• 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.
  • 5 Things to Be Thankful For at Your Job Every Day
    Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s going wrong at work, we forget to be thankful for what’s good about our jobs. Ironically, reflecting on what we have to be grateful for can relieve some of the stress that makes us focus on the negativity in the first place. While every person’s experience ...
  • How To Negotiate Your Start Date—And Other Parts Of Your Offer
    You just got a job offer. But there’s a problem. They want you to start in two weeks, but you don't want to start for another month. What should you do? Here are our tips on how to negotiate your start date in your job offer.
  • Are You Getting the Benefits You Deserve?
    Job-seekers tend to focus on salary first and foremost, but your paycheck is only part of the equation. Benefits account for nearly 31 percent of a private-sector employee's compensation package and 37 percent of a public-sector employee's. Are you getting the benefits you deserve?
  • What to Do If You’ve Been Treated Unfairly During a Job Interview
    Some job interviews go well, and others fall flat. Sometimes it's because the job isn't a good fit, or your nerves took over when you were talking. But in other cases, an interview may go awry for a very different reason: the interviewer treated you unfairly. If this is the case, do you have any ...
  • 5 Reasons Why Making Lowball Offers is Counterproductive
    If you want to attract the best talent, keep them engaged, and enjoy stronger employee-retention rates, you'll want to make, at the very least, fair and competitive salary offers. Making lowball offers is a counterproductive tactic. Here are five reasons why:
  • 10 Executives Share the Best Career Advice They’ve Ever Received
    Your career shapes a large part of your life, so it’s important to seek good advice as you create objectives or review the goals you've set for your future. We've asked ten business leaders to share the advice that most positively influenced their careers. Read More.
  • The Etiquette Of Writing And Receiving Recommendation Letters
    At some point in your career, you'll either need a recommendation letter, or you'll be asked to write one. Probably both. The letter might be part of a grad school application, required for a continuing education scholarship or even part of a job application. Whether you're doing the asking or th...
  • What Message Are You Sending Your Candidates?
    Today's companies need to keep in mind the messages they send might not be the only information job seekers see. Candidates today have access to far more information than in the past. If your company isn't living up to its chosen image, chances are candidates will find out.
  • 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...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Hiring Veterans
    Private companies aren’t taking full advantage of a valuable portion of the workforce—Veterans. Here are five reasons why your organization should start hiring veterans today.
  • How to Highlight Your Military Accomplishments on Your Resume
    One of the first hurdles to cross is writing a good resume. As with any other type of job or career shift, it's important to tailor your resume in such a way that employers see why they want to hire you.
  • 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.
  • How to Recognize and Reward your Employees to Build Better Performance
    Recognition makes a huge difference in employee engagement. You may be ready to move on to the next deadline, but take time to celebrate and recognize success. Your employees will notice. They’ll likely perform even better. Learn more.
  • The Pros and Cons of Contract Work
    Contractors, contingent jobs, gig workers, on-demand employees. Whatever you call it, the number of non-employee workers is growing. No matter the reason, there are pros and cons to working as a contractor. In fact, some points are advantages and disadvantages at the same time. Learn why.
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the Hiring Process
    As a job candidate, it's easy to get impatient with the hiring process. You know you're a good fit, so what's taking so long? The truth is, hiring managers are dealing with a lot behind the scenes. Although the process varies by industry, size of company and level of position, hiring managers typ...
  • Make Your Thank You Note Stand Out
    Writing a thank-you note after a job interview gives you another opportunity to make a good impression on a prospective employer. Make it count. Here are points to cover on the road to making that prospective employer your new boss.
  • Do Counteroffers Work?
    As the job market heats up and the talent pool tightens, it’s tempting to counter-offer. There is some evidence that more companies are doing this in recent years. The question is, does it work?
  • 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.