• How to Get Your Foot In the Door At Your Dream Company
    We all have a list of companies we aspire to work at during the pinnacle of our careers. To get one step closer to making that dream a reality, consider these tips to get your foot in the door of your dream company — whether or not it has an open position you’re interested in right now.
  • You Have More Power Than You Think
    Much has been written about the quest for power. Some studies indicate that human beings universally long not for freedom, per se, but power. Whole civilizations have risen through the use of power. Whole civilizations have fallen through the use of power. But what does it mean to have power ...
  • 7 Unusual Job Search Hacks
    Job searches can be incredibly stressful. Whether we’re burning through savings or pining for something different, our haste to end the search successfully can lead us to make some novice errors, like sending applications where we definitely don’t fit or coming across as mechanical in our interac...
  • I Still Don’t Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up
    Imagine you’re back in first grade. Your teacher asks you to draw what you want to be when you grow up. Now you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, and you wonder why you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up. Is something wrong with you?
  • 5 Things You Should Never Put In Writing At Work
    The workday can feel so long…and your email inbox or Slack channel can seem like such a private haven—a secret clubhouse where you can share jokes and kvetch with your work spouse. But don't let a false sense of security lull you into making a career-derailing mistake. There are certain things yo...
  • Keep Getting Rejected? 3 Things to Keep in Mind
    Let's not sugarcoat it: Rejection stinks. Nothing is fun about being turned down for a job opportunity. And while circumstances are often beyond your control (they went with an internal candidate, or the position wasn't filled), if you’re consistently coming in second or third during the hiring p...
  • How Long Do You Need To Stay At a Job Before Moving On?
    Everyone knows that how you quit your job is important. But not everyone realizes that knowing when to do so is just as—if not more—important. So you’ve decided to move on? Read on for a general guide of quitting times that will reveal to future employers more about you than you might expect.
  • How to Navigate Interviews When You’re Moving to a Different City or State
    You want to get a job in a different city or state, and you’re not quite sure how to go about navigating the interview process. While in many ways the out-of-town job hunt mirrors the local search, there are definitely curves in the road that need to be navigated differently. But don’t worry; we’...
  • The Finance Majors Already Have Jobs, but the Hiring Outlook Is Still Great for Other Grads
    How’s the hiring outlook for college graduates this year? There’s still no cause for worry. The Class of 2018 is leaving campus at a particularly fortunate time. Even if you started late, it doesn’t mean you can’t start smart. Begin devoting time now—on a daily basis—to your search. Here are some...
  • Need a Break at Work? Here Are 10 Things You Can Do
    We all need a break now and then, especially at work. Workers who don’t take regular breaks are shown to have a higher burnout rate, lower productivity, and a decreased resistance to distractions. So, whether you’re shrouded in brain fog or tearing through that to-do list, you should regularly ta...
  • How to Always Have An Elevator Pitch Ready
    Imagine your potential employer is standing next to you in an elevator, and you have less than a minute to convince him he should hire you. Would you be prepared to sell yourself in 60 seconds or less? If your answer is “no” you may not even get a chance to get in on the ground floor. In today’s ...
  • How to Assess Soft Skills During a Job Interview
    Identifying the right candidate can be a frustrating and overwhelming process. You need to pinpoint an applicant who possesses the right technical skills, experience and knowledge. You’ll also want to find someone with the right soft skills—the personal attributes and innate skills that can’t be ...
  • Should You Apply for Two Jobs at One Company?
    Should you apply for two jobs at one company? It’s one of those questions. You know the type—you ask ten different people, you get ten different answers. Half will say yes, half will say no, and all ten will feature subtle, yet irreconcilable, differences. It’s just not a question with a one-size...
  • What to Do After a Job Rejection
    There's no getting around it: A job rejection stings, even if you've decided the position probably wasn't right for you. No one wants to be second choice. But, like most things in life, there are ways you can make the most of the situation. Here's what to do after a job rejection to keep your dig...
  • What to Do When Your Boss is Leaving
    In today's job market, job-hopping is a common event. A 2017 survey by Namely suggests people remain at a job for, on average, less than two years. That being the case, people are used to the idea of coworkers coming and going, but what if the person departing is the boss? What do you do?
  • How to Deal With an Office Tattletale
    There’s no doubt the person in your office who runs to the boss to report every little slip-up is not going to win any popularity contests. But how do you deal with a person like this? Such a dilemma is not fun for anyone. But these tips will help you deal with the office snitch in a professional...
  • Pros and Cons of Working For Yourself
    There are a lot of advantages to self-employment, chief among them no meetings extolling the virtues of ink-toner management. But there are many disadvantages, too. Before you go all in, you need to weigh these benefits and downsides to see if self-employment is right for you. To help you out, we...
  • How to Decrease the Amount of Time You Spend in Meetings
    There’s nothing better than an efficient meeting where goals are met in a cohesive, timely manner. So why are so many meetings painfully long and drawn out? It doesn’t have to be this way! With just a few tweaks to the overall structure of your gatherings, you (and your grateful coworkers!) can b...
  • How to Turn Down a Job Offer When it Isn't Perfect
    When you’re looking for a new job, you’re bound to apply to certain places that are less than perfectly suited for you. Whatever the case, you could find yourself offered a job you really don’t want to take. Awkward, right? So how do you get out of this sticky situation gracefully? The following ...
  • Is it Ok To Reapply For a Position You Didn’t Get the First Time?
    Even if there are no second acts in life, sometimes there are chances to reapply for a job you didn’t get the first time. The question is: should you go for it? In most situations, yes, but it depends on the stage at which you fell off the candidate list.