Changing jobs every couple of years used to be a red flag to prospective employers. It's less so now, as long as your resume tells a clear story.Anne Fisher, contributor - Mar 7, 2013 11:55 AM ET
Everybody knows that you can never have too much of some qualities, like creativity or excellence. A new book says everybody's wrong.
FORTUNE -- If you've been working for a while, odds are that you've noticed a paradox: The very same traits that make some people successful (up to a point) can backfire if carried too far. Maybe it's a boss who's so intent on treating everyone fairly that she rewards MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 6, 2013 10:51 AM ET
In a ferociously competitive entry-level job market, two top employers of new college grads reveal what recruiters are really looking for.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I'll be graduating from college at the end of May, and although I've had interesting conversations with campus recruiters at a career fair and been interviewed afterwards by four of them, I haven't gotten a job offer yet. I know that each of the companies I'd MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Dipping into their 401(k)s - if they have one - while they're still working may mean some Baby Boomers will have to scrimp in retirement, says a new study.
FORTUNE -- Back in the good old days when most full-time employees were covered by a defined-benefit pension plan, one thing was certain: You couldn't get your mitts on the money until you actually retired. But now that we're all in charge MOREFeb 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
With a few exceptions, it's perfectly legal to fire someone for reasons that seem unfair (or even crazy), or for no reason at all.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 22, 2013 11:40 AM ET
Ever work for someone you swore you'd never be like? Here's what one tech CEO learned from his worst bosses.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 21, 2013 10:35 AM ET
"Would you go on a date with me?" and "Could I get a pay advance?" are among the most, um, memorable questions interviewers have heard.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 15, 2013 11:41 AM ET
The way most of us go about trying to influence others is exactly backwards, says a new book. Here's how to get it right.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I read your recent column on overcoming employees' resistance to change with great interest, because my situation is similar to that of the reader who sent that question, but with a twist. I was recently moved into my job from another division MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 15, 2013 10:44 AM ET
Worrying about the future, in this economy, just makes you normal. But there are ways to get a grip on fear, instead of letting it control you.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 8, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The business landscape is littered with former market leaders (think BlackBerry) that once seemed invincible. A new book explains where they went wrong -- and how others can avoid the same fate.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 5, 2013 1:00 PM ET
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