Small Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for More

Deep inside, you possess a strong desire to move into management or at least gain more responsibility at work. It’s a key part of the career path that you want to follow. However, depending on your current work situation, any chances for advancement are minimal. What if there was a way to let your managers… Read More »

How to Use Social Media for Your Job Search

Over the last few years, social media – especially LinkedIn – continues to grow in relevance for both job seekers and recruiters looking to source talented professionals. So obviously you need to make it an important part of your job search. This includes ensuring your LinkedIn profile stays up to date, and your other social… Read More »

Recovering From a Slip-Up on the Job

Going an entire career without making one mistake is an unlikely occurrence no matter your skills and experience. In fact, some of the top technology companies in the world want their employees to make mistakes, because they provide excellent learning opportunities. Ultimately, you are likely to be judged more for your reaction to a mistake… Read More »

Is Your Five-Year Plan up to Date?

A well-considered, long-term, and flexible career plan is a requirement, no matter your chosen profession. Trying to build a professional life lasting until retirement is not done by the seat of your pants. Instead, you need to set goals, further your education and training, as well as always giving your full effort when on the… Read More »

Three Ways You Can Gain Managerial Experience

When you feel ready to take on additional responsibilities at your job, getting valuable experience as a manager is sometimes difficult. Perhaps your company just isn’t willing to promote you at this time? This sometimes happens when there is no room within the organizational structure for new leadership positions. Gaining managerial experience before taking on… Read More »

How to Deal With a Negative Boss

No matter where you are in your career, or the industry in which you work, you may report to a manager who is difficult and rarely in a good mood. At times, all this negativity hampers your own morale and productivity in the office. It’s important to deal with problems like this in a professional… Read More »

Feeling Useless at Work? Try These Tips.

There’s little worse than feeling uninspired, disengaged and generally useless at your job. Everyone wants to know they are contributing to their employer’s productivity and ultimate success. While your managers are somewhat responsible for keeping you engaged, sometimes you need to find that inspiration to succeed within yourself. Keeping being a productive worker in mind,… Read More »

Selling Yourself During a Phone Interview

Companies tend to get swamped whenever they post about an open position. Subsequently, their HR team gets inundated with potentially hundreds of résumés; requiring an inordinate amount of time to parse through all those candidates. To speed up the process, businesses are increasingly turning to phone interviews for an initial screening of their candidate pool.… Read More »

Should You Quit Without Something Else Lined Up?

So, after thinking about your current situation, you’ve decided to quit your job. Whatever the reasons behind this decision, it’s now time to inform your boss and co-workers. But should you wait until you receive another job offer, or is quitting now without other work lined up the best choice? Let’s take a look at… Read More »

Four Ways to Say “I’m Unprofessional”

Finding a great job takes planning, effort, and persistence – even in a market that favors those looking for work. You need a great résumé that concisely explains your skills and meaningful experience, along with a cover letter going into more detail on both. Most importantly, you need to present yourself as a true professional… Read More »