Quitting My Job to Travel Was a Crash Course in Becoming a Better Boss

For me, traveling wasn't quite as relaxing and blissful as Instagram influencers portray it to be. But my time away from the office navigating unfamiliar territory did make me a better boss when I returned to work. And my experience can make you a better one too, no passport required.

This Is How I Went From Being a Teacher to a UX Designer

Eva Penzeymoog—now a UX designer at 8th Light—never thought she’d end up in tech. She always thought she’d become a teacher, and that’s exactly where her career started. Here's how she made the switch by taking an immersive UX design class.

Why a Career Change May Make You Happier (And How to Successfully Make the Leap)

Ready for a new career? Read this before making the leap to a new industry.

5 Phrases You Need to Banish if You Want to Leave Work on Time

We have a problem with how we talk about time. We like to think our requests are easy, but because we never get specific on how much time we need, everything ends up taking longer than expected. So, if you want to start leaving work on time, you need to stop letting people say these five things.

Mindy Kaling Reminds You That Having a Checklist’s Fine, But Don’t Be Afraid to Let it Go

“Don't be scared if you don't do things in the right order, or if you don't do some things at all,” Mindy Kaling said in her commencement speech at Dartmouth College. “If you have a checklist, good for you. Structured ambition can sometimes be motivating. But also, feel free to let it go.”

How to Take Initiative on Your Team (Without Being the Person Stuck Doing it All)

You pride yourself on being a go-getter. But, that also means that you're repeatedly taken advantage of by your team members. How can you get them to do their fair share of work—while still taking initiative yourself? Here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Should I Talk to My Boss About Moving Into a Leadership Role?

You've decided you want to move into a leadership role, but you're unsure of how to bring it up to your boss in a way that makes you look qualified, rather than pushy. Here's how to have that conversation in a way that's productive and professional.

The Recap Shelf: How a Growth Mindset Can Transform Your Career (and Life)

The Muse is reading some classic and influential career books for you. Our second pick—"Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck—is about how your fixed or growth mindset “can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.”

10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Job Interview to Avoid (Another) Toxic Boss

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re finally getting out of an unhealthy work environment. Good for you! That said, you certainly don’t want to make the same mistake again and end up working under someone who’s just as bad (or worse) than your last manager.

How to Stay Excited at Work When You Have 1,000 Different Interests

Being a multipotentialite doesn’t have to mean living an unstable life, flitting from job to job. If staying at your current company appeals to you, these strategies can help. Take it from me––you can you stay excited at a steady job even if you want to be doing 1,000 different things.