When Job Referral Fees Go Wrong

Many employers offer a bonus to staff members who help find suitable candidates to fill vacancies, paying out large sums if a suitable candidate is found and hired. It’s a great idea when it works — but it can mess up your personal life if it doesn’t.


Use One Lunch Hour To Network Instead Of Your Usual Routine

Many of us take lunch breaks with friends or whoever we get along with best in the office. If you’re still working your way up in your career, dedicate that time to initiating and developing new professional relationships instead.


Manage Someone You Don't Like By Working Closely With Them

If you’ve been in a management position, you’ve possibly had to supervise someone who just rubs you the wrong way. Instead of avoiding them, try working with that person directly and they might annoy you less.


The Question You Should Always Ask In Job Interviews

That moment when you’re asked “So do you have any questions” in a job interview can often be awkward. Here’s one useful possibility: Who succeeds in this position?


Try The 'Beer Test' To Make A Hiring Decision

When you’re hiring someone, you need to consider how they will fit into corporate culture. Sometimes you’ll have trouble figuring that out. Try imagining if you’d like to have a beer with them after work.


Make Friends Outside Of Work To Make Changing Jobs Easier

Making friends as an adult is hard. In fact, it’s so hard that many people end up forging new friendship circles from their coworkers. While this is OK in moderation, relying too much on work friends can potentially hamper your ability to move up (or out) in your career.


How To Deal With A 'Drive-By' Manager That's Never Around

Picture this: Your boss stops by your desk and casually lists a half-dozen things you need to get done. Your boss then vanishes before you have time to ask clarifying questions. That’s the dreaded drive-by manager. They may mean well (or they may not), but you’ll need to adapt, adjust and “manage up”. Here are a few ways to do that.


Prepare For A Counter Offer When You Quit Your Job

When you hand in your resignation, your employer might ask what they can do to change your mind. They might make you a counter offer, even if you’ve accepted employment elsewhere. Focus on the reason you’re leaving the job before making a decision.


IT: Where The Money Is Spent And The Best Jobs To Seek

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune is probably working in IT. Staff remain the single biggest expense for IT departments — but that won’t necessarily be the case in the very near future.


Become A Business Networking Rock Star With The Cluster Method

Some people just seem to know everyone. They’re networking rock stars. To achieve that legendary status among your contacts, try thinking of them as clusters.