5 Professional Wardrobe Staples You Need in Your Closet

They say you should dress for the job you want. For some, that means jeans and a t-shirt; for others it means a three-piece suit. For most people, it's somewhere in between. How you dress at work may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your career development, but…

Want to Get Promoted? Prove it Again!

In a court of law, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Likewise, in the workplace, white men are presumed competent until proven otherwise. Women and people of color, however, don't get the luxury of such a presumption. Instead, they are often assumed to be less competent than their white, male…

Where to Meet Your Professional Network

We've all heard the expression, "It's not what you know, it's who you know that really matters." In a perfect world, everyone would be fairly evaluated on their merit, and opportunities would flow to the most deserving based on their hard work and talent. But, we don't live in a meritocracy, and having a network of…

Is Salary Secrecy Coming to an End?

Politics, religion, salaries. Once up on a time, these topics were all considered taboo to discuss in public. Today, thanks to the internet and social media platforms, people feel far more comfortable sharing their religious and political views with friends, family and strangers. But, salaries, for the most part, continue to remain secret, and most…