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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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Recent Grads Explore New Ways to Network

December 5, 2013
Recent Grads Explore New Ways to Network

Millennials grew up hearing that their career success will depend on networking and they have enthusiastically responded. Not only have these recent grads embraced all the traditional methods of connecting with other professionals, but they’re creating some of their own successful techniques. Of course, networking, or getting to the point where you can network, may…

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Debora Spar’s Wonder Women Sends a Message to Gen Y Women

November 13, 2013
Debora Spar’s Wonder Women Sends a Message to Gen Y Women

…In Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, tells us that yes, you can have it all; but you probably don’t want it. She explains that as women of her generation tried to attain perfection, they became high achievers in not-so-comfortable testosterone-filled offices; they were under pressure…

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Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

October 23, 2013
Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

My friend, Anna, has a pretty great job. She is an associate in a private equity firm that gives her a ton of responsibility and has enabled her to learn a lot in the short time she’s been there. But she has one major problem. Her office is in Boston and her friends and family…

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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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Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

August 21, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

……………..New grads can be thankful that the employment picture continues to improve, but they’ll still have to be creative to snag the job they want. And since resumes are the first impression a respective employer receives, successful applicants know that’s where their creativity should start. They offer polished resumes that reflect careful consideration of how…

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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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STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

May 8, 2013
STEM Jobs for Women: Beware of Unique Career Challenges

……………Increasing the presence of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers has grabbed America’s attention recently. The release of a 2011 government study, Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation, highlights the disproportion of men to women in STEM roles and demonstrates the advantages that women in STEM careers achieve. Women earn…

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Another Argument Against Work/Life Balance

April 24, 2013
Another Argument Against Work/Life Balance

……………..The Millennial generation’s trademark concern with work/life balance demonstrates a change in priorities from previous generations. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Millennials say that finding the right balance between their work life and personal life is the number one thing they look for in a job. Yet recently, Barnard 2011 Commencement speaker, Sheryl Sandberg,…

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You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

April 10, 2013
You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

……………………A few nights ago I had a great conversation over Skype with the Isenberg Women in Business Society at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. They raised interesting questions, but one in particular reflected a universal dilemma all of us face one time or another. What do you do at work when you feel like…

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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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Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

November 14, 2012
Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

I ran on the treadmill this morning watching The Today Show and witnessed teenage fans of One Direction in tears. I don’t fully understand why girls cry when they see idols…are they happy to be in their presence? Or, are they sad they’ll never get closer to them? For whatever reason, these girls were deifying…

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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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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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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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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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