3 Signs You’re Overthinking a Decision (and Missing Out on an Awesome Opportunity)

Changing careers, looking for a new job, or even asking for a raise you deserve can all be scary. But putting off those moves doesn't make your life any better. Here are three signs you're overthinking them, plus how to change your mindset and overcome that fear.

Every Question You Have About Being on a Performance Improvement Plan

Performance Improvement Plans (or PIPs) get a bad rap. And many people equate being put on one with being fired (which is only sometimes true). Here's how to get through one and ensure you're on track to succeed (and what to do when it does mean you're getting fired).

The Stupid Easy Change That Made Me Ask Better Questions (and Led to Better Answers)

Learning how to ask better questions can get you a far more direct and helpful response. But, how can you improve your own question skills? This one simple trick will change how you've been asking for directions and empower you to be more clear and concise.

Ask a Real Recruiter: How Can I Ask for Help in My Job Search When Everyone Knows Everyone?

You're told to reach out to people when you're starting your job hunt, but it can be tough to network in a small world. Use this one tip to make those valuable connections, without burning any bridges along the way.

9 Great Resources That Help PhD Students Transition Into the Workforce

Fewer than one in 200 PhD graduates become professors—and most will spend upwards of a decade in temporary postdoc positions. Want career alternatives? These nine websites should help you do your research, explore different paths, and learn from others in the same position as you.

How to Turn Strong Performers Into Champions, According to Olympic Coaches (Who Actually Do That)

Good managers are a lot like coaches. And what better way to become a better one than taking tips from Olympic coaches? These people have worked with the likes of Michael Phelps and Simone Biles, so they know how to motivate champions. Here's what you can learn from them.

How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback in Your New Job (Because Your Success Depends on It)

The first 90 days of your new job are crucial to set yourself up for long-term career success. It’s where you make good on the promises you touted during your interview and set the stage for how people perceive you. Here's how to ask your boss (and colleagues) for feedback—and get the right advice.

11 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter, According to Muse Readers

When flu season starts you might want to take a few days off until it's over. But, this isn't always the best use of your vacation days. So, we asked The Muse community in our Discussions forum the best ways to stay healthy and happy this winter—here's some of the advice they had.

How to Get Real-Life Career Experience During Your PhD Program

Even if you feel swamped with research and homework, it's still smart to try to get work experience while you're getting your PhD. Luckily, there are things you can do to get those transferable skills. We have several options for you—from least time-intensive to most.

I’m the Host of HQ and Here’s How I Got to Where I Am Today

We chatted with Quiz Daddy and host of HQ Scott Rogowsky about his career path. He worked for The Onion, Topps, Comedy Central, and more, and has struggled a lot to get where he is today. Here's his advice for people wanting to break into show business or standup.