Career Path/Career Tips

Tips on developing a flexible career path and and hastening your advancement

Google Hangout 6/26/14 at 1:00: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview

June 22, 2014
Google Hangout 6/26/14 at 1:00: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview

Announcing a Google Hangout on Thursday, June 26th, 1:00 pm EST that I’m hosting with Resume Edge. The topic is: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview and will cover: • How to prepare for the most common interview questions and interview puzzle questions • Think like an interviewer- what are they looking for that…

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The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

October 9, 2013
The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

……………Congratulations, you got a job! Someone has finally recognized your talents after you’ve sucked up loads of time in interviews, not-getting-interviews, and not-getting-return-emails. You’re probably ready to absorb yourself in your new position, but make sure you take time to do one more thing; contact everyone who was helpful to you during your search. Middle…

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Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

September 11, 2013
Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

…………….Have you ever been involved in an email discussion at work that seems like more of a divorce dispute than a business conversation? Sides are taken, tempers flare and colleagues appear as adversaries. In these situations, you have to stop and take stock of what you and everyone else are trying to accomplish. The original…

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Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

August 21, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

……………..New grads can be thankful that the employment picture continues to improve, but they’ll still have to be creative to snag the job they want. And since resumes are the first impression a respective employer receives, successful applicants know that’s where their creativity should start. They offer polished resumes that reflect careful consideration of how…

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When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

July 31, 2013
When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

……………….Rejection can be tough. Some of us learn after years of being cut from teams or losing school elections that it’s safer not to put yourself out there. But work is different. You represent your company and securing the best terms with a client, a consultant or a vendor is your job. Of course it’s…

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My Strategies for Killing Stress

July 10, 2013
My Strategies for Killing Stress

Work-related stress has risen 10 percent since last year. That increase seems to make sense in an improving economy; in recent years, getting/keeping a job was priority number one. Now job quality occupies our time. We’re worried about compensation, heavy workload, co-worker disharmony, long commutes and a slew of other issues. Whatever the reason, 8…

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Working Well With Support Staff

May 22, 2013

I’m re-posting a video this week that will give you a few pointers on how to work with ever-important support staff. Enjoy! Life of a New Careerist- Part 2 Music by Julia Easterlin (Heavy Rotation Records) Share this:FacebookEmailShareRedditDiggPrintStumbleUpon

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STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

May 8, 2013
STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

……………Increasing the presence of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers has grabbed America’s attention recently. The release of a 2011 government study, Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation, highlights the disproportion of men to women in STEM roles and demonstrates the advantages that women in STEM careers achieve. Women earn…

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Another Argument Against Work/Life Balance

April 24, 2013
Another Argument Against Work/Life Balance

……………..The Millennial generation’s trademark concern with work/life balance demonstrates a change in priorities from previous generations. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Millennials say that finding the right balance between their work life and personal life is the number one thing they look for in a job. Yet recently, Barnard 2011 Commencement speaker, Sheryl Sandberg,…

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You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

April 10, 2013
You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

……………………A few nights ago I had a great conversation over Skype with the Isenberg Women in Business Society at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. They raised interesting questions, but one in particular reflected a universal dilemma all of us face one time or another. What do you do at work when you feel like…

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The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

March 27, 2013
The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

…………The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Barnard College Career Newsletter. According to the Barnard curriculum catalogue, an anthropology major should be able to “develop an anthropological sensibility that enables one to distill social meaning from everyday encounters…” I’m not going to lie, I’m a little jealous that you anthro…

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Leveraging Your X Factor in the Workplace

February 20, 2013
Leveraging Your X Factor in the Workplace

…………………………… The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Barnard College Career Newsletter. For most of my grammar school years, I happily pictured myself singing and performing in middle and high school choirs and musicals. My TV role models acted and sang and I would too because I could do anything…

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What To Do When Your Mentor Leaves the Company

February 6, 2013
What To Do When Your Mentor Leaves the Company

……………………………The following is an article I wrote recently for The Daily Muse: There’s nothing better than having a mentor at work—someone to offer you guidance in your career, give you advice on your day-to-day responsibilities, and help you succeed within the organization. So when that person leaves? Well, it can be tough. Not only did…

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Job Satisfaction for the Millennial Generation

January 23, 2013
Job Satisfaction for the Millennial Generation

……………………………The Millennial Generation has job-hopped more than past generations, which the media attributes to a variety of influences, but job dissatisfaction is at the core. Most of the factors influencing job satisfaction aren’t too surprising: working conditions, workload and stress, recognition and responsibility, promotion and financial rewards, co-worker respect and relationship with supervisors. More thought…

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Conducting Business Abroad

December 19, 2012
Conducting Business Abroad

……………………………The following is an article I wrote for the December issue of Barnard College’s Career Connections: Women experience a unique set of challenges working away from home. Even if a woman has discovered how to navigate a domestic workplace, a transfer abroad would throw a whole new set of rules at her. American women, in…

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Assignment Paralysis- How the Heck do I Complete this Project?

December 5, 2012
Assignment Paralysis- How the Heck do I Complete this Project?

I could smell the take-out breakfast, lunch and dinner that filled the trashcans of the Analyst Bullpen, a collection of cubicles I now called home. It was midnight and I was staring at a spreadsheet that hadn’t changed for at least an hour. I had no idea how to proceed and my Associate was expecting…

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Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

November 14, 2012
Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

I ran on the treadmill this morning watching The Today Show and witnessed teenage fans of One Direction in tears. I don’t fully understand why girls cry when they see idols…are they happy to be in their presence? Or, are they sad they’ll never get closer to them? For whatever reason, these girls were deifying…

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Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

November 7, 2012
Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

Now that the election is over, we can all be happy there are no more snipey political ads, no more intrusive political phone calls, and; no more annoying candidate diatribes. We now know that derisive political behavior doesn’t work so well. Pundits say one of the boons to the Obama campaign came when he joined…

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Why Your Manager Rejects Your Good Recommendations

October 31, 2012
Why Your Manager Rejects Your Good Recommendations

If you’ve ever made a recommendation to your manager only to be told “That’s great, but we’re going a different route” you may wonder why you wasted time working on the analysis in the first place. I had that scenario play out many times as a young professional and could only appreciate later in my…

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Issues to Discuss with Human Resources Before You Accept an Offer

October 24, 2012
Issues to Discuss with Human Resources Before You Accept an Offer

(The following is an article I wrote for The Daily Muse with a link below) After months of job search agony, you might have an urge to immediately accept any offer you receive. But before you give a final answer, take time to learn a little more about what the company has to offer. Remember,…

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