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Iggy Azalea is Empowered at the Cost of Others

The first time I heard the term ‘enlightened sexism’ something clicked. There were depictions of ‘empowerment’ (some self-proclaimed, some labelled by others) out there that didn’t quite sit right with me. I’m always hesitant to call something empowering or argue that it isn’t when other people claim the opposite, because what we take from the […]

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#Solidarityisforwhitewomen and the Importance of being a good ally

I don’t want to talk about the Hugo Schywzer meltdown. If you’d like the specifics of that incident you could go here or here. This is not to dismiss the impetus behind #solidarityisforwhitewomen, nor make light of the way women of color are routinely silenced by academia, mainstream feminism and even their friends and colleagues. […]

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Moving from College to Career

If you are preparing to graduate college in another month or so, you probably have more on your mind that just your finals.  Figuring the career world, finding your way through interviews, moving – sometimes back in with parents can all be daunting and stressful.  Here are some tips to keep in the back of […]

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Succeeding on the First Day

You survived the interviews, you got the job offer.  Now you’re getting ready for your first day.  Changing jobs is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life.  But if you’re prepared ahead of time, that first day, and subsequently first week, can be easy and smooth. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat […]

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Professional Fridays: How to Ensure You Both Annoy Your Interviewer and Don’t Get the Job

I recently finished interviewing candidates for a number of positions at my current firm, from interns to mid-level managers.  While the job market is very competitive now, it’s important to remember that employers are looking for reasons to disqualify you.  It makes their job so much simpler if they have fewer people to actually consider.  […]

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Professional Fridays: The #1 Best Technique for Acing the Interview

Interviewing is one of the most important aspects of professional development. Without a successful interview, it is not only hard to land a job, but it is also difficult to advance your career. As a college student I am not used to talking about my accomplishments. While I had received tips on interviewing, prior to […]

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Professional Fridays: Your Guide to Being Successfully Unemployed

The Professional Fridays column usually features great information for on-the-job issues. Unfortunately, there are the 10 percent of us who have no job at which to be professional. It’s not all pajamas and ice cream at 3pm. Having been unemployed a couple of times, I know about the issues that no one tells you about. […]

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Professional Fridays: Knowing Your Value

I am not normally one to look for career help from a book.  But after watching all the talk around Mika Brzezinski’s book, Knowing Your Value, I thought the topic of salary negotiation was worth reading about.  What I found interesting was that much of the book was more of a “what not to do.”  […]

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Professional Fridays: How to Know When a Career Shift is Right for Your Future

In a 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, the late Steve Jobs advised the young graduates to ‘find what you love.’  He explained to the audience that our lives are limited, that death would come for each of us. Death is a certain fact.  What isn’t certain fact, continued Mr. Jobs, is how we each proceed […]

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Professional Fridays: Using LinkedIn to Get the Job You Want

Years after it started, I am amazed at how many of my friends don’t use LinkedIn, despite it having more than 120 million members in 200 countries.  LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site on the web, and not using it can seriously hinder your job hunting prospects.  One of the best uses for […]

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