• The Right Way to Give Your Two Weeks Notice
    There’s a right way to give your two weeks notice. Find it, and you’ll enjoy professional relationships to build on for years to come. Unfortunately, the pitfalls strewed across the path to a proper resignation are numerous, and stumbling can damage your chances for that stellar reference.
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • Five Things to Do Your First Week on a New Job
    Congratulations on your new job! These are 5 things to do your first week.
  • 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? 
  • Why “Job Crafting” is the Future for American Workers
    Americans work more hours annually than any of their Western peers. Rather than a 4-day week, world-leading Advisory firm Edgecumbe suggests that Job Crafting may offer an answer to the wellbeing dilemma. Job Crafting describes the process in which workers take proactive steps to redesign and per...
  • How to Turn Down a Job Offer You Already Accepted
    After a long and trying search, you were finally offered a job, which you eagerly accepted. But then things changed. Maybe another company called with a better offer, or you decided to go grad school, or your partner accepted a dream job in another state. Whatever the case, you’re going to have t...
  • Can I Excel at My Job, Enjoy a Social Life, and Get Enough Sleep?
    “Can I excel at my job, enjoy a social life, and get enough sleep?” We’ve all asked ourselves some version of this question, and our answers typically fall somewhere between a self-defeating no and derisive laughter at our own foolishness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to exc...
  • How To Negotiate Your Start Date—And Other Parts Of Your Offer
    You just got a job offer. But there’s a problem. They want you to start in two weeks, but you don't want to start for another month. What should you do? Here are our tips on how to negotiate your start date in your job offer.
  • 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.
  • In pandemic, concern for employees leaves lasting impact
    The way organizations treated their employees in the first five weeks of the 2020 pandemic will likely have an impact on their brand for the next five years.
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • Simple Changes You Can Make to Increase Your Productivity
    We all wish we could squeeze more out of 24 hours. If we could just get more done at the office, then we'd have more time to exercise, read, or spend time with family and friends. Alas, you can't change the Earth's rotation around the sun—but you can make simple changes at work to increase your p...
  • Should You Quit Your Job Before Reeling in a New Job?
    Should You Quit Your Job Before Landing a New Job? This is a tricky decision that many employees face. Read our take.
  • How Soon Is Too Soon to Leave a New Job?
    You were excited to start your new job. You approached the challenges with enthusiasm, anticipated its career potential, and looked forward to meeting new people. Now you’re a couple months in and…you hate it. Whatever the case, you’re constantly asking, “How soon is too soon to leave a new job?”...
  • 6 Perks You Don’t Want to Miss Negotiating in Your Job Offer
    While your salary is certainly important, it isn’t the only thing you should consider when negotiating your job offer. In fact, sometimes the benefits you can build into your employment contract can have more value than the monetary amount of your paycheck. Even if you’re being offered an extraor...
  • Why You Should Never Quit in the Heat of the Moment
    You should never quit your job in the heat of the moment. Here's why.
  • 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...
  • Give Yourself Permission to Focus Elsewhere, For Now
    As you consider whether this might be a good time to start career exploration keep these things in mind....
  • 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...