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Job Applications Gaining Importance

February 26, 2014
Job Applications Gaining Importance

…………..In years past, if you wanted to work at a particular company, you sent its recruiters your resume and a cover letter. Now you often have to complete a detailed application as well. Aileen Richards, the Head of Human Resources of Mars Candy, recently told me that company-sponsored applications are gaining importance in her organization…

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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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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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Conducting Business Abroad

December 19, 2012
Conducting Business Abroad

……………………………The following is an article I wrote for the December issue of Barnard College’s Career Connections: Women experience a unique set of challenges working away from home. Even if a woman has discovered how to navigate a domestic workplace, a transfer abroad would throw a whole new set of rules at her. American women, in…

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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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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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Career Lessons from a Stylist

September 27, 2012
Carla Pressley

My hair stylist is one of the smartest people I know. Carla Pressley works in a salon in the DC metropolitan area, where I was lucky enough to find her after calling the salon for an appointment four years ago. Since then, Carla has begun to split her time between the salon and independent work.…

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Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

September 19, 2012
Do You Hate Your First Job (or Are You Confusing it with Your Boyfriend)?

Considering the pressure put on students to obtain the perfect job after college, it’s surprising that the majority of them leave their work within the first two years. Today’s Generation Y professionals are not constrained by the job loyalty that their predecessors felt. Perhaps that’s why a recent Guardian Life survey revealed that young grads…

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How to Nail Your One-on-One Sales Meeting

June 20, 2012
How to Nail Your One-on-One Sales Meeting

They bought dozens of companies, turned around operations and improved balance sheets. Many of these buyout professionals were mentioned weekly in the Wall Street Journal or Forbes. But they were often scared to talk to potential private equity investors. These men and women were my clients. My task was to prepare them for meetings where…

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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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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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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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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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