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.
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 [email protected].
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.
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.
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.
About Dotdash Meredith
The Balance Careers is part of the Dotdash Meredith publishing family.
Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 50 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more.
Meet Our Senior Management Team
Learn more about the team behind Dotdash Meredith here.
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The Balance Careers headquarters are located at 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005
Dotdash Meredith 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.