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When it comes to your professional network, the more the merrier, right? After all, more people = more chances for connection, word-of-mouth opportunities, etc. Sounds great in theory, but in reality, it might surprise you to learn that experts are recommending that you scale back your professional network and keep a smaller, more nimble group […] Read more

For most of us, our professional lives are filled with a series of highs and lows that mark the journey along our individual career paths—highs that include praise for good performance, promotions and new work responsibilities, salary increases, and new challenges, as well as lows that include disappointment, frustration, burnout, and getting fired. If you’ve […] Read more

We all know that promotions are wonderful and momentous occasions on our individual career journeys—but are they always the right move for us? The answer might not be as clear cut as you think. Sure, promotions typically come with new challenges and opportunities (and usually more prestige and a bigger paycheck), and bring you one […] Read more

You’ve heard all the classics before (including from us!): never stop revamping your resume. Practice your body language. Keep your network evergreen, because you never know when you’ll need it. These are all important and useful tips for anyone’s career, no matter what the industry. But if you’re just starting out, there are some more…off-the-record […] Read more

Everyone goes into a new job with a sense of optimism. New place, new coworkers, new responsibilities—what’s not to be optimistic about? After that initial buzz, however, you suddenly realize: I hate my job. It’s rarely in your interest to quit on the spot when you have that revelation, so how long should you stay? […] Read more

The future is now! Social media is the best! Or at least it’s fast, which can sometimes feel like the same thing. And social media really is great—we’re more connected to each other, and opportunities, than ever before. But if you want to take social media and harness its power for your job search, there […] Read more

Gone are the days that you just punch a clock from 9 to 5 on Monday through Friday and forget about work when you’re not there. These days, if you’re serious about your career—regardless of what field you’re in—it should always be something you’re working on. This includes managing your professional social media like LinkedIn, […] Read more

I quit. J’arrete. Ich gebe auf. Me rindo. Whatever the language, the sentiment is the same: I’m outta here. However, as a professional person, you need to express that maturely and firmly—ideally, one that doesn’t alienate anyone at the job you’re leaving. I’m sure we all have that fantasy where we tell off everyone who wronged […] Read more

Risk is scary. Everything in human history has evolved to make us scared of risk. After all, time has taught us that risks can get you eaten by animals in the wild, or have you holding your head in despair while the stock market (with your bold investment in ostrich futures) tanks. But risk can […] Read more

No matter who you are, no matter what you do as a job, there is one skill that will always (always!) come in handy: negotiation. Whether you’re a newbie just starting out on your career path or a seasoned professional, being able to negotiate salary or raises helps ensure that you’re getting the most out […] Read more

Let’s be honest: if you have a job, you have boss issues. Even if you like your boss, even if you work well with your boss, even if you are pretty happy at work… there will inevitably be some kind of disagreement or frustration. It happens to literally everyone. When these issues pop up, whether […] Read more

If you’re reading this, it may be because the worst has already happened: you’ve been laid off or fired. Or perhaps you’re prepping for the doomsday scenario, just in case. Either way, know that a layoff or a firing is not a life-ending (or even career-ending) thing. When it happens, the shock and devastation can […] Read more

Mark Cuban is a pretty well-known guy. Maybe you know him from his social media feuds with certain presidents, or his courtside theatrics at Dallas Mavericks games, or his TV appearances as an investor on Shark Tank. The billionaire is a busy man—but also a successful one, so what can we learn from his daily […] Read more

If you’re a parent, chances are you spend a great deal of time worried about your kids. You do your best to ensure that they grow up happy and healthy, prepared for the world around them, and well positioned to achieve fulfillment and success in life. The truth is, some of what will happen to […] Read more

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Which is worse: a case of the Mondays, or a case of the Summer Fridays? There’s always the coffee cure for that groggy feeling as you drag your feet to work on Mondays, but what about the long slow burn of the summer Fridays, when you’re surrounded by empty desks of people on vacation? Whether […]

When it comes to your professional network, the more the merrier, right? After all, more people = more chances for connection, word-of-mouth opportunities, etc. Sounds great in theory, but in reality, it might surprise you to learn that experts are recommending that you scale back your professional network and keep a smaller, more nimble group […]

For most of us, our professional lives are filled with a series of highs and lows that mark the journey along our individual career paths—highs that include praise for good performance, promotions and new work responsibilities, salary increases, and new challenges, as well as lows that include disappointment, frustration, burnout, and getting fired. If you’ve […]

We all know that promotions are wonderful and momentous occasions on our individual career journeys—but are they always the right move for us? The answer might not be as clear cut as you think. Sure, promotions typically come with new challenges and opportunities (and usually more prestige and a bigger paycheck), and bring you one […]

You’ve heard all the classics before (including from us!): never stop revamping your resume. Practice your body language. Keep your network evergreen, because you never know when you’ll need it. These are all important and useful tips for anyone’s career, no matter what the industry. But if you’re just starting out, there are some more…off-the-record […]

No matter how much you like your job, chances are you’ve spent some time daydreaming about what it would be like to walk into your boss’s office, quit on the spot, and then put all your energy into traveling and enjoying the world. But actually doing it may not be as crazy as it sounds! […]

Sometimes firings or layoffs come out of the blue—you go into work one morning, thinking everything is fine, and then…blammo. Other times, you kinda know it’s coming. Maybe things aren’t going so well with your company or your industry, making layoffs a painful inevitability. Or maybe things just haven’t been going well for you personally, […]

No matter what field you’re in, it’s likely that any given job description calls for good communication skills. At the top of this list is making sure your writing and speaking skills are top-notch. Let’s look at some of the key grammar tips that make your conversation and resume are polished and professional. 1. Use […]

Everyone goes into a new job with a sense of optimism. New place, new coworkers, new responsibilities—what’s not to be optimistic about? After that initial buzz, however, you suddenly realize: I hate my job. It’s rarely in your interest to quit on the spot when you have that revelation, so how long should you stay? […]

The future is now! Social media is the best! Or at least it’s fast, which can sometimes feel like the same thing. And social media really is great—we’re more connected to each other, and opportunities, than ever before. But if you want to take social media and harness its power for your job search, there […]

Gone are the days that you just punch a clock from 9 to 5 on Monday through Friday and forget about work when you’re not there. These days, if you’re serious about your career—regardless of what field you’re in—it should always be something you’re working on. This includes managing your professional social media like LinkedIn, […]