• How Can You Tell If An Employee Is On Board?
    As a business grows, so does its headcount. And this can make maintaining the company culture — as well as employee engagement — much harder.
  • Benefits of Returning to a Former Company
    Sometimes you leave a job for greener pastures and realize you actually had it pretty good before—and sometimes your former employer comes calling with a new opportunity.
  • How to Explain a Toxic Work Environment During a Job Interview
    Sometimes quitting your job is the best answer. It should be your last resort, but there are times when a workplace is so toxic or detrimental to your health you simply must get out.
  • What to Do When Your Phone Interview is Late. Or You Miss It.
    You’ve been anxiously awaiting your phone interview with a potential employer. But the phone isn’t ringing. All this speculation is unnecessary on both ends. Whether you’re the one waiting on the call, or it was you who missed the it, certain protocols apply. Here’s what to do in either case.
  • Steps to Take to Compartmentalize Your Personal Issues in the Office
    Our careers will have ups and downs, and so will our personal lives. At some point, we'll all deal with the death of a loved one, an illness, a messy breakup, or some other personal issue that makes it difficult to concentrate and take care of business. When circumstances like these arise, it's i...
  • 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 ...
  • What Does "Cover Letter Optional" Really Mean?
    There is some debate in the business community about whether cover letters are even necessary anymore. But instead of eliminating them entirely, what you’ll probably find is that more and more companies simply make them “optional.” But…what exactly does that even mean? Before you bang your head a...
  • 5 Ways to Shorten Your Cover Letter
    There are some basic mistakes to avoid when writing a cover letter, and making it too long is perhaps the most important one. But how do you keep it concise when you have a long and complex work history? Read on for some tips to keep your cover letter short and sweet.
  • 5 Tips for Networking with Executives at Your Company
    Company executives are some of the most rewarding people to have in your professional network, but they can feel the most out of reach. They aren’t! With these five tips you can begin making these valuable connections.
  • 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...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 10 Phrases to Never Say During a Job Interview
    There’s a lot to think about when preparing for a job interview: What you should wear, what questions you should expect, how you can best show your qualifications. Just as important as what you should do, however, is what you shouldn’t—namely, things you should never say during an interview. Read...
  • 7 Better Questions You Can Be Asking at the End of Your Interview
    By now, you know you’re not only expected but encouraged to ask questions at the end of an interview. What should you ask to set you apart from the pack? Read on for seven questions that will help you leave your interview feeling like a champ.
  • 4 Tips For Snagging More Than A Cost-of-Living Raise
    A cost-of-living raise is nice. But it would be a whole lot nicer if your annual raise actually made a significant difference in your paycheck. Sure, it helps to keep up with inflation. But a raise that goes above and beyond the minimum helps you feel more financially secure and builds self-confi...
  • Is DC Still As Transient As Everyone Says It Is?
    There’s no doubt that Washington, DC is a unique place to work and live. If you’ve spent any time here at all, you’re almost sure to have heard the (not necessarily funny) joke that no one is ever really “from DC.” Even with the increasing short-term population of big cities around the country, D...
  • 3 Secrets To A Turnover-Proof Onboarding Strategy
    Creating a reliable onboarding program is a sound investment in retaining new employees and helping them reach their full potential. If you want to reduce turnover and save money, time, and hassle, follow these three reliable strategies.
  • Can I Ask My Current Boss For A Letter Of Recommendation?
    Requesting a recommendation can be a delicate conversation no matter who you choose to ask. People are busy, and it’s always a little awkward to seek praise in the form of a letter. But the situation can get especially tricky when the person you want to write your recommendation is your current b...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • 6 Surefire Ways To Know You’re Hiring Top Talent
    It’s your job to attract the type of talent that launches your company into the future. And most of the time, you’re confident you know it when you see it. But a little help never hurts, so read on for tips on how to be proactive, keep moving forward, and draw stars to your organization.