Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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Launch of Advice for the New Careerist

November 29, 2011
Launch of Advice for the New Careerist

I went down to the University of Virginia a few weeks ago to speak to women from the McIntyre School about interviewing. It was a great visit with some insightful questions from the students. At the end of the presentation I asked them if they liked my website name “Advice for the Office Ingenue.” When…

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Responding to Badly Behaved Clients

November 17, 2011
Responding to Badly Behaved Clients

When you are relatively young in the office, clients can be intimidating. There’s so much suck-upmanship going on towards them that you start to feel like part of an entourage. But clients can show astonishingly bad judgment on occasion and it’s good to know how to deal. There’s the obvious, sexual harassment problem. Chances are…

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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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Today’s Job Market Causes College Grads to Seek Commission Sales Jobs

November 9, 2011
Today’s Job Market Causes College Grads to Seek Commission Sales Jobs

The Wall Street Journal this week noted in its article, From Ivied Halls to Traveling Salesman, that jobless graduates are turning to sales jobs which often don’t require college degrees. In many of the positions, there are no benefits and no base salary attached. The new salesperson follows an eat-what-you-kill philosophy where she must make…

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Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

November 2, 2011
Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

College students often find that pursuing a major gives them the freedom they never had in high school. The only downside for students pursuing their academic passion is the possibility of a lousy job market. But the prospect of job search angst shouldn’t dissuade anyone from following their heart. There are a couple steps you…

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