• The Pros and Cons of Contract Work
    Contractors, contingent jobs, gig workers, on-demand employees. Whatever you call it, the number of non-employee workers is growing. No matter the reason, there are pros and cons to working as a contractor. In fact, some points are advantages and disadvantages at the same time. Learn why.
  • How to Negotiate the Contract You Want before Starting a New Job
    By the time I get to the last round of interviews for a job I am usually so exhausted and convinced that they want someone else that negotiating a contract is not even on my radar. I can remember saying, “Yes,” before my last employer even finished her sentence about what my salary would be. I di...
  • 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • 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.
  • What to Do If a Job Offer Falls Through
    It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. A company offers you a job, but before you can start your first day, the offer falls through. Whatever the reasons (if any), you have to start your job search all over again. Here’s what to do.
  • The Rules of Engagement of Hiring from Suppliers or Partner Companies
    There are some basic rules of engagement which should be heeded when hiring from a partner company or trusted supplier. Proceed with caution, and remember these critical rules of engagement:
  • Five Strategies To Attract Top D.C. Talent
    Finding top talent in the Washington region can be challenging. That being the case, you'll want to get the right hires the first time. Learn how.
  • Tips for Landing a Job in Cyber Security
    As a tech worker, you probably already know there are many directions you can go. Are you looking for a change?
  • Position Eliminated? Here Are Some Actions to Take
    It's gentler than a firing, yet stings more than a layoff. So what do you do if your position is eliminated? No matter how hopeless it might seem at first, you do have options.
  • The Right Way to Give Your Two Weeks Notice
    There’s a right way to give your two weeks notice. Find it, and you’ll enjoy professional relationships to build on for years to come. Unfortunately, the pitfalls strewed across the path to a proper resignation are numerous, and stumbling can damage your chances for that stellar reference.
  • Why Washington, D.C. Is a Great Job Market For Veterans
    Since it usually doesn't top the list of "best" cities for veterans to live, it may seem as if Washington D.C. is not a great place for veterans to retire. That being said, when it comes to jobs, the city ranks much better. Learn why.
  • Top Industries in D.C. Hiring Right Now
    Washington, D.C. is a region booming with career opportunities. Here's a look at the top industries in DC hiring right now.
  • 5 Things to Know When You Search for Jobs in DC
    Washington, D.C., is a dynamic area to work in with plenty of opportunities. According to a spring 2015 survey conducted, Washington placed tenth in its top 25 cities for jobs. At that time there were 116,770 job openings in the District.
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • How to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Your Accomplishments
    If every win and achievement takes place in a void where your manager never hears about it, your efforts won’t be taken into account when it comes time for a raise or promotion. Here are the steps you need to take to make sure your boss is aware of what you’re accomplishing for the company.
  • The Right Ways to Create a Mentorship Program
    A mentorship program has almost no down side for a business. It’s a great way to motivate employees, work toward company goals, and build bench strength. With a little planning, you can harness the power of mentorship in house. Here are some tips for doing that.
  • How To Negotiate Your Start Date—And Other Parts Of Your Offer
    You just got a job offer. But there’s a problem. They want you to start in two weeks, but you don't want to start for another month. What should you do? Here are our tips on how to negotiate your start date in your job offer.
  • How to Ensure you were Given an Appropriate Offer
    While the job offer will certainly provide a nice boost of confidence, it might not be right for you. It’s crucial to garner the skills necessary to evaluate job offers. How can you tell if an offer is right for you? Let’s find out.
  • Building a Career in Construction
    Construction has historically had its ups and downs due to its direct ties to economic trends. Those in the industry know how hard construction was hit during the last severe economic downturn, but now the tides have changed. Construction is expected to see a large level of growth over the next s...