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7 Tips for Your First Business Trip
Originally published on LinkedIn March 4, 2014 Guest Post by Alexandra Levit My good friend Alexandra Levit is the expert on making the transition from college to career. To celebrate the 10 anniversary of her breakthrough book, They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, Alex weighed in for me on some of her favorite tips…... read more »
The New Mentorship Model
By Alyssa Goldman Mentorship matters. There’s no question about it. You aren’t going to keep moving up the proverbial ladder without the guidance and support of those who’ve walked in your shoes.  But the concept of “formal” mentorship is daunting and less relevant than ever before.  Like everything, mentorship is... read more »
How to Freelance Full-Time
By Alyssa Goldman Not too long ago, I was a full-time freelancer — not by choice but by necessity and passion. After graduation, I moved from Chicago to New York City — the center of the universe for all aspiring journalists.  I was optimistically naïve, thinking for sure I’d land my... read more »
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... read more »
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... read more »
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…... read more »
How to Make a Career Switch
Originally posted on LinkedIn May 2012 Conventional wisdom says that an average worker has between 7 and 10 careers in a lifetime.  For the Millennial generation, that number is even higher.  Today’s workforce is mobile, global, and tech savvy.   With opportunities literally at our fingertips, it’s easier (and more ac…... read more »
Stand Out! Seven Ways to Increase Your Visibility at Work
Guest Post By Joel Garfinkle After many years of being denied promotions and a continued lack of recognition, Steven, a senior director at Cisco Systems decided he needed to make a change. His quiet nature and somewhat passive approach were interfering with his need to be visible. Senior management and other... read more »