3 Things Job Candidates Wish They Could Tell HR

Do your hiring practices feel like a survival challenge and your job advertisements look like this? For Immediate Hire: Entry-level project manager for a growing company. MBA and PhD required. Pay negotiable. Send cover letter, resume, and 5,000 word essay explaining why we should hire you. No phone calls. Some companies are looking for the impossible, and make […]

Six Signs Your Job No Longer Deserves You

People talk about being in a rut, but here’s what we forget: the rut is mental. It’s a belief. “Oh, it’s hard to get another job!” We talk ourselves out of making changes or even contemplating changes, because of our aversion to change. Your job may have been amazing learning experience at one time, but[…..]

I Quit… Please Stay. Now What?!

Let’s say you’ve been with a company for a while. A couple of years. Maybe more. There were good times. But lately, something just feels off. You’re bored, disengaged, and you can’t seem to motivate yourself to love the job and the company the way you used to. You start looking (very casually, mind you),[…..]

10 Toxic Words you Must not Say in a Job Interview

There’s plenty advice out there to rehearse what you’re going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own… But what about rehearsing what you’re not going to say? I put together a list below of some words you’ll want to try to[…..]

Making Sense of Holacracy: No Job Titles, No Managers, No Hierarchy

Most organizations have business structures designed like pyramids. The person at the top makes the most important decisions, which then get distributed to managers at various levels until strategies and policies reach workers. There are variations on this format, but they mostly happen on the pyramid’s interior. The outside keeps the same shape. Holocracy offers[…..]

Counter Offer: Think Twice

So you wanted to change job and finally you got that awaited offering. A new job, a better position and a better salary, all that separates you is the difficult moment where you will have to confront your boss and tell him that you want to leave. He will surely not be happy to hear[…..]