• Managing Emotions at the Office
    “If you can be self-aware enough to know the things that put you in that vulnerable state, you can be in a better place to manage it”
  • Busting Three Modern Myths of Diversity in the Workplace
    The benefits of diversity in the workplace do not need to be proven anymore. We know for example that gender diversity at the top positively affects firm’s performance, and that suspicion of racial discrimination has a devastating impact on job attitudes, health and citizenship behaviors. But bey...
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Conflict”
    Most interview questions ask you to discuss the positive aspects of your working life. But every now and then, a question takes a turn for the negative, potentially wrecking your whole enthusiastic vibe. “Tell me about a time you handled a conflict” is one such question. If you know how to answer...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 10 Must-Ask Exit Interview Questions
    Many employers view the exit interview as a mere formality, assuming they bother to perform one at all, but it’s is more important to the health of your business than you may think. The exit interview is an essential tool for understanding why employees leave and how they feel about the company. ...
  • 5 Times It’s Ok to Tell a White Lie in the Office
    Lying is wrong. It hurts others, it damages your reputation, it can be difficult to stop once you start, and it’s not great for your health. But white lies are different, right? Well, certain kinds actually can be. Like any community, an office can survive—and occasionally even profit from—a litt...
  • Need a Break at Work? Here Are 10 Things You Can Do
    We all need a break now and then, especially at work. Workers who don’t take regular breaks are shown to have a higher burnout rate, lower productivity, and a decreased resistance to distractions. So, whether you’re shrouded in brain fog or tearing through that to-do list, you should regularly ta...
  • 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...
  • Does Gender Bias Still Exist in Today's Workplace?
    Learn how gender bias exist in the 21st century.
  • 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.
  • Laid Off? Here's How to Tell Your Network.
    The day you're laid off from a job is always going to rank as one of the worst of your career—but ultimately the experience can open new doors for you. To get back on your feet, it's critical to employ a strong strategy for spreading the news about your new employment situation. You have to be yo...
  • 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 To Handle An Employee Asking To Switch Offices
    An employee has asked to switch offices, and you’re not sure how to handle it. On the one hand, you want to be supportive and help her find satisfaction in her career. On the other hand, you don’t want to go through the headache of re-staffing and, if we’re being honest, it hurts that a good empl...
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • What We’ve Learned about the Job Market in 2018 So Far
    At the beginning of the year we talked about the outlook for job seekers in 2018, but now that we’re halfway through the year, let’s consider what the actual market looks like and what you can expect for the remainder of 2018—one thing’s certain: It’s going to continue being a wild ride! Read on ...
  • You’re on Vacation, But Your Coworkers Won't Stop Emailing You?
    You're just settling into your pool chair with a juicy thriller and an adult beverage when you hear a familiar ping. Ugh. The office. What could they possibly want now? Don't they know you're on vacation? What should you do when you're on vacation and your coworkers won't stop emailing you?
  • 5 Hot Jobs in D.C. that Can Mean Hiring Headaches
    Healthcare, services, managers and tech. And, of course, lawyers. There are many ways to evaluate what’s hot and what’s not in the D.C. job market. No matter how you slice and dice the numbers, though, those five categories are infernos. Here’s why.
  • Taking the Leap—Pros and Cons of Working at a Startup
    So, is the startup world right for you? Part of that answer will depend on where you apply, but before you submit that resume, consider these factors.
  • These Job Interview Horror Stories Will Give You Goosebumps
    Welcome to real-life interview horror shows, the bane of hiring managers and recruiters across the nation. Your mission: to never star in such frighteningly unprofessional scenarios. Learn more.