• Can Managers Be Friends With Their Employees?
    One of the costs of being the boss is the changed dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. Just as parents must set healthy boundaries with their children, managers must determine how best to connect with their employees. Here’s How.
  • How to Make Friends in the Office if You're New to the Team
    It's no wonder making the leap to a new job is one of life's biggest stressors. No matter the circumstances, you're essentially breaking up with one group of peers and moving to new digs. To make work comfortable and fulfilling, you'll need to quickly develop a rapport with your supervisor and ne...
  • How to Manage Your Peers when They Used to Be Your Friends
    Exactly how do you set appropriate professional boundaries with a friend you sing a duet with every weekend at the local karaoke bar? Can you remain objective when you write up her performance review?
  • 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...
  • The Art of Asking a Friend to Refer You to Their Company
    Having friends in high places can be a definite benefit when you’re looking for a job referral. Here are some tips that will help you get the referral you want without putting unnecessary strain on the friendship.
  • Tips For New Managers On Setting Up Boundaries
    You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
  • How to Interview if You Know Your Interviewer
    Out of all the types of interviewers—from the unprepared ones, to the overly intimidating ones, to the perfectly nice ones--perhaps the trickiest one is the one you already know. What do you say? How do you act? The answer, as is usually the case for complex social scenarios, is: “It depends.”
  • Do I Need An Employee Referral Program?
    Do you need an employee referral program? Need is a strong word. But could you benefit from an employee referral program? Absolutely. That is, of course, as long as you do it right. The good news is, doing it right is pretty easy. Here’s how.
  • These Job Interview Horror Stories Will Give You Goosebumps
    Welcome to real-life interview horror shows, the bane of hiring managers and recruiters across the nation. Your mission: to never star in such frighteningly unprofessional scenarios. Learn more.
  • Can We Get Rid of the Word Settling?
    How often did you think about or hear someone mention an intent to settle? Settling sounds like you have given up the possibility of finding a new job that brings with it hope. Read on to see more!
  • Where to Be—and Not Be—Flexible as a New Manager
    Adjusting to a management position is not easy, and it's difficult to know where you can safely be flexible as a new supervisor. Read on for tips to manage this process!!
  • Tips for Applying for a Job During a Recession
    If you are one of the millions of Americans who finds themselves suddenly out of work, the following tips can help you land your next job during the coronavirus-induced recession.
  • Does Your Boss Need to Know about Your Personal Life? Here's Where to Draw the Line
    The line between your personal life and your work life can get blurry—especially if you've connected with your colleagues on social media. But what does your boss really need to know about your personal life?
  • Do People Like You at Work?
    Unfortunately, cliques don’t end after high school—and neither does the desire to be liked. So it’s not surprising that even though you go to work to make money (not friends) you probably still care what your colleagues think of you. The problem is, some people may believe they’re more popular th...
  • Laid Off? Here's How to Tell Your Network.
    The day you're laid off from a job is always going to rank as one of the worst of your career—but ultimately the experience can open new doors for you. To get back on your feet, it's critical to employ a strong strategy for spreading the news about your new employment situation. You have to be yo...
  • Tips for Cutting Your Resume Down to One Page
    When job-hunting, you're excited to tell a hiring manager exactly how much value you'll bring to the company—but that doesn't mean your resume should read like a novel. This is yet another time in life when less is more. In most cases, unless you're an upper-level executive, your resume should no...
  • Are You Letting “But” Undermine You Professionally?
    That but, whether it is spoken aloud, or is part of the conversation you are having in your head, is one of our great underminers. Read on to learn how to avoid this response.
  • Losing Control of the Vehicle: Your Negative Thoughts
    We have the tendency to create expectations of ourselves that can be unrealistic. We will ‘fail’ sometimes. Read on to learn what steps to take to get back on track!!!
  • How to Not Bring Work Home With You
    Work consumes a significant part of the day, and it can be difficult to completely disengage. There’s always one more task to complete or issue left unresolved. Need help leaving work at work? Consider the following tips.
  • The Kind of Relationships You Need to Grow Your Career
    There are many kinds of relationships that form in the workplace. But only some of them can help advance your career. Find out how to build the relationships you need to do so.