• Hiring Trends We’re Thankful For
    We have a lot to be thankful for in our professional lives this Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, we’ve decided to look at the hiring trends we’re thankful for and consider how they could shape recruitment in the years to come.
  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Wanting To Transfer Offices
    Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided you want to transfer offices. Now comes the tricky part: You have to talk to your boss to get the go ahead. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate; however, there are a few guiding principles that can help the conversation along. Here’s how to talk to...
  • 5 Small Questions Your New Hire May Have That Matter
    New hires have many questions—both big and small, about expectations, company culture, and rules and procedures they need to follow. Here are some examples of seemingly trivial queries new hires may have that you need to be prepared to answer.
  • 6 Surefire Ways To Know You’re Hiring Top Talent
    It’s your job to attract the type of talent that launches your company into the future. And most of the time, you’re confident you know it when you see it. But a little help never hurts, so read on for tips on how to be proactive, keep moving forward, and draw stars to your organization.
  • 5 Important Prescreening Questions
    Candidate screening gives you the opportunity to see how applicants present themselves on the phone, as well as set expectations for the position. Here are five important questions to ask every candidate you prescreen.
  • Is It Appropriate To Recruit Former Employees?
    Not long ago, it was rare for hiring managers to see former employees applying for new positions at the company. But today, it’s a common occurrence—so common, in fact, the trend has even been given a catchy name, “boomerang employees.” This has lead many hiring managers to wonder: Is it appropri...
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Anyone searching for a job—or looking to revitalize a current one—will quickly realize career advice abounds, especially on the Internet. And while there are many outrageous tips you should ignore, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s sometimes worthwhile to think outside the box. Here are fi...
  • 3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid  On Your Cover Letter
    The most common mistake on cover letters, by far, is the classic typo. The last thing you should do before you turn in your application is get another set of eyes check what you’ve already proofed. However, there are a few more rookie mistakes that will often disqualify you from the very start. R...
  • How to Search for a New Job without Your Current Boss Finding Out
    You’ve decided to look for a better job. But since you don’t want your current boss to show you the door before your next position is a sure thing, you need to go into spymaster mode. Here’s How.
  • How to Apologize in the Office
    Sooner or later, we all need to apologize for a transgression in the workplace. Whether your misstep is large, such as sending a snarky email to the wrong coworker, or small (eating someone else's yogurt from the office fridge), there's a certain art to apologizing at the office. Here’s how.
  • 5 Myths About Switching Jobs or Careers
    The time has come, and you’re ready to make a major change in your career. Now you’ll have the pleasure of hearing everyone’s thoughts about how you should go about it—or whether you should attempt it at all. Read on for five opinions you’re likely to encounter—and why you shouldn’t listen.
  • 5 Myths About Interviews You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    There’s a lot of information about interview dos and don’ts. And while some pieces of advice are no-brainers (always making sure you do your interview prep work) some tips are based on nothing more than assumptions…assumptions that aren’t always true. Read on for five of the most popular intervie...
  • How to Get Your Foot In the Door At Your Dream Company
    We all have a list of companies we aspire to work at during the pinnacle of our careers. To get one step closer to making that dream a reality, consider these tips to get your foot in the door of your dream company — whether or not it has an open position you’re interested in right now.
  • The Increasing Popularity of Remote Work
    We already know remote work is insanely popular—and for good reason. Employers are able to choose from a wider pool of talent, while employees are finding it an increasingly essential part of striking that ideal work/life balance. Read on to explore these benefits and to find out where we think t...
  • What to Do After a Job Rejection
    There's no getting around it: A job rejection stings, even if you've decided the position probably wasn't right for you. No one wants to be second choice. But, like most things in life, there are ways you can make the most of the situation. Here's what to do after a job rejection to keep your dig...
  • How to Decrease the Amount of Time You Spend in Meetings
    There’s nothing better than an efficient meeting where goals are met in a cohesive, timely manner. So why are so many meetings painfully long and drawn out? It doesn’t have to be this way! With just a few tweaks to the overall structure of your gatherings, you (and your grateful coworkers!) can b...
  • Making Connections—The Right Way To Socialize At Work
    For most people, socializing at work is a must. After all, you spend a large chunk of your day—and your week—with these people, you might as well make it pleasant! There are definitely right (and wrong) approaches to socializing in the office. Read on for ways to connect with those around you—the...
  • How to Build a Digital Presence as a Job Seeker—And What NOT to do
    Today’s savvy job seekers have more to show than their resumes and cover letters — some have work samples or portfolios, others have websites or digital hubs, and many have social media accounts to boost their personal brand. If you don’t already have a strong digital presence, or if your digital...
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To
    Job hunting and career building are hard enough on their own—even without the well-meaning but sometimes ill-informed advice of others. Some words of wisdom are actually counterproductive and set you up for burnout or job dissatisfaction; other advice is simply outmoded in today's workplace. With...