• How to Answer: "What Makes You Unique?"
    Interviewers love to throw curve balls at their applicants so they can see who is able to rise to the occasion. The question "What makes you unique?" is one of those zingers. You don’t want to seem painfully abnormal or bland and unoriginal—how do you let your potential employer know you’re uniqu...
  • 3 Ways to Achieve Organizational Readiness In the Information Age
    The Information Age has caused workplaces to become more volatile because of rapid changes, more uncertain with unknown outcomes, more complex with many interconnected parts, and more ambiguous with a lack of clarity. Here are three ways to master organizational readiness in the information age.
  • 5 Conversation Starters for Your Next Networking Event
    Some people enjoy networking. Really! But for others, networking falls into the category of necessary evil. You might dread the experience, but once you arrive, it’s not that bad—and it has the potential to bring great rewards. Like anything else, networking is a skill you can develop with practi...
  • How to Spot a Bad Boss During the Interview Process
    To ensure a good match between you and the job you're applying for, you also need to be on the lookout for one more thing: signs of a bad supervisor. Keep your eyes open for the following red flags to spot a bad boss during the interview process.
  • How to Start a Career Conversation with Your Manager
    At some point in your career, you'll need to have a frank conversation with your manager about where your career is headed. This is generally a nerve-wracking discussion—not unlike asking a significant other if your relationship has a future—but with the right preparation, you can have a producti...
  • Always Putting Out Fires at Work? Here’s a Checklist to Keep You Calm
    In today’s always-on, notification-driven world, it’s all too common to feel like you’ve spent your entire work day dealing with major and minor crises out of your control—and not accomplishing anything that helps you get ahead. Too many days like this will quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed, an...
  • 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...
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • How Long Do You Need To Stay At a Job Before Moving On?
    Everyone knows that how you quit your job is important. But not everyone realizes that knowing when to do so is just as—if not more—important. So you’ve decided to move on? Read on for a general guide of quitting times that will reveal to future employers more about you than you might expect.
  • The Difference Between What a Good Candidate and a Great Candidate Says During an Interview
    A good candidate might say all the right things. But a great candidate will say all the “wow” things. Here are some examples of how a good candidate might answer standard interview questions as compared to a great candidate.
  • The Key to Getting the Most Out of Your Annual Employee Feedback Survey
    Employee feedback is an essential component of a company’s growth and overall health. Feedback surveys serve a variety of purposes, including gauging an employee’s sense of investment within the company, his or her concerns, and overall office morale.
  • Networking: How to Follow Up
    Many people insist networking events can potentially lead to jobs. So you attend and meet a plethora of connections…now what? Even if networking doesn't exactly come naturally, here are a few tips for following up that straddle the line between overeager and uncaring.
  • The Worst Onboarding Challenges We’ve Seen
    Getting new hires acquainted with their jobs, aka onboarding, presents numerous challenges for both employers and employees. While some find onboarding to be a fairly simple process, others experience complete catastrophes. Most organizations simply cannot afford onboarding horror stories, but un...
  • What Top Recruiters Ask Their Candidates (And What To Look For In Their Answers)
    When top recruiters consider job candidates, they ask open-ended questions intended to bring the best people to the front of the line. Here are the kinds of answers they’re seeking so you can apply them in your hiring decisions.
  • Tips for Cutting Your Resume Down to One Page
    When job-hunting, you're excited to tell a hiring manager exactly how much value you'll bring to the company—but that doesn't mean your resume should read like a novel. This is yet another time in life when less is more. In most cases, unless you're an upper-level executive, your resume should no...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Hiring Veterans
    Private companies aren’t taking full advantage of a valuable portion of the workforce—Veterans. Here are five reasons why your organization should start hiring veterans today.
  • These Job Interview Horror Stories Will Give You Goosebumps
    Welcome to real-life interview horror shows, the bane of hiring managers and recruiters across the nation. Your mission: to never star in such frighteningly unprofessional scenarios. Learn more.
  • Interview Questions You Don’t Have to Answer
    Sometimes, interview questions are too personal, controversial, or just downright weird or offensive. Whatever the reason, you really don't want to answer—and you don’t have to. These are the interview questions you don’t have to answer.
  • What Top Talent Does Differently
    What sets apart top talent from the rest? While the answer depends on role and company, four specific characteristics stand out, regardless of job responsibilities. Learn all four.