• How to Answer: “What’s the Best Piece of Career Advice You've Ever Received"
    You find yourself in the middle of an interview with your potential new company when you hear a question that truly gives you pause: “What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?” How should you answer that question?
  • If These 4 Things are True, It's OK to Ask for a Title Change
    When it comes to promotional opportunities, most people think of a raise. Additional pay is always nice, but have you considered your job title? The job title you have now can directly impact your paycheck later. If these four things are true, it's OK to ask for a title change.
  • How to Answer: "What Makes You Unique?"
    Interviewers love to throw curve balls at their applicants so they can see who is able to rise to the occasion. The question "What makes you unique?" is one of those zingers. You don’t want to seem painfully abnormal or bland and unoriginal—how do you let your potential employer know you’re uniqu...
  • How to Answer: "What Are You Passionate About?"
    The last thing you expect during a job interview is for the hiring manager to ask you a personal question like, “What are you passionate about?” Here's how you can best prepare for it.
  • Position Eliminated? Here Are Some Actions to Take
    It's gentler than a firing, yet stings more than a layoff. So what do you do if your position is eliminated? No matter how hopeless it might seem at first, you do have options.
  • Good and Bad Excuses to Leave Work Early
    Swinging a perfect attendance record for work is nearly impossible, and it isn’t something most bosses expect. There will inevitably be some days when you’ll have to leave early with little or no advance notice. But which excuses are acceptable and which will leave your manager frustrated?
  • How to Respond to: "Walk Me Through Your Resume"
    "Walk me through your resume" is a common interview question, yet it also trips up many job candidates. It's not an invitation to tell your life story in chronological order. Instead, it's an opportunity to showcase your presentation styles, ability to synthesize information, and trajectory of pr...
  • Slow Summer at the Office? Here's How to Get Ahead.
    A slow summer at the office doesn't have to be a yawn. With some careful planning, you can survive—and even thrive—during the dog days of summer. Here's how to get ahead at the office when your colleagues are at the beach.
  • 7 Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore When Starting a New Job
    Unfortunately, you sometimes don't figure out your new job isn't the right fit until after you've started it. Here are seven red flags you shouldn't ignore in a new position.
  • This is What Employers Don't Want to See on Your Resume
    Whether this is your first time writing a resume or your hundredth, it can prove to be a time-consuming affair. And while there’s a lot employers want to see on your resume, there’s definitely some items they don’t.
  • 4 Signs It’s Time to Choose a New Career Path
    Deciding on a new career path is a difficult choice to make. You likely spent years learning the skills necessary to enter the career, developing your talents within it, and building your professional network. Now you’re thinking about putting all that aside and starting new. To make it worse, ou...
  • 5 Conversation Starters for Your Next Networking Event
    Some people enjoy networking. Really! But for others, networking falls into the category of necessary evil. You might dread the experience, but once you arrive, it’s not that bad—and it has the potential to bring great rewards. Like anything else, networking is a skill you can develop with practi...
  • Our Seamless Guide to Dealing with Distracting Coworkers
    Distracting coworkers are an office monster. They make life miserable and lower office productivity. However, you can take steps to reduce their impact on your work life. Here’s our seamless guide to dealing with distracting coworkers.
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Applying Internally
    You like the company you work for, but you think you’d be happier in another position or in a different department. So you decide to apply for another job within the organization. You don’t want your boss to find out from somebody else. Yet broaching the subject can be awkward and sometimes even ...
  • 10 Phrases to Never Say During a Job Interview
    There’s a lot to think about when preparing for a job interview: What you should wear, what questions you should expect, how you can best show your qualifications. Just as important as what you should do, however, is what you shouldn’t—namely, things you should never say during an interview. Read...
  • 3 Better Ways to Say “I Don’t Have Time for This Right Now”
    Work can be hectic. That’s usually when a coworker walks to your desk with a sheepish smile and asks, “Do you have a minute?” You want to say, “I don’t have time for this right now,” but that word choice can feel rude. Still, you’re overloaded and must navigate the request. Here are three ways to...
  • Is it Ok to Ask for Feedback from a Job You Didn't Get?
    Is it OK to ask for feedback after not getting the job? Maybe. It depends on what your definition of feedback is. Here’s how you can go about getting information if you genuinely want it.
  • How Your Leadership Style Affects Your Work Ethic
    No matter where you are in your career, it's possible to see a relationship between your leadership style and your work ethic. Examining how your leadership style affects your work ethic will help you develop stronger relationships with your own supervisor, colleagues, and direct reports.
  • How to Answer: "What Should We Know about You That’s Not on Your Resume?"
    The hiring manager asks, “What should we know about you that’s not on your resume?” That’s when many a mind goes blank. Tricky? Yes. Impossible? Not if you’re prepared. Here's how.
  • 6 Secrets to Landing a New Job in the Summer
    Traditionally, the hiring process has been known to move at a snail's pace during the summer, but it's not entirely impossible to land a new job during this time. Whether you're getting ready to graduate college or make your move to a new location once the kids are on summer break, we have some s...