By Dawn Rosenberg McKay, About.com Guide
Get a Job
Integral, obviously, to career advancement is being employed. At more than one point throughout your career's lifespan you will have to conduct a job search. And you thought trying to choose a career field was hard. These resource will ease the process of finding a job. Learn about resume writing, job interviewing, networking and researching potential employers. Find out how to evaluate a job offer.
- Resume Writing Basics
- Lying on Your Resume
- Should a Resume Be Industry Specific?
- Job Interviewing Basics
- Dressing for a Job Interview
- Behavioral Interviews
- How to Write a Post-Interview Thank You Note
- Company Research
- How to Evaluate a Job Offer
- Before You Accept a Job Offer
- Networking Basics
- Six Rules for Networking
- Job Searching While You Are Employed
- Staying Positive During a Long Term Job Search
Laws that help protect you when you look for work, advance in your career and leave your job.
These basic skills are vital to your success in any job.
- Don't Let Procrastination Ruin Your Career
- How to Make the Most of Business Meetings
- Effective Writing: An Important Skill
- Tips for Professional Email
Starting a New Job
Starting a new job can intimidate even the most experienced person. It's particularly intimidating when you are starting your very first job. Here's help with being the new kid on the block.
- From College Campus to Corporate Climate: Your First Job
- Making a Good Impression at Your First Job
- Starting a New Job
Going to work everyday can be pleasant ... or it can be torture. Whether or not you get along well with your boss and co-workers can make the difference between a job you love and one you hate. You may want to blame your colleagues for any problems you have with them, but you too are responsible for this. Find out how to get along with your boss and co-workers, how to deal with any problems you might have with them, and what to do when your own personal issues begin to creep into your work life.
- Cell Phones at Work: Rules for Using Them
- Dressing for Work and Job Interviews
- Getting Along With Your Colleagues
- Gifts for Your Co-Workers, Boss, Friends and Family
- Give Yourself the Competitive Edge
- The Holiday Season at Work: How to Deal With It
- How to Get Fired: Advice You Can Live Without
- Job Stress
- Keeping Personal Issues from Affecting Your Career
- Mentors: Why You Need One
- Nine Ways to Make a Good Impression at Work
- Office Politics: A Rude Intruder
- Office Romance: Five Reasons to Avoid Having an Office Romance
- Office Romance: How to Keep an Office Romance from Derailing Your Career
- Performance Reviews: How to Prepare for One and How to Respond to a Bad One
- Surfing the Net on Your Boss's Time
- Turning Negativity Into Positive Action
- Workplace Bullies
- Why and How to Say No to Your Boss
- Your After-Work Behavior Can Harm Your Job or Career
Don't you wish your boss would just give you a raise a fair raise so you wouldn't have to ask for one? Doesn't everyone? While some employers give their workers regular salary increases, without being asked, many do not. And those that do, may give a raise that is less than an employee feels he or she deserves. Learn how to ask for a raise and negotiate one with which you will be happy.
Work / Life Balance
If going to work was the only thing you had to worry about, things would be much easier. Most people, though, have more going on in their lives than work. There are kids to think about as well as aging parents. There are ways to balance it all, so you can be productive and happy in all areas of your life.
Losing Your Job
If you have lost your job, or are facing an impending layoff, you have a lot with which to deal. There are the emotional issues that come with getting fired. There are also some practical issue like the loss of income, loss of benefits and the wondering what's going to happen next.
- How to Deal With Sudden Unemployment
- Preparing for a Layoff
- Five Things Not to Do When You Leave Your Job
- How to Stay Positive During a Long Term Job Search
Quitting Your Job
Are you thinking about quitting your job? Maybe your boss is driving your nuts. Perhaps your co-workers are getting to you.