• Your Work Concerns Are Not Unique, And That’s Okay, Because You Are
    Being in job search mode means you might feel a little less amazing about yourself right now and view your options as limited. While your concerns are most often not unique, you are unprecedented. Read on to learn more!!!
  • D.C.'s Hospitality and Tourism Industry and COVID: Where Do Medium-Sized Businesses Stand?
    Let us take a look at how mid-sized hospitality companies have performed before, during, and what they will likely look like after the pandemic.
  • Transitioning to a New Career When You're Over 55
    As a 55+ worker, the workplace dynamic was different when you started your career. It was common for people to retire after a career with one employer in one industry. Since then the game has changed.
  • Best Practices for Getting a Job at Your Old Company
    Often when you resign a position, you can't imagine ever wanting to return to your employer. But a growing number of employees (known as "boomerang employees") are finding new opportunities at old employers, and hiring managers are increasingly open to rehiring former employees. If a boomerang po...
  • 5 Things to Consider When Going Back to Work Full Time
    Any job search is demanding, but it’s extra stressful when going back to work after an extended absence. . You may be out of practice, but the skills and work ethic you’ve developed over the years remain intact. You simply need to remind yourself of this fact and find a way to promote your value ...
  • 5 Hot Jobs Where Salaries Are Growing
    If you're looking to snag a job with a high salary, Washington D.C. is definitely a city to consider for career options. Here are five of the hottest jobs with growing salaries.
  • How to Answer: "What Should We Know about You That’s Not on Your Resume?"
    The hiring manager asks, “What should we know about you that’s not on your resume?” That’s when many a mind goes blank. Tricky? Yes. Impossible? Not if you’re prepared. Here's how.
  • How Successful People Write Their Self-Reviews
    The dreaded self-review. Most of us don't look forward to this annual task, and with good reason. Culturally, we aren't used to talking about ourselves, and the line between arrogance and selling yourself short can feel awfully thin. However, with the right attitude and approach, you can turn wri...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Leaving Your Current Job
    The decision to leave your current job should be a positive one. Whether you’re heading to a new company, going back to school, or starting a family, you’ve chosen to expand your life experience and grow. It’s a time for reflection and a little bit of patting yourself on the back for your can-do ...
  • When Is It Appropriate to Tell People About Your New Job?
    Receiving a job offer is the best. Your job search has come to an end, and those feelings of stress and depression have been washed away by a rush of pride now that someone has recognized your value as an employee. You’re pumped to start a brand-new chapter in your life, and you can’t wait to tel...
  • What to Do if You Encounter an Illegal Interview Question
    You’re acing the job interview. You’ve been personable, you’ve laid out your qualifications deftly, and you even made the recruiter laugh with a well-timed joke. Things are going incredibly well until the recruiter asks you a question that feels…off. To help you with future interviews, let’s disc...
  • What to Do When You’re Bored At Work (Other Than Eating)
    At some point, we've all been bored at work. Maybe the busy season is over or you're the unlucky soul alone in the office between Christmas and New Year's. No matter the reason, at some point you're going to find yourself with some extra time to fill. Here are a few ideas to keep you out of troub...
  • How to Always Have An Elevator Pitch Ready
    Imagine your potential employer is standing next to you in an elevator, and you have less than a minute to convince him he should hire you. Would you be prepared to sell yourself in 60 seconds or less? If your answer is “no” you may not even get a chance to get in on the ground floor. In today’s ...
  • How to Assess Soft Skills During a Job Interview
    Identifying the right candidate can be a frustrating and overwhelming process. You need to pinpoint an applicant who possesses the right technical skills, experience and knowledge. You’ll also want to find someone with the right soft skills—the personal attributes and innate skills that can’t be ...
  • Tips for Transitioning to a New Team
    Whether your new position is entry-level or C-suite, you're joining an existing work team, filled with unknown dynamics and challenges that probably weren't mentioned during the interview process. Try the following tips to ensure your transition to a new work team goes as smoothly as possible.
  • 6 Project Management Tips
    Managing the project seemed so simple at first. Your boss gave you an objective, you gathered your team, and the road to completion looked to be a straight line. But as you’ve learned time and again, project management is rarely so simple as that.
  • Groundhog Day! The Mistakes Hiring Managers See Over and Over Again
    It’s Groundhog Day at the job interview. Sigh. Hiring managers see these same mistakes over and over. Avoid them, and you can move past repetitive mistakes and into a job.
  • Tired Of Your Industry? How To Make The Leap To A New Career
    You’ve come to the realization you're miserable in your job, and you know it's time to move on, but sometimes it's hard to figure out your next step. You want to make the right choice, but how do you know if it's the job itself or if you need to do a career overhaul and change industries? Figurin...
  • How to Navigate Different Job Seeker Personalities
    The workplace, not unlike an athletic arena, is an environment where chemistry matters. This requires a manager to drill deeper than an employee’s education, resume and cover letter to discern his or her personality and what it brings to the organization. Here are best practices for navigating di...
  • 3 Traps to Avoid When You Start a New Job
    It’s hard to be new on the job. Avoid the following three traps to increase your chances of being successful in your new role.