• 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.
  • What to Do When Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
    You did a little happy dance when you found out you were hired, and imagined a bright future full of fun challenges, great coworkers, and plenty of advancement opportunities—just like you were promised! And then reality hit. Your first weeks are filled with signs that everything isn’t what you’d ...
  • How to Decide Between Two Equally Great Job Offers
    While some job seekers find themselves in a transitionary period of life attempting to gain meaningful employment, a few lucky ones find themselves having the luxury of being in the driver’s seat upon receiving more than one job offer. If you ever find yourself at a crossroads between two compani...
  • 10 (More) Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview to Stand Out
    You may think a job interview is all about your potential employer finding out about you. And granted, that is the way the majority of the interview is likely to go. However, most interviewers will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions as well. Here are 10 questions to ask to stand out...
  • Why Optimizing Your Resume Around Keywords is Important
    If you want to get recognized as a quality candidate, it’s important to optimize your resume around keywords. Here’s how to do so.
  • Best Practices for Time Management When You’re a Grad Student with a Full-Time Job
    You’ve taken the leap and been accepted to graduate school. Congratulations! But your financial situation requires you to keep a full-time job. That’s rough, and it gets rougher when you remember you’ll need time for chores, homework, family obligations, social activities, and sleep, too. To help...
  • 5 Myths About Interviews You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    There’s a lot of information about interview dos and don’ts. And while some pieces of advice are no-brainers (always making sure you do your interview prep work) some tips are based on nothing more than assumptions…assumptions that aren’t always true. Read on for five of the most popular intervie...
  • How to Deal With Office Favoritism
    Perhaps you thought you left teacher's pets behind once you finished school. But unfortunately, bosses sometimes play favorites, too—a situation that can be damaging to workplace morale and awkward for everyone, including the pet. Learning how to deal with office favoritism requires humility and ...
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • 5 Skills You’ll Need To Be Promoted Into A Management Position
    It’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been working for several years now, or maybe you’re completing your studies and are set to enter the workforce. Whatever your situation, you’ve surveyed the job market and decided that a management position will be your goal. To help you in your endeavors, her...
  • 5 Times It’s Ok to Tell a White Lie in the Office
    Lying is wrong. It hurts others, it damages your reputation, it can be difficult to stop once you start, and it’s not great for your health. But white lies are different, right? Well, certain kinds actually can be. Like any community, an office can survive—and occasionally even profit from—a litt...