Climbing the ladder

Ditch the Uptalk — How to Make Your Voice Powerful

In an ideal world, career success would be based on meaningful factors like talent, original thinking, and performance. But in actuality, seemingly trivial influences exert a greater impact on how far ahead we get than we may think. Proof: Recent...

When Should Workers at Troubled Companies Jump Ship?

For embattled employees of RadioShack, Wet Seal and other companies facing possible bankruptcy, the time to find a new job is long before the company goes under. Shares of RadioShack Corp. plunged 36% over the last 24 hours after The Wall Street...

9 Common Job Application Mistakes

In today's competitive job market, landing a plum new gig seems harder than ever. And no matter how qualified you are, your cover letter-and-resume combo has to really shine if you’re going to land an interview. To make sure you get noticed for...

How Do I Choose Between Personal and Career Goals?

I am going through a lot of transition. In June I started a job as a staff attorney for a reputable nonprofit in Maryland — and hated it. I got married in August and figured I would stick it out. But by October, I turned in my letter of...

Mike Huckabee Is Disappointed in Your Potty Mouth

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has a bone to pick with working ladies. The 2016 presidential hopeful says he experienced culture shock when he traveled to New York City to film his Fox News show — and it wasn’t all the black clothes....

How to Find Out What Your Coworker Makes

More and more companies are revealing how much each employee is getting paid, according to the Wall Street Journal. Advocates say this helps employees "better understand their individual contribution to the whole group." This wage transparency is...

How to Look Your Best on Video Chat

In the Golden Age of the selfie, even the most camera-shy among us are no strangers to flashing our own image. But the magic of the flawless Instagram snap is in the number of takes we get to perfect it (what’s your average? Two shots? Five?)....

6 Steps to Negotiating Better at Home and at Work

After the Sony hack heard round the world, Charlize Theron found herself in a position familiar to many women: She discovered that her male colleague made more than her. According to The New York Post, the leaked emails exposed that Charlize was...

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