• April Fools! 5 Lighthearted Office Pranks
    April Fools’ Day at the office. For some, it’s the equivalent of the Super Bowl, a time when the creative juices really start flowing. For others, it’s a chance to even the score after being punked in the past. Whether you’re looking to take your tricks to the next level or out for revenge, here ...
  • 8 Signs You Should Be Earning More
    You’ve always felt like you should be earning more, but you never knew if you were right. Wonder no longer. Here are 8 telltale signs that you are not earning as much money as you should be.
  • How to Respond When a Coworker Throws You Under the Bus
    You've just been thrown under the bus. What should you do when a coworker makes you the scapegoat? What's the smartest way to respond? Find out.
  • How to Transition from Startup to Corporate—and Vice Versa
    Starting any new job is a challenge, but moving from the startup world to a corporate environment (or vice versa) can be particularly tough. If you're considering such a leap, be prepared to flip your perspective on your role in the workplace and adjust your expectations for company culture. Star...
  • 10 Reasons You're Not Getting That Promotion
    In the last six months, you’ve applied for three different step-up positions in your company but you’re zero-for-three. You feel ready to move up but management clearly thinks otherwise. Here are 10 reasons you’re not getting that promotion and actions you can take.
  • 4 Reasons You're Not Getting Interviews You May Be Overlooking
    The job hunt can be a long, tedious process. Particularly in a tight job market, it's not uncommon for applicants to interview for multiple positions before finding the right fit. But if your job search never gets past the point of application, it's time to take a close look in the mirror. You mi...
  • What to Do When a Recruiter Asks About Your Current Salary
    Salary questions are perhaps the most dreaded type of interview questions—and none quite so much as “What is your current salary?” So what should you do when you encounter this question? Find out.
  • How to Answer “Why Should We Choose You over Someone Else?”
    One day you’ll face a recruiter asking, “Why should we choose you over someone else?” Here’s how to prepare the best answer to this question.
  • Optimize Your Job Search When Your Current Job Title Isn't an Industry Standard
    In theory, job titles should be designed as a succinct description of what you do in your role. However, the reality is, most job titles are too broad or don't accurately describe a person's normal workday tasks. When your job title isn't an industry standard, you'll want to optimize your search....
  • The Right Way to Ask for Help at Work
    Asking for help at work should be easy. But it’s not so simple, is it? Asking for help involves uncertainty and emotional risk. Your request could be rejected. Your supervisor may perceive you as incompetent. And admitting one’s failures and shortcomings, even as subtext, stings. But learning how...
  • The Right Way to Ask for Overtime Pay
    Paying overtime can be cheaper than adding an employee who would be eligible for benefits. For other businesses, overtime pay is carefully rationed lest it become a budget-busting expense. So how to ask for overtime pay when your employer falls into the latter category? Here are six strategies to...
  • 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...
  • 10 Productive Things to Do Between Meetings
    It may seem like you dedicate a lot of time in your work day to meetings. It's important to stay productive between meetings you can’t get out of. Whether you have twenty minutes, or just five, here are ten things you can do between meetings.
  • 5 Tips for Confronting a Coworker (Before You Go to Your Boss)
    Running into conflict at work is not unusual. Considering the fact about 56 percent of full-time workers say they spend more time with their "work family" than they do with their own families, it stands to reason colleagues are bound to get on each other's nerves at some point or another. How sho...
  • 8 Things You Need to Know When Your Contract Has a Probationary Period
    Your new job has a probationary period.  At the end of that period, you’ll either have a job or be told it isn’t working out. Overall, you want to know how success is measured. Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know.
  • How to Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant When You Just Started a Job
    Everyone knows starting a new job has unique challenges. But pregnancy can add a whole different level of complication to an already stressful time. So how do you break the happy news to your boss? Read on for some tips and suggestions—and congratulations!
  • How Much Does Your Job Affect Your Mental Health?
    Many people view the relationship between work and mental health as distinct. They show up, mentally check out, and hang around until it’s time to actually check out. Have you ever wondered how much your job affects your mental health? Chances are, it’s more than you think.
  • How to Break into a New Industry with No Connections or Experience
    When you’re trying to move into a new industry, getting your big break can be a tough task. Some job seekers are able to find a loophole based on personal connections. But for those who have no connections or experience in their industry of choice, the challenge can seem insurmountable.
  • 6 Myths about Office Romance You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    Office romance seems to work out on the screen. This encourages people to believe they, too, can mix business and pleasure. They’re sure that even if the romance ends, the professional relationship won’t be damaged. Best case scenario is…best case scenario, so before you take the leap, see if you...
  • How to Respectfully “Break Up” with a Recruiter
    In any relationship, ghosting someone when you want to “break up” is considered rude and cowardly. Relationships with recruiters are no exception. If you’ve decided the recruiter you’ve been working with, or the job they are advocating for, is not a good fit, you need to come clean. Here are som...