Last year, I wrote a post called Feeling blue collar at a white-collar job. My goal with that post was to inspire those who feel unimportant at their current jobs. However, I’ve also received feedback from a lot of people feeling the opposite way. They feel stuck or like they’re outgrowing their jobs. So if you can relate to this feeling, then…View Post
Career development and work advice!
Now that we’re getting a little settled into 2018, it’s time that we start thinking about the things that will help us boost our career now. While others are making travel and music festival plans, I’m going to give you some ideas to set yourself up for success this year. Of course you can still have fun, but work hard, play hard,…View Post
This has been happening for decades now. If you work in corporate and you don’t have the word “manager” or “director” in your title, then you may not be receiving the same level of treatment from all your colleagues. It’s something that I’m just now starting to accept. Some people just don’t show the same respect to entry- or mid-level employees. Are…View Post
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few quick ways you could let your team know that you appreciate all the work they do. Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I’ll keep this post short so you can get home and get prepared for your feast! A simple conversation will do. When in doubt, simply telling your colleagues how much you appreciate them…View Post
Dealing with C-Level professionals and other executives can be difficult for several reasons. Sometimes, it’s hard to connect with them because executives are built to see the bigger picture while mid-level and entry-level employees like us are paid to focus on the details. Other times, it’s hard to even get on an executive’s radar, considering they have work schedules that are nearly…View Post
I never thought dealing with an overachiever at work would be a huge thing for me. The way I see it, overachievers live in this self-fulfilling world where everything they do is about the way it makes them feel on the inside. For that reason, I never stood in the way of someone who wanted everything to be more than perfect. Well,…View Post
(To see Part 3, click here.) Welcome back! We have finally made it to Part 4 of my series, and there are still a few things to consider when it comes to searching for jobs. In Part 3, we discussed some offline techniques for looking for jobs, including searching for jobs in your local newspaper, networking at industry events and attending job…View Post