• How to Optimize Your Job Posting
    How to optimize a job posting simply hasn’t been top-of-mind for many businesses, mainly because it hasn’t needed to be. Companies that want to make sure they make the cut can use a combination of smart keywords, savvy SEO, and solid writing to optimize job postings, drawing more attention and mo...
  • I’m So Awkward—How to Ace an Interview
    For many people, the job interview is the hard part. While we all know those easygoing extroverts for whom interviews are a breeze, many of us find ourselves wrestling against our natural instinct to stutter, cough, and fidget our way through them. But there are things you can do to showcase your...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Best Practices for Staying In Touch With Former Coworkers
    You’ve left your job behind, but you’d like stay connected with your former coworkers. They might be willing to be a reference for your next job. They can help you build and maintain your professional network. You may even end up working together again—at their next company or maybe at a new vent...
  • Why You Should Start Working on Your New Year’s Career Resolutions Now
    When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, if procrastination is one habit you’re trying to break, there’s no time like the present to start cobbling together a career improvement list. Why start early? Find out.
  • 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?
  • Hiring Managers Share The Moment They Knew the Applicant Would Get the Job
    When you interview for a job, you hope the hiring manager is considering all aspects of what you can offer the company. But sometimes, it all comes down to one answer to a question or one key aspect of your history. Hiring managers share the moment they knew the applicant would get the job.
  • Our Favorite Movies About the Workplace (And Lessons You Can Learn From Them)
    The next time you’re looking for a way to fill a laid-back evening, check out one of these classic movies. They’re the perfect way to unwind from work by laughing at work.
  • Ask Great Questions to Grow Your Career
    Techniques for career growth abound. One of the most reliable is learning to ask great questions early and often throughout your career. What makes a question great? The answer depends on the situation, but one thing all great questions have in common is the motivation to expand your understan...
  • Why Washington, D.C. Is a Great Job Market For Veterans
    Since it usually doesn't top the list of "best" cities for veterans to live, it may seem as if Washington D.C. is not a great place for veterans to retire. That being said, when it comes to jobs, the city ranks much better. Learn why.
  • 7 Ways to Stand Out in the DC Job Market
    Many career opportunities exist in the D.C. market, yet you'll find a lot of competition for some of these jobs. If you want to stand out, you need to make an effort to dazzle hiring managers. Here are seven ways to help you shine
  • How to Decline an Offer (But Leave the Door Open)
    Congratulations! You got the job offer. But something isn’t quite right. Here’s how to decline an offer while leaving the door open for the future.
  • Career Development: Some Unconventional Advice
    Career development advice abounds, so much so that there is actually too much of it.  Readers are often left with the impression that their careers should be in perpetual motion and advancement.
  • 7 Career Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid
    Throughout your career you'll be making many decisions; some will be done consciously, but other choices, actions or things said might be less thought out. Here are 7 career mistakes you'll want to avoid.
  • What to Do When You're More Qualified Than Your Boss
    Your boss just asked the 10th dumb question of the day and it finally hits you: you’re more qualified than she is. Find why this may not be the case.
  • What to Do When You're Stuck in a Dead End Job
    You mastered the entry-level position, impressed your boss and worked your way up to a management role within three years. Here are the steps you need to take after that..
  • Googling the Hiring Manager before an Interview
    Would you research the hiring manager before an interview? You probably already know company officials will do a little online digging about you when they're considering you for a job. But did you also know you should do the same?