Career Advice

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

References might seem like a formality, but to hiring managers they’re invaluable. In fact, a professional reference can make or break your ability to land a job, says Mary Olson-Menzel, president of MVP Executive Search and Development. An…

Worst Financial Advice for Women

Worst Financial Advice for Women

Women tend to be the most vulnerable when it comes to taking bad financial advice. Of course, behind every data point is a real story of a real woman who thought she was getting good advice, but it eventually led…

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

Even in good economic times, no one is 100 percent safe from the threat of a pink slip. Unemployment is well below its Great Recession peak, but there’s a dark cloud on the horizon: U.S. layoffs are on…

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job?

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job?

Sometimes you know it’s time to start looking for a new job because there’s a big red flag flapping in the wind, like dissatisfaction from your boss or major company upheavals. But there may be less obvious indications…

Ways Your Bad Boss Is Hurting You

Ways Your Bad Boss Is Hurting You

If you’ve ever had a bad boss, you’re not alone (just read through comments from other DailyWorth readers to see how common this is). Awful treatment from higher-ups doesn’t just make the workday…

Find Success in Love and Your Career

Find Success in Love and Your Career

Six weeks ago, I was reviewing some clients’ profiles and started to see a consistent theme: single, successful women; some with children, others without. I looked in the mirror and realized I was one of them.

After two divorces…

Turn Your Job Into One You Love

Turn Your Job Into One You Love

Do you love your job? Do you wake up each day ready to embrace the opportunity to shine? Or are you filled with dread and lacking motivation? Do you feel satisfied with your rewards and your contributions at work, or…

Is It Okay to Cry at Work

Is It Okay to Cry at Work

We’ve all been there. The tight feeling in your throat, the trembling lip, the tickling eyes — all signs you’re about to break down in the middle of the workday. It happens to…

7 Modern Etiquette Rules for Work

7 Modern Etiquette Rules for Work

You may offer your seat to the elderly and know how to turn around a killer thank-you note like you’re Emily Post, but there are still plenty of challenges in the Art of Doing the Right Thing.

This…

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Are you hooked on pinning? Obsessed with checking the boards on your feed every morning? You’re not alone. More than 70 million people are just as into Pinterest as you are.

While it probably isn’t the first social…

Can Your Bad Boss Make You Sick

Can Your Bad Boss Make You Sick

Your bad boss probably makes you dread going to work in the morning, but she might also be making you seriously sick. Incivility in the workplace is connected to a deteriorating immune system and a host of other significant health…

What to Do When You Get Two Job Offers

What to Do When You Get Two Job Offers

I've been feeling invisible in my current company and position. It's not bad, per se, but not good either. So I went and got a new job, which was great news. Until I told my supervisor…

How to Be Proactive in Your Career

How to Be Proactive in Your Career

Since they first entered the workforce, women have traditionally walked a fine line between family life and the business world. Over the last several decades, determined and hardworking women have overcome barriers to rise up and shatter glass ceilings in…

12 Things to Negotiate Instead of Salary

12 Things to Negotiate Instead of Salary

Whether you’re starting a new job or negotiating a raise, you’re not always going to get the salary you want. If your employer won’t come up to your magic number, try negotiating some alternatives…

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

While job searching in my early 20’s (last century!), I applied to five jobs. One of those five became a great job that helped jump start my career. In my most recent career transition, I applied to over 250…

How to Stay Focused at Work

How to Stay Focused at Work

Staying focused at work can be a challenge. Between office chatting, personal email, texting, and every single site on the Internet, it’s a wonder anyone ever gets anything done. I struggled with focus for years, and I assumed…

How to Survive Being Laid Off

How to Survive Being Laid Off

Last March, everything changed.

It was 10 a.m. when I got the email from my office manager: “Mandatory company meeting at 10:30.” A few minutes later, another email with a reminder. I joined the meeting via…

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you…