• Is DC Still As Transient As Everyone Says It Is?
    There’s no doubt that Washington, DC is a unique place to work and live. If you’ve spent any time here at all, you’re almost sure to have heard the (not necessarily funny) joke that no one is ever really “from DC.” Even with the increasing short-term population of big cities around the country, D...
  • 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.
  • Should You Have Your College Activities And Coursework On Your Resume?
    Should you have your college activities and coursework on your resume? Your initial impulse may be an unequivocal, “Yes!” You spent an incalculable amount of time and energy—not to mention a very calculable amount of money—studying your major. Your answer should actually lean more toward, “Someti...
  • 3 Secrets To A Turnover-Proof Onboarding Strategy
    Creating a reliable onboarding program is a sound investment in retaining new employees and helping them reach their full potential. If you want to reduce turnover and save money, time, and hassle, follow these three reliable strategies.
  • You Have A Great Company Culture. Why Are People Leaving?
    You’ve done all the right things when it comes to creating a company culture that should keep employees happy and loyal. You’ve developed a stellar onboarding strategy; you offer great salaries and benefits; you promote openness, honesty, and empowerment. So why are so many of your valued emplo...
  • 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 ...
  • Interview Questions for Hiring College Interns
    Offering a college internship program can be a rewarding experience. You'll enjoy the benefits of having extra hands on deck—plus, your employees will stretch their own skill sets by serving as mentors to younger professionals. Be sure to include these interview questions on your list the next ti...
  • Always Asking Permission? Steps for Taking Initiative.
    At most jobs, especially corporate ones, it’s important to be able to know how to be assertive. But if you aren’t a natural go-getter, how do you go about becoming one? Taking initiative is vital to many aspects of a career—so whether you’re taking on new management responsibilities or looking fo...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now For Your Next Promotion
    “You deserve a raise.” “You deserve a promotion.” Hearing your boss say those magic words is different from repeating the phrase to yourself as you drive to work. Fortunately there are steps you can take right now to increase your chances. These are them.
  • Good Strategies for Delivering Bad News
    Delivering bad news is a lot like delivering mail. You need to sort it out before you pass it around. The last thing you want to do is blurt out “we’re laying off a third of the staff” without first doing the proper preparation and planning. Sharing a difficult announcement is a delicate task, an...
  • The 5 Types of People You Should Have On Your Reference List
    You've passed so many tests already—standing out in a pile of resumes, acing a phone interview, surviving multiple rounds of in-person interviews—and now it's time to overcome the final hurdle: the reference check. Hopefully you've already cultivated a well-rounded list of references. If not, her...
  • How to Find Career Stretch Roles and Promotion Opportunities
    To get a promotion, you need to prove you can perform beyond your current job. That’s the purpose of stretch roles— projects and tasks that build your skills and get the attention of your boss and your boss’s boss. Here’s how to find them.
  • Can Managers Be Friends With Their Employees?
    One of the costs of being the boss is the changed dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. Just as parents must set healthy boundaries with their children, managers must determine how best to connect with their employees. Here’s How.
  • How to Offer Training and Development to Show Employees You Value Them
    There are big benefits to your business when you offer training and development to your employees. Engaged employees are more productive and less likely to leave. Here’s how to offer training and development to show your employees you value them.
  • 5 Reasons Why Washington, DC is the Best Place to Gain Work Experience
    Washington, D.C. is the best place to gain work experience. Here are 5 reasons why.
  • Why It's Important to Give Your Opinion During a Meeting
    It's important to give you opinion during a meeting. Here's why.
  • Going beyond Your Job Description
    At many companies, going beyond your job description is the best way to move up. Your boss has no way to know you can perform higher-level tasks until she sees you excel at those tasks. Learn more.
  • How to Manage Your Peers when They Used to Be Your Friends
    Exactly how do you set appropriate professional boundaries with a friend you sing a duet with every weekend at the local karaoke bar? Can you remain objective when you write up her performance review?
  • Does Your Major Really Matter when Looking for a Job?
    Where are you going to college? What are you going to major in? What kind of job are you going to get with that major? Will you make enough money to support yourself with that degree?
  • Pros and Cons of Exaggerating on a Resume
    How do you make your resume stand out? These days, jobs are competitive, and you may be tempted to exaggerate on your resume. There are pros and cons to exaggerating on your resume though. Read more: