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
Before talking money with an employer who's hiring you from a temp agency, it helps to understand the math -- and get ready for a pay cut. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 12, 2012 11:49 AM ET
Higher-ups who could give your career a boost sometimes look askance at the need for flexibility, but you may be able to quell their doubts.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Your article about the importance of mentors and sponsors made me wonder about something that's happening in my own career, and probably lots of other women's, too. After three years at a large Wall Street firm, I got laid off in 2008 MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 4, 2012 1:34 PM ET
The traits that got you to middle management may not help you scale the corporate heights. Here's a look at what might get you there.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: A friend of mine sent me your column about getting promoted from the individual "star" level into management, but I already made that jump a few years ago at a different company. In fact, I'm starting to regret having left there because, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 28, 2012 11:27 AM ET
The chemistry, or lack of it, between you and your immediate boss could make or break you in a new job. Here's how to tell if the fit is right.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: At the end of your recent column about cultural "fit," the expert you quoted said that most job candidates don't ask enough questions. But what should interviewees ask, especially when talking with a prospective boss? I'm now in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 21, 2012 11:01 AM ET
Even in this sluggish job market, your best people always have other offers. Here's how to entice them to stick around.
Dear Annie: I liked your column about the art of quitting gracefully, but unfortunately several of my most talented and experienced direct reports seem to have read it, too. Three of them have quit (gracefully) in the past three weeks, and certain others seem less enthusiastic about their jobs than MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 13, 2012 11:06 AM ET
The number of people reporting workplace misconduct is on the rise, and so is retaliation against them. But you can do the right thing without jeopardizing your career. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 7, 2012 10:13 AM ET
It's not always easy to get a clear picture of a company's culture in a job interview, but thoughtful preparation can help you ask the right questions. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 31, 2012 10:27 AM ET
Management by walking around, popularized back in the '80s, may be making a comeback. One reason: For building rapport among team members, it beats emailing from behind closed doors.
Dear Annie: My company did a round of 360-degree performance evaluations recently — the first time we've done this since I was promoted to management two years ago. The team of about 30 people reporting to me all had positive things MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 23, 2012 12:37 PM ET
Distractions abound in summer, but there are ways to help people stay focused on their jobs. One thing that doesn't work, one expert says: "Fake fun." By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 16, 2012 1:04 PM ET
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