Category: Work Life

Must I Attend Networking Events…?

As an introvert, I dislike going to networking events. Going to them is like eating parsnip, getting them stuck in my front teeth, then suffering from diarrhea and constipation. Yes, it is that bad. At my third job, I was working in the sales department of a media company. My plan was to leave after one

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To Succeed, Should You Step Over Others or Help Them?

In 2013, at the end of my second job, I wrote that I didn’t believe you need to step over others to succeed. I supported that argument with a personal example, thinking that it must have persuaded millions to stop believing the statement, “nice guys finish last.” The other millions of people around me though

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Category: Work Life

Lessons I Learned from My Second Job

Interview will be at 8:30a SHARP, (he will be there closer to 9a, but please get there early, even closer to 8:15a, if possible) and have copies of your resume with you, Human Resources wrote. I sat in the common area at the hotel. The seat was brown leather; the staircase was oak wood; there

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Meeting and Finding My Unofficial Mentor

“If there was one thing you could walk away with from this presentation, it is to get a mentor. If you’re a woman, I encourage you to get a female mentor because she will have a better understanding what you’d have to go through,” he said. N. Holt stood 6 feet tall, about 160 pounds

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Category: Work Life

Category: Work Life

12 Ways for Women to Negotiate a Higher Salary

Women make 79 cents for every one dollar men make (as of 2015). It will be 2059 when women reach pay parity. At the rate this is going, I will most likely be dead by then. Therefore, after consulting with one person (myself), I have come up with 10 great ways for women to negotiate a

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