Articles

All Categories
General

What It’s Like To Come Out At Work

Many LGBT people feel uncomfortable coming out at work. Here, stories from people who’ve done it and advice for companies to make it easier.
It happened to me just the other day. I was having coffee with a colleague, and we’d moved onto the subject of partners. ...




The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

When it comes to skills in employment, the first line of emphasis is typically towards abilities, training and knowledge of specific skill sets. These are referred to as hard skills. Soft skills are often overlooked, but they also play an important role in day-to-day operations. ...




9 Ways Gamers Can Make Extra Cash

If your parents ever told you that playing video games is a waste of time, the joke might be on them. Many video game lovers have turned their passion into profits and anyone can follow suit. While making extra cash on video games is a lot more work than you might initially imagine, here are the top ways to do so. ...




How to Decide Between Two Job Offers

Receiving two job offers can be both a blessing and a curse. Use these tips to learn how to choose between job offers.
 
You refined your resume and cover letters, you shined in the interviews, you stayed positive and upbeat when the process was slow. ...




Job Interview Advice for Veterans: Practice

When going on an interview, it is important that veterans can accurately describe their skills and what they can bring to the table. Gibson said research shows that more than 70 percent of hiring managers find it difficult to ascertain recent veterans' skill sets based on their resume alone. ...




How to Explain Being Fired on a Job Interview

"So, why did your previous employer let you go?"
 
Ouch. Rough question to get in a job interview. But let's be real: If you encountered a termination in the past, it's one you will get asked – guaranteed.
 
For a question like this, it's especially important to prepare and practice. ...




Five Things You Must Bring To Every Job Interview

Dear Liz,
 
I have a big job interview next week. The recruiter and I had coffee yesterday and talked about the position, and the interview. I want to make sure I have everything I need for the interview. Apart from myself, what do I need to bring with me?
 
Thanks!
 
Yours,
 
Nicole
 
Dear Nicole,
 
Congratulations! Here are five things you must bring to every job interview:
 
1. ...




Be Yourself! Hiding Who You Are Is Bad for Your Career

While you might want to tone down your jokes or tame your sarcasm in the workplace, keeping your character professional and appropriate, you should never pretend to be someone you're not. Authenticity in the workplace is crucial. Contrasting personalities, differing histories and diverse backgrounds are not only expected, but encouraged. ...




Should You "Find Your Passion"? Stanford Psychologists Say No

When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find their passion. “You’ve got to find what you love,” Jobs said. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. ...




Why Workplaces Need to Be Fairer to Working Dads

Each year around Father’s Day, some businesses take a moment to express well wishes for the working dads among the staff. Unfortunately, that sensibility is too often short-lived.
 
Seventy-three percent of U.S. working fathers say there is little workplace support for fathers, according to a new survey from Promundo and Dove Men+Care. ...