The Unlimited PTO Policy Conundrum: How Much Vacation Should You Take When You Can Take All the Vacation You Want?

Just joined a company that boasts an unlimited PTO policy? It’s likely that such freedom and flexibility were major draws at first.

But now that you’re an official employee, chances are you’re not so sure how to handle unlimited vacation time. Should you take full advantage and book a month’s holiday in Portugal? Should you play it safe and stick to the traditional two or three weeks a year? Will …

Science Says Do These 12 Things to Survive Your Toxic Workplace

With the World Health Organization now recognizing burnout as an official medical diagnosis, there’s no longer any excuse for working professionals not to take the issue seriously. Burnout can cause serious damage to your mental and physical health — plus it makes you a less productive employee to boot.

One of the key causes of burnout is a toxic work environment, in which

Telephone vs. In-Person Interviews: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hiring managers are often able to tell from the very first moments of an interview whether a candidate is the best person for the position. They know whether the work environment and team dynamics will suit the personality and working style of the job seeker who sits before them.

As a job seeker, it’s your duty to prove to the hiring manager that you will be a good fit. However, that is easier said than done. Interviews can be intimidating, and …

How to Start a Side Hustle Without Making Your Boss Angry

Whether you’re interested in earning more money, gaining valuable job experience, or pursuing a passion, starting a side hustle can be a great way to achieve your goals. You can conduct your side hustle on your own time, and it offers a low-commitment opportunity to try something new.

Starting a side hustle can even be good for your day job. Your boss may be impressed by your proactive, go-getter attitude.

How to Keep Your Job If You Have to You Go to Rehab: Understanding the FMLA

Contrary to the common stereotype of the strung-out addict living under a highway overpass, drug and alcohol addiction more often than not afflict full-time members of America’s workforce. In fact, most adults with substance use disorders in this country are employed full-time, according to a 2014 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The more accurate profile of …

The Negative Impact That Growing Up Digital Has Had on Communication

Millennials have a stronger connection with technology than any previous generation. It makes sense that they would: They grew up alongside the internet and smartphones. Experts in all things digital, millennials have certain advantages when it comes to adopting and deploying the latest workplace technologies to drive results.

However, the millennial affinity for technology may also be the source of what many deem to be this generation’s greatest weakness:

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Success

Article by Lisa Stephenson

We are all in this thing called life together, and what a ride we are on! In the middle of all the madness and mayhem, the peaks and valleys, the lessons and laughter, and the triumphs and tragedies is the beautiful and complex you. You are the writer of your story and the CEO of your life.

Life is extraordinary, sometimes boring, and occasionally heartbreaking. You start new projects, change direction, and end things you …

The Quantum Reality Approach to Job Searching: Using ‘the Field’ to Land the Right Offer

A recruiting manager has narrowed the selection process to two individuals with equal expertise: One is a pleasant person who is professional but whose authentic energy and enthusiasm are low, and the second individual has high energy and is clearly enthused about the prospect of working for the growing company and contributing to the success of the manager.

Which person do you think the manager will hire? The answer is, of course, the second individual.

But what if you have become …

Everyone Faces Setbacks — Adopt a Resilience Regimen Today

Setbacks are an unavoidable part of life, especially in your career. If you don’t learn to deal with them properly, you may end up with a lot of regret — and you may even make the setback harder to overcome.

When it comes to setbacks, the sooner we learn to deal with them, the better. Whether a setback is personal or professional, one thing is certain: Building resilience is critical to overcoming …