Ask an Honest HR Professional: Why Do I Keep Losing Jobs to Internal Candidates?

Do you feel like you're always losing jobs to internal candidates? As frustrating as it can be, it's common to be beat out by someone who already works for the company. An HR professional explains why—as well as how you can increase your chances of actually landing the job you want.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Can I Get My New Direct Reports to Respect Me?

You're a new manager, and you have one direct report who skates by with the bare minimum. Because you're close in age, that employee doesn't seem to respect you or your position. Here's an HR professional's advice on how you can motivate that person to step things up.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Can I Be Impressive When I Replaced a Workaholic?

You've started a new job, and you just found out that your predecessor was a workaholic. Now you're worried that your boss and team members will have completely unrealistic expectations of your own working hours. Here's how to prove you'll still be effective—without working crazy overtime.

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.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Re-apply for a Position I Didn’t Get the First Time?

You've noticed that your dream company is hiring again—for the same position you didn't get when you applied last time. You're left wondering: Should you re-apply for a job with a company that previously rejected you? And, if so, what's the best way to do it? Here's an HR professional's advice.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Ask a Former Boss to Be My Mentor?

When it comes to finding a mentor, a former manager could be a suitable choice. But, how do you go about popping that nerve-wracking question? Take this HR professionals advice to approach your past boss in a way that's way less awkward than you're anticipating.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Deal When I Was Job Catfished?

Your new job catfished you. Now what? It's frustrating when the job you were presented and the job you end up with are totally different. Fortunately, you can react in a way that is still productive and professional. Here are the steps to take when you feel misled.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Can I Prove My Worth During a Restructuring?

There's never a more important time to prove your worth than when your company is going through a restructuring. While it's nerve-wracking, it's also an excellent time to demonstrate your value to your employer. Use this HR professional's advice to do just that.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: Can I Ask a Potential Employer About Flexible Schedules?

When it comes to what you're looking for in your next employer, flexible schedules are high on your list. But, how can you approach that topic in job interviews without seeming presumptuous or lazy? Here's some advice to make sure you're on the same page—while still making a positive impression.

Ask an Honest HR Professional: Can I Ask a Potential Employer About Flexible Schedules?

When it comes to what you're looking for in your next employer, flexible schedules are high on your list. But, how can you approach that topic in job interviews without seeming presumptuous or lazy? Here's some advice to make sure you're on the same page—while still making a positive impression.