• How to Let a Company Know It's Your Top Choice Without Sounding Too Eager
    Waiting to hear back about a potential job offer can be brutal, especially when the job seems like the perfect fit. But how do you let a company know it’s your top choice without sliding down the slippery slope of sounding, well, desperate? Read on for some subtle ways to indicate that, for you, ...
  • 8 Signs You Are a Top Candidate After the Interview
    Waiting to find out whether you got the job is tough. But interviewers often send strong signals you’ve gotten the job before they give the official word.
  • Survival Tips for an Open Office With Sick Coworkers
    Whatever the case may be, you definitely don’t want someone else’s cough putting you out of commission (especially, if you work on commission). In order to stay healthy in an open office setting with sick coworkers, try out some of the survival tips we’ve compiled below.
  • Ace Your Video Interview with These 6 Tips
    Recruiters and hiring managers increasingly rely on video interviews to screen job candidates. If you haven't been interviewed by video yet, it's only a matter of time. Keep these six tips in mind to wow recruiters during video interviews.
  • How To Get The Training You Need to Grow Your Career
    If you don’t want to be stuck in your current position forever, you’ll need to acquire training both on and off the job. But how do you do that when your schedule is already jam-packed, and your company doesn’t offer the on-the-job training you need? Here are some suggestions to help you get the ...
  • When Should You Rat on Your Coworker?
    Reporting the misconduct or poor work-related performance of a coworker to your superior has probably crossed your mind at some point during your career. Unless the circumstances make the choice obvious, knowing when to rat on your coworker can feel exceedingly difficult to discern. Here are some...
  • What to Do When You've Been Passed Over for a Promotion
    We all want validation that we’re doing well at our jobs, and oftentimes this takes the form of a promotion. After all, what says “You’re doing great!” better than an increase in responsibility and pay? But what do you do if you’re passed over for a promotion? It may seem impossible to move on fr...
  • How to Make a Great Impression at Career Fairs
    Career fairs are hands down one of the best ways to network when you’re looking for a new job. So how do you stand out from the crowd in a room full of people all looking for the same thing as you? Read on for tips on how to make a great first impression and score the coveted goal of career fairs...
  • Good and Bad Excuses to Leave Work Early
    Swinging a perfect attendance record for work is nearly impossible, and it isn’t something most bosses expect. There will inevitably be some days when you’ll have to leave early with little or no advance notice. But which excuses are acceptable and which will leave your manager frustrated?
  • 7 Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore When Starting a New Job
    Unfortunately, you sometimes don't figure out your new job isn't the right fit until after you've started it. Here are seven red flags you shouldn't ignore in a new position.
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Applying Internally
    You like the company you work for, but you think you’d be happier in another position or in a different department. So you decide to apply for another job within the organization. You don’t want your boss to find out from somebody else. Yet broaching the subject can be awkward and sometimes even ...
  • How to Spot a Bad Boss During the Interview Process
    To ensure a good match between you and the job you're applying for, you also need to be on the lookout for one more thing: signs of a bad supervisor. Keep your eyes open for the following red flags to spot a bad boss during the interview process.
  • Job Search at a Standstill? Here's What to Do.
    Sometimes job hunting can be incredibly frustrating and disappointing. No matter how much experience you have, or how refined your skill set is, every job seeker feels like they’re hitting a wall at some point. So how do you break through that wall and land safely on the other side? When your ...
  • 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.
  • How to Respectfully “Break Up” with a Recruiter
    In any relationship, ghosting someone when you want to “break up” is considered rude and cowardly. Relationships with recruiters are no exception. If you’ve decided the recruiter you’ve been working with, or the job they are advocating for, is not a good fit, you need to come clean. Here are som...
  • Night Before The Interview Checklist
    For even the most extroverted among us, interviews can be nerve-racking. Fortunately, you can take steps to significantly reduce the risk that those problems will emerge. Want to give future you a leg up? Here is your night-before an interview checklist.
  • Is It Appropriate To Ask Why A Position Is Open During An Interview?
    You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Here’s why.
  • What Do You Do If Your Interviewer Seems Unprepared?
    It’s not outside the realm of possibility—or even that unusual—to show up to an interview only to discover it’s the interviewer who’s unprepared. And let’s face it—all the preparation in the world isn’t going to help if the person asking the questions isn’t, well, asking good questions. Read on f...
  • How To Explain Getting Fired In All Stages of the Job Search
    It’s time to move on and start over. How do you acknowledge your termination in your application? On your resume? During your job interview? Here’s how to handle every step in the process.