• Holding Your Boss to Their Word.
    Your boss says he'll give you added responsibilities, but they never materialize. Learn how to hold them accountable.
  • Holding Your Boss to Their Word
    Your boss says he'll give you added responsibilities, but they never materialize. That information he was supposed to pass on to you for the project you're working on is also a no-show, along with pretty much everything else he's promised in the last six months.
  • How To Figure Out Your New Boss
    Your relationship with your boss can make or break your happiness at work. Whether you're the new one on the team or your boss is, it can be challenging to figure out your supervisor, but it needs to be one of your top priorities. Try the following strategies to decode your boss's behavior.
  • How to Make Sure Your Boss Knows Your Accomplishments
    If every win and achievement takes place in a void where your manager never hears about it, your efforts won’t be taken into account when it comes time for a raise or promotion. Here are the steps you need to take to make sure your boss is aware of what you’re accomplishing for the company.
  • What to Ask Your Boss When Your Company has Layoffs
    There is probably nothing scarier to a group of professionals than hearing rumors of impending layoffs. Read on for some questions you should ask if you suddenly find yourself working for a company in the midst of some very unsettling changes.
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Applying Internally
    You like the company you work for, but you think you’d be happier in another position or in a different department. So you decide to apply for another job within the organization. You don’t want your boss to find out from somebody else. Yet broaching the subject can be awkward and sometimes even ...
  • Your Boss Doesn’t Communicate with You—Now What?
    A good boss serves as a teacher, advocate, and wellspring of information. They don’t just tell you what to do; they help you grow and develop in your chosen career. Having a boss that doesn’t communicate with you isn’t just frustrating. It can be detrimental to your success. Do you have an unresp...
  • What to Do When Your Boss is Leaving
    In today's job market, job-hopping is a common event. A 2017 survey by Namely suggests people remain at a job for, on average, less than two years. That being the case, people are used to the idea of coworkers coming and going, but what if the person departing is the boss? What do you do?
  • How To Show Your Boss And Coworkers You’re Thankful
    It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day deadlines and the rush of this time of year, but with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to pause and let your boss and coworkers know just how much you appreciate them. Need some inspiration? Here’s our list of ways to show ...
  • Things You Should Be Asking Your Boss In Your 1:1
    After your boss says her piece in your one on one, don’t move toward the door. It’s your turn to ask questions.
  • How to Get Your Boss On Board with Your Outside Learning Opportunity
    You've been following a conference hashtag on Twitter, and you think attending would reenergize you professionally or enable you to make valuable connections.
  • What to Do When You're More Qualified Than Your Boss
    Your boss just asked the 10th dumb question of the day and it finally hits you: you’re more qualified than she is. Find why this may not be the case.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Meetings with Your Boss
    A 1:1 meeting with your supervisor is a precious opportunity. You do not want it to go to waste. Read on to see how to get the most out of your meeting.
  • How to Deal With A Micromanager Who Is Not Your Boss
    She's not your boss, but she's in your business, bugging you about a report that needs to be turned in, looking over your shoulder or wanting to be cc'd on every email. She's likely a micromanager, commonly defined as a person who manages situations using excessive control.
  • How to Ask Your Boss for a Letter of Recommendation for Graduate School
    You've decided to take the plunge and go to graduate school—congratulations! s you assemble your application packet, an important piece of the puzzle will be quality letters of recommendation.
  • How to Search for a New Job without Your Current Boss Finding Out
    You’ve decided to look for a better job. But since you don’t want your current boss to show you the door before your next position is a sure thing, you need to go into spymaster mode. Here’s How.
  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Wanting To Transfer Offices
    Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided you want to transfer offices. Now comes the tricky part: You have to talk to your boss to get the go ahead. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate; however, there are a few guiding principles that can help the conversation along. Here’s how to talk to...
  • Do You Need to Get Your Boss and Coworkers Holiday Gifts?
    Obviously, you’re never required to give gifts to anyone, but the holidays are a good time of year to show your appreciation to the people you spend so much time with. On the other hand, your choices could work against you if you aren’t careful—as we’ll soon explain. While there’s no simple yes-o...
  • How Should You Explain a Bad Boss During Your Job Search?
    If there was one thing about you hated about your last job, it was probably your boss. But now you’re free to search for a new job with a boss who can offer more than snide comments on an annual review. Problem is, hiring managers are going to ask why you left your previous position. How do you e...
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Setting Up a Structure for a Promotion
    Most employees have promotions on their minds, at least at some point in their careers. But approaching the idea—and the execution—of a promotion with your boss can seem like a daunting task. When do you bring up the idea? How do you present your arguments? What does a successful promotion plan l...