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.


Make Room For Your Passion, Even If It Can't Be Your Job

Passion alone won’t bring you success in the field of your choice. In fact, it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll find a career doing exactly what you love to do, but that’s OK. All you need to do is to find room in your life for the things that make your heart sing, and your life will be in a better place, period.


Two Spaces After A Fullstop Could Reveal Your Age

Depending on your age and where you went to school, you may have learned keyboard skills on a typewriter rather than a computer. Those of us who learned on a typewriter were usually told to type two spaces after a fullstop. Try single spaces on your resume and emails if you want to avoid some unintended age discrimination.


RAW Creates Professional-Looking Data Visualisations In Your Browser

If you need to present some data — for a work project or class — you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes.


Stop Overanalysing Why You Might Get Fired: Just Do Your Job

We all worry about getting laid off or fired at some point in our careers. We’ll constantly look for clues to see which way the wind is blowing. If you stop reading into every action at work, you’ll lower your stress. You probably aren’t getting fired anyway.