• The Mind You Need for the Career You Want
    Many young professionals seeking to grow their careers today face a world of uncertainty, complexity, and a dearth of well-worn paths. Ironically, some of the most durable answers to these questions originate in ancient Greek Stoicism. Here’s why.
  • D.C.’s Construction Industry and COVID: Where Do Residential Builders Stand?
    Let us take a look at how the D.C. region's residential construction sector performed before, during, and what it will likely look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  • The Fastest Way To Clean Up Your Inbox
    When email was first introduced, it was a timesaver, but it’s gotten a bit unruly since then. With communication so cheap and easy, people now send emails for every note, memo, question, comment, pitch, or thank you. Pair that with multiparty chains and an expectation for immediate reply, and it’...
  • Essential Skills Architect and Design Professionals Will Need in a Post-Pandemic World
    The architect and design sector look like its future may see a huge transformation post pandemic. Let's look at the new or additional skills architects and design professionals will need in a post-pandemic world.
  • How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Permanent Opportunity
    In the gig economy, more and more companies are turning to temporary workers to fulfill staffing needs.
  • 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...
  • A culture of appreciation boosts performance
    It is important to reject the notion that people are motivated purely by money. More important is how people are treated and whether they feel genuinely appreciated. 
  • Top Careers That Are Age Oblivious
    “Age is just a number” is a popular saying.  But does it hold true in the workforce? If you want to choose or transition to a career where age doesn’t matter, here are some of your best occupational prospects.
  • 5 Resume Changes to Make as You Climb The Ladder
    What resume entries should you keep—and what should you delete? Here are five resume changes to implement as you edit with an eye past entry level.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Meetings with Your Boss
    A 1:1 meeting with your supervisor is a precious opportunity. You do not want it to go to waste. Read on to see how to get the most out of your meeting.
  • 5 Things Recruiters Say and How to Interpret Them
    Talking to a corporate recruiter is tricky. A recruiter's objective is to fill open positions, and to some extent, recruiters are playing a numbers game. The more candidates they put in front of hiring managers, the more likely they'll place someone.
  • Four Ways Your Cover Letter Should Differ from Your Resume
    Everyone knows cover letters and resumes aren’t the same thing—but exactly how are they different? Formatting is the most obvious and visually recognizable difference: cover letters are generally written in full paragraphs, while resumes feature specific job-related facts in bullet-point style. B...
  • Want Happy Employees? Do These 5 Things
    Want happy employees? First, you’ll need to make that a keystone goal, understand change must come from within the work environment, and strive for change every day. Then try these five tactics.
  • Can I Talk About My Side Gig In A Full-Time Job Interview?
    If you've got a side hustle, you're not alone. Side gigs are great for extra cash and can provide a necessary creative outlet, but they can also get tricky when you're job hunting. Should you broach the topic when applying for a full-time job? It depends.
  • 5 Monstrous Employees And How To Handle Them
    Movie monsters can be scary. Monstrous employees are much scarier. They terrorize any office they invade and, unlike their cinematic counterparts, don’t come with a glaring weakness. Rather, it takes an individualized approach to manage the situation. Here are five common office monsters and how ...
  • Things You Should Be Asking Your Boss In Your 1:1
    After your boss says her piece in your one on one, don’t move toward the door. It’s your turn to ask questions.
  • Retail Industry and COVID: What is The Jobs Outlook for Small Businesses?
    Retail is a huge sector of the Washington, D.C. metro area's economy, and small businesses play an important role. How did small retailers in the D.C. area performed before and during COVID-19? Read on to learn more!!
  • 10 Productive Things to Do Between Meetings
    It may seem like you dedicate a lot of time in your work day to meetings. It's important to stay productive between meetings you can’t get out of. Whether you have twenty minutes, or just five, here are ten things you can do between meetings.
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • How to Be Assertive at Work without Being a Jerk
    Whether you’re a newly promoted boss, a project leader for the first time or just want to stand up for yourself with your own coworkers and boss—being assertive on the job can be tricky. You don’t want to find yourself in the next book about jerks in the workplace, but you don’t want to become th...