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How to Put in Your Two Weeks Notice

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When leaving a job, it a common etiquette to give your employer two weeks notice that you’re resigning from your position. Doing so helps to give them time to get their affairs in order to find your replacement, and also can help you to leave on good terms. This article is going to review best practices for how to put in your two weeks notice. It will cover what a two weeks notice is, why...

5 Essential Rules to Resign Professionally

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Resigning from your job is an emotional process for all sides. It’s a big life transition for the person leaving the job and is challenging for the employer as they now need to find a quality replacement. Ultimately, when you’re resigning from your job, you want to do it professionally and leave on good terms. And it’s in your best interest to do that for a variety of reasons...

How To Tell Your Manager That You’re Quitting

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Deciding to quit your job, whether to work for another company, start your own business, or just to take a break from work can be an exciting time. However, it is also a time that can be filled with a lot of nerves. And one of the most common things that people are nervous about is how to tell their manager that they’re quitting.  To help you navigate what has the potential to be an...

3 Best Methods for Determining Your Values

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We all operate based upon a set of values that guide our behavior. A set of things that we think are important in the way that we live our lives and interact with others. However, for many of us, and myself included at one point, our values can live in our subconscious. Or at least not intentionally be ordered and prioritized. And when we’re living and working out of alignment with our core...

How Many Job References Should You Have?

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During the job interview process, a potential employer may ask you to submit references along with your application. Generally, if you’re a candidate that is being considered for the position, that request will happen towards the end of the hiring process. Once they get your references, the employer will then call and ask your references some questions about your background and experience...

25+ Best Birthday Wishes for a Boss or Mentor

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A birthday provides a great opportunity to recognize and show appreciation to a boss, mentor, or respected person in your life. To that end, included below are 25+ birthday wishes that you can choose from to share with that respected individual. You can use the birthday wishes in an email, a text message, a handwritten note, or in conversation with the boss, mentor, or respected person to whom...

5 Signs You Will Receive a Job Offer

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The period after you wrap up your final interview with a company and before you officially hear back from them on a decision is filled with emotion. You’re reflecting on everything. Analyzing every conversation. Thinking about every story. Wishing you had responded to that one question just a little bit differently.  And as you’re going through that, you’re constantly refreshing...

How to Introduce Yourself Professionally (with Samples)

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Introducing yourself in any context can be nerve ranking. And that’s especially true when you’re introducing yourself professionally. You want to make a good first impression and begin to build good personal and professional relationships. But you’re nervous as a professional introduction feels like a big deal. So you freeze. You avoid introducing yourself. Or you play it safe...

7 Signs You Didn’t Get the Job

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Waiting to hear back from a company that you interviewed with as to whether or not you got the job is a painstaking process. You find yourself constantly checking your email or looking at your phone to see if you got any communication regarding the position. And when you reach a certain point, you just want to know one way or another. If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely that you’re at...

Should I Quit My Job With Nothing Else Lined Up?

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Being in a job that you don’t like is awful. Your work consumes more of your time than just about any other activity. So when you’re in a situation that you don’t like, it’s hard for it not to just steal the joy of your day to do day life.  And when you’re stuck in a job that you hate, it can be tempting to want to leave as quickly as possible. However, quitting...

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