• How to Deal with Difficult Office Leadership
    "People don't leave jobs; they leave bosses" is an age-old adage in the world of HR. And most of us can probably identify with the saying.
  • 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • Is Escaping Your Current Job Worth a Pay Cut?
    It might defy conventional wisdom, but sometimes, taking a pay cut is the right choice. Here are five instances when a salary decrease might be worth it.
  • What To Do When You Hate Your Job
    Do you hate your job? Would you rather wash broken dishes than go to work? If you're nodding with a pained expression, you belong in the overcrowded hate-my-job camp. Just don’t stay too long.
  • How Should You Explain a Bad Boss During Your Job Search?
    If there was one thing about you hated about your last job, it was probably your boss. But now you’re free to search for a new job with a boss who can offer more than snide comments on an annual review. Problem is, hiring managers are going to ask why you left your previous position. How do you e...
  • Is My Best Opportunity for Promotion to Go to a Different Company?
    Sometimes hard work isn’t enough. Knowing your worth can make your decision to leave your current job easier. When your best efforts are not rewarded, it is time to move on. But do so graciously.
  • How to Balance Taking on More Work When Your Coworkers Leave
    Few circumstances disrupt your work life more quickly than a colleague's resignation. But once you've dealt with the initial emotional reaction, reality will set in, and both you and your boss will wonder, who's going to do the work? Quite likely, the answer is you—at least in the interim. It's i...
  • Are You Better Off Using a Recruiter or Self-Search for Your Next Job?
    Should you use a recruiter or self-search to land your next role? Well, the answer is, it depends on what you are looking for…
  • How to Respectfully “Break Up” with a Recruiter
    In any relationship, ghosting someone when you want to “break up” is considered rude and cowardly. Relationships with recruiters are no exception. If you’ve decided the recruiter you’ve been working with, or the job they are advocating for, is not a good fit, you need to come clean. Here are som...
  • 7 Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore When Starting a New Job
    Unfortunately, you sometimes don't figure out your new job isn't the right fit until after you've started it. Here are seven red flags you shouldn't ignore in a new position.
  • 10 Phrases to Never Say During a Job Interview
    There’s a lot to think about when preparing for a job interview: What you should wear, what questions you should expect, how you can best show your qualifications. Just as important as what you should do, however, is what you shouldn’t—namely, things you should never say during an interview. Read...
  • 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. ...
  • When Is It Appropriate to Tell People About Your New Job?
    Receiving a job offer is the best. Your job search has come to an end, and those feelings of stress and depression have been washed away by a rush of pride now that someone has recognized your value as an employee. You’re pumped to start a brand-new chapter in your life, and you can’t wait to tel...
  • The 5 Types of People You Should Have On Your Reference List
    You've passed so many tests already—standing out in a pile of resumes, acing a phone interview, surviving multiple rounds of in-person interviews—and now it's time to overcome the final hurdle: the reference check. Hopefully you've already cultivated a well-rounded list of references. If not, her...
  • You Have A Great Company Culture. Why Are People Leaving?
    You’ve done all the right things when it comes to creating a company culture that should keep employees happy and loyal. You’ve developed a stellar onboarding strategy; you offer great salaries and benefits; you promote openness, honesty, and empowerment. So why are so many of your valued emplo...
  • How to Advance if Your Job Has a Higher Turnover Rate
    Many workers use their annual performance review as a time to make the case for a promotion. But in companies with a higher turnover rate, the person who performed your review in 2018 may be long gone by the time your 2019 review comes around. If your job has a high turnover rate, calculating per...
  • 5 Things You Should Never Put In Writing At Work
    The workday can feel so long…and your email inbox or Slack channel can seem like such a private haven—a secret clubhouse where you can share jokes and kvetch with your work spouse. But don't let a false sense of security lull you into making a career-derailing mistake. There are certain things yo...
  • The Right Way to Give Your Two Weeks Notice
    There’s a right way to give your two weeks notice. Find it, and you’ll enjoy professional relationships to build on for years to come. Unfortunately, the pitfalls strewed across the path to a proper resignation are numerous, and stumbling can damage your chances for that stellar reference.
  • Key Things Recruiters Look for in Your Resume
    No matter how high-tech job-hunting has become, the basics of resume writing still apply. Make sure your resume includes the fundamentals every recruiter needs to see before offering you an interview.