“It’s Important to Be Scared” This past week I heard an amazing interview on NPR with a cave diver named Jill Heinerth, who has lost over 100 colleagues during her years as a professional cave… Read More
Position Yourself for Promotion It’s February – how’s 2017 going for you? If your world has been anything like mine, January was a bit of a blur. In the interest, then, of getting the… Read More
Every Saint Has a Past and Every Sinner Has a Future. While I wish I could claim I came up with the title to this post myself, this quote comes from the indomitable Oscar Wilde. Why am I writing about this… Read More
Mastering the (Often Dreaded) Compensation Conversation: Hello hello: Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to Marie Zimenoff from “The Career Confidante” about how to have the (often dreaded) compensation conversation, both during your job interview… Read More
“Interview Wow” has been UPDATED-and (for one week only) it’s FREE Hello, hello, In preparation for the new year, I spent the fall updating “Interview Wow”: my app for the iPhone and iPad. As those of you know who have downloaded… Read More
Interview Preparation: Know Yourself Originally published on Mrs. Professionalism July 17, 2012. Interview or visit to the dentist? Interview or an hour of traffic on your way home from work? Interview or working on… Read More
Advice for “Experienced” Job Seekers Let’s face it: if you’re an “experienced” job seeker, this means you’re often one of the older candidates – and being an older candidate can sometimes mean you make the… Read More
How to Handle that (Hideous) ‘Softball’ Question In my line of work, a softball question is anything that’s so big you don’t know what to swing at. (In your day-to-day life, it might sound something like, “Read… Read More
How Giving the “Because” Moves Others to Action: Last week I had the great privilege of speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Women’s Roundtable for recent graduates of N.E.W– Nontraditional Employment for Women— and 12 potential employers.… Read More
It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…COVER LETTER SEASON: 3 Rules for Writing an Effective Cover Letter (Upcoming College Grads Take Note) Some people herald spring with daffodils and violets. Here in the Wow World, spring is the time of year college graduates nationwide send me their cover letters for review. Based… Read More