Ask an Honest HR Professional: Why Did My Less-Experienced Co-worker Get Promoted Over Me?

Seeing your co-worker promoted over you and feeling like you lack room for growth at your company is frustrating. Here's how to handle it professionally.

How to Handle Advice Overload, According to the CEO of Birchbox

Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp loves getting other people's advice—she just doesn't follow all of it. Here's how to use your best judgment in the same situation.

3 Times Impatience Is Hurting Your Career (and 3 Times It’s Helping It)

Being impatient in everyday communication is annoying. But using it to find new ways to do things? That's productive. Here's the difference.

3 Irrational Thoughts You Have When Co-workers Take Too Long to Respond

I overthink everything. It’s just my thing. Here's what I'm probably thinking when co-workers don't respond to me—and how I get over those irrational fears.

There’s No Such Thing as Being Completely Stuck: An Interview With Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant’s new book, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World, speaks directly to the feeling of being stuck.

3 Times It’s in Your Best Interest to Give Into Office Politics

No one likes dealing with office politics. Yet, there will definitely be times throughout your career when you have to suck it up and deal with it.

3 Questions to Ask After Your Boss Shuts Your Idea Down (Again)

I wish I could tell you that your manager will always love your ideas. But unfortunately, as you probably already know, that’s not the case.

The Stupid Simple Reason Why You Don’t Take More Risks

Chances are, you look at your phone when you have downtime. But by looking down, you're missing all the opportunities to take risks—here's why.

7 Things to Do the Night Before a Review (if You Want it to Go Well)

It's time for your performance review, and you're ready to ask for a raise, or more responsibility, or prove you're worthy of a promotion. Here's how to prepare.

The Best Moves to Make if You Hear Your Company’s Restructuring

So your organization or department is restructuring. This is how you should respond if you want to keep your job during layoffs and continue moving up.