Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

May 30, 2012
Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

Last week I presented to a group of executive women and relayed a story about compensation. As a senior banker, I met with my manager to discuss year-end bonuses for the junior officers. My boss had divided the group’s allotted amount and ran the figures by me. One particular banker was slotted to receive more…

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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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Steve Jobs’s Style

May 17, 2012
Steve Jobs’s Style

I’m half way through Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. My take away at this point is that despite being considered arrogant, rude, disrespectful and at times smelly… Jobs’ manic belief in his product overrode his negative attributes and inspired a severely beaten up workforce. How does that happen? When you’re repeatedly told that everything you…

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Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

May 16, 2012
Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

You probably realized soon after you arrived at college that by the time you are a senior you better have a resume that grabs recruiters’ attention. The easiest way to do that is to win an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. Or…get a good summer internship. Even if you need to earn money over the…

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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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Racing to be an Entrepreneur

May 13, 2012
Racing woman

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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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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Salary Negotiations Early in Your Career

May 11, 2012
Salary Negotiations Early in Your Career

Even though it’s not unusual for a prospective hirer to ask “What is your current salary?” the question always sounds invasive. Maybe that’s why job candidates don’t spend much time preparing for the question, but they should. Of course the company representative wants to know what you’re earning now. Following negotiating theory, your response sets…

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Important Task Force on Women in the Economy- Will the Message be Lost?

May 9, 2012
Important Task Force on Women in the Economy- Will the Message be Lost?

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday on a recent gathering of business leaders who comprised the Women in the Economy Executive Task Force. The group produced some excellent directives for C-suite executives on increasing the numbers of women in companies’ senior ranks. Female and male business leaders delivered guidelines for companies on increasing profitability, developing…

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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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