job
    Most people looking for a new job hope for a higher salary. Sometimes, though, a job offer comes with a pay cut. But that pay cut doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Here are questions to answer before agreeing to a lower paycheck.
  • Recruiters Distinguish Between Good And Bad Cover Letters Within Minutes. Here's How.
    You can't judge a book by its cover—but you can judge a job applicant by a cover letter, according to recruiters. One quick glance at a cover letter, and a recruiter has formed a strong impression of you as a job candidate. If your cover letter is good, you'll get another look; if it's not, well,...