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  • How to Convince Your Boss You Should Be Able to Work Remotely
    The reasons to work remotely are obvious to employees: a commute of mere seconds, an inexpensive home-cooked lunch, and a decreased clothing budget. The boss might need some convincing. The key is to come up with a plan that points out the benefits to both sides, acknowledges potential pitfalls, ...
  • 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...
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Questions
    There's often no right or wrong answer when it comes to answering job interview questions, but it can be helpful to prepare in advance of your interview. Here's our ultimate guide on how to answer every interview question.
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Anyone searching for a job—or looking to revitalize a current one—will quickly realize career advice abounds, especially on the Internet. And while there are many outrageous tips you should ignore, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s sometimes worthwhile to think outside the box. Here are fi...
  • 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.
  • 3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid  On Your Cover Letter
    The most common mistake on cover letters, by far, is the classic typo. The last thing you should do before you turn in your application is get another set of eyes check what you’ve already proofed. However, there are a few more rookie mistakes that will often disqualify you from the very start. R...
  • Tips For Interviewing People Older Than You Are (Or Who Might Be Your Boss)
    We grow up being told to respect our elders. But what happens when we need our elders to respect us? Interviewing someone older than you, and who could actually end up being your boss could gives new meaning to the word “awkward” if it’s not properly handled. So how do you gain respect from someo...
  • 7 Signs Your Job Is No Longer a Good Fit
    Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button every morning until the last possible second? Are you frustrated you're not where you think you should be in your career? Are you miserable, and it’s started to spill into your personal life? If so, you should consider the possibility your feelings stem fro...
  • More Tips to Build A Network Within Your Company — With Minimal Effort
    Whether you’re new or a longtime employee, it can be intimidating to make meaningful connections within your organization. The good news is there are creative ways to build your professional network organically — even if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert.
  • When Is It Appropriate to Tell People About Your New Job?
    Receiving a job offer is the best. Your job search has come to an end, and those feelings of stress and depression have been washed away by a rush of pride now that someone has recognized your value as an employee. You’re pumped to start a brand-new chapter in your life, and you can’t wait to tel...
  • What to Do If a Job Offer Falls Through
    It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. A company offers you a job, but before you can start your first day, the offer falls through. Whatever the reasons (if any), you have to start your job search all over again. Here’s what to do.
  • What We’ve Learned about the Job Market in 2018 So Far
    At the beginning of the year we talked about the outlook for job seekers in 2018, but now that we’re halfway through the year, let’s consider what the actual market looks like and what you can expect for the remainder of 2018—one thing’s certain: It’s going to continue being a wild ride! Read on ...
  • What to Do if You Encounter an Illegal Interview Question
    You’re acing the job interview. You’ve been personable, you’ve laid out your qualifications deftly, and you even made the recruiter laugh with a well-timed joke. Things are going incredibly well until the recruiter asks you a question that feels…off. To help you with future interviews, let’s disc...
  • You’re on Vacation, But Your Coworkers Won't Stop Emailing You?
    You're just settling into your pool chair with a juicy thriller and an adult beverage when you hear a familiar ping. Ugh. The office. What could they possibly want now? Don't they know you're on vacation? What should you do when you're on vacation and your coworkers won't stop emailing you?
  • How to Network Within Your Company
    Doing your job and doing it well isn’t enough. If your nose is pushed too hard into the grindstone, you’re missing opportunities to network and make connections within your company. Meta: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network within your company.
  • 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...
  • Are Compliments Still Appropriate in an Office Setting?
    Of course welcomed compliments are nice to receive, yet the difficulty office workers face is determining the line between appropriate and inappropriate. While a welcomed compliment may be a tool for social bonding, a poorly paid, even if well-intentioned, compliment about one’s appearance has th...
  • 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 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...
  • How to Make Irrelevant Experience Relevant During Your Job Search
    You may be worried that including irrelevant work experience on your resume could hurt your chances of landing your dream job. Then again, leaving that experience out could create gaps in your timeline. How do you solve this dilemma?