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  • New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

    2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet.
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  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee

    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.
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  • The New Etiquette of Networking

    The new year is quickly approaching, and with it many resolutions. As we start thinking of ways to improve ourselves, you may have professional resolutions in addition to the typical desires to eat better and regularly hit the gym. If looking for a new job is a resolution in 2014, you'll need to start networking ASAP, if you haven't already. For those who haven't worked their professional network in a while, things are a little different than years past. With the emergence of professional networks like LinkedIn, networking is now a 24-7 activity and requires more effort than showing up for a cup of coffee once a month. The new etiquette of networking is critical for everyone, not just those actively looking for a new job. In 2014, consider these tips as you network. They will help you build stronger relationships across your profession and may even make the difference in helping you find that job of your dreams.
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  • 3 Tips for Offering Effective Apologies

    Some apologies are absolutely necessary. Others may feel like overkill, and sometimes it is unclear whether to apologize or instead refrain from calling attention to your foibles. When you mess up at work, learn how to offer an effective apology, and you may strengthen your position and gain respect.
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  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit

    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
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  • 5 Tips for Networking During the Holidays

    The holiday season is chock full of social events, which makes this a perfect time to network your way into an awesome new job. But that doesn't meant that it's necessarily easy. When the champagne is flowing and your energy levels are flagging, it's easy to miss an opportunity (or worse, put your foot in your mouth). Here's how to make the most of the holiday party season.

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  • Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness in Your Career – Purpose Does [infographic]

    A recent poll found that 70 percent of today’s professionals prefer a job that they enjoy, rather than a job that pays well. It looks like money doesn’t buy happiness after all – well, at least not in the workplace.
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  • 5 Ways Volunteering Can Improve Your Candidacy

    Job seekers are always looking for ways to get noticed by recruiters, and too few actually understand the benefits that volunteering offers. Here are five ways that volunteer work improves your chances of landing a job.
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  • 4 Ways to Be More Likeable at Work (and in Life)

    If you need a little help in the likeability department, then look no further. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to a more career-friendly personality.
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  • 3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Career

    LinkedIn is a social networking tool with many hidden gems. Some people don't use it in an efficient manner, and some people simply don't use it enough to enjoy the potential benefits.
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  • How After-Work Drinks Help Your Career (If You're Careful)

    Socializing with co-workers gets a bad rap. For every story lauding the benefits of networking with your colleagues, you'll find three that tell you that even being in the same room with co-workers and alcohol can tank your career. So how do you get the best out of those after-work happy hours, without dealing the worst?

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  • How to Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Even on a Tight Budget

    There are few things in life that make you feel better than giving to others, especially during the holidays. However, when money's tight, charity is often the first to go. We’ll show you how even your spare change can make a big difference this holiday season.
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  • Wanting It All Can Leave Working Moms Feeling Empty, Unless…

    Is the pursuit for family, career, and freedom really worth it? If you’re a working mom, you know that the quest to have it all is an endless battle that often leaves women feeling burnt out and unsatisfied in the end.
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  • 3 Goal-Setting Apps to Help Boost Your Career in 2014

    With this year coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what 2014 has in store for your career, especially if you’re looking for a job. Here are three awesome apps to help you establish and accomplish goals to enhance your career in the new year.
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  • Biting the Hand That Feeds: Lululemon’s Founder Steps Down as Chairman

    Lululemon – you either love the brand, or you hate it. And if you were a victim of their see-through yoga pants disaster, then you probably are in the latter group. We’ll take a look at how throwing caution to the wind in business can cause your career to unravel at the seams.
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  • 3 Conference Tips for Shy People

    Whether it's to pick up continuing education credits or network with others in your field, attending conferences offers a unique way to expand your work beyond the scope of the office. But what if you're shy? Even if you hate crowds, traveling, and conversations with strangers, these tips will help you get the most out of the experience.
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  • Jack Welch: 'The Four Es and a P' of Hiring

    Just as businesses need to understand their customers in order to effectively market to them, candidates also need to know what hiring managers are looking for in order to get noticed and get hired. Jack Welch helps job seekers to get a leg-up on the competition with “The Four Es and a P” of hiring.
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  • How Social Media Is Making Us All Narcissists [Infographic]

    If you're like most of us, your social media feeds are infested with selfies. Let's call it like it is: social media is bringing out the narcissist in all of us – and, boy, is it ugly.
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  • Millennial Moms Would Give Up Sex and Dessert Before Smartphones

    A new study shows how technology, specifically social media, has affected women in the digital age, both at home and at work. It found that today’s moms could care less about “having their cake and eating it to,” and would rather cuddle up with their smartphones than their husbands. (Sorry, not sorry.)
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  • How to Network Without Being a Creep

    If a person tells you, right off the bat, that they love networking, you probably take an involuntary step back. Loving networking is like saying that you love pressuring your co-workers to buy your kids' seasonal fundraising wrapping paper. It's highly suspicious and rarely the mark of anyone you want to invite to your next party.

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