On the Ladder

Fall in Love this month — with your Job

February – it’s the month filled with love. Hearts, chocolates, flowers, and pink; you get my drift. It’s the month you either look forward to each year or the time of year you dread to see roll around. Yes, you all k...

Interviews: Before and After Tidbits

In the fall I attended a conference where we (all fellow forensics coaches) were asked to give one “super power” we have as part of our self introduction. WAY better than answering what your spiritual animal is…yeah, I ha...

Women Who Oppress Women

I’ve recently become aware of a strange phenomenon. It may be something that you’ve dealt with since so many people have already suggested to me that they’ve worked with someone like this. It was new to me, an...


4 LinkedIn Groups Every Journalist Should Join

LinkedIn is a great place to connect with people in your field. Unlike other social networks, it is purely meant to be a community of professionals. One of the best ways to make these connections is to join groups. Of course th...

In Case of Emergency: Read This Before Giving Up

We’ve all seen those “In Case of Emergency” signs – you know, the ones where you have to break glass (or nowadays, pull away the plastic covering) to get to the fire.alarm, pull the emergency break on a train or open th...

From FOMO to JOMO – The New Trend?

FOMO = Fear of Missing Out JOMO = Joy of Missing Out It’s plagued us for years, and been the main cause for a lot of indecision, unhappiness, and regret. FOMO might seem just like a catchy little phrase that some hipster made...


So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...

The Career Girl’s Guide To Writing Effective Emails

These days most of our work tends to be done over email, which means that mastering email communication can help you get ahead. A successful email will clearly express your point, and evoke a response from the recipient(s). Fol...

Indecision – The Popular Form of Self-Torture

Why are you torturing yourself? That’s what indecision is: a self perpetuated state of torture. You know what I’m talking about. Indecision is that feeling of being trapped in the space between your options. It is going aro...


Got a Career Hangover?

I call the first few weeks of January ‘Career Hangover WEEK’.  You know, when all the fun of the holiday parties and the sitting around and watching the tree while your out-of-office response merrily deals with you...