5 Things to Do If You’re Not Happy at Work

Unhappy at work? Whatever your reasons are, it’s best to tackle them straight on. You don’t want to make any rash decisions, of course, but letting things simmer won’t do you any good, either — it’ll only lead to an explosion eventually.

With that in mind, here’s a five-step plan for addressing your unhappiness in the workplace:

1. Determine Whether You’re in a Slump or Facing Something More Serious

Slumps come and go. We all experience them from time to time, …

How to Spot a Company With Genuinely Happy Employees

It’s always nice to find a job opportunity that comes with a significant pay increase, but salary isn’t necessarily the most important factor for the average job seeker. Today, many professionals are evaluating less quantifiable metrics as well, such as work/life balance and employee satisfaction.

If you really want to find a job you’ll love, you should work on finding companies where the employees are genuinely happy. If you …

How to Find Work/Life Balance in the Job Search

Work/life balance in the job search? Doesn’t that concept only apply to employment?

When I ask my clients about what they look for in their future employers, a majority of them cite work/life balance. If they value work/life balance so much, why shouldn’t they also look for it in the job search itself?

Recently, I

One-Minute Interview Tip: Review Your Own Work History Before the Interview

One of the first things you need to do when prepping for an interview is review your own work history and experience. It’s hard enough to remember what you did two weeks ago, let alone two years ago. Specific examples of workplace wins over the years won’t come back to you as easily as you might expect when you’re sitting across from an interviewer, especially when your nerves kick in. …

On the Job Hunt, Don’t Forget to Say ‘Thank You’

When we were children, adults reminded us over and over again: “Don’t forget to say thank you!” Yet somehow, as adults, we often forget this simple lesson.

Do you always send thank-you notes after interviews? Chances are you don’t – and that’s hurting your shot at landing a great job. I have also noticed that fewer and fewer people are thanking employers for their time in the cover letters they send.

The crazy thing is, a thank-you note is essentially a free …