Most managers have more transferable skills than they may realize, but overcoming a lack of industry experience can be tough. Here's how you can do it.Anne Fisher, contributor - Dec 20, 2012 12:39 PM ET
Helping the planet can also boost the bottom line, says an executive at super-green -- and highly profitable -- Patagonia. Here's how.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: My company is putting the finishing touches on our plans and goals for 2013, and my boss, who runs the division where I am a brand manager, has given me a big, vague assignment: Make our business run "greener" in the year ahead. This will MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 14, 2012 11:09 AM ET
A business etiquette expert tells how to take the awkwardness out of playing Santa at the office.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: This is my first holiday season with my current employer -- I'm in my first "real" job after college -- so I hope this isn't a dumb question, but what is generally expected in big companies regarding gifts to bosses and coworkers? I interned all last year at a small MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 6, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Most creative teams have at least one gifted, difficult loner. Luckily, says one expert, they're "highly coachable."
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I've never seen this problem addressed in your column, but I can't be the only one struggling with it. About six months ago, I got this great new job leading a team of 18 software developers and designers, and everything's going great, with one exception. One of our most talented MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 30, 2012 12:27 PM ET
Contrary to a persistent myth, many companies do hire in December. Here are six ways to get on their radar.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Can you settle a bet? A friend of mine who has been out of work for quite a while is planning to take the month of December off from job hunting because he says hiring managers are taking time off, or are distracted by their own holiday preparations, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 21, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Local talent shortages and rocky real estate markets have made employers more generous. Here's what you can negotiate for. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 16, 2012 11:35 AM ET
Long-distance graduate degree programs have proliferated in recent years. Here's how to tell whether an online MBA is the real deal.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I was intrigued by your column about online degree programs, because lately I've been interviewing candidates for a department head position at my company. The people who have held this job before have been MBAs, as are the most promising people I'm considering right now, but MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 9, 2012 11:04 AM ET
Some kinds of personal chitchat are just fine in a job interview, while other topics are best avoided. Here's how to tell the difference.
Dear Annie: I am applying for my dream job with a software company. So far, I've made it past the phone interview and a technical competency screening, and the next step is an in-person interview. I looked up this hiring manager on LinkedIn and noticed that we MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 1, 2012 11:20 AM ET
It can be, but not all online universities are created equal. Here's what to look for before you enroll. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 26, 2012 9:37 AM ET
Graduating from college in the spring? The job market for the class of 2013 is super-competitive, but standing out from the crowd at a career fair can help.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I'll be getting a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering next spring, and I'm nervous about my chances of having a job offer in hand by then. With a lot of student loans to start paying off, I really have MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 19, 2012 10:28 AM ET
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