How Constant Rejection Can Actually Lead to Success

Rejection is no one’s idea of fun. Not only do you have to deal with the disappointment of not getting something you hoped for, but you also have to grapple with the feelings of insecurity that come along for the ride anytime you’re told, “Thanks, but no thanks.” You might feel like…

How to Be a Stellar Mentor to Someone at Work

When you’re asked to become a mentor to someone, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. You’ve reached a stage in your career wherein you have valuable knowledge to pass on, and you can impart that wisdom to an eager disciple. However, the difference between being a good…

8 Professional Ways to Make Friends at Work

When you’re a kid, making friends is one of the easiest things you can do. Walk up to someone roughly the same height, say “Hey, wanna be best friends?” and congratulate yourself on another buddy in the bag. Try that line as an adult and the reactions will range from a bizarre stare, to a…

6 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

Some people are natural negotiators. They are the smooth-talkers who always manage to say the right thing to get exactly what they want. Where most of us are at least somewhat fearful about the idea of negotiation, these people seem to enjoy it. Negotiating can be especially challenging for…

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Ask for a Raise

When was the last time you got a big raise? We’re not talking about the 3 percent raise you should get every year to keep your salary in line with inflation — we’re talking about a noticeable pay bump to reward you for all your hard work. Has it been a while? You may feel … Read more10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Ask for a Raise

How to Survive Working From Home When You’re an Extrovert

Working from home can be the perfect fit for introverted professionals. Since introverts tend to recharge best by being alone, and focus best while working solo, telecommuting offers them the best possible work environment for their preferences and abilities. Then there are the extroverts. Being…