• 10 (More) Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview to Stand Out
    You may think a job interview is all about your potential employer finding out about you. And granted, that is the way the majority of the interview is likely to go. However, most interviewers will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions as well. Here are 10 questions to ask to stand out...
  • The Right Way to Reschedule a Job Interview
    Trying to get a job interview is difficult enough, and finding you have to unexpectedly cancel the meeting is an awkward conundrum. Needing to reschedule does put you at a disadvantage, but it doesn't automatically remove you from consideration. That being said, if you don't handle the situation ...
  • The Worst Hiring Mistakes We’ve Seen
    Lately, it feels like the only thing more difficult than hiring quality applicants is keeping quality employees. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of mis-hires, it’s time to revamp your interviewing practices to bring on more successful candidates. To help, we’re recounting the five worst hi...
  • The Feedback Your Employees Really Want
    The employee evaluation process is awkward at best. The trick to making the situation more beneficial and less painful for all involved is to focus on giving the types of feedback employees really want: feedback that's frequent, constructive, and actionable, as well as delivered in an appropriate...
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • You Have More Power Than You Think
    Much has been written about the quest for power. Some studies indicate that human beings universally long not for freedom, per se, but power. Whole civilizations have risen through the use of power. Whole civilizations have fallen through the use of power. But what does it mean to have power ...
  • Top Tips to Lure Passive Candidates
    How can you garner the attention of those who are not actively looking for a job — let alone a job at your company? Well, that’s the tricky part. The good news is there are some universal steps you can follow to set the stage for luring qualified passive candidates to your organization.
  • Creating an Achievement Oriented Resume
    Many applicants think of a resume as a list of all the positions they’ve ever held from that first fast food restaurant job to their current role. What this tells a hiring manager: you warmed a chair. To really sell yourself and win in an interview, show what you've accomplished by crafting an ac...
  • How to Convince Your Top Candidate to Say ‘Yes’ (Without Offering More Money)
    In an increasingly tight labor market, employers are scrambling to attract and recruit the best talent before the competition snatches them up. Try these tips to convince your cream-of-the-crop candidates to say yes when you aren’t able to entice them with greater compensation.
  • How to Relax When You Can't Take a Vacation
    Americans need to start figuring out how to relax when they can’t take a vacation. Whatever the reasons, if you're one of the millions of Americans who can’t take a vacation, here’s how you can relax with the time you have.
  • 5 Things You Should Never Discuss With Your Coworkers
    Most of us have been guilty of oversharing at the water cooler or confiding in the wrong person at the office—and we can all recount a war story or two about ways our mouths have gotten us into trouble at work. There are certain things you should never, ever discuss with your coworkers, no matter...
  • 7 Ways to Let Your Employees Know You're Thankful for Them This Week
    There are many simple, low-cost ways employers can contribute to an employee's sense of intrinsic motivation. The key is to consistently find ways to genuinely express that an employee's work is important and appreciated. It has to feel natural, not forced or cheesy, so experiment with options th...
  • How to Develop a Winning Incentive Program
    Employee incentive programs can range from super successful to downright disastrous, depending on how they are developed and implemented. With the right incentive program—done the right way—employees can become extremely motivated, which can really enhance the company’s bottom line.
  • The 5 Types Of People You'll Manage (And How To Best Help Their Professional Development)
    Congratulations! Your superiors have recognized your skills and leadership potential, and now you're the manager. But after one victory lap, reality sets in. You're managing other people now, not widgets—and people come preloaded with baggage in the form of different communication styles, varying...
  • How To Get Hired On The Hill
    For those who aspire to do great things, working on Capitol Hill is an appealing idea. But the first great thing you have to do is to actually get hired. Whether you're looking for an internship, an entry-level position, or something a little higher up, getting that proverbial foot in the door ca...
  • Career Advice I Wish I had Known 10 Years Ago
    Everyone’s career has peaks and valleys, and we all have times when we ask ourselves, “What if?” or “Is this all there is?” During a career crisis, it’s easy to look jealously at colleagues who seem to have it all figured out—but the truth is, behind every successful professional lies a path of t...
  • The Holidays Can Be Stressful: How to Clear Your Mind at Work
    For many in business, stress arrives as an uninvited guest during the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year. With competing demands of home and office, the holidays are actually the most stressful time of year for many reasons. One key to overcome stress and gain control is good preparation...
  • 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.
  • When, Why, and How to Change Your Career Path
    You’re counting down the hours until 5 p.m., calling in sick, and living for the weekends. Before you take the drastic step of quitting your job or the even more drastic step of switching careers, take a step back. What needs to change: your job, your career—or something else?
  • 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.