Climbing the ladder

Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

I don’t own a suit. Never have, likely never will. I feel like a forced caricature of a “business lady” when I step into pantsuits and skirt suits alike. Granted, I don’t have a typical 9-to-5 job, but even when I present to large corporate...

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

A Guide to Office Email Etiquette: From Writing in Sick to Reply All

Many of us connect with our coworkers and higher-ups through email more than we actually speak to them face-to-face. In fact, for every job I’ve had as a writer and editor, I’ve communicated with my colleagues almost exclusively over chat and...

The Number of Female CEOs Replacing Men Surges 70 Percent

Male chief executives may want to watch their backs. Turnover among the nation’s CEOs reached a six-year high last year, and women replacing men as CEO soared by 70%. The number of women replacing men rose to 103 last year from 61 in 2013,...

Ditch the Uptalk — How to Make Your Voice Powerful

In an ideal world, career success would be based on meaningful factors like talent, original thinking, and performance. But in actuality, seemingly trivial influences exert a greater impact on how far ahead we get than we may think. Proof: Recent...

When Should Workers at Troubled Companies Jump Ship?

For embattled employees of RadioShack, Wet Seal and other companies facing possible bankruptcy, the time to find a new job is long before the company goes under. Shares of RadioShack Corp. plunged 36% over the last 24 hours after The Wall Street...

9 Common Job Application Mistakes

In today's competitive job market, landing a plum new gig seems harder than ever. And no matter how qualified you are, your cover letter-and-resume combo has to really shine if you’re going to land an interview. To make sure you get noticed for...

How Do I Choose Between Personal and Career Goals?

I am going through a lot of transition. In June I started a job as a staff attorney for a reputable nonprofit in Maryland — and hated it. I got married in August and figured I would stick it out. But by October, I turned in my letter of...

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT