• The Right Way to Ask for Overtime Pay
    Paying overtime can be cheaper than adding an employee who would be eligible for benefits. For other businesses, overtime pay is carefully rationed lest it become a budget-busting expense. So how to ask for overtime pay when your employer falls into the latter category? Here are six strategies to...
  • 6 Things To Consider Before Taking A Pay Cut At A New Job
    Most people looking for a new job hope for a higher salary. Sometimes, though, a job offer comes with a pay cut. But that pay cut doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Here are questions to answer before agreeing to a lower paycheck.
  • How To Give A Little Extra At Work And Watch It Pay Off
    The New Year can be one of the best times to be motivated to give more than 100 percent—to eating healthy, working out, pursuing goals and, yes, even your job. There is no better time to take a step back and reset, having (hopefully) been recharged and refreshed following the holidays. As with an...
  • How to Attract Female Job Candidates
    How to make your company attractive to female job seekers.
  • Etiquette for a Lunch Interview
    Of all the different types of interviews, the lunch interview is one of the most nerve-wracking. Mixing a professional interview with food can feel like a recipe for disaster. You can do it though—take a deep breath, and keep some things in mind.
  • How to Combat Pushback On Salary
    For most people there’s no aspect of a job more important than salary. It’s a big reason why potential candidates don’t accept offers, and it often determines whether a person is willing to leave a current position—which is why it’s never a good idea to lowball an offer. So what do you do about e...
  • 5 Hot Jobs in D.C. that Can Mean Hiring Headaches
    Healthcare, services, managers and tech. And, of course, lawyers. There are many ways to evaluate what’s hot and what’s not in the D.C. job market. No matter how you slice and dice the numbers, though, those five categories are infernos. Here’s why.
  • 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.
  • What's Going Through A Candidate's Mind During The Interview Process? You Might Be Surprised.
    What goes on in a candidate’s mind during a job interview? We asked applicants their thoughts and have provided the inside scoop for you.
  • How to Respond to An Unusually Low (Or High) Job Offer
    Your third job interview is winding down, and your future boss finally makes a financial offer. But the salary is much lower than you expected. Or (good problem to have) the salary is much higher than you ever dreamed. What you do next can make a huge difference in your long-term finances. Here a...
  • What Do You Do When You Find out a Coworker is Making More Money than You Are?
    Maybe you caught a glimpse of a pay stub as you chatted with a cubicle mate, or perhaps a stray document forgotten at a copier caught your eye. You’ve found out an unpleasant truth: a coworker is making more money than you are. What should you do with this information?
  • How To Ensure You’re Offering A Competitive Salary
    Offering a competitive salary is a keystone recruitment tactic. Competitive salaries entice top talent, improve engagement, demonstrate you care, and increase retention. It’s only one consideration in how to craft a positive work environment, but it’s an important one. How do you ensure you’re of...
  • Does Gender Bias Still Exist in Today's Workplace?
    Learn how gender bias exist in the 21st century.
  • What You Need to Know about Job Relocation Packages
    Has your company offered you an exciting opportunity for advancement in a new city? Or, perhaps you’re being recruited for your dream job in a neighboring state? Regardless of the circumstances, before you accept a new position which requires you to pack up everything and move, there are some imp...
  • What to Do When You've Been Passed Over for a Promotion
    We all want validation that we’re doing well at our jobs, and oftentimes this takes the form of a promotion. After all, what says “You’re doing great!” better than an increase in responsibility and pay? But what do you do if you’re passed over for a promotion? It may seem impossible to move on fr...
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Hiring Veterans
    Private companies aren’t taking full advantage of a valuable portion of the workforce—Veterans. Here are five reasons why your organization should start hiring veterans today.
  • Off With the Business Suit, On With the Nurse Shoes
    Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing U.S. industries. And nursing will be among the most in-demand occupations. Even as many nurses retire, in the decade ending in 2022 nursing jobs will grow by 527,000 to 3.23 million, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Ending A Job Interview On A Positive Note
    Your hours of preparation are paying off. As your job interview winds up, you feel strong and confident the position has your name on it. Here are tips for ending a job interview on a positive note.
  • Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before Asking for a Raise
    Knowing when to ask for a raise can be a bit of a dilemma. Time it right, and your supervisor may see your request as a savvy, confident business decision. Time it poorly, however, and your supervisor may see your request as greedy, tone deaf, or even insulting. This can make things uncomfortable...
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...