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6 tips for a good end-of-year review

As work starts to wind down for the year, it may be time for the yearly tête-à-tête with your boss: your annual performance review. Whether formal or informal, it’s a necessary part of the job and can provide valuable insight into how you’re doing. But for many of us, it’s also tied to ...

8 habits of highly employable people

In a job search, it can be so easy to fall into ruts and passive roles while you wait for things to happen. If you’re looking to refresh yourself and your “hireability” in the new year, there are several things that highly employable people do—and you can do too. 1. Be ...

Translating your military experience to civilian work

Are you a current or former member of the United States Military? If so, then congratulations: not only did you seize the opportunity to serve your country, you also likely earned some valuable skills along the way—skills that should serve you well through the remainder of your active duty ...

Are you ready for the freelance life?

There’s no denying it, the work world has witnessed seismic shifts in recent years. There are lots of factors contributing to this radical change—everything from unpredictable economic forces to massive waves of technological innovation have changed the way people approach the very notion ...

3 ways to tell you’ll enjoy working at a company

When you’re on the job hunt, there are typically a whole galaxy of thoughts and concerns spinning around your head. You want to make sure that you’re targeting companies that match your interests, background, and skillset; positions that will help you hit the target goals you’ve ...

How to tell if a company’s culture works for you

Even within the same industry, company culture can vary pretty drastically. One company may encourage creative problem-solving and innovation, while another wants things done in a very particular way, from the top down. One may explicitly encourage work-life balance, while another expects ...

How to make work friends when working remotely

The modern work world has seen tons of changes sweep across industries in recent years, largely led by seismic shifts in technological innovation that have completely revolutionized how many of us handle our jobs. There’s simply no denying it: today’s workplace is a brave new world. How we ...

How to age-proof your resume

In an ideal world, age would have no bearing on how you’re perceived as a potential employee. Skills and experience should count for, well, everything. And technically, it’s illegal for any potential employer to ask you your age. Yet the professional world is riddled with the same kind of ...

7 tips for landing an executive position

It takes many, many desk workers but only a select few executives to make the corporate world spin on its axis. That imbalance may make an executive position seem virtually unattainable for the average employee. But while elevating to the executive suite does require an exceptional amount of ...

How to actually talk about strengths and weaknesses in an interview

You’re in an interview. It’s going well—you aced the small talk, and you have solid, thoughtful answers to all of their questions about your resume. Now things start to get a little more abstract in the questions: Tell me more about yourself. And then there’s the one that can feel like ...

4 ways to fight impostor syndrome

At its core, the buzzword of the past few years, “impostor syndrome,” is about confidence. It can sneak up on you when you’ve reached success in your career, but yet don’t feel as though you deserve to be where you are or that you’ve legitimately achieved your successes. The ...

5 tips on how to be a Millennial manager

For all the anxieties over generational differences on the job (or in general—see every “OK boomer” meme), much has been made of Millennials’ role and attitude toward the workplace. But for every generalization about Millennials job hopping or wanting participation trophies, there are ...

Should you consider a career change after 50?

These days, it may seem like every spotlight is on Millennial workers. What is their work style? How are they changing the workplace? Is avocado toast in the workplace a thing? Why do they change jobs so often? On the latter, the reality is that career mobility and changeability isn’t just a ...

Are you ready to be a consultant?

Most of us have career paths that are full of both carefully planned moves and unexpected twists and turns. What often seems like a concrete plan today can change completely tomorrow—based on new opportunities, changing industry conditions, shifting economic forces, and a host of other ...

Why college is no longer the only path to a successful career

There’s no doubt about it, the world is changing fast—and at a pace that most of us have never experienced before. Everything from rapid advances in technology to seismic cultural, political, social, and economic shifts are altering the way we live on a deep and lasting level, forcing us to ...

Writing a strong cover letter when changing careers

Changing careers can be seriously challenging. Once you’ve made the already tough decision to go for something new, you will likely then have new realities staring you in the face, like a lack of experience or hard skills. But rather than fall prey to the biggest catch-22 of job seeking (you ...

Ask the interview questions that will find your ideal candidate

Today’s work world is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift, thanks to massive waves of technological, economic, and cultural change, and the old ways of doing business are being upended—making hiring for all sorts of positions across industries a greater challenge. Today’s job market is also ...

Failing up: how to spin failures into gold

It can be argued that life itself is a learning opportunity, and over the course of each of our lifetimes we’re given opportunities to try new things, engage in new endeavors, and challenge ourselves—and sometimes we’ll be met with success, and other times we’ll have to face ...

Why low company turnover isn’t always a good thing

Whether your organization is huge and sprawling or a lean, mean mom-and-pop operation, you know that turnover brings headaches. There’s the time (and resources) associated with hiring and recruiting to fill roles. There’s also the lost time and manpower as a new employee gets up to speed. ...

How to relate to your younger coworkers

For those of us who have been employed for more than a little while—including all of you seasoned veterans out there with many years of on-the-job experience—navigating the work world these days can be a bit of a challenge. We often have to fight against some of the misperceptions that come ...