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  • How to Quit Your Job Gracefully (And Write that Resignation Letter)
    Whatever the reason, it is finally time to quit your job. While circumstances will certainly vary depending on your relationship with your supervisor and the company, here’s a how-to guide for resigning from your job with grace and class.
  • Tips for Developing a Stellar Onboarding Strategy
    The first day on the job can be overwhelming for a new hire: new rules, new processes, new technology, new faces and new company culture. The early days at work also set the tone for the employer-employee relationship. Developing a stellar onboarding strategy helps ensure your new worker feels we...
  • How to Give Feedback Like A Champion
    As a boss, talking to an employee about her performance is one of many key tasks on your daily to-do list. Keep in mind, though, that for your employee, that feedback session or annual performance review is likely the most important work event of the week or year. For best results, prepare carefu...
  • The Value of Coaching Employees into Higher Positions
    Managing a division or running an entire company is time-consuming. It’s hard to carve out time to coach subordinates to move up to higher positions. But good professional development can add up to savings and success for your entire company.
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • The Benefits of Tailoring Your Resume to the Job Description
    Truth is, the days of crafting one resume to rule them all have passed. You’ll benefit far more by tailoring your resume to each specific job. Here’s why.
  • How To Receive Feedback Like A Champion: Surviving A Performance Review
    While you may just want to get your feedback session or annual performance review over with, you can survive and even leverage the feedback to thrive at your job. Proper preparation is key.
  • 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...
  • Team Building Exercises That Work
    Team-building exercises tend to invoke one of two reactions: high fives or low groans. So how do you get the whole team on board and bypass the dreaded eye rolls? Here are some team-building exercises that not only work, but are also bound to please even the most vocal critics.
  • Make Your Job Search Your Top New Year’s Resolution
    When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, “get a new job” is among the most popular. Of course, resolutions are made to be broken—at least it seems that way. But changing jobs is the resolution you need to keep for you to keep pace in an increasingly fluid working world.
  • How to Answer: “Why Do You Want This Job?”
    When recruiters ask, “Why do you want this job?”, what they really want to know is, “What is it about this company and position that interests you, and what assets can you bring to us?” Here’s how you can answer that.
  • Tired Of Your Industry? How To Make The Leap To A New Career
    You’ve come to the realization you're miserable in your job, and you know it's time to move on, but sometimes it's hard to figure out your next step. You want to make the right choice, but how do you know if it's the job itself or if you need to do a career overhaul and change industries? Figurin...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Are You Providing Your Employees Meaningful Advancement Opportunities?
    Businesses seeing a revolving door of employees or a drop in productivity quickly notice the costs. It could be employees are feeling stunted in their careers. Even if you do offer consistent raises and new job titles, consider—are you actually providing meaningful work to go along with these pro...
  • How To Make Your Next Job Come To You
    Imagine being in chill mode when your next job comes to you. It can happen. So what’s the secret sauce? Proactive job seekers position their job-hunting tools to work even when they don’t. The best part? You can adopt their accessible tactics to optimize your own job search efforts.
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  • Why Wellness Programs Are Today’s Hottest Employee Benefit
    The truth is, we spend a lot of time at work. If we're unhappy there, it's going to spill over into physical and mental health issues. Implementing a wellness program signals to employees that their company cares about their well-being and is willing to invest in it. Here’s how.
  • The Kind of Relationships You Need to Grow Your Career
    There are many kinds of relationships that form in the workplace. But only some of them can help advance your career. Find out how to build the relationships you need to do so.
  • 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...