Author Archives: Levo League

Tips for a Successful Conference-Going Experience

Tips for a Successful Conference-Going Experience

Many of us get the opportunities to attend professional development or  networking conferences on a regular basis through our jobs, and so they become practically second-nature. But for those of us who may be new to the whole conference-going experience, there are a number of things we can do to make sure we get the most out of a conference as possible! Here are a few tips to do just that. More »

5 Ways to Talk About Your Accomplishments Without Bragging

5 Ways to Talk About Your Accomplishments Without Bragging

Perhaps more so than our male counterparts, women—whether in the workplace or in our personal lives—have a tendency to downplay our achievements. Rather than talking up our accomplishments, we try to appear as though we’re not bragging. Articles recently published in The Huffington Post and The Chicago Tribune have both explored the importance of self-promotion in the workplace. If the issue has been featured so prominently in the media, why then do so many women still feel the need for such modesty? More »

7 Fashion Faux Pas To Avoid On Summer Fridays

7 Fashion Faux Pas To Avoid On Summer Fridays

It’s finally here. Summer is just around the corner which means, for many of us, Summer Fridays are coming into play. For adults, Summer Fridays are pretty much the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory (minus all that gratuitous killing of innocent children). For some offices they let you take off every or every other Friday, some let out at noon, some permit a more casual dress code, etc. We will talk about how to prepare for Summer Fridays, but before you go out and buy your summer clothes, I think we need to talk about what you can and cannot wear to the office on casual Friday.
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Build Your Brand During Career Transitions

Build Your Brand During Career Transitions

Unless you strike gold with your career path at the age of 23, chances are you will find yourself transitioning in and out of companies. Saying goodbye to the people and places to which you have contributed your time can be nerve-wracking, exciting, or emotional; but regardless of the circumstance, it is important to transition out of a company with the same appreciation and grace with which you came into it. More »

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

Does Gen Y Feel Compelled To Help Each Other?

The old song goes, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.” The lyrics are so simple, and yet the message is so true. But often that simple concept of support, a little help, is easily forgotten, especially when we all get caught up in going full speed in our careers. But this is when we need the help the most. We need it from mentors, but we also need it from our peers.
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7 Conference Call Commandments You Must Follow

7 Conference Call Commandments You Must Follow

Five years spent working from home has provided me with my fair share of conference call snafus. Truth be told, this article could easily be titled “7 Ways I Humiliated Myself Via Skype.” Fortunately, armed with a small dose of common sense, mastering the teleconference can be simpler than uploading an email attachment. In other words? I’ve learned the following lessons the hard way, so you don’t have to.
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6 Traits You Need If You Want To Lead

6 Traits You Need If You Want To Lead

A treasure, hidden for centuries, awaits the lucky retriever. Three brothers each go on a quest for the treasure with the opportunity to claim it as his own. The two older brothers fail; the youngest submits to a series of trials in which he demonstrates various characteristics of leadership, and succeeds in the quest. More »

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Sara Blakely, the brilliant inventor of Spanx and the youngest woman to ever make Forbes‘ billionaire list, has joined a very exclusive club. Forbes reports that Blakely has just become the first female billionaire to join the Gates Foundation’s Giving Pledge, the philanthropic movement started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that encourages the world’s richest people to give half their money to charity. More »