Moving on up. It's the American way. But are you sure you want to? Some people keep getting promotions or higher-level clients until they reach their level of incompetence. And some devotees of work-life balance would rather be just B players in exchange for personal time. The fact is, up isn't the only way. In... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
There are many reasons individuals may be looking to get promoted: the staleness of their current position, the lure of a flashier title, or potentially just a reward for the infinite amount of hard work they've been putting in.
Whatever the reasoning, promotions are never promised.... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you were expecting to get promoted, but got passed over, you're understandably confused and probably frustrated. But how you react and what you choose to do next can greatly affect your career path, so carefully consider your actions. Read More »
By Anthony Balderrama
By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions:
1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask.
2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Read More »
By Brian O'Connell
When it comes to knocking a job performance review out of the park, it pays to be aggressive and to be your own public relations director.
It's an uphill climb for U.S. workers, who increasingly see job performance reviews as a useless exercise, and one that doesn't necessarily... Read More »
In an age of job insecurity, does ambition even pay off? Indeed, the wealth gap shows that even if you get a job, your wage is likely to have little mobility. (This chart, "You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Gains," provided by Mother Jones, shows that the average income of the top 1 percent has grown 240... Read More »
The nation's job picture may be improving, but it still has a long way to go before workers can expect to get a rise in pay. Stagnant wages have been a component of the U.S. labor market for more than a decade -- long before 2008's economic crisis.
That means an employee who wants to earn more money will... Read More »
By Ryan J. Foley
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades. Read More »
By Lydia Dishman
As we leave the New Years celebrations behind, we may find ourselves forgetting our career resolutions along with the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. Maybe it would help us to hear what other people are planning to do for their jobs in 2012. Read More »
By Tony Morrison
Just got promoted? That's great! Your hard work really paid off this time. You're in a position that you love at a great company and you're being recognized for your work. Nothing could be better.
Once you're there, what is there to do next? How can you be the best employee in this... Read More »
By Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder
Everyone thinks they deserve a promotion. But how do you truly know if you deserve one?
"When it comes to career advancement, you want to stack the deck in your favor," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, in a recent press... Read More »
Quick! Before the month ends, you'd better ask for that promotion. With the economy perking up, many workers who have been taking on additional responsibilities to compensate for laid off staff might believe its time to seek a little recognition for their efforts. While the timing could well be right to ask... Read More »
Have you ever looked at your boss and wondered "Who promoted you?" or "How have you not been fired by now?" If you have, take comfort in knowing you're not alone -- many of us have to deal with bosses that seem in over their heads.
The fact is, while your inept boss may drive you nuts, it may not even be his... Read More »
You have a spotless attendance record, a blemish-free work record, you have even attended those office weekend outings and gamely did the "trust" exercises, and still, when promotion time rolls around, you find yourself shut out again. What went wrong?
"I've seen too many people make basic, avoidable,... Read More »