5 Ways the New Gmail Could Make You More Productive at Work (Yes, We Said New!)

It’s been years since Gmail got any drastic design changes. So it's not surprising to see all the excitement over the recent announcement about major updates. The new features could help you declutter your inbox, snooze emails for later, and use Calendar, Keep, and Tasks without clicking away.

I’m a Voice-over Actor Who Found My Passion While Working in Sales

Matt Baker wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. While that didn't pan out, he's now a voice-over actor with a pretty cool job. Here's how he got his start, including his career in sales and the co-worker who referred him to Discovery to do voice-overs.

The Best Email to Send Your New Boss Before Your Job Starts

When you get a new job, celebrate! But don't forget to set yourself up to succeed. You might want to take a few minutes to send a simple email to your future boss that'll ensure you’re prepared and help you make that great impression as a proactive go-getter before you even walk through the door.

What to Do if You’re Embarrassed by a Former Employer (But Did Great Work There)

Embarrassing company sitting on the top of your resume? I always tell people that your best defense is nearly always a good offense. Thus, if you suspect a reviewer may raise an eyebrow about something related to your background, assume that they will and address it proactively.

4 Ways Managers Can Keep Their Top Performers From Quitting

Contrary to popular belief, managing high-performing individuals is no walk in the park—even the best performers will need support from their managers to continue thriving at work and be content in their roles. Here's how to be a good boss to them.

7 Email Templates You Need When You Start a New Job

When you start a new job, everyone seems to be telling you how important it is that you hit the ground running. But, how do you do that? Send a few of these emails to your new colleagues to forge some relationships, get up to speed, and make an awesome first impression!

Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Encourage More Consistent Work From My Employee?

Your direct report is struggling to turn in consistent work. Some projects are stellar, while others are shoddy at best. What can you do? Here are some tips to implement to encourage that employee to turn in the consistently solid work you know they can produce.

I Didn’t Check My Email Until 11:00 AM for a Week—Here’s What I Learned

I don’t do morning routines. The only thing I do every day is groggily roll over and check my email. According to everything I’ve ever read on the subject, that's terrible for your productivity. So I vowed that for one week, I wouldn’t look at my inbox until 11:00 AM. I could survive. Right?

When “Living for the Weekend” Is a Huge Red Flag

Work will never be simple, sometimes you’ll have bad days (even bad weeks), and yes, sometimes you’ll live for the weekend. And that’s because weekends are great. But here are four signs your love for weekends is probably a sign you should look for other jobs.

This Is How You Job Search Without Your Boss Finding Out

You’re in the heat of the job search, filling out applications and scheduling interviews left and right. The issue? Making sure your current boss doesn’t find out what you’re up to. Here are some of the tricks real-live people I spoke to suggested for not getting caught resume-handed