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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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Working Well With Support Staff

May 22, 2013

I’m re-posting a video this week that will give you a few pointers on how to work with ever-important support staff. Enjoy! Life of a New Careerist- Part 2 Music by Julia Easterlin (Heavy Rotation Records) Share this:FacebookEmailShareRedditDiggPrintStumbleUpon

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The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

March 27, 2013
The Importance of Reading Between the Lines at Work

…………The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Barnard College Career Newsletter. According to the Barnard curriculum catalogue, an anthropology major should be able to “develop an anthropological sensibility that enables one to distill social meaning from everyday encounters…” I’m not going to lie, I’m a little jealous that you anthro…

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Leveraging Your X Factor in the Workplace

February 20, 2013
Leveraging Your X Factor in the Workplace

…………………………… The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Barnard College Career Newsletter. For most of my grammar school years, I happily pictured myself singing and performing in middle and high school choirs and musicals. My TV role models acted and sang and I would too because I could do anything…

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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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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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Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

November 7, 2012
Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

Now that the election is over, we can all be happy there are no more snipey political ads, no more intrusive political phone calls, and; no more annoying candidate diatribes. We now know that derisive political behavior doesn’t work so well. Pundits say one of the boons to the Obama campaign came when he joined…

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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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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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Checklist for First Business Trips

June 6, 2012
Checklist for First Business Trips

My first business trip at my post-college job in NYC was to glamorous Los Angeles. The hotel, located next to a prestigious Hollywood theatre, was supposedly frequented by celebrities; I was excited. My boss had directed me to fly alone to LAX and join him at our meeting. Dressed in a suit that morning in…

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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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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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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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Business Meeting Conduct for the New Professional

February 8, 2012
Business Meeting Conduct for the New Professional

If you’ve been to business meetings, you know they can be dry, lengthy and confusing, but you’re probably still glad you were invited. Attending a meeting is a reward, or at least an acknowledgement that you’re not a rank amateur anymore. So what do you do when you get there? Make sure you say something.…

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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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Life of an Office Ingenue- Part 2

July 27, 2011

Music by Julia Easterlin (Heavy Rotation Records) Share this:FacebookEmailShareRedditDiggPrintStumbleUpon

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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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