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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 »
Don’t blow your first business trip — here’s how
By Alyssa Goldman When my boss invited me to join her at a two-day client conference, I was ecstatic.  As a 23-year-old who had just landed her first full-time gig, this was going to be my first business trip. Never mind the fact that the conference was an hour away from... read more »
What I Wish I’d Known Before Beginning the Job Search
By Alyssa Goldman Even before I was handed my college diploma, I was ready to take on the world.  I graduated with a degree in journalism, was an editor at my college newspaper, interned at various publications, and eventually, moved to New York to pursue my lifelong aspiration of writing for... 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 »
How to Ask Personal Questions
I live in a high rise doorman building and it always causes me great angst at holiday time.  How much should I tip the doormen?  We’re new to our building this year, so I decided to ask around.  But you can’t just corner a neighbor and blurt out, “How much... read more »
Your Boss is Your Client (& Your Colleagues Are Too)
Bob Bowman, longtime coach of swimming phenom Michael Phelps, was once asked why Phelps did not swim the languorous distance sets that were part of some other competitors’ regimens. “We don’t want him to swim slow in meets,” he said, “so why would we have him practiceswimming slow?&#…... read more »
Template: Email Introduction to a Literary Agent
Tomorrow, you’ll all see a GOTJ post on HBR about how NOT to make an introduction on behalf of someone else.  In it, I describe why I didn’t feel comfortable passing along an acquaintance to  my literary agent.  What I did to help instead, however, was share my introductory email... read more »