• 5 Exercises You Can Do To Keep Calm Under Pressure
    If you don’t want to fall victim to stress, you’ll need to discover ways to release pressure at the office, and we’ve collected five easy exercises to get you started.
  • 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...
  • How to Respond When a Coworker Throws You Under the Bus
    You've just been thrown under the bus. What should you do when a coworker makes you the scapegoat? What's the smartest way to respond? Find out.
  • 5 Unusual Traits Employees Want Their Managers to Have
    You want to be a good manager who brings out the best in your team, and you spend a lot of time considering each person’s skills, goals, and ambitions, but have you thought about what traits your employees want you to have—and whether or not you’ve developed those qualities? Everyone knows that t...
  • Job Search Scaring You? Try These 3 Things.
    We love horror movies, but lately, they haven’t had the same thrill. That’s probably because we’ve seen the true face of horror, the job search. And the scariest part of the process has to be the interview. That got us thinking: If horror movies make us face our fears, then maybe they can teach u...
  • 3 Better Ways to Say “I Don’t Have Time for This Right Now”
    Work can be hectic. That’s usually when a coworker walks to your desk with a sheepish smile and asks, “Do you have a minute?” You want to say, “I don’t have time for this right now,” but that word choice can feel rude. Still, you’re overloaded and must navigate the request. Here are three ways to...
  • How to Stay Positive During A Restructuring
    Your company is restructuring—the future seems uncertain, and the present feels chaotic. Staying positive during precarious times isn’t easy, but for your own job security—and sanity—that’s exactly what you’ll need to do. As precarious as the situation can be, focus on the silver lining, and make...
  • Is My Best Opportunity for Promotion to Go to a Different Company?
    Sometimes hard work isn’t enough. Knowing your worth can make your decision to leave your current job easier. When your best efforts are not rewarded, it is time to move on. But do so graciously.
  • How Do You Decide Between Two Equally Qualified Candidates?
    You were hoping for one close-to-perfect candidate to fill the position. But now you find yourself in the enviable, yet stressful, spot of having two candidates who are ideally suited for the job. While every situation is different, here is some advice that will help you select between two equall...
  • 8 Ways To Make The Job Search More Fun
    Searching for a job is stressful. You put yourself out there to be judged by strangers, you deal with the sting of rejection, and unless you’re working, you’ll find your funds rapidly diminishing. It’s a rough time, and as a result, many people become depressed and begin living unhealthily. Don’t...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Applying Internally
    You like the company you work for, but you think you’d be happier in another position or in a different department. So you decide to apply for another job within the organization. You don’t want your boss to find out from somebody else. Yet broaching the subject can be awkward and sometimes even ...
  • What to Do When a Recruiter Asks About Your Current Salary
    Salary questions are perhaps the most dreaded type of interview questions—and none quite so much as “What is your current salary?” So what should you do when you encounter this question? Find out.
  • How to Combat Pushback On Salary
    For most people there’s no aspect of a job more important than salary. It’s a big reason why potential candidates don’t accept offers, and it often determines whether a person is willing to leave a current position—which is why it’s never a good idea to lowball an offer. So what do you do about e...
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To
    Job hunting and career building are hard enough on their own—even without the well-meaning but sometimes ill-informed advice of others. Some words of wisdom are actually counterproductive and set you up for burnout or job dissatisfaction; other advice is simply outmoded in today's workplace. With...
  • How to Give Feedback Like A Champion
    As a boss, talking to an employee about her performance is one of many key tasks on your daily to-do list. Keep in mind, though, that for your employee, that feedback session or annual performance review is likely the most important work event of the week or year. For best results, prepare carefu...
  • Let's Vote and Go Home: How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting
    In my work life, staff meetings often involve one or two long-winded colleagues telling war stories while the rest of us feel like POWs. At meetings for one volunteer gig, we’d advance an issue nearly to completion…and then stop just short of resolution.
  • Dealing with a Lazy Boss
    If you report to a lazy boss, you know all too well that you need strategies to not only lower your blood pressure, but surefire methods to increase your ability to take charge of your own success.
  • 4 Signs It’s Time to Choose a New Career Path
    Deciding on a new career path is a difficult choice to make. You likely spent years learning the skills necessary to enter the career, developing your talents within it, and building your professional network. Now you’re thinking about putting all that aside and starting new. To make it worse, ou...