3 Signs You’re on the Verge of Hating Your Job (That You Didn’t Even...

Sign #1: Sunday Night Blues Are the Norm Though the “Sunday Sads” are not a new concept, many professionals have reluctantly accepted them, coping through Instagram memes and comforting Sunday rituals. But, if this feeling of...

How to Realistically Change Careers When Your Current Job Totally Drains You

Shore Up Your Emotional Reserves If your job’s drained you to the point of burnout, lifting yourself out of your career rut and back into a positive place is the first task at hand. Like other emotional...

3 Interview Mistakes You Probably Can’t Recover From

1. They Told Me They Never Got Something Wrong (Ever) I’m a big fan of the classic: “Tell me about a time you failed.” In fact, I was most likely to ask it of very impressive...

3 Better Ways to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?”

  1. The Intersection One way to attack this interview question is to intersect what’s in it for the hiring manager and what’s in it for you. Basically, you want to get across that he or she...

How To Re-brand Yourself After A Career Change

Show How Versatile You Are Do you have qualities and abilities that weren’t showcased in your previous career, but are helpful, or even necessary, in your new one? Point out what those qualities and abilities are...

How to Recover From a Huge, Huge Mistake at Work

Apologize—Immediately Jane’s first inclination? To quit. Or to call in a bomb threat. Or to fake food poisoning and spend the rest of the week cowering in her apartment. She was embarrassed, scared, and wondering how...

3 Interview Mistakes You Probably Can’t Recover From

1. They Told Me They Never Got Something Wrong (Ever) I’m a big fan of the classic: “Tell me about a time you failed.” In fact, I was most likely to ask it of very impressive...

The Right Way to Ask Your Boss for Time Off

Play by the Rules Before you prepare your social calendar, check out your employee handbook to understand your company’s guidelines on vacation days. “Making certain your vacation request aligns with company procedure is a good start...

How to Gracefully Turn Down a Job Offer

Step 1: Show Your Appreciation First and foremost, it’s important to thank the hiring manager for the offer and for and his or her time. Yes, interviewing potential candidates is part of the job, but this...

9 Popular Job Search Tips You Should Definitely Ignore

1. Apply Without Making Connections Your goal should be to speak with someone before applying so that you can send your application directly to a person—not through an automated system that prompts you from an organization’s...