Jen Dziura

Jen Dziura
6 Important Business Email Templates

6 Important Business Email Templates

Do you ever open your least favorite client’s email, think about punching him, close the email, and then stew about it the rest of the day (without ever responding)? Do you wonder if you’re being too direct? Or…

How to Work for Free

How to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free?

NO!

….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right?

If you…

What It Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

What It Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

You’ve probably heard that entrepreneurs are supposed to be a certain way: passionate, sales-happy “disrupters,” and the image in pop culture points to a select group of young male engineers in hoodies. Surely there&#39…

5 Ways to Make Saving Feel Fun

5 Ways to Make Saving Feel Fun

We all know that we’re supposed to save money — for emergencies, so we can make big purchases without credit cards, and for “the future” in general.

But saving money doesn’t usually feel fun or glamorous. Usually it means…

How to Prepare Your Career for Having a Baby

How to Prepare Your Career for Having a Baby

Thinking about starting a family sometime in the next nine months to 10 years? You need to know about the motherhood penalty: While men’s earnings tend to increase by 6 percent when they have children, women’s earnings decrease…

How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

The most successful people tend to get up early.

I want to believe that somewhere there exists a happy, well-rested, very rich, busy woman who blissfully co-sleeps with her three children until 9:30 am. The mom opens…

How to Get Credit for Your Work

How to Get Credit for Your Work

Teamwork is great … until it isn’t.

Your workplace might run on collaboration, but when it comes time to dole out raises and promotions, it’s not your whole team being judged — it’s you.

If you’re toiling away…

How to Ace Your First Day at a New Job

How to Ace Your First Day at a New Job

Your first day at a new job can feel a lot like a first date.

You spend an hour picking out the perfect outfit, worry that you’ll say the wrong thing, and the whole experience can end with excitement…

What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job

What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job

There’s nothing more soul-sucking than being chronically bored at your job.

After all, this is 40-plus hours of your week! That’s like watching three back-to-back full-season marathons of Netflix shows you hate — all…

How To Overcome Chronic Lateness

How To Overcome Chronic Lateness

“One block away! Be right there!”

If you’ve ever sent that text when you were definitely more than one block away, you may have a lateness problem.

A loose relationship with time might be okay when meeting friends in…

How to Speak Confidently in Meetings

How to Speak Confidently in Meetings

It pays to contribute confidently in meetings. You don’t want to end up in a six-month performance review with a boss who complains that you “don’t speak up.” But it can be hard to speak up when…

What to Do if You Have a Bad Boss

What to Do if You Have a Bad Boss

A bad boss is more than a problem to gripe about to friends and a bartender. He or she can hurt your career, either by failing to provide feedback and direction or by giving you negative performance reviews.

To be…

How to Use Social Media Without Being Annoying

How to Use Social Media Without Being Annoying

Many articles (and e-books, and e-courses) out there advocate “dominating” social media. But if you’re managing your personal brand or you’re a freelancer (or biz owner), do you really need to be on every social media…

How to Network at Conferences

How to Network at Conferences

People go to conferences for various reasons: gaining knowledge and insight, seeing a new city, having an adventure, impressing their boss, scoring a trip away from their children paid for by the company. And, of course, networking.

Naturally, the usual…

How to Host a Business Event

How to Host a Business Event

Events have been the core of my career — and have saved my butt more than once.

When I was running my first company, an Internet marketing firm, I spent a lot of time sitting in my office losing money. It…

How to Network When You’re an Introvert

How to Network When You’re an Introvert

You’ve probably heard conventional advice about networking: Practice your elevator pitch, try approaching people standing alone (they’ll be happy someone is talking to them), memorize icebreaker questions (“How did you hear about this group?” “What’s the most…

5 Test-Taking Skills That Apply to Your Career

5 Test-Taking Skills That Apply to Your Career

While exams can incite anxiety in many test-takers, I like taking computer-based standardized tests. They’re like video games where you win with vocabulary words, math tricks, and good reading comprehension.

As a GMAT teacher, I won’t…