Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit
How Write a Resume for a Long Career

How Write a Resume for a Long Career

“I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master…

5 Habits That Won’t Get You A Promotion

5 Habits That Won’t Get You A Promotion

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…

5 Mistakes To Avoid On Social Media

5 Mistakes To Avoid On Social Media

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…

5 Strategies of Successful Employees

5 Strategies of Successful Employees

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…

5 Stressful Work Situations — and How to Cope

5 Stressful Work Situations — and How to Cope

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…

Coach Me: Can I Be Assigned a Different Manager?

Coach Me: Can I Be Assigned 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…

How Can I Be Taken Seriously at Work?

How Can I Be Taken 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…

8 Things You Should Never Say at Work

8 Things You Should Never Say at Work

Sometimes the little things we say can have a positive lasting impression. Maybe your boss shared bad news about a project, and you thought of the perfect response to soften the blow. Or you won over a difficult client with…