4 Reasons You’re Always Putting Out Fires at Work (and How to Stop the Madness for Good)

Certain jobs are naturally high stress. But if you're constantly putting out fires at work, it's not necessarily the job's fault. Here's how to spot when you're doing something wrong—and how to fix it.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Visualization to Boost Your Career (With Exercises!)

What exactly is visualization? How does it work, and how can it help you reach your career goals? Find the answers—as well as exercises you can try to get started—here.

How to Reject an Internal Candidate (Without Driving Them Away)

What happens when an internal candidate applies and you have to let them know that they didn't get the job? While turning down job applicants is common enough (hey, everyone can’t get the spot), it’s more likely that you’ve said “no” to folks applying from outside the company, not from within.

8 Beginner Online Classes to Learn Data Science on Your Own Time

You’re fascinated by data. You love finding patterns in numbers, predicting future outcomes, and using that knowledge to hit company goals. The thing is, you’re a total beginner in data science. Lucky for you, these eight free (or cheap) online classes can help you learn data science in no time.

How to (Gracefully!) Handle All the Messy, Awkward Parts of Giving Notice at Work

You may already know the basics of executing a graceful resignation. But what about other lingering questions about giving notice at work? Like: Is it okay to cry? What if my boss gets mad? What do I do if they make me leave immediately? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

How to Talk About Being Laid Off With Your Family, Friends, and Network

Being laid off stinks. What stinks almost worse is having to explain your situation to your friends, family, and extended network. Lucky for you, we have the perfect templates to craft messages that aren't awkward and will leverage your contacts for future job opportunities.

I’m a Product and UX Designer—Here’s How I Broke Into My Field

Mary Curtis worked as a UX designer for three years before she was promoted to her current role as Senior Product Designer about six months ago. If you want to learn more about what it’s like to be in product and UX design (as well as how to break into this field), then this story's for you.

3 Lessons I’m Learning as I Change Careers From Teaching to Writing

My fellowship at The Muse was the first step of my career change from teaching to writing. After working at an elementary school for three years, some things certainly changed, but a lot of my skills as a teacher followed me into this new field. Here are three lessons I've learned so far.

How I Got Through Working While Pregnant (With a Condition That Made Me Puke All the Time)

When I found out I was pregnant, I was elated. And freaked out, since I'd just gotten a new job. I would be working while pregnant—and was also diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. Here's how I made it through this challenging time, with the support of my colleagues.

How to Tell if an Internship Will Be More Than Just Fetching Coffee

The best internships introduce you to the professional world. The choice is a big one. Here's how to prepare.