How to Make Your Annual Performance Review Work for You

Claire Millard

Performance reviews can strike fear in the heart of even the most diligent worker. No matter how well you feel things have been going, the thought of sitting down with your boss to scrutinize your value in the office can be terrifying. If you’re worried about your upcoming review, it can be tempting to ignore […]

Published or Updated: December 1, 2016

6 Ways to Use Your Commute to Further Your Career

Claire Millard

Commuting is a painful reality of modern working life. For most of us, it sucks valuable time out of the day. Every single day. Twice. Let’s say you travel an hour each way, five days a week. Over the course of a year, you’re spending more than three weeks just commuting. That’s 520 hours — […]

Published or Updated: November 4, 2016

How to Explain a Unique Career History

Claire Millard

In today’s workforce, the career “ladder” is an outdated concept. Modern careers tend to involve more lateral movement between roles, businesses, and segments, gathering experience and skills along the way. Some even include gaps of time between roles. This may be due to a layoff, or perhaps an intentional break from the job in order […]

Published or Updated: October 10, 2016

How to Answer These 10 Tricky Interview Questions

Claire Millard

If you have an interview lined up, you’re probably feeling a little anxious. That’s natural, and can be a useful motivator to get both practically and mentally prepared. No two interviews are the same, so you can not fully predict how your meeting is going to go. But you can make sure you have some […]

Published or Updated: September 26, 2016

What It Takes to Run An Online Business (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of 10 in our newest series, How to Start Your Own Online Business. One of the questions I receive most regularly is,”How do you make money online?” After all, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to work for themselves, on their own time? And the freedom to work anywhere you can find […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2016

It’s Not What You Know: Building Your Office Network

Claire Millard

Networking occasionally gets a bad rap. To some of us, it just sounds like schmoozing. Maybe following people around who are on your ‘hit list,’ until they notice you. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Good networking is not creepy, and it’s not professionally-legitimized stalking. It is a process of building mutually beneficial […]

Published or Updated: August 29, 2016

Job Hunting in the Social Media Age: Why Your Online Footprint Matters

Claire Millard

It used to be that your well-crafted resume and a pithy cover letter formed the ‘window’ through which prospective employers viewed your suitability as a candidate. Then, as technology expanded, recruiters got more resourceful. They grew wise to the fact that they could quickly seek out the skeletons in candidates’ closets with a mere internet […]

Published or Updated: August 24, 2016

How to Prepare for the Unexpected With a Flexible Career Plan

Claire Millard

Modern careers come with many twists and turns. The idea of holding one job for life is long gone. Now, changing roles, companies, and even professional fields is par for the course. In this ever-shifting work environment, it can feel impossible to lay down a career plan. After all, who knows what might be around […]

Published or Updated: August 18, 2016

Resigning on Good Terms: How to Best Leave Your Job

Claire Millard

A long-running survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Americans born in the latter years of the baby boom held, on average, nearly 12 jobs over their lifetime. That equates to a lot of ‘Dear John’ resignation letters. Fast forward to today, millennials are already becoming known as a generation of job-hoppers. In […]

Published or Updated: August 10, 2016

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