Career Goals: When Your Job is Like a Bad Boyfriend

Let me be clear: I’m not suggesting you look at your boss as a boyfriend or girlfriend. (Shudder.) That sets you up for all sorts of emotional drama you don’t need in the workplace. But when you’re assessing your career goals, sometimes it can be helpful to compare your job to something you might have more experience with: a dating … Read More

5 Interview Tips that Say I Came to Slay

When I was looking for my first job in advertising, I had so many interview tips swirling around in my head, I actually started to psych myself out. Don’t cross your legs, one magazine cautioned, a tip I remembered two seconds too late, causing me to freeze with my leg in midair. Then put it back down. I pretended not … Read More

LinkedIn tips: 5 ways to use your network to get work

If you could focus on one aspect of your professional life in the new year, I would say, build your professional network. And I have some smart LinkedIn tips to help you do just that. Less than twenty years ago, the word “network” was more a verb than a noun. It meant to actively seek out connections within your areas … Read More

Fired but fabulous – 7 lessons from the unemployment line

“Aren’t you glad you got fired?” my friend Jenny asked as our tuk tuk pulled up in front of Angkor Wat, a sprawling temple complex in Northern Cambodia. The view of the intricately carved monuments was breathtaking, yet I felt I was getting air in my lungs for the first time in months. I was halfway around the world with … Read More