• The Networking Guide to Skyrocket Your Career
    Looking to take your career to the next level? Our networking guide can help you do so. Get all of the latest tips and trips to network your way to the top.
  • Can I Ask My Current Boss For A Letter Of Recommendation?
    Requesting a recommendation can be a delicate conversation no matter who you choose to ask. People are busy, and it’s always a little awkward to seek praise in the form of a letter. But the situation can get especially tricky when the person you want to write your recommendation is your current b...
  • How To Talk To Your Boss About Wanting To Transfer Offices
    Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided you want to transfer offices. Now comes the tricky part: You have to talk to your boss to get the go ahead. It can be a difficult conversation to navigate; however, there are a few guiding principles that can help the conversation along. Here’s how to talk to...
  • How To Create The Ultimate Transition Guide When Leaving Your Job
    You've signed your offer letter and survived the awkwardness of giving notice. Now you can coast through your last two weeks, right? Not so fast. The surest way to be remembered fondly by your former colleagues is to leave a comprehensive transition guide for your replacement. After all, you're l...
  • How To Figure Out Your New Boss
    Your relationship with your boss can make or break your happiness at work. Whether you're the new one on the team or your boss is, it can be challenging to figure out your supervisor, but it needs to be one of your top priorities. Try the following strategies to decode your boss's behavior.
  • Job Search Scaring You? Try These 3 Things.
    We love horror movies, but lately, they haven’t had the same thrill. That’s probably because we’ve seen the true face of horror, the job search. And the scariest part of the process has to be the interview. That got us thinking: If horror movies make us face our fears, then maybe they can teach u...
  • 5 Things You Need To Know Before Accepting A Job Offer
    You’ve probably had to investigate hundreds of potential opportunities, send out dozens of resumes, beat out a hundred other qualified applicants, and impress during several nerve-racking interviews to get this job offer. But before you accept, you have to ensure the new position will support you...
  • What To Do While Waiting For Your Background Check To Clear
    Congratulations, you’ve got the job! Well, sort of. In many cases, an official verbal or written job offer may be contingent upon successfully completing a background check. While this is true of most large, global organizations, sometimes it can extend even to small businesses. So what’s a job s...
  • How to Take Risks When Your Company Is Set In Its Ways
    How do you break through barriers, infuse your organization with fresh life and energy, and get your company out of its comfort zone and onto the fast track to modernization? Find out.
  • How to Not Bring Work Home With You
    Work consumes a significant part of the day, and it can be difficult to completely disengage. There’s always one more task to complete or issue left unresolved. Need help leaving work at work? Consider the following tips.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Leaving Your Current Job
    The decision to leave your current job should be a positive one. Whether you’re heading to a new company, going back to school, or starting a family, you’ve chosen to expand your life experience and grow. It’s a time for reflection and a little bit of patting yourself on the back for your can-do ...
  • What If The Company’s Culture Doesn’t Correspond To Your Needs?
    So, what should you do if the company culture isn’t corresponding to your needs? To help you answer this question, we’ve collected five typical scenarios where a company’s culture and an employee’s expectations may not align, as well as some potential strategies for how to respond.
  • What To Do When You Have No Idea How To Tackle A New Assignment
    Your manager calls you into her office to discuss a new initiative—and its importance to the company. Thing is, you have no idea how to tackle the project. None. Find out how you’ll be able to tackle any new task even if you begin with no idea how.
  • How To Manage Upward (If You Have A Bad Boss)
    One of the most common reasons people leave jobs is as a direct result of their manager. While you won’t always have the option of quitting, you can take matters into your own hands by managing upward.
  • Should You Tell Your Manager You Don't Have Enough Work to Do?
    The last person who held your job must have been a slacker because you can easily finish a day’s work by lunchtime. Should you tell your boss you don’t have enough to do? Yes, but tread carefully. It’s critical to pick the right time—and the right way—to send your message.
  • Unlearn Habits From Your Old Job Before You Learn A New Job
    Often, professionals — particularly seasoned ones — will reject the benefit of a first day and operate in a new job as if it were their previous job. You may feel inclined to replicate old habits and expertise from one job to the next, but this behavior can shorten your tenure. Here’s why.
  • How to Stay Positive During A Restructuring
    Your company is restructuring—the future seems uncertain, and the present feels chaotic. Staying positive during precarious times isn’t easy, but for your own job security—and sanity—that’s exactly what you’ll need to do. As precarious as the situation can be, focus on the silver lining, and make...
  • Are You In A Job That’s Wasting Your Time?
    Time is a valuable commodity—especially your time. The last thing you want to do is put years of hard work into a job, only to discover you should have been laying groundwork for your future elsewhere. Are you wondering if you’re in a role that’s wasting your time? Ask yourself these questions.
  • Ways to Make Your Commute Fly By
    The average one-way commute in the D.C. metro area is 34.4 minutes long, according to U.S. Census data released in December 2017. Multiply that by five days a week, 52 weeks a year—give or take a few days off—and you're spending about 12 days a year on your daily drive. Ouch. But there are multip...
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before You Leave A Job Interview
    It’s happened to all of us: Consumed with preparing answers to every potential question, we don’t consider what we need to know before the interview’s close and lose a precious opportunity to gain valuable insight on a potential employer. But what should you ask? Fret not, we’ve made a list of th...