How to Make the Shift From Interviewer to Interviewee (if It’s Been a Few Years…)

If you're already the boss, you might be used to interviewing others and calling the shots. But if you want to take your career to the next level you need to get used to sitting on the other side of the table.

30 Buzzword-y Phrases You Should Cut From Your Vocabulary (Like, Right Now)

Do your colleagues ever say things that make you cringe? There are plenty of office buzzwords that make all of us roll our eyes—yet, we're all still guilty of using them time and time again. Put that to a stop by cutting these 30 words and phrases out of your vocabulary immediately.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Stand Out Against the Competition?

When you're applying to jobs with so many other applicants, it can be tough to figure out how to stand out against all of that competition. An HR professional breaks down a few actionable tips you can use to get noticed by hiring managers and land interviews for the jobs you really want.

What to Do When People in Your Network Won’t Stop Bugging You

So, your networking contact keeps bothering you over and over again, and you're starting to get annoyed. How do you deal with them—and, how can you politely turn their requests down? Here's how to do it without burning a bridge (or, how to burn a bridge the right way).

Ask an Expert: How Can I Switch From Teaching to Working at Nonprofit

You don't have to go back to school if you want to transition away from your teaching career. Here's how to use your existing experience to spark an entirely new career—maybe even one in the nonprofit sector.

10 Ways to Get Well (and Stay Well) When It’s Flu Season and You Have to Go to an Office

Whether it's dealing with sick co-workers or catching an illness yourself, flu season can pose a lot of challenges at work. Here are 10 ways to get through it—from how to stay healthy and avoid the disease to what to tell your boss if you do get sick.

5 Ways to Calm Your Nerves, According to Olympic Athletes

From job interviews to big presentations, you know you need to calm your nerves and be as poised and professional as possible. But, that's easier said than done. Five different Olympic athletes provide their own tips and tricks to squelch anxiety and perform at their very best.

5 Better Ways to Talk About the 5 Most Common Resume Gaps

So, you’ve got a gap in your resume? Maybe you decided to travel, or go back to school, or maybe you looked after a sick relative, or you took time out to be a parent yourself. Regardless of the reason, we have the responses that'll help make a positive impression during your interview.

The Out-of-Office Message You Need When You Have to Take a Sick Day

It’s decided—you're going to take a sick day. Before you completely unplug, you should write an out-of-office message—or else your business contacts might get annoyed. These two templates will help you craft the perfect one, whether you're totally signing off or working remotely.

How to Politely Decline a Meeting With a Client (Templates Included!)

So, you need to cancel on a client. It’s tricky—especially because the main part of your job is to, well, deal with clients. While you can't not meet with them, you can turn the meeting into a shorter meeting, or a phone call, or even an email. Here are the templates to help you do that.