On the Ladder

On the Fence About Graduate School?

Well — fence sit no more! We have the mother of all infographics stuffed with data on –  Acceptance rates Earning potential Job availability The best outlooks for graduate school jobs The worst doctoral and profess...

SMART Goals

6 Lessons Learned From Cold Calling

After working in my first inside sales roll, it’s safe to say that I’ve learned a lot about cold calling.  I’ve learned that you have to be a special person to be good at it and you  have to be able to do it every day a...

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“I Have Learned Accommodation”: Lessons in Taking Up Space

The popular conversation around #BanBossy has sparked much needed dialogue about negative perceptions of women’s assertiveness.  The viral campaign brings attention to the way in which existing social and language queues di...


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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare? Image Source: Children Illustrators – Richard Johnson Refinery29 has been a great source of beauty, career, and fashion inspiration for me over the past year, and this week was no excepti...

Nothing is stronger than a habit

How to Break a Bad Habit

As humans we are creatures of habit. We create them out of necessity, to bring simplicity to a rather chaotic world, and to allow our brain to focus on one of the other 10,000 things going on in our lives. When a habit is forme...

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6 Keys to Successful Career Management

Okay, so you’ve landed the job at the organization of your dreams.  You plan to stay awhile but you’re not sure how to create a plan that will ensure your success within your position and provide opportunity to grow. Here ...


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Gender Inequity in the Workplace

While the statistics continue to point to gender inequity in the workplace, tiny rays of light emerge for one demographic segment: Millennial women. This infographic points to a smaller pay gap between millennial men and women ...

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Taking on Additional Responsibilities: How To Tackle and Ask for More

As a junior-level person in a fairly large organization, I understand the challenges with taking on more work and responsibilities. I know for myself, I have a pretty full plate of daily tasks, not including any additional work...

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Confessions of a Complete “Praise Whore”

    In addition to loving praise myself, I’m really good at giving it out, too. If a friend, colleague, or staff member does a good job, I absolutely love being able to laud them publically for their work. Not o...


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Seeing Out of the Silo

Starting out in your career it can be hard to tell what issues are unique to your workplace, and what problems are ubiquitous, effecting everyone at every workplace, ever.  In my first full time job, my colleagues and I spent ...