• How to Spot a Bad Boss During the Interview Process
    To ensure a good match between you and the job you're applying for, you also need to be on the lookout for one more thing: signs of a bad supervisor. Keep your eyes open for the following red flags to spot a bad boss during the interview process.
  • Little Known Tricks to Power through a Slow Week at Work
    We've all been there: the slow week at the office. Sometimes making it through 40 hours can seem like an eternity. A few simple tricks can help you power through slow weeks at work—and even feel productive and energized by 5 o'clock Friday.
  • 3 of the Weirdest Job Interviews We've Heard Of
    When you’re in job search mode, your main goal of course is to find the right job. But as these job seekers found out the hard way, some interviews can be just plain weird. Job interview questions can range from basic to bizarre. And as for job interview venues—these can range from cabs to dark, ...
  • 5 Things Recent Grads Need to Know about Entering the Workforce
    Finding a job as a new graduate can sometimes be a scary prospect. You’ve got the whole world ahead of you, how do you gain a foothold? Read on for five things you should know before stepping out into the real world.
  • How to Respond to An Unusually Low (Or High) Job Offer
    Your third job interview is winding down, and your future boss finally makes a financial offer. But the salary is much lower than you expected. Or (good problem to have) the salary is much higher than you ever dreamed. What you do next can make a huge difference in your long-term finances. Here a...
  • 5 Nontraditional Things It's OK to Negotiate In Your Job Offer
    You have one more potential hurdle to cross before you accept your job offer—negotiating your compensation package. Salary is clearly the big-ticket item people focus on. You shouldn't dismiss this figure, but keep in mind there are other valuable perks you can pursue. Here’s what you should be n...
  • What Do You Do When You Find out a Coworker is Making More Money than You Are?
    Maybe you caught a glimpse of a pay stub as you chatted with a cubicle mate, or perhaps a stray document forgotten at a copier caught your eye. You’ve found out an unpleasant truth: a coworker is making more money than you are. What should you do with this information?
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Conflict”
    Most interview questions ask you to discuss the positive aspects of your working life. But every now and then, a question takes a turn for the negative, potentially wrecking your whole enthusiastic vibe. “Tell me about a time you handled a conflict” is one such question. If you know how to answer...
  • Employment Outlook for 2019 College Graduates
    If you'll be a member of the Class of 2019, you're in luck when it comes to the job search. The outlook for 2019 college graduates is bright. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges, employers plan to hire 16.6 percent more new grads this year than they did in 2018...
  • How to Develop a Presence within Your Company
    While there is undoubtedly a percentage of people who radiate enough charisma naturally when they come through the door, for most of us, establishing a presence takes work. Whether you've recently landed a job or have been quietly doing your work for years and want to develop more of a presence t...
  • Etiquette for a Lunch Interview
    Of all the different types of interviews, the lunch interview is one of the most nerve-wracking. Mixing a professional interview with food can feel like a recipe for disaster. You can do it though—take a deep breath, and keep some things in mind.
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  • Little Known Tricks to Get Your Resume to Stand Out
    Getting your resume to stand out without crossing the lines of professionalism can be a challenging task. You need to include all the basics like summary, experience, and education, but you also need to go above and beyond to make your resume stand out. Here are a few tricks that will get your r...
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing to Be a Better Coworker
    You probably spend more time with your coworkers than you think. While you can’t control how your coworkers work or behave, you can work to become a better coworker and build a collaborative work environment. Here's how.
  • 5 Ways to Diversify Your Skills While Staying in the Same Job
    Preparing for tomorrow’s job today means diversifying your skills, but when your current job revolves around the same old responsibilities, we often find ourselves leaning on what we already know. It can be tricky to find the time to learn new skills while juggling life’s demands, but it is possi...
  • How to Start a Career Conversation with Your Manager
    At some point in your career, you'll need to have a frank conversation with your manager about where your career is headed. This is generally a nerve-wracking discussion—not unlike asking a significant other if your relationship has a future—but with the right preparation, you can have a producti...
  • Job Search at a Standstill? Here's What to Do.
    Sometimes job hunting can be incredibly frustrating and disappointing. No matter how much experience you have, or how refined your skill set is, every job seeker feels like they’re hitting a wall at some point. So how do you break through that wall and land safely on the other side? When your ...
  • How to Answer: "Tell Me about Your Leadership Experience in the Workplace"
    When an interviewer asks you to tell her about your leadership experience, it’s important to have an answer ready. Here are some options you can use as a foundation to craft a response suited to you and your particular leadership experience.
  • The Best Way to Ask for a Mental Health Day
    There’s no shame in asking for a mental health day, but how do you go about asking your boss for this much-needed pause? Here are a few tips that will help you get the time you need.
  • Always Putting Out Fires at Work? Here’s a Checklist to Keep You Calm
    In today’s always-on, notification-driven world, it’s all too common to feel like you’ve spent your entire work day dealing with major and minor crises out of your control—and not accomplishing anything that helps you get ahead. Too many days like this will quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed, an...