Career

Is This Job a Good Fit? Here’s How to Find Out

Is This Job a Good Fit? Here’s How to Find Out

Let’s face it: There are a lot of people who don’t like their jobs.

A 2017 State of the American Workplace report by Gallup found that just 34 percent of “professional workers” were “engaged” with their work. If…

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

I had a fairly straightforward, predictable pregnancy. The hardest thing about it was the 45-minute commute to work with a growing baby sitting on my bladder. I was a state employee, a senior editor at UC Berkeley, underpaid but…

How to Protect Your Career While on Maternity Leave

How to Protect Your Career While on Maternity Leave

Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life. But an unsupportive work environment can leave you wrought with anxiety. More than 3,100 women filed pregnancy discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…

How to Job Search While Pregnant

How to Job Search While Pregnant

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting times in your life. But if you’re on the job search while nurturing a tiny life inside you, you might be more than a little overwhelmed.

And for good…

6 Job Search Sites You Need to Know About

6 Job Search Sites You Need to Know About

Job searches can be daunting, and without a robust network or an inside scoop on an opening, it can seem nearly impossible to find the right position. Thankfully, there are a slew of specialized job sites to help you navigate…

5 Successful Women Reflect on Work-Life Balance

5 Successful Women Reflect on Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance sounds ideal in theory. But figuring out how to finagle it all is always a challenge, especially when the system is stacked against us. A demanding career makes things even more difficult: Between the deluge of emails…

What It’s Like to Be a Mom Pumping at Work

What It’s Like to Be a Mom Pumping at Work

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding infants just breast milk for six months and nursing them for at least a year, continuing as long as mom and baby are both happy. Unfortunately, most American moms have to return to…

What I Learned From Working at Amazon

What I Learned From Working at Amazon

“Workplace bullying is real,” the nurse said while she stroked my hand.

I was sobbing in the middle of my doctor’s office after having suffered my first (and hopefully only) panic attack at work. There wasn’t one specific…

Tips for Acing a Video Job Interview

Tips for Acing a Video Job Interview

You polished your resume, perfected your cover letter and got a call back from the hiring manager…who wants to schedule a video interview. Yikes.

The online platform can be more convenient for you and the company you’re angling…

How to Look Good on Video Chat

How to Look Good 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…

6 Ways to Win People Over at Work

6 Ways to Win People Over at Work

Before there was “The Power of Positive Thinking” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” there was Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” arguably one of the first self-help bestsellers in history. Since Carnegie…

5 Resume Tips for On-Ramping Women

5 Resume Tips for On-Ramping Women

Women are much more likely than men to take time off from work to care for children, parents and other family members — something that can punch a big fat hole in our resumes.

Six in 10 caregivers are women, according…

7 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

7 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

My sister is job hunting, and recently had an interview that went really well. The company called her for a second round, which she also aced, so the hiring manager invited her back for one last meeting with the entire…