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
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
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
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
Some managers who have squeezed mentoring into their already-packed schedules say they get as much out of it as mentees do.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I am a team leader at a company that has started encouraging everyone at my level to mentor at least one or two people below us. The point is to identify those with the potential to move up and guide them toward getting the right skills MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 31, 2013 12:07 PM ET
Thanks partly to Gen Y up-and-comers who want international experience but on their own terms, one size no longer fits all.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: A friend sent me your recent column about increases in benefits for employees who are being relocated within the U.S., so I'm wondering if companies' international policies are changing, too. Here's the situation: I've been offered a really interesting promotion, which happens to be located in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 24, 2013 12:04 PM ET
Starting pay has yet to bounce back from the recession.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I read your column about finding a job in a different industry, but I'm looking for a new position in the same business I'm in now, and I have two main concerns. First, you mentioned that candidates should be prepared with intelligent questions. I wish I had asked more probing questions before I took my current job MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 18, 2013 10:41 AM ET
Overcoming employee resistance to change is among the biggest challenges managers face. Don't try to do it all on your own.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Late last year, the top management at my company unveiled a major strategy change for 2013, and put those of us in middle management in charge of making sure everyone who reports to us is on board with the new approach. Without going into too much MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 10, 2013 12:32 PM ET
For about one in four people (both men and women), tears are an automatic biological response to highly stressful situations. So why are they still taboo?Anne Fisher, contributor - Jan 3, 2013 11:49 AM ET
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