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How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

Watch as The Futur’s Chris Do and Jose Caballer review everyday resumes and offer advice on how they can be improved. 

Workplace Wedding Etiquette

Workplace Wedding Etiquette

It’s wedding season and Ask A Manager’s Alison Green has all (and we mean all) of your workplace wedding-related questions answered! Over at The Cut, Alison answers the wedding questions she gets every year, including whether you‘re obligated to attend your coworker’s wedding, whether you’re expected to invite coworkers to your wedding, and how much […]

How Often Should You Follow Up after an Interview?

How Often Should You Follow Up after an Interview?

When a job interviewer invites you to keep in touch, how often should you follow-up?

Interview Red Flags

Interviewing for a new job can be a lot like dating: sometimes you’re so preoccupied with how the other party feels about you that you overlook how you feel about them.

How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

How to Deal with Lunch Break Interruptions

If you’re an hourly worker with an unpaid lunch hour, it can be frustrating to be routinely interrupted while on your break. Ask A Manager’s Allison Green recently advised someone with just that problem. Despite using a sign to signal being on his lunch break, a reader expressed that his coworkers often interrupted his unpaid […]

What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What To Do When Your Boss Finds Out You’re Looking

What happens when your fear of being found job-hunting comes true?

How Long Should My Resume Be?

How Long Should My Resume Be?

After working multiple jobs over several years, it can be tempting to include your entire work history on your resume. But should you? The short answer is no. Generally speaking, you should limit your resume to two pages and only include the most relevant and recent positions you’ve held. Forbes’ Liz Ryan argues “your most […]

How To Counter That Job Offer

How To Counter That Job Offer

What happens when you get an job offer that’s near perfect? You can either accept, decline, or negotiate to make it even better! How so? Glassdoor’s Amy Elisa Jackson explains how to counter without blowing the offer. In the article, Amy interviews Deepak Malhotra, the Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School […]

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

When dealing with a bad boss, your options are twofold: quit or make the situation more favorable. If quitting is out of the picture, the onus is on you to try and improve your situation. Once solution, according to Glassdoor’s Lillian Childress, is to simply ask your boss how you can do better: This strategy […]

Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Go Ahead, Discuss Your Salary at Work

Many employees are surprised to learn that discussing your salary with coworkers isn’t illegal. Instead, the opposite is encouraged to help you negotiate a better salary.