“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 […]
Last month, I presented an all-day, in-person multigenerational management session. The training went well, BUT… I wore a pair of adorable almond-toe, skinny-heeled black suede booties. It was the first time I wore heels since — you know what’s coming — March 2020. By the end of the day, my feet were throbbing, my back […]
Networking is natural for some, and tough for others. Networking remotely is an entirely new phenomenon. Here are some tips for remote networking.
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.
Just over two decades ago in August 1997, professionals were hit with a revolutionary concept when business guru Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company titled “The Brand Called You.” In this seminal piece, Peters introduced the idea that YOU are every bit as much a brand as Starbucks, Levi’s or Champion. (Isn’t it […]
The latecomers who crowd into my yoga class. The in-flight WiFi that never seems to work. An appointment that runs super long, throwing a wrench in my schedule. We all have little annoyances like these that threaten to consume more energy than they deserve. Like many people, I typically start the year with big […]
Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to be weighed down with myriad (and easy to break) New Year’s resolutions. Readers who have […]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner,and whether your celebration entails a traditional family affair or its contemporary cousin, “Friendsgiving,” your festivity may include the custom of going around the table and sharing what you’re most thankful for. While health, home, family and friends top many of our lists, I am always intrigued by the smaller […]
In my book Getting from College to Career, I provide readers with an essential guide to succeeding in the real world. The book is organized into 90 tips to help orient and guide you. My book (and this post) don’t contain a step-by-step, all-inclusive guide to getting a job. Rather, it offers the best tips I’ve gathered […]
As many of my readers know, I am a devoted LinkedIn user and a former LinkedIn ambassador. Last year I shared my positive review of LinkedIn Publisher as one of the company’s most exciting developments. Recently my friends Jeremy Schifeling and Omar Garriott, who have worked on LinkedIn’s Education team, offered to share insight into […]