• How to Network When You Are an Introvert
    In social situations or large gatherings do you evade talking to people, avoid eye contact or tend to text people just to look busy? Would you rather go to the dentist than attend a work-related networking event? If you’re an introvert, you can probably relate.
  • More Tips to Build A Network Within Your Company — With Minimal Effort
    Whether you’re new or a longtime employee, it can be intimidating to make meaningful connections within your organization. The good news is there are creative ways to build your professional network organically — even if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert.
  • 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...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Anyone searching for a job—or looking to revitalize a current one—will quickly realize career advice abounds, especially on the Internet. And while there are many outrageous tips you should ignore, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s sometimes worthwhile to think outside the box. Here are fi...
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • Are You Likable? Hint: It Impacts Your Job Search
    Potential employers will be checking out your work experience, employment history, and education, but they'll be gauging your soft skills too. This includes your likability, which can make or break your chances of getting the job.
  • Managing Emotions at the Office
    “If you can be self-aware enough to know the things that put you in that vulnerable state, you can be in a better place to manage it”
  • How to Develop a Presence within Your Company
    While there is undoubtedly a percentage of people who radiate enough charisma naturally when they come through the door, for most of us, establishing a presence takes work. Whether you've recently landed a job or have been quietly doing your work for years and want to develop more of a presence t...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing to Be a Better Coworker
    You probably spend more time with your coworkers than you think. While you can’t control how your coworkers work or behave, you can work to become a better coworker and build a collaborative work environment. Here's how.
  • 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 ...
  • The Right Questions to Ask When Getting to Know Your Coworkers
    Chances are if you're starting a new job you probably want to make a good impression on your new coworkers. Here are some questions you can ask them right off the bat.
  • 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...
  • How to Build Community at Your Company
    It's no surprise that employers have a lot of benefits to gain from creating a sense of community in the workplace. Here are some tips for building community in your company and getting the most you can from the process.
  • 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.
  • Why It's Important to Give Your Opinion During a Meeting
    It's important to give you opinion during a meeting. Here's why.
  • How to Break into a New Industry with No Connections or Experience
    When you’re trying to move into a new industry, getting your big break can be a tough task. Some job seekers are able to find a loophole based on personal connections. But for those who have no connections or experience in their industry of choice, the challenge can seem insurmountable.
  • Pros and Cons of Working For Yourself
    There are a lot of advantages to self-employment, chief among them no meetings extolling the virtues of ink-toner management. But there are many disadvantages, too. Before you go all in, you need to weigh these benefits and downsides to see if self-employment is right for you. To help you out, we...
  • Networking Emails Designed to Get Responses
    The art of networking is a skill professionals today need to embrace, but making the first move can be intimidating. Before you reach out to contact someone you’re hoping to network with, you'll want to carefully consider how to do it. Here are some networking email templates we’ve created to fit...
  • Great Ways for D.C. Job Seekers to Network
    You can benefit from growing your professional network and actively seeking out networking opportunities to meet new people in D.C. whether you’re just getting started with your first job or are already on a professional career track. Learn how.