All Career Advice

  • The Southeast quadrant of Washington, DC, is a busy place. The U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court and Library of Congress make up its northern border and other sizable employers, such as the Navy Yard, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Nationals' Park are located at the other end.

  • The nation's capital city boasts one of the best employment rates in the United States due to the many opportunities and well-paying jobs located in and around the District. With a better employment rate than the U.S. average, people come from near and far to fill these jobs, often involving a move to unfamiliar territory.

  • I remember being excited about high school graduation for about 5 minutes—then the questions started. Where are you going to college? What are you going to major in?

  • Should You Quit Your Job Before Landing a New Job? Your boss once again berated you in front of your coworkers, and worse, a client. Your boss sabotaged your work to make you look bad. Then, stole credit to make herself look better.

  • You sit down to update your resume to send out to potential employers, but you worry it will be overlooked in a sea of applicants. These days, jobs are typically competitive, and many resumes are quickly tossed in the nay pile.
  • Shortfall. Train wreck. Epic fail. No matter the scope of the problem with a project, the fact is, you were entrusted with an effort important to your company and didn’t deliver. You fear a career-damaging ding on your permanent record.
  • Employment opportunities in the Washington, D.C., Metro area have been growing faster than the national average. In 2015, the region saw more than 68,000 new jobs added. As a result, many people are moving into the region or seeking to find a place that makes the commute to work easier.

  • When you work in an office, your gabby neighbor, needy family members and others don’t expect you to be free during the day. Your inner domestic engineer or social media butterfly isn’t coming up with tasks or distractions either. But when you work from home—as a telecommuter, business owner or p...
  • Just when you think you're ready to shift into a more productive groove at work, Procrastination enters the room. You two decide to hang out, which means your to-do pile grows longer.
  • Becoming a parent changes you in ways so profound my words could never come close to adequately describing the epic life shift coming your way. It shifts your entire perspective on the world, what's important to you, what your goals in life are and how you want to spend your time
  • In my work life, staff meetings often involve one or two long-winded colleagues telling war stories while the rest of us feel like POWs. At meetings for one volunteer gig, we’d advance an issue nearly to completion…and then stop just short of resolution.
  • She's not your boss, but she's in your business, bugging you about a report that needs to be turned in, looking over your shoulder or wanting to be cc'd on every email. She's likely a micromanager, commonly defined as a person who manages situations using excessive control.
  • Investing in office gossip provides the diminishing returns of workplace dissension and a climate of distrust. It degrades the gossiper, who is taken less seriously or viewed as divisive, and the object of the gossip, whose professional or personal reputation is being assaulted.
  • Your boss says he'll give you added responsibilities, but they never materialize. That information he was supposed to pass on to you for the project you're working on is also a no-show, along with pretty much everything else he's promised in the last six months.
  • So is there a solution to the Monday scaries? Yes. While it might not be possible to embrace Mondays like a long-lost friend, there are ways to make the transition back into work a little easier.
  • Workplace change comes in many forms, from a new office software program to changes in job title, management or department. How well you adapt to these shifts depends on many factors, from your personality to how the change is introduced and managed. But whatever the change and how it arrives, th...
  • Have you ever applied for a job that fit you like a soul mate, but never even got a response after submitting your resume? You have the right degree, you have experience and have proven yourself in the industry, so how is it possible your phone didn’t ring immediately after you hit the send button?