Career development

In almost every office, there are ‘lucky’ employees given formidable projects like setting up a new department or coming up with strategies for re-branding the company. Then, of course, there are those assigned to do the so-called grunt work such as alphabetizing clients’ files, updating suppliers’...

Some of us spend our days working side-by-side with our supervisors (hello, open floor plans), but some of us only get to see the higher powers every once in a while. No matter how much time you spend with ’em, it’s only natural to want to stay on their good...

You’ve sent out resumes, been through countless interviews, and have now landed the perfect job. Sure—take time out for high fives, but be aware that your journey is just beginning. You still have to prove you’re the right one for the job. And, in most cases, you...

Job” and “joy” have one letter between them, but for many they’re like chalk and cheese, oil and water, or snakes and mongooses. And yet people do experience joy in their work. They’re the people who regale you with tales of how much they love what...

Have you ever felt stuck at your job? You know, when you feel like you aren’t moving forward in your current position, but you know you’d excel if awarded a promotion.  When promotion season enters your office, it can be an exciting yet stressful time....

Whether you like them or not, your boss is a driving factor when it comes to career advancement. If you’re looking to get another job or promotion within the company, a great letter of recommendation from your boss could be the deciding factor that makes...

How to ask someone to mentor you

By Kim Dority When it comes to your career, mentors can be one of the fastest ways to get from where you are to where you want to be. Mentors can help you identify and build up your strengths, recognize your weaknesses (and help with damage control), learn how to navigate office politics, figure out career questions, and generally be an advocate for your ongoing success.