Whose Opinion Matters Most in the Interview? Yours.

You’ve clearly identified the type of company you’d love to work for, the kinds of projects you’d like to be involved with, and the impact you’d like to make. You’ve tweaked your resume, networked your heart out, and sent your strategically crafted cover letters to the right people.

And now you have the interview!

Gulp. For most people, interviewing is nerve-wracking. We so badly want to say and do the right things to secure the results we want. It’s …

How to Address a Past Drug- or Alcohol-Related Conviction in a Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview can be even more stressful than it normally is when you have a conviction on your record, a reality that disproportionately affects people with addiction histories. As illustration, statistics from the National Institutes of Health reveal the surprisingly high extent to which addiction is entangled with the criminal justice system:

Taking a Job Abroad? Get These 10 Things in Order First

Whether you’re moving for a specific job or simply have your heart set on living in a new location, there are plenty of things to think about before you dive into working abroad. As you prepare to emigrate in search of new opportunities, you need to make sure you have all your affairs in order, from foreign bank accounts to knowledge of cultural norms.

Here are some of the key …

3 Ways to Help Your Fellow Introverts Succeed at Work

Getting ahead and thriving in your career is difficult enough for anyone, but research suggests it may be especially hard for introverted workers. According to a recent study out of Australia, introverts tend to predict more negative outcomes for themselves than their extraverted counterparts do. This …

Your Shot: Finding a Career When You’re Young (Or Not), Scrappy, and Hungry

Sitting in a Broadway theater watching the amazing Hamilton, I noticed a catchy line sung by our eponymous hero: “I’m young, scrappy, and hungry, and I’m not throwing away my shot.”

Thinking about this line later, it reminded me of the many students I’ve had who fit the bill. They were young (college students), scrappy (about to graduate), and hungry (in need of a job). We’ll get to the shot part later.

Every generation sees the subsequent ones as …

How to Plan a Budget as a Side Hustler

If you’re an established professional with a full-time job but you’ve got that entrepreneurial itch, you may have considered (or started) a side hustle that puts your passions to work. But what do you do with the cash that flows into your account each month, especially if it’s erratic and unpredictable?
Whether you’re taking advantage of websites that

In Fiverr We Trust? Why Freelancers Should Beware of Relying Too Heavily on a Single Marketplace

Imagine that, one day, you wake up to find the freelance platform you rely on to make a living has simply disappeared. Your work history, clients, portfolio, contracts, and reviews are gone, just like that. What now?

Fiverr, Upwork, and similar platforms may seem like titanic institutions that are too big to fail, but what if they did? What would that mean for the countless freelancers who use these platforms …

8 Things to Accomplish During Your Company’s Summer Slowdown

After months of navigating the hard slog, it can be tempting to kick back and coast when your workload wanes during the inevitable summer slowdown.

Taking steps to avoid burnout is all well and good, but is doing the bare minimum really the best use of your time in this quiet season?

The truth is, these slow weeks virtually free of meetings and deadlines present a great opportunity …

5 Reasons to Have a Separate Bank Account for Your Side Hustle

If you can’t cut any more expenses from your budget but you’re still falling short of your financial goals, it’s time to make more money. A side hustle can be a great way to earn that extra cash — and it could even turn into a major source of income that helps you achieve financial wellness.

One of the biggest mistakes side hustlers make, though, is not separating their personal and business accounts. I know from personal experience. When I first started

What You Really Want: How to Test-Drive Your Passion

When I was growing up, the world wasn’t as rife with career advice as it is today. Back then, it really amounted to this: Get a job! So I did.

Actually, I got two jobs. If making some money was good, making more was better, right?

In the past few decades, we have been hit with an avalanche of career how-tos. It’s an exciting development, but it can be difficult to …