• Starting a Job Search after Your Industry Has Been Devastated by COVID-19
    In what feels almost overnight, the coronavirus pandemic has devastated many industries. What do you do when one day you have a job and the next, it's gone?
  • 5 Better Questions to Ask at Your Next Networking Meeting
    So, you’ve finally landed that big one-on-one networking meeting you’ve been angling for, and now you need to ensure you make the most of every minute you get with your new contact.
  • Steps to Making a Target List for Your Job Search
    Finding your dream job—or even the next stop on the way to your dream job—isn't easy. You can take a scattershot approach, applying for whatever opening you come across, or you can be more thoughtful by using a target list for your next job search. Here's how to do so.
  • Always Asking Permission? Steps for Taking Initiative.
    At most jobs, especially corporate ones, it’s important to be able to know how to be assertive. But if you aren’t a natural go-getter, how do you go about becoming one? Taking initiative is vital to many aspects of a career—so whether you’re taking on new management responsibilities or looking fo...
  • 3 Things To Consider Before Starting Your Job Search
    Before you start your job search, there are a lot of factors you must consider. Here are 3 things to consider before you begin you job search.
  • Pros and Cons of Being a Job-Hopper
    Is job-hopping a good way to go about advancing your career or does it become a liability? Realistically, it can be a little of both. Find out why..
  • 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 Coronavirus Will Change Your Next Job Hunt
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States lost 701,000 jobs in March, raising the unemployment rate from 3.5 to 4.4 percent.
  • From College to the Real World
    If you’ve just graduated with your degree, no doubt you’re excited to start your career. Classes are finished, exams are over, and you’ve landed your first job. Congratulations! It’s all smooth sailing from now on in…or is it?
  • Are You Too Good for Your Job?
    We all want to be good at our jobs. It’s fulfilling to master a craft and grow in a career. When you excel, it shows ambition and commitment to the team. Plus, it’s super satisfying. But are you too good for your job?
  • What to Do When Your Values Don't Align With Your Company's
    Working for a company that has the same values you do, or at least respects your right to hold different values, can be a very big deal. How would you describe the company’s culture and values?
  • Career Opportunities in Mid-Size Arts and Heritage Organizations, Before, During, and After COVID-19
    Prior to COVID-19, careers in mid-size D.C. arts were thriving. In the midst of the pandemic, not so much. But what does the future hold? Let’s take a look at how career opportunities in this sector have fluctuated.
  • 8 Questions to Ask in Informational Interviews
    If you're just starting your career or interested in a career change, you've likely been advised to schedule informational interviews. These casual conversations with professional contacts—which shouldn't last longer than 20 to 25 minutes—are meant to help you learn about an industry and develop ...
  • 5 Reasons Why Washington, DC is the Best Place to Gain Work Experience
    Washington, D.C. is the best place to gain work experience. Here are 5 reasons why.
  • How to Effectively Network on Social Platforms
    No matter where you are in your career, learning how to effectively network on social media is an important skill to hone. The following tips can help you make sure social media works for you, not against you.
  • Why You Should Be Empathetic When it Comes to Resume Gaps
    You may think a resume gap is a sign of inconsistency or a lack of commitment. However, having a space between jobs isn’t always a negative. In fact, the explanation behind those gaps could actually reveal characteristics you would want in a new hire. So if you’re automatically tossing out resume...
  • 7 Career Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid
    Throughout your career you'll be making many decisions; some will be done consciously, but other choices, actions or things said might be less thought out. Here are 7 career mistakes you'll want to avoid.
  • Five Company Policies to Understand Before You Accept a New Position
    You are about to accept a new position, but you have questions about some of the policies. Five policies you need to fully understand before you take the job are…
  • More Tips to Build A Network Within Your Company — With Minimal Effort
    Whether you’re new or a longtime employee, it can be intimidating to make meaningful connections within your organization. The good news is there are creative ways to build your professional network organically — even if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert.
  • Making Your Mark as a New Employee While Working Remotely
    While remote working was already on the rise before COVID-19 threw the entire workforce into chaos, it has hit a new and unprecedented level of traction in recent months. Read on for a few ways to make your mark remotely.