The Ultimate Guide for Managers Who Have to Respond to Raise and Promotion Requests

If you’re a manager, one of the trickiest situations to navigate is a request for a raise or promotion from your direct report. But remember that this is an opportunity to show your employees you value them or help get them on track for next time.

What It’s Really Like to Couch Surf in LA While Searching for Jobs (and Going After My Dreams)

Couch surfing in Los Angeles while job searching is a lot like regular surfing: You need to maintain balance and flexibility if you're going to ride the wave. As someone who couch surfed while I searched for an entertainment job, I can tell you that it was worth it. If you’re anything like me and have felt trapped by where you are and what you’re doing, consider your options.

I Was Able to Combine My Passion for Religion and Content Into a Job I Love

Jesse Wisnewski is both the Senior Content Marketer at Tithe.ly and the Founder of Stillhouse Marketing. In my interview with him, he shares how he was able to combine his passions into one career, his advice for making a career switch, and how you can step foot into the content world.

Tips for Tackling “Tell Me About a Time When” Interview Questions Like a Pro

Intimidated by those "Tell me about a time when..." interview questions? Read on for tips on how to answer like a pro.

This Is How Smart Bosses Retain Employees Returning From Maternity Leave

Companies that can’t retain working parents lose in the cost of recruiting and training new talent, as well as in high-performing and well-skilled employees. And bosses can make all the difference in how a person performs at work after returning from maternity leave and whether or not they stay.

How to Become a LinkedIn Influencer, According to (Everyday) People Who Did It

Building a strong social media presence requires much more than an impressive professional profile. If you know how to use it to your advantage, LinkedIn can help grow your status, your following, and your business. Here is everything you need to know to become a LinkedIn influencer.

This Is How You Can Have a 10-Minute Morning Routine and Still Eat Breakfast

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day (according to many studies), you shouldn't skip it. That said, you can save yourself a heck of a lot of time by eating breakfast at the office. It's so easy to do, too! I personally do it every day.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: What Do You Do When Your Team Can’t Keep a Leader?

For whatever reason, your team's supervisor is no longer with the company. Now, you've found yourselves without a leader and are trying to figure out how to get by without someone higher up advocating for you. Here's an HR professional's advice on how to cope in a way that boosts your reputation.

3 Better Ways to Say “It’s Actually Not My Fault”

You're being blamed for something you didn't actually do and the only thing that's echoing in your brain is, "It's not my fault!" You don't want to say that and sound whiny or like you're shirking responsibility, so how can you possibly explain yourself? Rely on these three phrases instead.

Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Self-Review (Template Included!)

Ah, performance review season! Hopefully you’re hopping into this stretch with a confident step. If not, here's everything you need to know to write a professional self-review—if you're not sure what to talk about or if you hate writing.