6 Things Managers Don’t Get to Do

When I was a young, entry-level worker, I sat in my cubicle, convinced I was the most important person in the company. I worked my tail off for the 500+ person organization. Without me, I figured, the wheels would definitely come off.

And yes, I silently seethed while my manager went out to frequent lunches with her manager, leaving us (talented) peons to handle all the grunt work they simply talked …

Who Are the Happiest Workers in America?

It’s a weighty question to be sure, but it’s one career-finding platform Sokanu set out to answer with a survey of workers across the country.

The survey looked at happiness by location and by job. Oddly enough, it seems like the further west you go, the

8 Ways to Leverage Underemployment to Your Advantage

We know underemployment is hard to measure. Even the government has difficulty measuring it.

But that said, you certainly know when you are unemployed. It’s when you have a job, and it pays the bills for the most part, but your talents are worth so much more.

Getting out of the underemployment trap requires a shift in mindset. You have to understand your day job as …

9 Ways You’re Still Job Searching Like It’s 1999

Still adding onto your old resume and chasing job postings? Struggling to leverage LinkedIn? You might be among the masses of applicants running 1990s-era job searches.

Here are some signs you might be using seriously outdated techniques, along with ideas for changing your thinking:

1. You Still Think Your Resume Is About You

Employers care about what you offer, but they care about their own needs far more. If your …

The Cover Letter Gambit That Paid Off Big

It’s not uncommon for a hiring managers to receive dozens – if not hundreds – of applications for just one open position. Even if you’re a perfectly qualified candidate, you may still struggle to stand out from the rest of that pack.

This is where a cover letter can help. A great cover letter grabs the reader’s attention, gives a few quick highlights on your professional value, and makes the reader want …

Why Staying in a Job You Hate May Be Good for You

“Every day, I tell myself I want to be skinny. But what if I stopped and just accepted myself more instead?”

You may be wondering what this quote has to do with you and your career. The answer is: everything.

Many people haven’t yet reached their professional goals, or they are stuck in jobs with which they’re not happy. Perhaps you’re one of these people. Rather than constantly reminding yourself that you’re not where you want to be, you …

Out-of-Town Interview? Your Travel Preparation Can Make or Break It

Late last year, there was a lot of media buzz over the “Cancun Experience Officer,” or “CEO,” job opportunity created by the Cancun.com travel website. It’s understandable why: The job amounted to a six-month paid stint hanging out at the top Mexican tourist destination and promoting beach-related events.

Sadly, most job searches involving travel aren’t quite …

On Cryptocurrency, Will Warren Buffett Have the Last Laugh – Again?

Recently, the billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC, “In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending.” In 2014, Buffet similarly remarked of Bitcoin, “It’s a mirage, basically. It’s a method of transmitting money. The idea that it has some huge intrinsic value is just a joke in …

The Downside of the C-Suite

For many, becoming a C-level executive is a lifelong goal. It’s understandable why: Whether you’re the chief executive officer, chief marketing officer, or chief financial officer, being in the C-suite has real perks.

Let’s start off with recognition. Making it to the C-suite means that people respect you. Not only are you an expert in your field, but also you’re a strong leader who makes a big difference to the …