Napping in the City That Never Sleeps
On Friday, December 23, as I was checking off my final to-do list items for 2022 (you know I love a good checklist), I felt a headache coming on. Three hours later, I was lying in bed with a positive COVID test next to me. For seven full days, I didn’t leave my apartment. I […]
How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters
“Not to toot my own horn, but…” That phrase has always grated on me. Why? Because you should toot your own horn — especially at work. Whether you’re considering a new job, selling your services as an entrepreneur or asking for a raise or promotion, you have to be comfortable with promoting yourself. It can […]
Why You Should Learn to Say No More Often in 2022
As part of my professional and personal growth, every January I select a new word to be my mantra in the coming year. But this year, I’m a little scared to tell you my word because it feels really negative, especially after almost two years full of negativity. My 2022 word of the year is […]
When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar
We’re currently in what I’ve been referring to as the “messy middle” of the pandemic return-to-office experience. Many people planned to return in September, but COVID cases trended back up and our plans were upended again. We expected things to have changed for the better by now; instead, we’re left with no clear end in […]
Not Hearing Back from Employers After You Apply? Here are Some Tips (Career FAQ)
Struggling to find your first job out of college? You are not alone. Here are some tips that I hope will help you land interviews and a job.
A Professional Recruiter’s Top 5 Insider Tips for Stress-free Networking and Interviewing
Getting a job in 2020 is a daunting task. But despite the unknowns of the economy and pandemic and the impersonal nature of a fully virtual job search, there is still one, timeless strategy I recommend to job seekers: networking. For expertise on this important topic, I interviewed Catherine Hall, a professional recruiter who’s been […]
My Internship Was Canceled Because of Coronavirus. Now, What Do I Do?
Recently, I’ve given advice to college graduates looking for jobs in one of the most stressful and unprecedented economies in history. That’s not an exaggeration. But graduates aren’t the only young people dealing with the fallout of the pandemic. Many college freshmen, sophomores and juniors have had plans canceled as well. Many of you were […]
What Should I Do If I Think I Am Going to Lose My Job Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?
It is an understatement to say that we are living in frightening and uncertain times. As the economy plunges, millions of people have already lost their jobs and many others are wondering if they are going to lose their jobs in the coming weeks and months. Although the situations are obviously very different, I lived […]
How to Change Your Boss’ Mind About a Promotion By Using a Growth Mindset
Did you ever take an IQ test during high school? Was your class ever separated into the “advanced” or “honors” section and the no-name “regular” section? The problem with these assessments is that they often lack context. Rather than revealing each of our unique talents and skills, they simply tell us that some people have […]
My Top 5 Book Picks
When I reached out to dozens of colleagues to ask what their favorite people management book was, The One Minute Manager received the most mentions. Consider this super-short book a “management for dummies” that’s really very smart. My all-time favorite book on networking. As you might guess from the title, Never Eat Alone is about why you need […]