Job Satisfaction

No matter what changes you can’t make, you can influence your job satisfaction

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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Debora Spar’s Wonder Women Sends a Message to Gen Y Women

November 13, 2013
Debora Spar’s Wonder Women Sends a Message to Gen Y Women

…In Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, tells us that yes, you can have it all; but you probably don’t want it. She explains that as women of her generation tried to attain perfection, they became high achievers in not-so-comfortable testosterone-filled offices; they were under pressure…

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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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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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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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Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

September 19, 2012
Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

Considering the pressure put on students to obtain the perfect job after college, it’s surprising that the majority of them leave their work within the first two years. Today’s Generation Y professionals are not constrained by the job loyalty that their predecessors felt. Perhaps that’s why a recent Guardian Life survey revealed that young grads…

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Racing to be an Entrepreneur

May 13, 2012
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In a recent YEC/Buzz Marketing study of young professionals, 79% of respondents were interested in entrepreneurship. Anyone, Generation Y or not, who read about Facebook’s suggested IPO market capitalization of up to $100 billion, garnering $28 billion of value for founder Mark Zuckerberg alone, could understandably become giddy at the thought of starting their own…

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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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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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It’s Easy for Gen Y Professionals to Succeed

November 29, 2011
It’s Easy for Gen Y Professionals to Succeed

Surprising (I thought) results from a recent career survey revealed that 68% of professionals polled said millennial workers are less motivated to take on responsibility and produce quality work than others. Forty-six percent think millennials are less engaged at work than others. Interestingly, the Gen Y professionals themselves agree, with 54% believing their peers are…

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Is it time for an MBA?

September 13, 2011
Is it time for an MBA?

Just as the offspring of the Baby Boom generation seem to be flooding the applicant pool for schools and jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports that business school applications are down 9.9% from a year earlier. The Journal adds that although historically, interest in graduate school increases when the job market softens, the same has…

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Is it Time to Reassess your Career?

August 24, 2011
Is it Time to Reassess your Career?

I couldn’t wait to go to work when I graduated from college. My own apartment…getting to dress like a real adult…no homework…and (let me say that again) …no homework. I started my career and experienced all NYC had to offer. But after a few years I realized I wanted to change careers. Not that I…

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When to Say “No” to an Assignment

July 5, 2011
When to Say “No” to an Assignment

If you’re reading this article you are serious about your career. And if you’re serious about your career, you may already be among the top performers of your peer group at work. In that case, you may be given high quality work because your manager knows she can rely on you. Another by-product of a…

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What Makes a Great Manager?

June 22, 2011
What Makes a Great Manager?

Ever had a relationship go south? Somebody disappointed someone else and everyone suffered. Maybe it could have all been avoided if you each knew what the heck the other one wanted. It happens in the bedroom, on the playing field and in the office. Guys… we all have to talk! For an outwardly quiet man,…

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Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

May 3, 2011
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear…

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There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

April 25, 2011
There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

Marie Claire magazine recently interviewed Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She talks about the tears she shed after getting fired at CBS in 2006 and the job she took afterwards  as a freelance reporter at MSNBC at a tenth of her previous salary. Even though she took the job because “it was work,” it…

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