• 7 Signs Your Job Is No Longer a Good Fit
    Do you repeatedly hit the snooze button every morning until the last possible second? Are you frustrated you're not where you think you should be in your career? Are you miserable, and it’s started to spill into your personal life? If so, you should consider the possibility your feelings stem fro...
  • More Tips to Build A Network Within Your Company — With Minimal Effort
    Whether you’re new or a longtime employee, it can be intimidating to make meaningful connections within your organization. The good news is there are creative ways to build your professional network organically — even if you consider yourself to be more of an introvert.
  • When Is It Appropriate to Tell People About Your New Job?
    Receiving a job offer is the best. Your job search has come to an end, and those feelings of stress and depression have been washed away by a rush of pride now that someone has recognized your value as an employee. You’re pumped to start a brand-new chapter in your life, and you can’t wait to tel...
  • What to Do If a Job Offer Falls Through
    It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. A company offers you a job, but before you can start your first day, the offer falls through. Whatever the reasons (if any), you have to start your job search all over again. Here’s what to do.
  • What We’ve Learned about the Job Market in 2018 So Far
    At the beginning of the year we talked about the outlook for job seekers in 2018, but now that we’re halfway through the year, let’s consider what the actual market looks like and what you can expect for the remainder of 2018—one thing’s certain: It’s going to continue being a wild ride! Read on ...
  • What to Do if You Encounter an Illegal Interview Question
    You’re acing the job interview. You’ve been personable, you’ve laid out your qualifications deftly, and you even made the recruiter laugh with a well-timed joke. Things are going incredibly well until the recruiter asks you a question that feels…off. To help you with future interviews, let’s disc...
  • You’re on Vacation, But Your Coworkers Won't Stop Emailing You?
    You're just settling into your pool chair with a juicy thriller and an adult beverage when you hear a familiar ping. Ugh. The office. What could they possibly want now? Don't they know you're on vacation? What should you do when you're on vacation and your coworkers won't stop emailing you?
  • How to Network Within Your Company
    Doing your job and doing it well isn’t enough. If your nose is pushed too hard into the grindstone, you’re missing opportunities to network and make connections within your company.
  • Is It Appropriate to Discuss Salary with Your Coworkers?
    Does your company have a policy in place that prevents you from discussing salary with your coworkers? You’re not alone. But others argue that discussing salary is the only way for employees to determine if they are being mistreated by their employers, either from neglect or discrimination. Is it...
  • Are Compliments Still Appropriate in an Office Setting?
    Of course welcomed compliments are nice to receive, yet the difficulty office workers face is determining the line between appropriate and inappropriate. While a welcomed compliment may be a tool for social bonding, a poorly paid, even if well-intentioned, compliment about one’s appearance has th...
  • How to Search for a New Job without Your Current Boss Finding Out
    You’ve decided to look for a better job. But since you don’t want your current boss to show you the door before your next position is a sure thing, you need to go into spymaster mode. Here’s How.
  • How to Make Friends in the Office if You're New to the Team
    It's no wonder making the leap to a new job is one of life's biggest stressors. No matter the circumstances, you're essentially breaking up with one group of peers and moving to new digs. To make work comfortable and fulfilling, you'll need to quickly develop a rapport with your supervisor and ne...
  • How to Make Irrelevant Experience Relevant During Your Job Search
    You may be worried that including irrelevant work experience on your resume could hurt your chances of landing your dream job. Then again, leaving that experience out could create gaps in your timeline. How do you solve this dilemma?
  • 6 Tips for Acing an HR Interview
    Many companies pride themselves on having a strong HR department, and they should—HR is typically the first line of defense when it comes to screening potential job candidates. How well you do on the HR interview will determine whether you get that coveted secondary interview with the higher-ups....
  • How to Answer: "Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Job?"
    Most people's biggest interview fears include having to respond to classic hard-to-answer questions, including “Why are you looking to leave your current job?” Whether you can’t stand your boss or are uninterested in your day-to-day responsibilities, there are ways to answer without throwing anyo...
  • How Long Do You Realistically Have to Apply for a Job You Found Online?
    While a posting’s date will tell you how long it’s been up, it provides no indication of whether or not the employer is still actively looking. So, how long do you realistically have to apply for a job you found online?
  • Always Asking Permission? Steps for Taking Initiative.
    At most jobs, especially corporate ones, it’s important to be able to know how to be assertive. But if you aren’t a natural go-getter, how do you go about becoming one? Taking initiative is vital to many aspects of a career—so whether you’re taking on new management responsibilities or looking fo...
  • How to Apologize in the Office
    Sooner or later, we all need to apologize for a transgression in the workplace. Whether your misstep is large, such as sending a snarky email to the wrong coworker, or small (eating someone else's yogurt from the office fridge), there's a certain art to apologizing at the office. Here’s how.
  • How to Talk to Your Manager about Being Overwhelmed with Your Workload
    It's one of the toughest conversations you can have with your manager: letting her know you feel overwhelmed by your workload. It's easy to slip into the trap of feeling like you're admitting defeat and saying you can't do your job—but in fact, this conversation can improve your relationship with...
  • 5 Myths About Switching Jobs or Careers
    The time has come, and you’re ready to make a major change in your career. Now you’ll have the pleasure of hearing everyone’s thoughts about how you should go about it—or whether you should attempt it at all. Read on for five opinions you’re likely to encounter—and why you shouldn’t listen.