Climbing the ladder

How and When 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’re even considering...

7 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

My sister is job hunting, and recently had an interview that went really well. The company called her for a second round, which she also aced, so the hiring manager invited her back for one last meeting with the entire team. But then, a couple of...

Is It Ever Worth It to Take a Lower-Paying Job?

I used to be a librarian for seven years. I was laid off twice and am now working in marketing, which I hate but am doing well in. Many libraries are downsizing, and although I've been applying and interviewing, I'm stuck. And I’m not a librarian...

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

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?”...

5 Ways to Rebrand Yourself Like Taylor Swift

I’m an adult with a job and responsibilities, yet I’m a Taylor Swift super fan. While some can’t see past her youth or twee blond looks, I see a seriously powerful businesswoman — one we should learn from, not underestimate. Her latest release,...

How Mentors Can Up Your Career Game

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you think about work-life balance...

Work Moves That Get Noticed

Career paths are anything but linear these days. So the traditional model of putting your head down and simply doing your job won't be enough to help you stand out. After speaking with HR professionals, bosses, and career experts, we've gleaned...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jobs

Everything I’ve been told about being a successful woman has been anchored in sisterhood. Over the course of your career, you travel with the same cycling cast of coworkers and power players. That woman you worked for as an intern? You’ll bump...

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