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  • 5 Things You Should Never Discuss With Your Coworkers
    Most of us have been guilty of oversharing at the water cooler or confiding in the wrong person at the office—and we can all recount a war story or two about ways our mouths have gotten us into trouble at work. There are certain things you should never, ever discuss with your coworkers, no matter...
  • Are You Driving Your Coworkers Crazy?
    In every workplace, there's an annoying individual that drives their coworkers crazy. You might think that person is someone else. But have you ever stopped to consider it might actually be you? A lack of self-awareness is often the culprit behind irritating behaviors. So if you want to find out ...
  • What To Do If You’re Afraid to Say “No” At Work
    Saying “no” to your boss can be an intimidating prospect, especially if your boss is known for surrounding himself with “yes men.” At the same time, you don’t want to feel like people are taking advantage of you. So how do you stand up for yourself without putting your job on the line or labeling...
  • 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 Make Sure the Recruiter Knows You're a Good Culture Fit During an Interview
    If you ask any recruiter or hiring manager the traits they look for in a candidate during the interview process, chances are they'll include cultural fit as one of the top qualities they seek. So, you really want the job and feel you would be an asset to the company. How do you go about demonstra...
  • Recruiters Share the Number 1 Aspect They're Looking For in Candidates They're Hiring
    Job candidates come in all shapes and sizes, and most recruiters aren't looking to hire cookie-cutter employees. However, there are certain standout qualities that seem to be universally preferred. Lucky for you, several prominent recruiters in the D.C. area have revealed the top assets they are ...
  • This Valentine’s Day, Fall in Love with Your Job Again
    Ah, Valentine’s Day, a time of love and romance, a time of roses and champagne. And the perfect time to fall in love with your job all over again. Here’s how.
  • How to Stay Focused at Work
    We all know we should stay focused at work, but distractions are an ever-present danger of the modern office. Diversions drain our focus because they are designed to prime our brains. Luckily, understanding a bit about how our brains work is the best tool for learning how to maintain focus on the...
  • 5 Things You Say During Work That You Should Ditch ASAP
    We’ve all said things at work that we wish we could take back. However, you don’t have to say something scandalous for it to be damaging to your career or reputation. Some words or phrases have a way of creeping into your daily dialogue without you even realizing they’re harmful. Take a look at o...
  • Refuel at the Office…Quietly: Healthy Snacks that Won’t Bug Your Officemates
    Maybe you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy. Maybe you’re just tired of bringing the same old snacks to work every day. Whatever your reason, it’s time to say good-bye to the days of smelly tuna fish on crackers or annoyingly crunchy granola bars. Instead, read below for a list of re...
  • The Ideal Image: How to Dress for Success in Any Situation
    Whether you’re heading out for an interview to snag your dream job, maneuvering your way through a formal office, or enjoying the luxury of a toned-down environment, below are some tips to help you conquer the “What in the world do I wear?” conundrum
  • How to Appropriately Behave at Client Events
    As much as you need to be on your "A" game every day at the office, client events are time for your "A+" game. Not only will your client be taking note, but your boss will also be watching to see how well you represent your company—and whether you could someday handle clients solo. The following ...
  • I’m So Awkward—How to Ace an Interview
    For many people, the job interview is the hard part. While we all know those easygoing extroverts for whom interviews are a breeze, many of us find ourselves wrestling against our natural instinct to stutter, cough, and fidget our way through them. But there are things you can do to showcase your...
  • Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview To Make You Stand Out
    Congratulations! You just pulled off the perfect interview. You had an answer for every question, you were articulate and professional, and you expressed knowledge of the field that clearly impressed. Satisfied, the interviewer closes her notebook, folds her hands across the table, and asks, “So,...
  • Groundhog Day! The Mistakes Hiring Managers See Over and Over Again
    It’s Groundhog Day at the job interview. Sigh. Hiring managers see these same mistakes over and over. Avoid them, and you can move past repetitive mistakes and into a job.
  • How to Make Working After Hours Bearable
    Sometimes 40 hours a week doesn't cut it, and pulling some overtime is required to get the job done. But working after hours doesn't have to be all bad. With some forethought, you can make it downright bearable.
  • How to Quit Your Job Gracefully (And Write that Resignation Letter)
    Whatever the reason, it is finally time to quit your job. While circumstances will certainly vary depending on your relationship with your supervisor and the company, here’s a how-to guide for resigning from your job with grace and class.
  • How to Give Feedback Like A Champion
    As a boss, talking to an employee about her performance is one of many key tasks on your daily to-do list. Keep in mind, though, that for your employee, that feedback session or annual performance review is likely the most important work event of the week or year. For best results, prepare carefu...
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Referring a Friend or Former Coworker For a Job
    What do you do when you have a friend or former coworker ask you to refer them for a job? With friends in particular, it can seem like a delicate balancing act between helping someone you like personally and not wanting to risk your own work reputation (not to mention friendship) if it doesn’t wo...
  • The Benefits of Tailoring Your Resume to the Job Description
    Truth is, the days of crafting one resume to rule them all have passed. You’ll benefit far more by tailoring your resume to each specific job. Here’s why.