Career Dilemmas

Concerned businessman

Five snap decisions that can ruin your career in an instant

Peter Harris| September 18, 2015 10:50 am

It takes a lot longer to build and maintain a successful career than it does to wreck it. Here’s a look at some of the most common split second blunders that can derail all your hard work.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Concerned yet intelligent man contemplating his future

Three reasons why smart people don’t get hired

Peter Harris| September 12, 2015 07:25 am

Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
Woman smiling

How to determine your market value

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 25, 2015 05:04 pm

If you’re negotiating a job offer or gunning up to ask for a raise, or just want to know what your skills and experience are worth, here are some resources for finding out.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Salaries
Introvert woman, holding up an extroverted photo of herself

Who wins? Extroverts or introverts

Peter Harris| August 25, 2015 11:34 am

People who are extroverts naturally have an easier time interacting with other people, conversing with strangers and promoting themselves. That would seem to give them a distinct career advantage. But is it actually the case?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work
Introvert working alone at his desk

The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 31, 2015 03:05 pm

While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
A young man on a park bench

The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris| July 30, 2015 02:21 pm

It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
Diverse staff showing their name tags

The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen| July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
Man on a park bench

How I got fired (and why it was a great career move)

Peter Harris| July 29, 2015 11:45 am

There are some definite upsides to setbacks. Sometimes being let go can be the best thing that could happen to your career. Here’s why.

Category: Career Dilemmas
Suspicious-looking employer

The six lies that employers will most often tell you

Peter Harris| June 22, 2015 09:48 am

There is no shortage of people who will advise you to be scrupulously honest on your resume and to always tell the truth to employers. So how come they’re allowed to lie to you?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
Embarrassed man at his computer

What to do if you posted something you regret online

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 5, 2015 01:21 pm

We’re always yammering on around here about how you should be careful about what you post online, so you don’t ruin your entire life . But what if you’ve already posted something stupid and now you regret it but it’s too late?

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice