Renovation Tips to Revitalize Your Office

Sometimes an office lacks personality or needs a modern update. What reasons do you have for considering renovation of your office? Is the aim to improve work environment or appeal to a wider clientele?
It’s important to look at your needs before you dive into the renovation process, and if you decide the changes will pay off in the end. Get ready to make some amazing changes to your space, onRead More…

social media

Here’s How Social Media Can Negatively Affect Us at Work

Social media has grown immensely, becoming the average person’s main method of keeping in touch. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, many of us have likely been at our desks, passing the time with a quick scroll-break on Instagram.
As we’re exploring our feeds, getting a follow request from a coworker can feel innocuous. Maybe you’ve gone to a few post-work happy hours together, so whaRead More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

when is it OK to approach a colleague about a possible medical issue?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes:
I have a coworker — let’s call him Joe — who recently moved to our office from another office (same company) hundreds of miles away. He’s still very new to our city and doesn’t have a network outside of work.
A few weeks ago, I noticed something distinct about Joe’s appearance hadRead More…

14 Steps to Take When Redefining Your Brand

I’d like to take my personal brand in a completely new direction. What’s the first step to successfully rebranding?
The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorRead More…

on our own on your own

Why Going Solo Could Be The Key to Finding Your Passion

As humans, we’re innately social, which has many benefits; we get to enjoy dinners out, new experiences and going to the movies with our friends and family.  However, our modern lives often have a way of making socializing difficult, especially when we reach our 30s and 40s.  In fact, 44% of Americans said that their plans are often cancelled because friends are simply ‘too busy’, and aRead More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

my boss called me “overly emotional” because I cried at work when I thought my grandmother was dying

A reader writes:
As a sophomore in college, I was fortunate enough to find an internship in an industry I was very excited about. The company was small — the owner, three employees, and me.
About halfway through the four months that I worked there, my family dealt with a serious crisis — my grandmother was hospitalized after taking a bad fall and fracturing one of her vertebrae. The situatioRead More…

Why You Want a Low Bus Coefficient

The fastest way to get a promotion is to have a Low Bus Coefficient. Of course, there are other less seemly and perhaps unethical ways to get promotions. But, for most people in the modern work world the fastest way to get promotions is to share what you know.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society thaRead More…

How to Do an Excellent Online Job Search?

Find and respond to online job ads. Based on today’s search oriented society, the first thing anyone will do when starting a job search is find and respond online job ads. It’s all about typing a few search terms that describe the type of job you want, applying for anything that comes up, applying for jib interviews and get the job after one or maybe two weeks. Unfortunately, most of the times, iRead More…

face-to-face networking

Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you haven’t asked, you may think you know already. Yet studies have shown that people can only guess their coworker’s salaries half of the time. That means the person your department with similar experience to you could be making a lot more or less than you think. If you avoid money topics at work because you feel talking about salary with your Read More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

updates: the tenant requesting money, the bad friend employee, and more

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past.
1. My former tenant’s “manager” is requesting money for her time spent on a lease dispute
At first I did not contact Sara’s employer as I did not want the situation to escalate, either for me or the other tenants (I secured the access to the building thanks to the advice of one of the commenters). I receiRead More…