3 Ways To Play Off Not Remembering Someone’s Name

Raise your hand if you’re someone who interacts with a lot of people in your career and professional life and find it exceptionally challenging to remember people’s names. Yeah, I’m right there with you. For me, it’s ironic because I was a middle school teacher for four years, so I had to learn a TON of names (I taught 95 kids a day!). Nowadays, I’m meeting new people through work what feels like every other day, and I have the[Read more]

3 Spotify Playlists to Listen to While You Work

Hey, hey, hey – happy Monday! Hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend. Yesterday, my boyfriend and I hosted Easter brunch at our place with four of our friends, and then he surprised everyone with an adult (and one dog included) Easter egg hunt! It was so much fun. Afterwards, we drove to Bear Mountain in New York and hiked the lake trail; it was the most gorgeous afternoon, absolutely perfect weather to be outside. We were soo hungry after[Read more]

Four Go-To Career Websites for Female Millennials

Any other career and advice binge-readers in here besides me? What can I say, I love reading about my generation’s disruptions in the workplace (i.e. most millennials prefer to wear headphones while working and not all managers get that). Whether you’re looking for advice on how to have a difficult conversation with a colleague or you’d like some insight into how to negotiate a pay raise for the first time, many great resources are out there to help you develop[Read more]

5 Tips to Help You Get Acclimated to Your New Workplace

Happy, happy new year! I am really pumped for 2017 and what this year is going to bring. As many of you know, over the summer I was laid off and was unemployed for a few months. Well, I have been working in my new role for 8 weeks now (it’s gone by so fast!), and I wanted to share a few tips to help those of you starting or about to start new jobs with acclimating to your new[Read more]

Quick Guide: How to Negotiate Your Next Job Offer

You’ve done it! After submitting hundreds of resumes, participating in dozens of phone screenings, and a handful of in-person interviews, you (finally!) got a job offer. Cheers to you! Before we get ourselves too deep into party mode, however, let’s discuss job offer negotiation. You may not, I repeat, you may NOT accept the initial job offer that you get, and here’s why. Why You Need to Negotiate Your Job Offer Negotiating a job offer is incredibly important for so[Read more]

How To Network In-Person Like a Pro

Networking is dead. Said no one ever. My first job at Dairy Queen – I got it because my sister worked there before me and did a great job. My second job at JC Penney – I got it because my older friend worked there and put in a good word for me. My third job as a student assistant in the Dean’s office – I got it because I was a part of the scholarship program that the Dean[Read more]

4 Strategies to Stay Proactive While Unemployed

Whether you chose to leave your job or it chose to leave you, one day you have a consistent, set life routine and the next day you don’t. Being unemployed is often a tedious, overwhelming life experience. We all know that everyone reacts differently to change.  Having been laid off from my job at an educational non-profit in July 2016, here’s some advice that I’m taking myself for how to stay motivated while unemployed. Create a Schedule Suddenly, you have[Read more]