I Want The Job!!! Why Didn’t I Get It?!?!

3 Times “Being Super Passionate” Isn’t Enough to Land You the Job Imagine for a moment that you’re a hiring manager. You’re considering two job candidates: one who’s passionate about the work and one who isn’t. Who do you choose? If you answered, “ Duh —the passionate one,” without even pausing, then you’re reading the right article. Because, while we hear a lot about how companies want employees who care, that’s only one selling point. So if you’re going into a competitive … Continued

Are You Searching For A New Job? How Do You Prepare The Best Writing?

3 Great Workarounds for Job Searchers Who Truly Hate Writing You’re ready to find your dream job. Your resume is updated and you know exactly what sort of work you’d like to do. It’s time to launch your search full-force. But, before you really get going, you stop yourself. You see the application calls for a cover letter, or that you’re connected to someone at the company and your best bet is to send over a note. You freeze up, … Continued

I’m New In The Office — What Do I Ask My Boss About My Assignments?!?!

4 Questions Smart People Always Ask Their Boss About New Assignments You just left your meeting with your boss, and your head is spinning. She assigned you to a new project and you feel super unclear about several aspects of it. I’ve been here before—a lot. It’s not very fun. And while it’s ideal for supervisors to present their employees with all the necessary details from the start, it doesn’t always happen. So because I hate feeling destined for failure, … Continued

5 Reasons Your Emails Are Ignored

5 Reasons I Almost Responded to Your Email, But Didn’t I’m no mathematician, but I’d estimate that I get between 100 to four billion emails a day. And as much as I’d like to respond to every single one, it’s just not possible. Not if I want to do other things with my life, like get through my to-do list and make eye contact with fellow human beings. So, how do I decide who gets a response and who gets … Continued

Is It Me?!? Am I Making Myself Unhappy Because of My Job?

Turns Out You Could Be the Reason Why You’re Unhappy in Your Career How many times in your life have you experienced hurt, disappointment, anger, or stress from the difference between your imagination and reality? When we set out to do things, we always expect that everything will turn out exactly the way we want. Does this sound familiar? “I’m going to finish my degree. And then all the companies will line up for me. I’ll pick the one with … Continued