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3 recommendations to help Black Americans navigate career growth (from a career coach)

As a career coach for 5 Minute Career Hack, I want to take a moment to reflect on anti-Blackness in the workplace and provide three recommendations to Black Americans on how to get the support needed to succeed, evaluate opportunities, and overcome self-doubt.

How to prepare for your next performance review in 5 steps

Performance reviews can feel overwhelming. We have five tips to help you prepare for a successful performance review, including how to approach the performance review meeting itself

How to complete a strong self-evaluation for your performance review

Is it time to do a self-evaluation for your performance review? We walk you through exactly how to write one, including what to highlight and what to avoid.

What “quiet quitting” is really about (and should you consider it?)

Managers complain that quiet quitting is an excuse for laziness, but workers argue that quiet quitting simply means “acting your wage” and setting boundaries for work-life balance. In this article, we will discuss what quiet quitting really means, where the idea originated, and how to advocate for yourself to prioritize work-life harmony.

How to answer “what are your salary expectations” in a job interview

Salary negotiation has gotten more complicated, even with the rise of pay transparency. We have three strategies for answering the question "what are your salary expectations" in a job interview, including how to gracefully avoid answering the question completely.

What makes a good boss? How to be a good manager and leader

Do you want to learn how to be a good boss? Here are seven attributes for what makes a boss good and how to develop them in yourself.

How to ask for a raise when you are underpaid

Learn how to determine if you are underpaid—and if so, how to ask for a raise to bring your salary to a fair market rate.

Do employers have to disclose pay ranges to job candidates?

In some states, employers are required to disclose salary ranges to job seekers. Which states and what does this mean for salary negotiation?

How to Manage Your Time and Prioritize Your Workload

Are you the kind of person who struggles to get a handle on your to-do list? Are you sometimes scared to even start a list because there are too many things to capture? Whether you’re trying to be more efficient, trying to get more done, or trying to find a way to...

PayScale Predicts the 2020 Election Will be Closer Than Polls Indicate

If we learned anything in 2016, it is that the polls don’t always get election results right, especially when it comes to distinguishing between the popular vote and the Electoral College, which is what will actually determine the next President of the United States in the upcoming 2020 Election. In order to...

7 Common Remote Work Mistakes, and How to Recover

Looking for research? View PayScale’s Research and Strategy Guide on How to Set Pay for Remote Workers Millions of people around the globe are working from home right now in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Remote work under these kinds of circumstances comes with its own special challenges. Millions of...

Amazon Is Hiring 100,000 Workers Right Now. Here Are More Companies Hiring During the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is changing work as we know it, sending folks home to work remotely, but also shuttering some businesses deemed “non-essential.” Many even temporarily closed businesses are laying off workers they can no longer afford to pay. If you’re looking for work during this time, you may want to check some...

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