The contest is looking for the person with the smartest, liveliest advice on handling workplace conundrums. The winner could get a four-week column published in the Post’s print edition and online.

Readers and a panel of judges, including advice guru Carolyn Hax, will whittle down finalists through four rounds of face-offs. The complete contest rules are online.

Before you start, check out Carolyn Hax’s tips for solving other people’s problems, then get to work on your best advice column.