• Pros and Cons of Working For Yourself
    There are a lot of advantages to self-employment, chief among them no meetings extolling the virtues of ink-toner management. But there are many disadvantages, too. Before you go all in, you need to weigh these benefits and downsides to see if self-employment is right for you. To help you out, we...
  • I Think I Might Be a Micromanager
    “So…I think I might be a micromanager. Hear me out. My team’s turnover rate is way north of average, and the ones that are still here won’t look me in the eye, much less hold a conversation with me. I can’t keep up with all the projects I have to juggle, so I eat dinner at my desk just to get thr...
  • 5 Things You Say During Work That You Should Ditch ASAP
    We’ve all said things at work that we wish we could take back. However, you don’t have to say something scandalous for it to be damaging to your career or reputation. Some words or phrases have a way of creeping into your daily dialogue without you even realizing they’re harmful. Take a look at o...
  • Offering Flexible Work Schedules
    In many organizations, flexible work schedules are becoming the norm. While it may seem, on the surface, that the advantages of flextime rest primarily with the employee, that is simply not true. Employers are now realizing that flextime offers them numerous benefits as well.
  • 5 Things We Learned About the Job Market in 2017
    The overall U.S. economy continued to grow throughout 2017, making it a hot market for job seekers, but downright lukewarm for salary increases and other compensation.
  • Getting Inside the Minds of Millennials
    To effectively connect with Millennials—who will account for 75 percent of the workforce in just eight years—smart companies adjust their recruiting strategies to meet younger workers where they are. Here’s how.
  • How to Show Off Your Emotional Intelligence in a Job Interview
    Emotional intelligence. Experts say you have to have it to be successful. But what is it? And how can you show you potential employer you have it during the course of a 30-minute job interview?
  • Make Your Thank You Note Stand Out
    Writing a thank-you note after a job interview gives you another opportunity to make a good impression on a prospective employer. Make it count. Here are points to cover on the road to making that prospective employer your new boss.
  • This is How Some Corporate Leaders are Using Social Media to their Advantage. Are you?
    While there’s definitely room for caution, there are benefits to corporate leaders who make the leap and establish a social media presence. But for many leaders the question then becomes where to begin and how to get started? Here are some tips to help you take that leap.
  • Your Step-by-Step Guide to Tackling Your Biggest Interview Fears
    You may be excited about the prospect of getting a new job, but chances are you're less excited about the interview that could land it for you. Here’s a step-by-step guide to tackling your greatest interview fears.
  • Why You Need to Take a Personal Day Once in a While
    Feeling anxious or guilty about taking a day off from work? Read on as to why you should take a personal day.
  • Holding Your Boss to Their Word
    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.
  • How to Be Assertive at Work without Being a Jerk
    Whether you’re a newly promoted boss, a project leader for the first time or just want to stand up for yourself with your own coworkers and boss—being assertive on the job can be tricky. You don’t want to find yourself in the next book about jerks in the workplace, but you don’t want to become th...
  • The Value of Teaching My Team Everything I Know: Should I Fear I'm Training My Replacement?
    Dating back to ancient Rome, great thinkers have believed “while we teach, we learn.” Modern research has confirmed that. It’s easy to forget that when you find yourself leading a team of talented fire-breathers who could be gunning for your job one day. If you teach them everything you know, tha...
  • How Thin is the Line Between Management and Leadership?
    In today's fast-paced world, are leaders and managers as easily separated as they were in decades past? Has the line blurred? If so, what attributes can apply to both managers and leaders?
  • How to Land a Job as an Unemployed Applicant
    If you're out of work, your job search may have you feeling a lot like a dusty castoff in the bargain bin. While you're probably a perfectly good candidate, it's easy to feel like your value is marked down simply by virtue of your joblessness.
  • Can My Appearance Impact Me Getting the Job?
    So while beauty may be only skin-deep, good looks can equal a good job. Here’s how.
  • The Importance of Recruiting Your Employees
    Looking for the perfect candidate? They may be closer than you think!
  • 2020 Star Nurses Weekly Spotlight - Chapter 5
    As a part of the recognition of the 2020 Star Nurses finalists we will spotlight nurses through the end of summer. Check back each week for more spotlights from our 92 Star Nurses.
  • Three Companies That Embody the Culture of a Top Workplace
    Every year, The Washington Post seeks to find the Washington D.C. area’s top workplaces. What ultimately makes a top workplace seems, at first glance, a tricky question to answer even with the data.