About Us

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Who We Are

The Balance Careers makes navigating your career easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics. Whether you're looking to find a new job, advance at your current position, or explore new paths, our 20-year-strong library of more than 10,000 pieces of content will help you take your career to the next level.

Editorial Guidelines

At The Balance Careers, we take great pride in the quality of our content. Our writers create original, accurate, engaging content that is free of ethical concerns or conflicts. If you ever come across an article that you think needs to be improved, please reach out by emailing contact@thebalance.com.

Product Recommendations

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing—if you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations. Learn more about our review process here.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Balance Careers is committed to helping you navigate your career. But we know many of our answers do not include solutions for all readers. There are more complex challenges facing our Black, Indigenous, and other Readers of Color, and we must address these challenges in our content or we fail our core mission.

Our pledge to improve diversity & inclusion outlines actions we will take to fulfill our commitment to all of our readers.

Our Experts

Alison Doyle
Job Search Expert, The Balance Careers
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Alison Doyle is the job search expert for The Balance Careers, and one of the industry's most highly-regarded job search and career experts. Alison brings extensive experience in corporate human resources, management, and career development, which she has adapted for her freelance work. She is also the founder of CareerToolBelt.com, which provides simple and straightforward advice for every step of your career.

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Susan M. Heathfield
Management and Organization Development Consultant, Co-Owner - TechSmith Corporation
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Susan Heathfield is an HR and management consultant with an MS degree. She has decades of experience writing about human resources. Susan has a bachelor's degree in English and interdisciplinary social studies and education; and a master's degree in Organizational Counseling from the University of Michigan. She has completed several years (90+ credits) of coursework in management, labor and industrial relations, human resources, and higher adult and lifelong education at Michigan State University.

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About Dotdash

The Balance Careers is part of the Dotdash publishing family.

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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Dotdash Press

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Meet Our Senior Management Team

Learn more about the team behind Dotdash here.

Contact Us

Whether you have a comment or suggestion to share, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to reach out by emailing contact@thebalance.com.

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Locations

The Balance Careers headquarters are located at 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005

Careers

Dotdash is a fast growing company and we are always looking for motivated, multi-talented and organized people to join our team. To learn more, please see our Careers page.