Posts Tagged ‘ gen y ’

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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Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

September 11, 2013
Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

…………….Have you ever been involved in an email discussion at work that seems like more of a divorce dispute than a business conversation? Sides are taken, tempers flare and colleagues appear as adversaries. In these situations, you have to stop and take stock of what you and everyone else are trying to accomplish. The original…

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When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

July 31, 2013
When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

……………….Rejection can be tough. Some of us learn after years of being cut from teams or losing school elections that it’s safer not to put yourself out there. But work is different. You represent your company and securing the best terms with a client, a consultant or a vendor is your job. Of course it’s…

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My Strategies for Killing Stress

July 10, 2013
My Strategies for Killing Stress

Work-related stress has risen 10 percent since last year. That increase seems to make sense in an improving economy; in recent years, getting/keeping a job was priority number one. Now job quality occupies our time. We’re worried about compensation, heavy workload, co-worker disharmony, long commutes and a slew of other issues. Whatever the reason, 8…

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Confessions of an Interviewer

January 9, 2013
Confessions of an Interviewer

……………………………This week I’m re-posting one of my reader’s favorite posts on interviewing. Enjoy I gained a reputation for being a tough interviewer at the bank where I worked. It was a slow evolution. I remember always being considered so nice. Oh, maybe that was high school. My interviewing days stretched back to working as a…

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Assignment Paralysis- How the Heck do I Complete this Project?

December 5, 2012
Assignment Paralysis- How the Heck do I Complete this Project?

I could smell the take-out breakfast, lunch and dinner that filled the trashcans of the Analyst Bullpen, a collection of cubicles I now called home. It was midnight and I was staring at a spreadsheet that hadn’t changed for at least an hour. I had no idea how to proceed and my Associate was expecting…

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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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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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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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How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

April 18, 2012
How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

Yesterday I spoke to a group of students at George Washington University about professionalism. GWU’s Career Development office selected the topic because recently-employed alumni were having difficulties adjusting to their new environments. They weren’t having trouble coping with the work expected of them, but with the nuances of workplace behavior. After my talk, one of…

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The Advantage of the Informational Interview

January 25, 2012
The Advantage of the Informational Interview

Informational interviews are meetings between job seekers and representatives from companies that aren’t hiring at the time. If a job opening exists, pursue it. But if the company doesn’t have any openings, meeting with one of the executives is a great way to build your network of industry contacts. The meeting could lead to a…

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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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Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card

December 21, 2011
Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card

To celebrate my recent launch of Advice for the New Careerist, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is answer the question “What topic would you like addressed in the Advice for the New Careerist website?” in the Comment Box below. I will select a winner at random on…

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My Gen Y Inspiration

December 14, 2011
My Gen Y Inspiration

A few years ago I noticed the young women at my company didn’t approach their careers the same way the men did. The women were equally ambitious but didn’t self advocate. Harvard Business Review published a study in October with similar conclusions. According to the study, women are overly modest, don’t ask for what they…

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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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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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