Career blog posts

Having friends at work is a blessing: You have someone to eat lunch with, a sounding board for ideas, and a supportive shoulder to lean on when the boss is being completely unreasonable. Besides, you likely spend eight-plus hours a day, five days a week with them—which…

Before accepting a job, it’s important to understand a few things about the company (and about yourself). The last thing you want to do is take a job now only to leave in six months because you’re miserable. Here are some things you should think…

If you received a call after your job interview inviting you to come back in for a second interview, congratulations. In most cases, an invitation for a second interview means that the employer is seriously considering you for the position. That's good news. However, if you're…

Do you see networking as too complicated, too time-consuming, and too fake? That’s understandable. We’re all way too busy, and we’ve all seen the slimy schmoozer who’s given networking such a bad name—we don’t want to be like that. The problem is that networking really is…

If you were Googling “thank you note after interview” in the hopes that someone on the world wide web would tell you they’re outdated and relieve you of your duty, you’re in the wrong place. Like it or not, thank you notes are a must.…

So you landed the coveted work from home position. Congratulations! Your virtual office is all set up and you have settled into your new routine, complete with stretchy pants and homemade coffee. Then you notice something strange. A nagging feeling of disconnection, a lack of human…

A baker recently shared her prize-winning cake recipe. Not surprisingly, it contained quite a few ingredients that needed to be accurately measured and combined in a very specific order. When you don't follow the recipe, unfortunate results will likely ensue. The same thing goes for job…

How would you like to get a raise before you have the job offer? It is possible, and candidates are doing it right now. Employers are not averse to increasing pay packages to secure the right candidate. If you have the kind of specialist skill or…

Burnout. You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can result from chronic stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse…