Networking

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Win a Free Career Guide: Learn, Work, Lead- Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You

September 8, 2014
Win a Free Career Guide: Learn, Work, Lead- Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You

  Hi Readers. Sorry I have been a bit out of touch recently. I’ve been busy writing a career book that will be released on October 7th (Peterson’s Publishing/Hachette Distribution). The book is called Learn, Work, Lead- Things Your Mentor Won’t Tell You. Here is a summary of the book: So you’ve Leaned In, now…

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Have You Made This Networking Mistake?

January 15, 2014
Have You Made This Networking Mistake?

…………In 2014 you would have to live in a cave not to know that networking is critical to almost every aspect of your career. The message to develop potential business relationships pours out of every career website, book and magazine. Professionals know to network, but many don’t make use of their networking opportunities. It may…

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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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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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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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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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The Five Most Important Career Tips for Recent Graduates

October 11, 2012
The Five Most Important Career Tips for Recent Graduates

I recently wrote this article for Smith College’s Alumnae website and Wellesley College’s Career website. Enjoy. My father’s playful saying, “You can tell a Smith graduate…but you can’t tell her much” was a perfect depiction of my excessive self-confidence as a recent grad headed for Wall Street. It didn’t occur to me that I would…

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Conflict Resolution at the Office

October 2, 2012
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Last week, a doctor in charge of my father’s hospital care refused to call for a specialist to join the team. During our brief interaction, the doctor was also rude, dismissive and patronizing. I think he had a fight with his wife that morning. I needed a specialist brought in and this doctor, who we’ll…

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Career Lessons from a Stylist

September 27, 2012
Carla Pressley

My hair stylist is one of the smartest people I know. Carla Pressley works in a salon in the DC metropolitan area, where I was lucky enough to find her after calling the salon for an appointment four years ago. Since then, Carla has begun to split her time between the salon and independent work.…

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Life of a New Careerist- Part 1

May 23, 2012

I’m re-posting a video this week that will give you a few pointers on networking your way to the right assignments in the office. Enjoy… Life of a New Careerist- Part 1 Music by Julia Easterlin (Heavy Rotation Records) Share this:FacebookEmailShareRedditDiggPrintStumbleUpon

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Yes, You do Have Connections

May 15, 2012
Yes, You do Have Connections

Last week I wrote a post entitled: Have Connections? Use Them! One of my readers wrote in “Yeah, well, that doesn’t apply to me; I don’t know anyone.” I told her it doesn’t matter whether she’s 22 and just out of college, or 32 and changing careers. She has connections. The same goes for you.…

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Have Connections? Use Them!

May 14, 2012
Have Connections? Use Them!

The woman I interviewed had a gap in her resume. I couldn’t figure out what she did during that period. “So how about this time frame?” I asked. “Well…” she began, hesitatingly, “I did have a job at a pharmaceutical lab.” Really? Why isn’t it on your resume? Oh, I hate to talk about it.…

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Follow-up When You Don’t Receive a Job Offer

May 13, 2012
Follow-up When You Don’t Receive a Job Offer

“The sale begins when the customer says no.” That was the motto of a top salesperson at Merrill Lynch when I worked there. At the time I thought the saying was corny, but now I would recast it as simple yet brilliant. And it applies not only to the sale of products and services but…

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Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

May 12, 2012
Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

I loved my job and had no thoughts of leaving. But a funny thing happened when I went on maternity leave; half my 30-person work group left for a competitor. The news came as a shock to me, even in my rather emotionally removed state. I hadn’t seen the change coming and felt a mixture…

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Network like an H.R. Professional

May 2, 2012
Network like an H.R. Professional

My neighbor, Kathy, ran Human Resources for a large fragrance company. When I first got to know Kathy, I would leave our conversation thinking how much fun she was. But it soon dawned on me that I was enjoying myself because we talked entirely about ME the entire time. No wonder I had fun. Kathy…

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TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

March 28, 2012
TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

Last Friday, an enterprising 2008 Smith College alumna, Regina Chien, organized a group of 28 college students to visit a few technology companies in New York City, including Google’s NYC headquarters, and her office at Silicon Valley Bank. Regina hoped to give these students a peak at different career options as well as to educate…

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A Career Path Constant- In any Company

January 11, 2012
A Career Path Constant- In any Company

One of my readers wrote that she wanted to hear about unconventional ways to grow a career. She probably realized that the career track her parents followed isn’t relevant today. Today, there is no conventional way to grow your career. Past generations picked role models or mentors and followed their every move in lock-step. Today,…

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Creating a Career Path and Life Path

December 7, 2011
Creating a Career Path and Life Path

I would like to say I had a plan my senior year in college, but it was more of a lemming approach; my friends were interviewing with investment banks so I interviewed with investment banks. Unlike my classmates however, I hadn’t structured my summers for a job on Wall Street. My jobs were more geared…

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Changing Jobs as a New Professional

November 13, 2011
Changing Jobs as a New Professional

In today’s economy, many college and graduate students are accepting job offers in companies they consider second tier. If their dream jobs from Google, Procter and Gamble, J.P. Morgan, IBM or McKinsey didn’t materialize, they may feel a little gun shy about pursuing other coveted companies- especially if it means turning down an expiring offer.…

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