• How to Ask for More Responsibility without Appearing Bored
    How do you go about asking for more responsibility without seeming like you are not busy enough as it is? Read on for a few things to consider.
  • 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...
  • 5 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
    Managing other people is hard, no matter the industry or field. And it doesn't matter how great your relationship is with your employees, the minute you have supervisory authority over someone else, a line is drawn in the sand—and you definitely won’t be getting the full story. Here are five thin...
  • How to Dig Yourself Out of a Career Rut
    The old Dolly Parton song "9 to 5" is the working person's anthem for good reason: It's a sassy rendition of what it feels like to be in a career rut. But no matter how many "cups of ambition" you have, if you feel like you're "barely getting by," with "all takin' and no givin'," you're not going...
  • Are You Too Good for Your Job?
    We all want to be good at our jobs. It’s fulfilling to master a craft and grow in a career. When you excel, it shows ambition and commitment to the team. Plus, it’s super satisfying. But are you too good for your job?
  • Look for warning signs of poor company culture
    A toxic work environment leaves employees feeling drained, unmotivated, and unfulfilled. Negativity thrives when a culture is unstable. Read on to identify the red flags.
  • How to Get Recruiters to Pass Your Resume to Hiring Managers
    Recruiters can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a company where you want to work. So what are recruiters looking for when they consider passing your resume on to hiring managers?
  • How Job Shadowing Can Contribute to Your Career Growth
    Even if you are 100 percent satisfied with your current position, consider job shadowing as a way to contribute to your career growth. If you are looking over the job fence to see whether the grass is greener, job shadowing is a risk-free way to learn about other career paths.
  • Searching for Jobs During a Pandemic: How to Make Yourself Relevant
    Whether you’re a soon-to-be college graduate or a worker laid off because of COVID-19, searching for a job during a pandemic and increasing unemployment was not in your career plan. Here are some steps you can take to make yourself relevant.
  • Four Ways Your Cover Letter Should Differ from Your Resume
    Everyone knows cover letters and resumes aren’t the same thing—but exactly how are they different? Formatting is the most obvious and visually recognizable difference: cover letters are generally written in full paragraphs, while resumes feature specific job-related facts in bullet-point style. B...
  • How To Build Excitement Around Your Brand
    The holidays are here and we are excited but are you as excited about your brand? It could be that you’ve been putting off investing time and resources into building an employer brand — that is, your organization’s mission, vision, values and culture. But it’s absolutely vital to know who you are...
  • Should You Tell Your Manager You Don't Have Enough Work to Do?
    The last person who held your job must have been a slacker because you can easily finish a day’s work by lunchtime. Should you tell your boss you don’t have enough to do? Yes, but tread carefully. It’s critical to pick the right time—and the right way—to send your message.
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • 10 Common Interview Mistakes And How To Overcome Them
    It can be argued the job interview is the most critical step in the hiring process. And while some questions can be tricky, making a great first impression isn't as difficult as it might seem—if you avoid some basic interviewing mistakes.
  • 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...
  • What to Do When a Coworker Doesn't Like You
    It's no secret that your coworker doesn't like you. Here's how to navigate that tricky situation.
  • 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 Overcome Monday
    So is there a solution to the Monday scaries? Yes. While it might not be possible to embrace Mondays like a long-lost friend, there are ways to make the transition back into work a little easier.
  • Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
    A well-crafted cover letter is a golden opportunity to begin marketing yourself to the company. A cover letter also lets you introduce yourself on a more personal level, and that approach can make a difference.
  • Things to Do before Starting Your Job Search
    You have decided to join millions of others in the Great Resignation, but now what? Before you search for a new job, first take time to consider some things that will help set you up for success.