4 Signs You Might Get Fired (and 4 Signs You’re Just Being Paranoid)

I watched a family member get the clamps put on her this year by her boss, who very clearly, wanted to show her the door. But, instead of managing it humanely (or sanely), this manager did what plenty of not-so-stellar companies do: They turn up the burner under the person’s rear end with the hopes […]

A Few Easy Ways to Quickly Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss

Worried what your boss thinks of you—if they like you, trust you, and think your contributions match up to their expectations? If so, you’re not alone. Considering you’ll end up spending 10 years of your life at work, getting along with your boss is not only critical to succeeding in your career, but matters for your […]

7 Questions You’ll Probably Be Asked in Your Exit Interview

You did it. You gathered up your courage and put in your two weeks notice. You’re ready to make it through your last few workdays, bid your co-workers adieu, and then hit the road for greener pastures. You feel confident that you’re over the hardest part of the process, when suddenly HR contacts you to […]

10 Free and Easy Ways to Celebrate a Co-worker (That’ll Make You Look Great in the Process)

You like your co-workers, right? Or, you at least appreciate them for all the hard work they’ve done over the years. In some cases, you wouldn’t even be where you are without their support, help, and positivity (especially on the rougher days). So, don’t you want to acknowledge them when they have a small win, […]

4 Easy Things You Can Do to Show Your Co-workers You Care

Whether you consider this fact disheartening or motivating, you can’t deny its truth: You probably spend more time with your co-workers than you do with anyone else. When you’re in the office at least 40 hours per week, the people you work with become a big part of your life. So it pays to have solid […]

The Out-of-Office Template You Need When You’re Only Taking One Day Off

Even if you have a job you love, there are few things more satisfying than turning on an out-of-office email responder—especially when it’s for an actual vacation. There’s some serious relaxation in your future, and it’s well-deserved. But what if you’re only taking one day? Sometimes, it might seem silly to bother with an OOO […]

Why You Don’t Need a 4-Year Degree to Get the Tech Job of Your Dreams

Cecelia Schartiger and her kids loved their community. Her husband liked his job. But after all the hard work of earning a bachelor’s degree in education, it became clear that there were no teaching jobs available in their area. She had to make a choice: relocate her family or change careers. With her four-year degree […]

5 Ways Smart People Use Meetings to Boost Their Credibility

Most people accept that meetings are a part of work—but that doesn’t mean they enjoy them. As this infographic shows, managers spend between 35-50% of their time in meetings, and up to four hours a week just on status updates. And those same bosses consider 67% of meetings to be failures. Try as you might to escape them, […]