PSA: Maybe Don’t Tell Your Employer You’re Fluent In Chinese If You Aren’t

Interviewing for a job is a lot of pressure. And sometimes, the pressure can be so high that even the most honest person might fib a little in order to lock down the job. However, it's important to note that there is a difference between slightly exaggerating your skill level and straight-up lying in your interview. If you don't believe me, take a look at this real-life situation from a Redditor in the U.K. whose entire office thinks he is fluent in Chinese. Spoiler alert: OP does not speak Chinese.

Helicopter Parents Could Damage Children’s Careers

The term "helicopter parent" is used to describe parents who hover over their children, smothering them with concern, attention, advice, and especially involvement. It's important that parents be involved in their children's lives, but helicopter parents, by definition, take it too far. Still, some folks proudly cop to the label, feeling that a desire to protect their kids is natural, and indeed it is. But, this style of parenting, when taken too far, can hurt more than it helps, especially if kids grow into adults and the helicoptering continues.

PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: How to Ensure Your Job Search Will Fail

Even if you're a raving extrovert who loves meeting new people and does well under pressure, you probably don't love job interviews. They're such a tricky dance: simultaneously, job interviews ask you to impress a stranger, answer complex questions, and try to figure out from a short conversation whether or not you want to work there. This week's roundup focuses on career advice that helps you avoid the pitfalls of job interviewing.

Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.