• All Your Colleagues Are Leaving the Company. Should You Too?
    There is some speculation that leaving a company can be contagious. People often exit organizations in waves, so it’s not surprising that when your colleagues start walking out the door, you’re tempted to follow. But before you make a life-altering decision based on what other people are doing, t...
  • How to Ensure Your Job Application Actually Gets Looked At
    You've heard robots are taking over the world, but the truth is, they've already taken over the world—at least, the world of job seekers. Recruiters rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sift through the hundreds of resumes they receive for each job posting. That might sound depressing, but...
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • How Your Leadership Style Affects Your Work Ethic
    No matter where you are in your career, it's possible to see a relationship between your leadership style and your work ethic. Examining how your leadership style affects your work ethic will help you develop stronger relationships with your own supervisor, colleagues, and direct reports.
  • Little Known Tricks to Power through a Slow Week at Work
    We've all been there: the slow week at the office. Sometimes making it through 40 hours can seem like an eternity. A few simple tricks can help you power through slow weeks at work—and even feel productive and energized by 5 o'clock Friday.
  • What to Do When a Recruiter Asks About Your Current Salary
    Salary questions are perhaps the most dreaded type of interview questions—and none quite so much as “What is your current salary?” So what should you do when you encounter this question? Find out.
  • Recruiters Distinguish Between Good And Bad Cover Letters Within Minutes. Here's How.
    You can't judge a book by its cover—but you can judge a job applicant by a cover letter, according to recruiters. One quick glance at a cover letter, and a recruiter has formed a strong impression of you as a job candidate. If your cover letter is good, you'll get another look; if it's not, well,...
  • How To Figure Out Your New Boss
    Your relationship with your boss can make or break your happiness at work. Whether you're the new one on the team or your boss is, it can be challenging to figure out your supervisor, but it needs to be one of your top priorities. Try the following strategies to decode your boss's behavior.
  • Job Search Scaring You? Try These 3 Things.
    We love horror movies, but lately, they haven’t had the same thrill. That’s probably because we’ve seen the true face of horror, the job search. And the scariest part of the process has to be the interview. That got us thinking: If horror movies make us face our fears, then maybe they can teach u...
  • 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...
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • Ways You Can Use Facebook In The Recruitment Process
    Facebook isn’t just a platform for political memes and kitten videos. It can also be a valuable tool in the recruitment process. Whether you’re using social media to attract new candidates or get a clearer picture of your current applicants, Facebook has a great deal to offer job recruiters. Her...
  • 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 Search for a New Job without Your Current Boss Finding Out
    You’ve decided to look for a better job. But since you don’t want your current boss to show you the door before your next position is a sure thing, you need to go into spymaster mode. Here’s How.
  • How to Make Irrelevant Experience Relevant During Your Job Search
    You may be worried that including irrelevant work experience on your resume could hurt your chances of landing your dream job. Then again, leaving that experience out could create gaps in your timeline. How do you solve this dilemma?
  • 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 ...
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • What to Do After a Job Rejection
    There's no getting around it: A job rejection stings, even if you've decided the position probably wasn't right for you. No one wants to be second choice. But, like most things in life, there are ways you can make the most of the situation. Here's what to do after a job rejection to keep your dig...
  • The Difference Between What a Good Candidate and a Great Candidate Says During an Interview
    A good candidate might say all the right things. But a great candidate will say all the “wow” things. Here are some examples of how a good candidate might answer standard interview questions as compared to a great candidate.
  • Making Connections—The Right Way To Socialize At Work
    For most people, socializing at work is a must. After all, you spend a large chunk of your day—and your week—with these people, you might as well make it pleasant! There are definitely right (and wrong) approaches to socializing in the office. Read on for ways to connect with those around you—the...