It’s OK if You Look at Other People’s Careers and Think “What Am I Doing?”

Have you ever looked around, compared your career to the careers of friends or strangers, and wondered, "What am I doing?" You wouldn't be alone. It’s normal to feel this way sometimes—a lot of people do. Remember that, and then try one of these strategies to deal with it.

5 People on How Their (Really Cool) Hobbies Make Them Better at Their Jobs

Pursuing cool hobbies outside of work is fun, sure. But a hobby can also make you a better employee or business owner, whether it's running, hiking, go-kart racing, or playing piano. Let’s take a look at how five professionals used their very different hobbies to improve their work.

I Moved to Another Country Without a Job—and Now I’m in My Dream Role

Sofia Petkovic moved to Norway with her husband without a career plan. She applied and applied, but had no luck. She changed her strategy and eventually, her positivity and patience helped her land her dream job—a regional program coordinator position at the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Here’s How to Address a Not-So-Self-Aware Co-worker

Whatever their bad habits, certain annoying co-workers aren’t all that self-aware. So how can you ensure your feedback is received positively by a not-so-self-aware colleague and leads to some changes in their behavior? Here are a few rules to follow.

The Ultimate Guide to Comparing Salaries With Your Peers

Many companies tell workers they’re not allowed to compare salaries. But in fact, employers can’t legally discourage employees from discussing their wages or penalize them for doing so. Here's what you need to know about pay transparency, discussing salaries, and how the law protects you.

What to Write in a Boss’s Day Card: 5 Templates to Impress Your Manager

Wondering what to write in a Boss's Day card? Staring at that blank page, trying to think of the perfect message for your boss? Use these five templates to jot down a note that's appreciative and heartfelt. It might even earns you a few extra brownie points with your manager.

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.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting on Social Media

Stories about people who were fired or suffered career-related consequences for posting on social media are easy to brush off as rare events. But they’re also an important reminder that your social media presence isn’t all that separate from your work life. So ask yourself these questions first.

11 Lessons From Great Bosses That You Can Use Right Now

Some bosses really stick in your memory. Often, it’s two kinds that leave the most indelible marks: the horrible bosses and the amazing ones. We asked 11 people to highlight lessons learned from great managers that helped in their professional development—and that you can apply in your own career.

9 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Morning Productivity Plan

These nine mistakes might be ruining your productivity plan every morning. The scariest part is that you're probably making them within 10 minutes of arriving at the office. Lucky for you, they can all be fixed quickly. But first, you need to know what they are.