• How to Explain a Career Shift During a Job Interview
    It’s important you’re prepared to explain your career shift confidently during a job interview. Here are some tips to help ensure that a positive step in your life doesn’t get misconstrued as something negative.
  • How to Explain Your Layoff During an Interview
    Being laid off is a common occurrence in today’s ever-changing business world. Here's how to explain your layoff during an interview.
  • How To Explain Getting Fired In All Stages of the Job Search
    It’s time to move on and start over. How do you acknowledge your termination in your application? On your resume? During your job interview? Here’s how to handle every step in the process.
  • How Should You Explain a Bad Boss During Your Job Search?
    If there was one thing about you hated about your last job, it was probably your boss. But now you’re free to search for a new job with a boss who can offer more than snide comments on an annual review. Problem is, hiring managers are going to ask why you left your previous position. How do you e...
  • How to Explain a Toxic Work Environment During a Job Interview
    Sometimes quitting your job is the best answer. It should be your last resort, but there are times when a workplace is so toxic or detrimental to your health you simply must get out.
  • Reading Your Way To Success:  Books We Love That Will Help You Get Ahead
    Maybe you’re excelling at your job and looking to move up the corporate ladder. Perhaps you need a little inspiration. Or maybe you’re just looking for a good read. Regardless, we asked some industry leaders at the top of their game what books made a difference in their lives—and jobs. This is wh...
  • 3 key steps to gathering employee feedback
    Leaders are asking how best to capture productive employee feedback as part of a successful employee communications strategy. Read on to learn more!
  • The 5 Types Of People You'll Manage (And How To Best Help Their Professional Development)
    Congratulations! Your superiors have recognized your skills and leadership potential, and now you're the manager. But after one victory lap, reality sets in. You're managing other people now, not widgets—and people come preloaded with baggage in the form of different communication styles, varying...
  • How to Deal with Difficult Office Leadership
    "People don't leave jobs; they leave bosses" is an age-old adage in the world of HR. And most of us can probably identify with the saying.
  • 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.
  • Do You Need to Get Your Boss and Coworkers Holiday Gifts?
    Obviously, you’re never required to give gifts to anyone, but the holidays are a good time of year to show your appreciation to the people you spend so much time with. On the other hand, your choices could work against you if you aren’t careful—as we’ll soon explain. While there’s no simple yes-o...
  • How to Respond to: "Walk Me Through Your Resume"
    "Walk me through your resume" is a common interview question, yet it also trips up many job candidates. It's not an invitation to tell your life story in chronological order. Instead, it's an opportunity to showcase your presentation styles, ability to synthesize information, and trajectory of pr...
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • How to Respond to that Email You Shouldn't Have Hit Send On
    Even in our high-tech age, email is still a preferred way to communicate. Protect your professional reputation by knowing how to respond to that email you shouldn't have hit send on. Here's our take on dealing with an awkward situation.
  • 4 Tips For Snagging More Than A Cost-of-Living Raise
    A cost-of-living raise is nice. But it would be a whole lot nicer if your annual raise actually made a significant difference in your paycheck. Sure, it helps to keep up with inflation. But a raise that goes above and beyond the minimum helps you feel more financially secure and builds self-confi...
  • How to Apologize in the Office
    Sooner or later, we all need to apologize for a transgression in the workplace. Whether your misstep is large, such as sending a snarky email to the wrong coworker, or small (eating someone else's yogurt from the office fridge), there's a certain art to apologizing at the office. Here’s how.
  • What To Do If You’re Afraid to Say “No” At Work
    Saying “no” to your boss can be an intimidating prospect, especially if your boss is known for surrounding himself with “yes men.” At the same time, you don’t want to feel like people are taking advantage of you. So how do you stand up for yourself without putting your job on the line or labeling...
  • 10 Resume Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid
    Here are the top 10 resume mistakes most people make and how to avoid them.
  • What Mom Didn’t Tell You about Job Interviews
    What mom didn’t tell you about job interviews: Here are some tips to keep in mind.
  • Motivate Entry Level Staff With An Internship Program
    An internship program for your entry level staff can help create the collaborative environment that’s vital for business success today. It’s a chance to strike a blow against tribalism before it starts. Learn how to create one at your company.