Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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Dear Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney- What Will You Do About Gender Pay Discrepancy?

October 17, 2012
Dear Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney- What Will You Do About Gender Pay Discrepancy?

During the second presidential debate last night neither candidate really answered Katherine Fenton’s question: “In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?” President Obama sited his backing of a bill, “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act…

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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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