• 6 Project Management Tips
    Managing the project seemed so simple at first. Your boss gave you an objective, you gathered your team, and the road to completion looked to be a straight line. But as you’ve learned time and again, project management is rarely so simple as that.
  • How to Professionally Manage a Failed Project
    Shortfall. Train wreck. Epic fail. Sound like one of your projects? Here's how to manage a failed project.
  • How to Manage Joint Projects While Working Remotely
    COVID-19 has effectively ripped the bandage off the last remote work holdouts. If work from home, aka "WFH," is your new normal, you might wonder how you can work collaboratively and successfully complete projects with remote colleagues
  • Do Group Projects Limit My Opportunity to Grow Individually?
    Now the group project has rolled back around, this time with stakes a lot higher than your GPA. Your professional reputation is on the line, not to mention promotions.
  • What Top Recruiters Ask Their Candidates (And What To Look For In Their Answers)
    When top recruiters consider job candidates, they ask open-ended questions intended to bring the best people to the front of the line. Here are the kinds of answers they’re seeking so you can apply them in your hiring decisions.
  • How to Find Career Stretch Roles and Promotion Opportunities
    To get a promotion, you need to prove you can perform beyond your current job. That’s the purpose of stretch roles— projects and tasks that build your skills and get the attention of your boss and your boss’s boss. Here’s how to find them.
  • Skills to Sharpen While Working Remotely
    That incredible training seminar in Las Vegas probably isn't happening, and the chance to learn from professional mentors face to face may be limited. But all is not lost. Read on to learn more.....
  • Outlook For Job Seekers In 2018
    The press has been giving mixed signals about what the job market is going to look like in 2018. Although no one knows the future for certain, the U.S. Department of Labor usually makes impressively accurate projections. Their most recent estimates indicate the following trends that job seekers ...
  • Going beyond Your Job Description
    At many companies, going beyond your job description is the best way to move up. Your boss has no way to know you can perform higher-level tasks until she sees you excel at those tasks. Learn more.
  • 5 Scary Work Situations and How to Navigate Them
    When work is going well, you have normal stresses to deal with—deadlines, irksome colleagues, difficult clients. But throughout our career, we all face circumstances that take stress to the next level. When you're faced with one of these, it can be challenging to know where to turn or what to do....
  • I Think I Might Be a Micromanager
    “So…I think I might be a micromanager. Hear me out. My team’s turnover rate is way north of average, and the ones that are still here won’t look me in the eye, much less hold a conversation with me. I can’t keep up with all the projects I have to juggle, so I eat dinner at my desk just to get thr...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now For Your Next Promotion
    “You deserve a raise.” “You deserve a promotion.” Hearing your boss say those magic words is different from repeating the phrase to yourself as you drive to work. Fortunately there are steps you can take right now to increase your chances. These are them.
  • D.C.'s Construction Industry and COVID: Where Do Commercial Builders Stand?
    Let us take a look at how D.C.'s commercial construction sector performed before, during, and what it'll likely look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  • How to Organize Your To-Dos Before the New Year
    It's easy to slack off in December, particularly if you're one of those poor souls who used up their PTO by March. When everyone is out of the office and the breakroom is filled with leftover sugar cookies, it's tempting to shop holiday sales and rewatch Netflix Christmas movies on your phone. Be...
  • Email Template for Requesting a Salary Increase or Promotion Conversation
    You’re ready to ask for a promotion and/or a raise. A well-written letter or email could mean thousands of dollars in extra income. Here’s a template to use.
  • D.C.’s Construction Industry and COVID: Where Do Home Improvement Companies Stand?
    Let us take a look at how the D.C. region's home improvement sector performed before, during, and what it will likely look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  • How to Increase Productivity While Working from Home
    Remote work has experienced more than 159% growth over the past 15 years, but many Americans are working from home exclusively for the first time due to COVID-19
  • Slow Summer at the Office? Here's How to Get Ahead.
    A slow summer at the office doesn't have to be a yawn. With some careful planning, you can survive—and even thrive—during the dog days of summer. Here's how to get ahead at the office when your colleagues are at the beach.
  • 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...