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Should you charge friends for advice?

Originally posted on Fortune March 18, 2013
By Jodi Glickman
Are you the divorce attorney everyone calls with their marital woes? The accountant who finds that the dinner conversation inevitably turns to whether or not your friend’s new iPad or trip to Bermuda is tax-deductible? Maybe you’re the techie who…

Phone versus Email: Courtesy, Crass Interruption, or Dying Art?

By Alyssa Goldman

In case you hadn’t noticed, phone calls are a last resort for Millennials in the workplace.  For Gen-Ys, phones are outdated—considered an interruption versus a convenience.  Alexander Graham Bell be damned.
Does this mean Millennials have phone phobia? Is this further proof that we’re all just plain…

If You Were a Stock, Would You Bet on Yourself?

My husband, Eric, is an armchair entrepreneur. He has ideated, seeded, started, funded, built, grown, and sold dozens of companies — 10 times over — all in his head.
His best friend, Marc, is a finance guru. A whiz-kid investor who’s in it for the love of the game, not for the love of money. They are an unlikely pair: one a…

Confession of a Networking Pro

On a nondescript evening this fall, I walked into a 50th floor conference room hosting a networking-event-disguised-as-a-cocktail-party for Today’s Chicago Woman “100 Women to Watch List,” of which I happened to be one. And instead of being excited and ready to mingle, I found myself filled with dr…

Call, Text or Drop-by? What’s an Employee to do?

Ever notice that some people want to talk things through on the phone, others drop by your cube to chat and still others prefer a quick text? Some bosses want you to ping them throughout the day with questions, others simply want to hear from you one time, at the end of the day with all your questions and/or updates.
To figure out…

Maximizing Millennials Infographic: The Who, How, and Why of Managing Gen Y

Here’s another great infographic from MBA@UNC (in partnership with The Young Entrepreneur Council).  Gen Y readers, share this with your organization’s leaders and HR professionals and help them get in synch with your idealistic, diverse, digitally-enabled, highly social, ambitious ways!
Social med…

Baby, It’s Hot Outside – Look Professional While Staying Cool

Guest Post by Kristyn Schiavone
This summer has been a scorcher and that’s made getting dressed for work more challenging than ever.  We’re thrilled to bring you a guest post from Kristyn Schiavone, author of Career Chic for Young Professionals: A Simple Style Guide. who offers great advice to keep you loo…

Find Your Next Gig: Tips for Freelancers & Contractors

Originally posted on LinkedIn June 5, 2012
Are you one of the 44 million Americans who make your living as a solopreneur or independent contractor? Perhaps you’re considering taking the leap, leaving corporate America and striking out on your own (the independent workforce is projected to grow by 40% to 65 million in 20…