• How to Ensure You Get the Best References You Can
    Not to sound alarmist, but a good reference can be the difference between landing your next job or continuing the search. With references an essential part of any application, you’ll want to ensure you get the best you can. Here’s how.
  • 5 Scary Work Situations and How to Navigate Them
    When work is going well, you have normal stresses to deal with—deadlines, irksome colleagues, difficult clients. But throughout our career, we all face circumstances that take stress to the next level. When you're faced with one of these, it can be challenging to know where to turn or what to do....
  • 6 Signs You Need a Personal Health Day ASAP
    Taking a personal health day can help when you're overwhelmed at work. Here are six signs you need a personal health day and some suggestions for how to enjoy it.
  • 4 Reasons You're Not Getting Interviews You May Be Overlooking
    The job hunt can be a long, tedious process. Particularly in a tight job market, it's not uncommon for applicants to interview for multiple positions before finding the right fit. But if your job search never gets past the point of application, it's time to take a close look in the mirror. You mi...
  • 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...
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • Why Exit Interviews Are So Important
    Things move quickly once an employee gives notice: The departing employee starts to mentally check out but needs to finish up projects. The manager scurries about making action plans for being short-staffed. And HR both needs to tie up loose ends with the departing employee and start looking for ...
  • How to Ensure Every Day is a Good Day For Your Employees
    Do your employees slump through the door every morning in the depths of despair? Or maybe they come in looking okay, but by the time 2 p.m. hits, they're sporting vacant stares and have clearly checked out? Either way, you’re looking at a workforce that needs to be inspired.
  • Cracking the Job Code: Landing a Career in the U.S. Government
    Maybe you’ve heard through the grapevine that getting a federal job is too difficult, too competitive and too long of a process. Well, it’s time to put away your Grapes of Wrath, because my new government insider, Corliss Jackson, is about to share her secret recipe for federal job success.
  • 4 tips to help survive the Turnover Tsunami
    Losing a good employee means suffering strategic setbacks, profits flounder and so much more. So how do you attract and retain top talent and stay afloat during the Turnover Tsunami? Read on for tips.....
  • 5 Resume Changes to Make as You Climb The Ladder
    What resume entries should you keep—and what should you delete? Here are five resume changes to implement as you edit with an eye past entry level.
  • 7 Ways to Better Juggle Work and Family
    While keeping your personal issues separated from your work life is an important step toward being a true professional, there are times when the two are bound to intertwine.
  • How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Permanent Opportunity
    In the gig economy, more and more companies are turning to temporary workers to fulfill staffing needs.
  • Dos and Don'ts for the Office Holiday Party
    A no-holds-barred office party makes for good entertainment (think the not-quite-classic Office Christmas Party), but when it comes to your career, it's better to play it safe at workplace events. Follow these dos and don'ts for the office holiday party, and you won't have any regrets in the new ...
  • Annoying Coworkers? Here’s How to Make Work Bearable.
    Whether it be an overly chatty coworker’s failure to pick up on social cues and stop talking, an inconsiderate peer playing music with the volume way too loud for a professional setting, or an obnoxious business associate pushing the limits of your patience with their bad behavior—the fact remain...
  • 8 Reasons You Shouldn't Leave Your Job
    "Take This Job and Shove It" is a great country song, but it's terrible career advice. We all have bad days when it's tempting to run out the door, but before you give notice, stop and think. Here are eight solid reasons why you shouldn't leave your job.
  • What to Do if You Make a Mistake on Your Job Application
    From a typo on a phone number to an incorrect date, mistakes on job applications happen. What to do if it happens to you?
  • 5 Tips for Acing Your Case Interview
    A case interview might sound intimidating, but it's actually a wonderful opportunity. You get to spend time with company officials, analyze a business challenge, and come up with a solution. Even though you usually won't know the exact case scenario you'll be presented during a case interview, yo...
  • Four Ways Your Cover Letter Should Differ from Your Resume
    Everyone knows cover letters and resumes aren’t the same thing—but exactly how are they different? Formatting is the most obvious and visually recognizable difference: cover letters are generally written in full paragraphs, while resumes feature specific job-related facts in bullet-point style. B...
  • 5 Qualities to Look for When Seeking a Work Mentor
    Great mentors have wisdom in abundance. But just because someone knows the ins and outs of your industry, doesn't necessarily mean he or she is the person from whom you can learn the most. So what makes a good mentor?