• Networking: How to Follow Up
    Many people insist networking events can potentially lead to jobs. So you attend and meet a plethora of connections…now what? Even if networking doesn't exactly come naturally, here are a few tips for following up that straddle the line between overeager and uncaring.
  • This Is When It's OK to Follow Up with a Recruiter During the Interview Process
    Your recruiter set you up on a phenomenal job interview. You definitely want the job, and you can hardly wait to hear back. But days go by, and all you hear is crickets in the background. What should you do? 
  • The Importance of Following up on Verbal Offers in Writing
    Congratulations, you got a job offer! The hiring manager called and gave you the terms over the phone, and you accepted. But you're not done yet. The next step is to get that offer in writing. Here's why.
  • Holding Your Boss to Their Word.
    Your boss says he'll give you added responsibilities, but they never materialize. Learn how to hold them accountable.
  • 5 Conversation Starters for Your Next Networking Event
    Some people enjoy networking. Really! But for others, networking falls into the category of necessary evil. You might dread the experience, but once you arrive, it’s not that bad—and it has the potential to bring great rewards. Like anything else, networking is a skill you can develop with practi...
  • What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting A Raise
    What do you do if your employer has decided to forego companywide raises this year? Despite the economy being relatively healthy compared to recent years, that’s a reality you should brace yourself for. Still, not getting a raise this year doesn’t mean your hands are tied. There are still a few t...
  • How to Appropriately Behave at Client Events
    As much as you need to be on your "A" game every day at the office, client events are time for your "A+" game. Not only will your client be taking note, but your boss will also be watching to see how well you represent your company—and whether you could someday handle clients solo. The following ...
  • Holding Your Boss to Their Word
    Your boss says he'll give you added responsibilities, but they never materialize. That information he was supposed to pass on to you for the project you're working on is also a no-show, along with pretty much everything else he's promised in the last six months.
  • How Often Is It OK To Contact A Recruiter During Your Job Search?
    You've put yourself back on the job market and have decided to work with a recruiter to help you land your dream job. After all the preliminaries are done, you might be wondering—how often is it OK to contact your recruiter during the job search or application process?
  • What You Should Know When It’s Suggested You Apply for Another Job at a Company You Applied To
    You've thoroughly prepared for the interview, down to rehearsing with a friend. You have a list of informed questions you’re ready to ask. But then comes the plot twist: Maybe you should apply for another job at the company, the interviewer suggests. How should you proceed in this unusual situati...
  • The Networking Guide to Skyrocket Your Career
    Looking to take your career to the next level? Our networking guide can help you do so. Get all of the latest tips and trips to network your way to the top.
  • I Still Don’t Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up
    Imagine you’re back in first grade. Your teacher asks you to draw what you want to be when you grow up. Now you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, and you wonder why you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up. Is something wrong with you?
  • Make Virtual Happy Hours Effective for Networking
    Virtual happy hour networking events are growing in popularity as people seek to connect with new contacts and maintain rapport with existing colleagues while maintaining social distancing. The following are tips on effective networking in the virtual world.
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • Mastering the Art of "Manage Up"
    Everyone in the workplace is a manager of relationships—and the most important relationship you have at work is with your boss. This means you must learn the art of "managing up." Read on to learn more!
  • What to Ask Your Boss When Your Company has Layoffs
    There is probably nothing scarier to a group of professionals than hearing rumors of impending layoffs. Read on for some questions you should ask if you suddenly find yourself working for a company in the midst of some very unsettling changes.
  • Three Steps To Better Employee Engagement
    These three steps can help engage your employees at work. You’ll inspire them to invest energy to make your workplace successful, boost commitment, ignite passion for their work, and strengthen loyalty to your organization.
  • Position Yourself as a Great Candidate Not Just for the Job You Are Applying For
    We've all been there: waiting for the phone to ring with the job offer you expect. But then the phone rings, and you're told thanks, but no thanks. Here's how to still position yourself for the next position at that company.
  • How to Balance Taking on More Work When Your Coworkers Leave
    Few circumstances disrupt your work life more quickly than a colleague's resignation. But once you've dealt with the initial emotional reaction, reality will set in, and both you and your boss will wonder, who's going to do the work? Quite likely, the answer is you—at least in the interim. It's i...
  • 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...