• Should You Be Offering Your Employees Summer Fridays?
    If you haven’t heard, summer Fridays are a popular trend where companies give their employees some or all Fridays off all summer. This allows everyone to get a jump-start on the weekend and enjoy life in the sun with friends and family. But are summer Fridays really beneficial to companies or jus...
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • 10 (More) Must Ask Interview Questions
    Knowing what to ask during an interview isn’t always easy, so we created a set of 10 must-ask interview questions to help recruiters assess an interviewee’s approach to decision making, working habits, and cultural fit. But 10 questions don’t leave a lot of room, so with that in mind, we created ...
  • 5 Times It’s Ok to Tell a White Lie in the Office
    Lying is wrong. It hurts others, it damages your reputation, it can be difficult to stop once you start, and it’s not great for your health. But white lies are different, right? Well, certain kinds actually can be. Like any community, an office can survive—and occasionally even profit from—a litt...
  • The Right Way to Reschedule a Job Interview
    Trying to get a job interview is difficult enough, and finding you have to unexpectedly cancel the meeting is an awkward conundrum. Needing to reschedule does put you at a disadvantage, but it doesn't automatically remove you from consideration. That being said, if you don't handle the situation ...
  • Best Practices for Surviving an Open Office Environment
    The open office environment was praised as a godsend for companies and employees alike. Breaking down the office walls was supposed to establish a vibrant work environment that would not only increase productivity and minimize costs, but also improve morale. But for many of us, the open office is...
  • How Can I Work on My Presentation Skills?
    It doesn't matter whether you love the spotlight or break into a cold sweat at the mere mention of public speaking—we can all improve our presentation skills. Holding an audience's attention to convey a message is an acquired talent—especially when (as is often the case in business) your subject ...
  • The Worst Hiring Mistakes We’ve Seen
    Lately, it feels like the only thing more difficult than hiring quality applicants is keeping quality employees. If you’re starting to notice a pattern of mis-hires, it’s time to revamp your interviewing practices to bring on more successful candidates. To help, we’re recounting the five worst hi...
  • 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...
  • What to Do if You’re Not a Morning Person
    Mornings are the worst. The hazy headspace, the heavy eyelids, the leaden steps… Everything about everything makes you want to slump over. And. Just. Not. We get it, and we’ve got a few ideas to help. Here’s what to do if you’re not a morning person.
  • How Can I Learn to Like What I Do For a Living?
    Most people spend a large portion of their lives earning a living. It’s inevitable that you’ll have bad days at work, but have you found the occasional “My job is the worst” venting session has become the norm? Sometimes it requires a major life overhaul, including a career switch, to set things...
  • Pros and Cons of Working For Yourself
    There are a lot of advantages to self-employment, chief among them no meetings extolling the virtues of ink-toner management. But there are many disadvantages, too. Before you go all in, you need to weigh these benefits and downsides to see if self-employment is right for you. To help you out, we...
  • Multitasking—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Multitasking. Everyone seems to headline it on their resume, and employers take it as a given that you’ll do it. But is multitasking all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s find out as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of multitasking.
  • I Think I Might Be a Micromanager
    “So…I think I might be a micromanager. Hear me out. My team’s turnover rate is way north of average, and the ones that are still here won’t look me in the eye, much less hold a conversation with me. I can’t keep up with all the projects I have to juggle, so I eat dinner at my desk just to get thr...
  • 5 Things You Should Never Discuss With Your Coworkers
    Most of us have been guilty of oversharing at the water cooler or confiding in the wrong person at the office—and we can all recount a war story or two about ways our mouths have gotten us into trouble at work. There are certain things you should never, ever discuss with your coworkers, no matter...
  • How to Stay Focused at Work
    We all know we should stay focused at work, but distractions are an ever-present danger of the modern office. Diversions drain our focus because they are designed to prime our brains. Luckily, understanding a bit about how our brains work is the best tool for learning how to maintain focus on the...
  • Team Building Exercises That Work
    Team-building exercises tend to invoke one of two reactions: high fives or low groans. So how do you get the whole team on board and bypass the dreaded eye rolls? Here are some team-building exercises that not only work, but are also bound to please even the most vocal critics.
  • 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...
  • How to Answer: “What is Your Dream Job?”
    What is the best way to answer, “What’s your Dream Job?” While you don’t want to set the bar too high, setting the bar too low can make it sound like you don’t have goals and aspirations. So how do you find that middle ground between “I want it all” and “anything will do?”
  • How to Show Off Your Emotional Intelligence in a Job Interview
    Emotional intelligence. Experts say you have to have it to be successful. But what is it? And how can you show you potential employer you have it during the course of a 30-minute job interview?