Video: If you work from home, you know how important it is to stay connected with your boss and coworkers via email and chat programs such as Slack. The trouble is, text-only communication can leave a lot up to the imagination in terms of tone. Is your online boss really a jerk who hates everything you do? Or are you just reading their messages in the worst way possible?
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You don't have to hate your job to consider quitting. Feeling only lukewarm about the work you do or the team you work with can be enough to get you thinking about sprucing up your resume and firing up a new job search. Before you put the energy into looking for a new job altogether, it might be worth identifying the problem at hand, and seeing if there are ways to improve your current situation.
There are lots of skills that you can learn to advance your career, but instead of tackling all of them, focus instead on building one or two "hip pocket" skills that set you apart from your colleagues.
If you're a recent graduate, changing careers or just new to the workforce, using athletic experience can be a useful way to demonstrate your positive qualities when you don't have much on your resume. Here are some of the angles you can use to ace a job interview.
Having a mentor is a good way to push your career forward, but at their core mentorships aren't just about making connections -- they can actually save you a lot of time and mistakes if you take the time to learn from them.
We've talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure out your personal goals for the year.
Networking is important to finding a job, a mentor and moving forward in your career, but depending on where you are on the career ladder, some connections are more helpful than others. Here are the people who will help you most at each stage of your career.