Your Career

Tell the boss you can’t stay late

March 19, 2018

You want to be a team player and that means staying late occasionally when the boss asks. However, if it’s a request on a day you just can’t do it—or a too-frequent occurrence—follow this advice.

3 fail-proof networking tips

February 28, 2018

LinkedIn has made networking easier, but it’s also made networking less personal. Stand out from the crowd by trying one of these networking tips.

A polite way to exit meetings early

February 28, 2018

While you should do your best to avoid leaving a meeting early, sometimes you just can help it, when higher-priority commitments overlap with the meeting time. If you have a compelling reason for cutting the meeting short, follow these steps.

Breaking the boss’s code words

February 28, 2018

To understand what your boss means—and expects—use this handy list to decode some common phrases he or she likely uses.

6 things you shouldn’t put in writing

February 28, 2018

While email, text or social media may be the predominant way you communicate these days—they definitely shouldn’t be the only way you communicate. In fact, here are six things you should never put in writing.

Respond to a career offer

February 20, 2018

You’ve just been offered a new position or promotion, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for you. What should you do next? Follow these tips.

Talk to your boss about stress

February 20, 2018

Stress affects everyone, and if it is taking a toll on you, it’s time to have a direct conversation with your boss. Follow this advice to do so, without looking like you can’t handle your job.

Are you a problem employee?

January 25, 2018

No one wants to admit that he or she is the problem, and self-assessment can be one of the hardest things to do. But if you are unhappy at work, it’s best to make sure you aren’t the reason.

3 building blocks of trust

January 25, 2018

To gain customers’ trust, use these tactics.

3 better ways to say ‘No’

January 25, 2018

Instead of blurting out “No way!” or “I’m too busy!” try these statements.