• Etiquette for a Lunch Interview
    Of all the different types of interviews, the lunch interview is one of the most nerve-wracking. Mixing a professional interview with food can feel like a recipe for disaster. You can do it though—take a deep breath, and keep some things in mind.
  • The Best Way to Ask for a Mental Health Day
    There’s no shame in asking for a mental health day, but how do you go about asking your boss for this much-needed pause? Here are a few tips that will help you get the time you need.
  • The Secret to Getting Past Your First Mistake at a New Job
    The good news is that there’s a secret to getting past your first mistake at a new job. If you do it right, you’ll come out looking like a professional despite the original embarrassment.
  • What You Can Offer Instead Of A Holiday Bonus
    Holiday bonuses are a time-honored tradition—but they're not always the right option for your company. Whether your budget is tight or you don't want to deal with the tax issues associated with bonus pay, you might be looking for alternatives. Here are a few employee appreciation ideas you can of...
  • 5 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
    Managing other people is hard, no matter the industry or field. And it doesn't matter how great your relationship is with your employees, the minute you have supervisory authority over someone else, a line is drawn in the sand—and you definitely won’t be getting the full story. Here are five thin...
  • 10 Common Interview Mistakes And How To Overcome Them
    It can be argued the job interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. And while some questions can be tricky, making a great first impression isn't as difficult as it might seem—if you avoid some basic interviewing mistakes.
  • 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...
  • 5 Unusual Traits Employees Want Their Managers to Have
    You want to be a good manager who brings out the best in your team, and you spend a lot of time considering each person’s skills, goals, and ambitions, but have you thought about what traits your employees want you to have—and whether or not you’ve developed those qualities? Everyone knows that t...
  • How to Make Friends in the Office if You're New to the Team
    It's no wonder making the leap to a new job is one of life's biggest stressors. No matter the circumstances, you're essentially breaking up with one group of peers and moving to new digs. To make work comfortable and fulfilling, you'll need to quickly develop a rapport with your supervisor and ne...
  • Why You Should Be Empathetic When it Comes to Resume Gaps
    You may think a resume gap is a sign of inconsistency or a lack of commitment. However, having a space between jobs isn’t always a negative. In fact, the explanation behind those gaps could actually reveal characteristics you would want in a new hire. So if you’re automatically tossing out resume...
  • Always Asking Permission? Steps for Taking Initiative.
    At most jobs, especially corporate ones, it’s important to be able to know how to be assertive. But if you aren’t a natural go-getter, how do you go about becoming one? Taking initiative is vital to many aspects of a career—so whether you’re taking on new management responsibilities or looking fo...
  • How to Talk to Your Manager about Being Overwhelmed with Your Workload
    It's one of the toughest conversations you can have with your manager: letting her know you feel overwhelmed by your workload. It's easy to slip into the trap of feeling like you're admitting defeat and saying you can't do your job—but in fact, this conversation can improve your relationship with...
  • What to Do When Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
    You did a little happy dance when you found out you were hired, and imagined a bright future full of fun challenges, great coworkers, and plenty of advancement opportunities—just like you were promised! And then reality hit. Your first weeks are filled with signs that everything isn’t what you’d ...
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling on the Job
    On paper, business travel sounds like a great deal: It's a chance to see the world on someone else's dime. In practice, however, it can be downright grueling. Following a few simple do and don'ts can help you ensure travel for your job is a bearable—and perhaps even enjoyable—experience.
  • What You Should Do Before Leaving for Vacation—And What You Should Do When You Come Back
    By prioritizing the following action items before and after your vacation, you can ensure a smooth absence and pleasant reentry to the working world.
  • How to Throw an Office Party on a Budget
    An office holiday party can be worthwhile even in tight economic times. It’s a chance to show appreciation for employees and an opportunity for coworkers to mix, mingle and build camaraderie.
  • Stop Overthinking Your Job Search
    Whether it’s by choice or necessity, you’re looking for a new job. In a time of flux, it can be all too easy to bog yourself down with the details. After all, details seem doable while the rest can feel overwhelming. But now is the time to focus on the big picture. How does one go about doing tha...
  • How to Combat Burnout with Engagement Initiatives
    The real question isn’t whether your employees are satisfied—it’s whether they’re engaged. Understanding the difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement is critical to implementing human resources initiatives that prevent employee burnout and costly turnover.
  • This Is When It’s Ok to Ask for More Money
    Asking for more money can be uncomfortable. Bolster your confidence, and your case. This is when it’s ok to ask for more money.
  • How Important is Corporate Culture When Looking for A New Job?
    Company culture is an important factor for both job candidates and employers in the job search process. Learn why.