How To Work From Home Effectively When You're Short On Space

Working from home — every day or just now and then — can be great. However, not all of us have huge home offices that are perfect, productive retreats. If you don’t have a lot of room to work, here are some tips to help you get things done.

How Hard Would It Be To Document Your Job?

Efficient management relies on well-understood and well-documented processes, but the reality in many workplaces is that crucial tasks are often only fully understood by a single employee. If you were to quit your job tomorrow, how many processes would have to be documented so that someone else could take over your role?

How To Stay Focused And Engaged In Long Meetings

Meetings are an inevitable part of the job for many people, and sometimes you know you’re going into a meeting that will drag on and on. How do you prepare yourself to be engaged and alert? Here are a few methods to survive those long-haul meetings.

Bill Gates Explains How To Succeed

Microsoft founder and mega-philanthropist Bill Gates took part in his third Ask Me Anything session on Reddit earlier today, and shared his thoughts on everything from Microsoft’s new Personal Agent technology to why programming is still a solid career choice. We’ve picked out his most pithy pieces of advice — tips you can use even if you’re not a billionaire.

What The People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents, and you probably feel like you want to convey a sense of who you really are. But if you focus on unnecessary flourishes or make your relevant experience ambiguous, the person reading your resume will toss it aside in a heartbeat. Most of all, focus on clarity!

Resumazing Scores Your Resume Based On A Job Posting

Lots of companies are using automated applicant tracking systems today. Resumazing figures out what changes you’ll need to make to your resume to get the job you want.

Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying For A Job

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of candidates when applying for a new job. One way to avoid this? Don’t bother using words that are so overused, they have become nearly meaningless.

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Restaurant Manager

Running a good restaurant is quite literally an act of plate-spinning. You need to manage the supply of ingredients, schedule all of the staff, and prepare the facilities — all before the restaurant is even open. What’s a day in the life of a restaurant manager really like?

The Science Of First Impressions (And How To Use It To Your Advantage)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it’s that success can come down to the two seconds after you first meet someone. First impressions can make or break your career.

Have A Training Plan Ready In Case You Get Promoted

Earning a promotion isn’t always easy. If you’re expecting one soon, be ready to train your replacement. It shows your manager that promoting you won’t leave them scrambling to fill your role.