Articles by Lindsay Tigar
8 career podcasts you should download ASAP
If you’re looking for a way to advance your career, learn invaluable information, be entertained or inspired, career podcasts are a smart way to pass time.
4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30
Soft skills are related to the interaction between two or more people and speak volumes about your ability to be a leader.
7 questions to ask before quitting your job
Even if that grand exit seems more and more appealing these days, career experts suggest reigning in those impulses — and answering a few questions first.
Turning yourself from a professional into a brand
Like it or not, working in the digital era challenges everyone to create a personal brand — even if it is merely through Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
5 choices that damage your professional reputation
Choices regarding your career influence your perceived character, your trajectory, and your future pursuits. Like it or not — the world is watching.
LGBTQ employees on what matters to them in the workplace
As pride month rounds out, it is important to remember that celebrating diversity and inclusion isn’t only welcomed from June 1 to June 30 — but year round.
5 ways to focus during the dog days of summer
It is important to find ways to stay focused, organized and on-task, even during summer when the sun beaming outside your office window is tempting.
How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning
While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.
Unique ways these companies celebrate diversity and inclusion
While it is an appreciated gesture to be tolerant and welcoming from the inside out of your company — spanning internal practices and outward messaging — some businesses go above and beyond. After all, diversity and inclusion principles aren’t only important for a single month, but vital for progress year-round.
How work has changed for me while traveling full-time
As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.
How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response
But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.
Why these companies decided to go on vacation together
There’s no way around it: You definitely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with any other community in your life. But what if in addition to sharing your space, mind, and lunch with your coworkers, you also went on vacation with them?
How to request time off for a long honeymoon
While you’d like to take off all of those months — paid — to plan your wedding, we’re not sure any employer would be up for this arrangement. Many, however, will consider an extended honeymoon.
Here are 5 commutes that are much stranger than yours
No matter if you buckle up and drive, grin-and-bear-it on public transport or hop on your bike to battle traffic on two wheels — the commute is a necessary evil for nearly professional. Let these true stories of wacky commutes propel you to reconsider on you’ll get to work tomorrow
4 solo trips every professional should take
While vacation with your significant other, your best friends or your family is usually the go-to route, there are many benefits of heading out … all by your bad self.
How to revisit requesting a raise from your boss
If you’re unsure of how to approach this anxiety-inducing conversation, remember there are always dollars left on the table. And if you don’t ask for 'em — someone else will. To earn them, you have to be willing to set up your defense case and stand by it with confidence.
7 superfoods that can improve your concentration
While the scientifically-proven impact of superfoods is still being studied — and you should always speak with a trusted expert before radically changing your diet — it is worth a bite to this brain grub into your diet. Here, experts share their best recommendations.
5 women who quit a job for their mental health – and what they learned
In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, get inspired to leave a toxic gig, just like these five — super-successful and happier — women did.
6 career goals you should meet by ages 30, 40 and 50
Goals are often used as benchmarks of progress. If you meet 'em, you might earn a raise, a title change or bargaining power to ask for more vacation or flexibility. If you don’t — it’s time to work on improving your performance.
How to talk about therapy in the workplace
In honor of National Mental Health Awareness month, take the advice of Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., on how to bring up this all-too-important discussion with your higher-ups.
8 executives share the best career advice they received from mom
Even if your mom doesn’t work in the same industry you selected for yourself, her smart — and carefully-selected — words make a difference in your professional decisions and progression. Especially for these executives, having their mother in their corner ensured their success and amped their confidence.
Should you ever tell your boss you’re unhappy?
The tricky part of navigating a time where you’re less than satisfied with your role or company is maintaining a sense of professionalism. And even more so: How do you know when you have a right to complain, and when you should find another solution?
Body language pros on the ways your movements show stress
While many professionals have mastered the fine art of exuding confidence during meetings and networking events, when you’re faced with a stressful situation in the office, your body language might get the best of you.
The 5 most stressful moments you might face in your career
Career experts detail the most stressful moments you might encounter throughout your trajectory, and tips on how to deal.
How to talk about infertility with your boss and not make it uncomfortable
For many, the desire to start a family is primal — a period in life they’ve looked forward to for decades. That’s why infertility can be such a daunting, disheartening and difficult experience — after all, few know if they will have trouble procreating until they try.