• The Impact of COVID on Career Opportunities in Small Arts and Heritage Organizations
    Small businesses in D.C.’s arts and heritage sector have long been major drivers of the capital’s tourism and revenues. Let's look at the impact of COVID on this industry.
  • How To Thrive, Not Just Survive in High Stress Environments
    You love the adrenaline rush you get from working in a high-stress environment. But sometimes you just want flip over your desk and storm out. Read on to learn how to stress for success.
  • Should You Make a Case for Continuing to Work from Home after the Crisis Is Over?
    You’ve always wanted to work from home.  Well now—like just about everyone else—you’re doing it.  Maybe you’re finding that telecommuting is not for you. Or maybe you’re discovering it’s everything you thought it would be and more.
  • How to Organize Your To-Dos Before the New Year
    It's easy to slack off in December, particularly if you're one of those poor souls who used up their PTO by March. When everyone is out of the office and the breakroom is filled with leftover sugar cookies, it's tempting to shop holiday sales and rewatch Netflix Christmas movies on your phone. Be...
  • 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...
  • 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • 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...
  • How To Receive Feedback Like A Champion: Surviving A Performance Review
    While you may just want to get your feedback session or annual performance review over with, you can survive and even leverage the feedback to thrive at your job. Proper preparation is key.
  • How to Answer: “Why Do You Want This Job?”
    When recruiters ask, “Why do you want this job?”, what they really want to know is, “What is it about this company and position that interests you, and what assets can you bring to us?” Here’s how you can answer that.
  • Guide to Navigating Writing Samples During Your Job Search
    Even if writing will not be a major part of your job description, your potential employer may want to see a few writing samples in order to gauge your attention to detail, and your level of professionalism. If you don’t have writing samples to show, you can always create them. Just make sure you ...
  • Grow Your Career Without Changing Jobs
    Even if you love your job, there’s always room for progression even if you don’t want to change jobs. Here’s how.
  • Your Interview Prep Checklist
    To ensure you're prepared for your job interview, we've compiled a checklist of everything you need to remember to ace that crucial meeting. Check each of the boxes, and you'll be ready to go in with confidence, and nail it!
  • 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?
  • Managing Multiple Bosses and Teams Without Burning Out
    One of my favorite lines ever from a commencement speech was given by Bill Gates. He said, “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”
  • What to Do When You Feel Undervalued at Work
    If you aren't feeling recognized at work, don't walk storm around, grumpy and irritable. Take action and receive what you deserve.
  • Dealing with a Layoff
    Whether you have an inkling that a layoff is in the works, or the news comes as a bolt from the blue, it hurts to be told you are surplus to requirements.
  • Surviving a Bad Boss
    Toxic. Bully. Saboteur. Insecure. Narcissistic. Micromanager. Jerk. If any or all of these sound like your boss, welcome to the club no one wants to join. Fellow club members can tell you how to survive a bad boss and win by landing a better gig with a good boss.
  • The Eternal Quest for Work
    Do you aspire to another role with your employer, want to build your brand in the industry, launch your own venture or just get someplace better? Read on to learn more!
  • 5 Things Recent Grads Need to Know about Entering the Workforce
    Finding a job as a new graduate can sometimes be a scary prospect. You’ve got the whole world ahead of you, how do you gain a foothold? Read on for five things you should know before stepping out into the real world.
  • 7 Incredible Lessons From Career Role Models
    Mentors at work have wisdom on matters large and small to offer those willing to listen. Here are seven incredible lessons from career role models.