Climbing the ladder

How Do I Switch Departments Within My Company?

I love the company I work for, but hate what I do here. I'm in marketing but want to move to sales. I think I'd be an asset there, but have no experience. How do I broach the topic of moving, and to whom? There's no HR and I don't want to damage...

Why Every Successful Woman Needs a ‘Housewife’

If you’re a high-achieving woman with a career to navigate or business to build, you probably want more hours in the day, more energy, and more money. But what you might need most of all is a “housewife.” It’s so very 1950s, and yet I’d argue the...

10 Men Who Are Having It All

It’s really hard to be a straight, white, able-bodied man these days. Despite advances in equal opportunity, men are still getting a bum deal when it comes to representation in corporate America and success in entrepreneurship ventures. Their...

10 Questions to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you'd fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your skills. But choosing to take a...

Can You Make Big Money With Small Talk?

"Sure is some cold weather we’re having…" "Did you catch the game last night?" "Going to the staff holiday party?" Some people love to shoot the breeze, others hate it, but these seemingly innocuous conversations aren’t at all optional. Small...

10 Fast Facts on Jill Abramson, the First Female Executive Editor of the New York Times

Jill Abramson was the first female executive editor of The New York Times — and might just be getting started. Since leaving the Gray Lady, she’s been working on a new media company, specializing in long-form journalism (longer than a magazine...

The One Thing Mark Zuckerberg Looks for in a Job Candidate

It pays to want the boss’s job. Or, at least, appear like you could do it. It worked for Sheryl Sandberg, 45, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Inc., who now has a net worth of over $1 billion. And it also didn’t spoil the chances of Dustin...

From Constant Brainstorming to Open Offices — Why We’re Working All Wrong

The way we work is not one size fits all. The eight-hour workday, the 9-to-5 timeframe, the one-hour lunch, the 15-minute break — these are merely social constructs, not “natural” operational modes that work for every office, industry, and...

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