• 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?
  • Get Ready for Generation Z
    Generation Z is a group that presents both opportunities and challenges as they move into the workforce. Here's why.
  • Is Fear The Prime Emotion In Your Workplace?
    Employees can’t thrive in the dark places where leaders say one thing yet do another—and where questions are left unanswered. Employees want to work for a company that:
  • A Job Where Professional Advancement Matters Most. Now What?
    Many employees say they care most about professional advancement in their next role. Read on to discover what you should consider when thinking about advancement.
  • How To Get Hired On The Hill
    For those who aspire to do great things, working on Capitol Hill is an appealing idea. But the first great thing you have to do is to actually get hired. Whether you're looking for an internship, an entry-level position, or something a little higher up, getting that proverbial foot in the door ca...
  • 5 Tips to Boost Your Job Search in the New Year
    Finding a new job is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It’s up there with eating healthier, losing weight, and saving money. Like those other resolutions, its continual popularity signals how demanding it can be, and December’s best intentions don’t necessarily translate to success....
  • How Do You Keep Online Professional Relationships Fresh?
    The advice I have given thus far holds true for professional relationships overall, but there are some slight differences that will enable you to thrive. Read on to learn how to sustain and grow long-term online relationships!
  • DC's Tech Industry and COVID: Where Do Small Businesses Stand?
    Technology makes up a significant portion of the D.C. job market—according to the Census Bureau's classifications, the tech sector comprises 31,000 jobs.
  • You're Thinking about a Graduate Degree: Six Steps to Consider
    You’ve decided to invest in your career and pursue a graduate degree. Congratulations on this decision to gain more knowledge, learn new skills, and grow your professional network!
  • 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...
  • Financial Terms Every Professional Needs to Know
    In a previous article, Duke Corporate Education professor Joe Perfetti shared why it is important to improve your knowledge of finance. As a follow-up, here is a short test so you can gauge whether your financial knowledge skills are adequate.
  • Your Boss Doesn’t Communicate with You—Now What?
    A good boss serves as a teacher, advocate, and wellspring of information. They don’t just tell you what to do; they help you grow and develop in your chosen career. Having a boss that doesn’t communicate with you isn’t just frustrating. It can be detrimental to your success. Do you have an unresp...
  • Dealing with Negative Coworkers
    The negative coworker comes in a variety of forms. There is the gossip-monger, the perpetual victim, and the melodramatic whiner, to name a few. How do you deal with this bad-tempered coworker and inoculate yourself to her poor attitude? The answer depends on whether you’re dealing with an occasi...
  • Warning Signs Your Potential Employer May Not Understand Your Needs As An Older Jobseeker
    Over 50 and searching for a job? Look for these red flags which may mean your needs are not being understood.
  • 4 Ways to Find More Relevant Jobs for Your Skills
    You have an enviable set of job skills…but no job prospects in sight that can make use of them. Read on for ways to fine more relevant jobs for your unique talents.
  • How to Turn Down an Offer without Burning a Bridge
    Congratulations! You have gotten multiple job offers! But how do you let the wrong one down gently?
  • What Startups are Looking for in Your Resume
    A resume’s main goal is to show all you’ve achieved. But just as all jobs are not created equal, neither are resumes. Case in point, Startups. Read on for what to include to make startups stand up and take notice of you.
  • What to Expect When Making a Mid-Career Move to a Startup
    You are done with corporate. You have spent half your career in a slow-churning grind, one cog in a gigantic machine. And you’re thinking a startup may inspire and reinvigorate your career.
  • How to Get Your Boss On Board with Your Outside Learning Opportunity
    You've been following a conference hashtag on Twitter, and you think attending would reenergize you professionally or enable you to make valuable connections.
  • Fall Checklist To Prepare For The Busy 2019 Hiring Season
    Everyone knows the Fall is the perfect time for sweaters, pumpkins and football. But did you also know this is the perfect time of year to start planning for the busy year ahead? It may seem premature given we’re not even into Q4, but planning and preparing early can give you a significant advant...