• 5 Qualities to Look for When Seeking a Work Mentor
    Great mentors have wisdom in abundance. But just because someone knows the ins and outs of your industry, doesn't necessarily mean he or she is the person from whom you can learn the most. So what makes a good mentor?
  • How to Balance Taking on More Work When Your Coworkers Leave
    Few circumstances disrupt your work life more quickly than a colleague's resignation. But once you've dealt with the initial emotional reaction, reality will set in, and both you and your boss will wonder, who's going to do the work? Quite likely, the answer is you—at least in the interim. It's i...
  • Master These 5 In-Demand Soft Skills Employers Are Seeking
    Soft skills are in demand, and may matter just as much, if not more than, hard skills. Here are the most in-demand soft skills employers are looking for and why they matter.
  • How to Cultivate Management Skills Before You Are a Manager
    Landing a management job without experience is unlikely. Employers want candidates with proven managerial skills supported by years of experience. But how do you get management experience if no one will hire you without it? Thankfully, you can cultivate management skills before becoming a manag...
  • How to Answer: "How Do You Like to Be Managed?"
    Nothing is certain but death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin—but if he'd been around in the 21st century, he might have added the interview question "How do you like to be managed" to his list. After all, you’re almost guaranteed to be asked this question at some point during the interv...
  • Navigating Your Job Search During and After Graduate School
    When's the right time to begin a job search during graduate school? The first day of class.That might sound daunting, but the earlier you plan your job search, the better. Here are six steps you can take to get and stay on track.
  • Steps to Making a Target List for Your Job Search
    Finding your dream job—or even the next stop on the way to your dream job—isn't easy. You can take a scattershot approach, applying for whatever opening you come across, or you can be more thoughtful by using a target list for your next job search. Here's how to do so.
  • 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.
  • What You Need to Know about Job Relocation Packages
    Has your company offered you an exciting opportunity for advancement in a new city? Or, perhaps you’re being recruited for your dream job in a neighboring state? Regardless of the circumstances, before you accept a new position which requires you to pack up everything and move, there are some imp...
  • Here's What to Expect When the Company You Work for Gets Bought
    The company you work for has changed hands like an Olympic torch. Only you never signed up for this race. Here’s some inside info that will help you face the challenges that lay ahead with confidence.
  • What You Should Know When It’s Suggested You Apply for Another Job at a Company You Applied To
    You've thoroughly prepared for the interview, down to rehearsing with a friend. You have a list of informed questions you’re ready to ask. But then comes the plot twist: Maybe you should apply for another job at the company, the interviewer suggests. How should you proceed in this unusual situati...
  • Stop Sending the Same Cover Letter—Here’s how to Personalize to Make an Impression
    Writing a new cover letter from scratch for every job application is a time-consuming task. Want to personalize your cover letter to make an impression while simultaneously saving your schedule? Here’s how.
  • Top Industries in D.C. Hiring Right Now
    Washington, D.C. is a region booming with career opportunities. Here's a look at the top industries in DC hiring right now.
  • D.C. Happy Hours Your Coworkers Will Love
    Happy hours are a great way to unwind after a long day's work. Aside from the relaxation, happy hour events offer a terrific opportunity to bond with coworkers, or even make some new connections. Without further ado, here are some of our picks.
  • Are Millennials Choosing to Delay Finding Partners Due to Work?
    Millennials have delayed finding partners until much later than their parents. Is work responsible for millennials’ delayed partnerships? The answer is yes. And no. And also, it’s complicated.
  • Ace Your Next Phone Interview with These 6 Tips
    Have a phone interview scheduled? Your goal now is the same as any other interview: Make a good impression and convince the hiring manager that you will bring useful work and interpersonal skills to their company. However, phone interviews have special considerations you’ll need to be conscious o...
  • When Should You Rat on Your Coworker?
    Reporting the misconduct or poor work-related performance of a coworker to your superior has probably crossed your mind at some point during your career. Unless the circumstances make the choice obvious, knowing when to rat on your coworker can feel exceedingly difficult to discern. Here are some...
  • All Your Colleagues Are Leaving the Company. Should You Too?
    There is some speculation that leaving a company can be contagious. People often exit organizations in waves, so it’s not surprising that when your colleagues start walking out the door, you’re tempted to follow. But before you make a life-altering decision based on what other people are doing, t...
  • The Art of Asking a Friend to Refer You to Their Company
    Having friends in high places can be a definite benefit when you’re looking for a job referral. Here are some tips that will help you get the referral you want without putting unnecessary strain on the friendship.
  • 6 Signs You Need a Personal Health Day ASAP
    Taking a personal health day can help when you're overwhelmed at work. Here are six signs you need a personal health day and some suggestions for how to enjoy it.