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.

Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Self-Review (Template Included!)

Ah, performance review season! Hopefully you’re hopping into this stretch with a confident step. If not, here's everything you need to know to write a professional self-review—if you're not sure what to talk about or if you hate writing.

Why Everyone Should Have a Professional Headshot Handy

Maybe you're thinking you'll never need to have a professional headshot in your career. Well, you're wrong. This one small thing is super important to have on hand—for your social media, email, professional bio, and more.

Ask a Credible Career Coach: Why Aren’t I Being Considered for Mid-Level Positions?

You feel like you have the right experience and qualifications, and yet you aren't even being considered for the mid-level positions you want. Well, there are a few mistakes you might be making. Here's a career coach's advice on how to land level of job you really want.

How to Create Personal Connections With Any Prospective Client

Want to connect with prospective clients? Read on for tips on how to make real connections easily.

New Rule: You Have to Start Adding “Yet” to Every Sentence That Starts With “I Can’t”

Think of the last time you asserted that you just weren’t good at something. Got it? Alright, now take that sentence and add the word “yet” to the end of it. It's going to make all the difference between feeling sorry for yourself and accomplishing your goals.

Comedian Aparna Nancherla Is Proof You Can Be Shy and Still Thrive in the Spotlight

There’s a common misconception that shy people don’t like attention. But comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla proves otherwise. She gets up every day in front of hundreds of people and uses her shyness to propel her career.

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.”

5 Signs You’re Ready to Be a Manager (That Have Nothing to Do With Being Good at Your Current Job)

How can you tell when you're ready to be a manager? Aside from producing great work in your current position, what other things indicate that you're ready to step up? Keep an eye out for these five telltale signs that you're ready for a management role.