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.

Keep Hustling: 5 Ways to Get the Career Growth You Need

Want to feel limitless at work? An expert on professional development and personal growth gave us her biggest tips for growing as a person and professional.

3 Lessons You Might Learn If You Work and Travel at the Same Time

Leaving the corporate grind to travel and work for yourself might sound like a dream come true. But what happens when you settle down? Does it hurt your career in the long-run? Not necessarily. These three digital nomads feel confident that their stints abroad helped them get ahead in their careers.

The Classic Career Advice You Shouldn’t Forget, According to Oprah

Oprah threw out some serious wisdom to the 2018 class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s recent commencement ceremony. Here's her number one tip for graduates—and everyone else, too—for having a successful career (not quite unlike her own).

The Handmaid’s Tale Author Reminds You That You’ll Never Please Everyone, and That’s OK

Margaret Atwood put off writing "The Handmaid’s Tale" because "it seemed like such a far-fetched idea and likely to get me in trouble. Some people wouldn’t love it." Though it’s rare to write a book as influential and controversial as Atwood did, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from her decision.

How Everyone Can Make Work Better for Women, According to Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama knows we have a long way to go before racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination disappear from American society—and from our offices. Obama recently shared some of her hopes—and some concrete advice—at The United State of Women Summit 2018 in Los Angeles.

How Sexism Has (and Hasn’t) Changed Since 1995, According to Cosmo’s Former Editor-in-Chief

Kate White wrote "Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do: 9 Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know" in 1995. She published a new version, "The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success," in 2018. Sexism hasn't disappeared from the office, but it's changed, and so has White's advice.

What to Do When You Realize You’re No Longer Learning at Your Job

As we all know, learning directly correlates to growth. If you’re not growing professionally, you’re probably not getting closer to your career goals (especially if you’re trying to get a promotion). But before you ponder what to do, you need to ask yourself why you’re no longer learning.

The Recap Shelf: “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Here’s the deal: The Muse is reading some classic and influential career books for you. We’ll pull out some of the highlights so you can put the advice into action right away and help you pick which titles to read in full. First up is Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People."

A Reminder That Behind Every Awesome Accomplishment Is a Lot of Less Glamorous Work

Eve L. Ewing's first book, "Electric Arches," won awards, was named to best book lists, and exceeded her sales goals. But she reminded her Twitter followers of all the "skills that have contributed to the success of my book that have nothing to do with my writing ability," like "asking for help."