• 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.
  • 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...
  • Ask Yourself These 6 Questions Before Asking for a Raise
    Knowing when to ask for a raise can be a bit of a dilemma. Time it right, and your supervisor may see your request as a savvy, confident business decision. Time it poorly, however, and your supervisor may see your request as greedy, tone deaf, or even insulting. This can make things uncomfortable...
  • What to Do When You've Been Passed Over for a Promotion
    We all want validation that we’re doing well at our jobs, and oftentimes this takes the form of a promotion. After all, what says “You’re doing great!” better than an increase in responsibility and pay? But what do you do if you’re passed over for a promotion? It may seem impossible to move on fr...
  • How to Advance if Your Job Has a Higher Turnover Rate
    Many workers use their annual performance review as a time to make the case for a promotion. But in companies with a higher turnover rate, the person who performed your review in 2018 may be long gone by the time your 2019 review comes around. If your job has a high turnover rate, calculating per...
  • 5 Hot Jobs Where Salaries Are Growing
    If you're looking to snag a job with a high salary, Washington D.C. is definitely a city to consider for career options. Here are five of the hottest jobs with growing salaries.
  • Email Template for Requesting a Salary Increase or Promotion Conversation
    You’re ready to ask for a promotion and/or a raise. A well-written letter or email could mean thousands of dollars in extra income. Here’s a template to use.
  • How to Ensure Your Job Application Actually Gets Looked At
    You've heard robots are taking over the world, but the truth is, they've already taken over the world—at least, the world of job seekers. Recruiters rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sift through the hundreds of resumes they receive for each job posting. That might sound depressing, but...
  • How to Make a Great Impression at Career Fairs
    Career fairs are hands down one of the best ways to network when you’re looking for a new job. So how do you stand out from the crowd in a room full of people all looking for the same thing as you? Read on for tips on how to make a great first impression and score the coveted goal of career fairs...
  • 5 Steps to Take When You Feel Like Your Company Doesn't Have Your Back
    If you were in trouble, would your coworkers, boss, or company push you under the bus, try to rescue you, or jump in front of the bus themselves?While you can’t always know for sure, you may have a sense your company doesn’t have your back long before anything goes wrong. So what should you do ab...