Starting a Job

Starting a job can be a frightening experience, especially if it's your first one. There are a few things that everyone should know when starting out.

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If you're not satisfied with your current job, it may be time to create an action plan. What are some effective strategies for finding the right career?

By Thomas Moore

If someone handed you a 100 dollar bill on the street, you'd take it, right? Same thing goes for employee benefits. Opting in to the right ones could save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year.

By Clint Pumphrey

If you've never opened a 401(k) account before, the wide range of options might be intimidating. Get to know the basics before you start saving.

By Jeff Harder


Forget free sodas and nominal gym discounts. Today's employers are wooing workers with ever more creative, desirable benefits that help improve employee retention and productivity. Which ones seem almost too good to be true?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Whether you're fresh off the job hunt or a seasoned employee, a little organization can go a long way. Here are five tips for keeping the piles at bay.

By Kate Kershner

Starting a new job means more than taking on new duties. You've also got new technology, coworkers and office politics to learn. What can you do to settle in quickly in your new workplace?

By John Kelly

It's hard to find a job these days, but once you get your foot in the door, try not to put it in your mouth -- at least, not right away. Here are some tips designed to help you make the right first impression on your first day at work.

By Dave Roos


Although bullies are often associated with childhood and schoolyards, the grown-up versions can cause just as much harm to workers on the job. What does workplace bullying look like, and why is it so hard to report?

By Joanna Burgess

The corporate world has come to realize that people accomplish far in groups that they do alone. That said, workplace teamwork has to be done carefully in order to be effective. What can companies do to improve teamwork at the office?

By Stephanie Watson

For anybody who had to endure uniforms in high school, an official dress code may seem like an outdated corporate relic. But a dress code isn’t just arbitrary sets of rules; it's seen as a meaningful component of a well-run company.

By Tristin Hopper

Communication is as easy as breathing, but doing so with coworkers can be tricky. Someone could misconstrue a friendly e-mail, micromanage employees to death or even commit a cultural faux pas. Luckily, we'll show you how to avoid these missteps.

By Stephanie Watson


Conflict is inevitable. The trick is to manage it so that it doesn't get too far out of hand. There are many ways to do this -- the one you choose may depend entirely on your environment.

By Nathan Chandler

Getting started at a new job can take some getting used to, but working in a virtual office has an entirely different set of challenges. How do you adjust to the differences?

By Stephanie Crawford