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Alexandra Levit

Career and Workplace Coach

Alexandra Levit is a writer for Intuit Quickbase's Fast Track blog. She has also authored 5 books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College, and Blind Spots. When not writing, Alexandra consults with organizations on how to effectively recruit, manage, and retain top talent, and serves as an international spokesperson on the future of work and other timely business and workplace trends. She lives with her husband and two children in Chicago.

I’m Ready to Start My Dream Career

“I have been in my field for over two decades and I’m ready to start my dream career, but I’m not sure what that looks like exactly. I’m obsessed with organization and budgeting, but without a hardcore financial background, I’m unsure what type...

5 Common Habits That Can Hold Your Career Back

After my former co-worker Kaley had worked in the business world awhile, something funny happened. She started to become complacent. Then, without even realizing it, Kaley lapsed back into her younger self’s way of managing stress, which was to...

Damage Control: 5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Last spring, at the start of baseball season, a manager friend called and asked if she should fire one of her direct reports. He had called in sick, and she’d heard through the grapevine that he was tweeting from a Cubs game. In 2013, I wondered,...

Kick Your Career Into High Gear

It took me three years to get my first promotion. I’m not proud of it, but in that time I certainly learned a lot about what not to do in order to be successful working in business. I realized that it doesn’t matter how smart you are or if you...

Stressful Situation at Work? Don’t Sweat It

No matter how much you love your job, stress at work is inevitable. In fact, job pressure is the top cause of stress for Americans, according to a 2013 American Institute of Stress study. But how you handle yourself under pressure or in a bad...

How Can I Separate My Work and Social Lives?

I work in a small credit union as a temp with a close friend who has been watching me closely at the office. How do I keep work separate from social? I know she is just trying to help me become permanent, but it can be stressful. — Marie, New...

Can I Request a Different Manager?

We're undergoing some organizational changes at my company and a new manager is joining my department. The one coming in is known for being a micromanager, while the existing team leader is excellent. Both teams do similar work — but I want to be...

How Can I Be Taken More Seriously at Work?

I’ve been working at my current job for a year, am actively taking on extra projects and have put myself forward for consideration for two separate research positions, only to not be considered for either. I have a Master’s degree relevant to the...

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