Topic: ambition

How Do You Humbly Brag About Your Successes?

How Do You Humbly Brag About Your Successes?

I’ve been in my position for three years and I feel like I’m ready to move up. I have a lot of strengths and make great contributions at work, but the problem is no one seems to notice. I know I should be making my successes known, but I have no idea how to do that tactfully. Any advice on how to “humblebrag” in the office? Thanks! –Nicole L., New York, NY More »

How Do You Know When You’ve ‘Made It’?

How Do You Know When Youâve âMade Itâ?

There’s a song stuck in my head. Even Alicia Keys, Khloe Kardashian, and Kelly Rowland can’t seem to get enough of it. We’re all Tweeting and singing along to Drake’s new song “Started From the Bottom.” A huge hit with young fans and celebrities alike, Drake’s song takes us through examples of the broken or “bottom” stage of his life as he rhymes about “living at my mama’s house, we’d argue every month,” and borrowing his uncle’s car only to be scolded, “bring it right back.” I mean, who can’t relate to that? Then, to the delight of fans, Drake takes us along to the top as he describes how he’s now making millions and performing at sold out shows. More »

6 Ways to Get What You Want At Work – Without Opening Your Mouth

6 Ways to Get What You Want At Work â Without Opening Your Mouth

You can’t get what you want in life without asking for it. Even then, it’s still no guarantee. But there are tricks to increase your chances of success—sometimes without ever opening your mouth. “Body language is highly influential,” says Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD, author of “The Silent Language of Leaders.”

Here, how to harness the power of body language to improve your chances of success in every corner of your career. More »

3 Tips On Moving Up The Ladder At Work From A Sales Expert

3 Tips On Moving Up The Ladder At Work From A Sales Expert

Last Valentine’s Day week, we were lucky enough to talk to someone who knows the ins and outs of our holiday chocolate-buying habits in Office HoursTracy Cioffi is the Vice President of Marketing & Advertising at See’s Candies (Berkshire Hathaway). In her current role, she is tasked with taking the very successful, 90-year-old regional brand nationwide. But before she ended up at this awesome candy company she worked with many different iconic brands including Gap, PacSun and Old Navy. She had some great advice for how she learned to move up the ladder in marketing that can be applied to many different careers. Here are her tips: More »

How To Date A Career Woman

How To Date A Career Woman

Since Valentine’s Day is here, we thought we would give you a little dating advice based on a recent Men’s Health column called “How to Date a Crazy-Busy Woman.” The article was based on a new survey from It’s Just Lunch, a personalized dating service for busy professionals. According to this new data, women are SUPER BUSY AND STUFF. They are so busy they sometimes have to cancel dates! But if you do manage to nab one of these busy ladies, here’s how to play it. We paraphrased a bit, because we’re SO BUSY and ON THE GO. More »

Wise Words From 8 Powerful Women In Fashion

Wise Words From 8 Powerful Women In Fashion

In case you hadn’t heard, New York Fashion Week is here (though it hardly looks like Spring here.) We’re a little too busy to attend the shows so we thought we would rely on some wise career guidance from some of the most powerful women in fashion right now for a little inspiration. Whether you are pursuing a career in fashion or something else, these women proved themselves and are powerhouses (and they always look great!) More »

Bullish Q&A: What’s More Important When You’re In College, An Honors Thesis Or A Job?

Bullish Q&A: Whatâs More Important When Youâre In College, An Honors Thesis Or A Job?

Question from a college senior: I am considering dropping an undergrad honors thesis in order to work a full-time employment (along with classes) in my last semester. Am I screwing over future-me by not finishing the thesis? I have no PhD plans.

Hi there!

No, I don’t think you’re harming yourself at all. I didn’t do an undergrad honors thesis. I was a philosophy major, and in philosophy, there’s no point in getting a masters unless it’s a bump on the way to a PhD and you want philosophy to be your entire life. More »

The One Quote You Need To Read To Help Define Your Career Goals

The One Quote You Need To Read To Help Define Your Career Goals

I was at a Boston Levo League event this fall where we all received copies of Harvard’s Women in Business magazine, Make It Happen. On this year’s cover was Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, author of 13 books, and all-around female powerhouse who ranked No. 29 on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in 2012.
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Did Manti Te’o Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Did Manti Teâo Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Manti Te’o is a star football player at Notre Dame, but I had never heard of him before yesterday. Now, he’s at the center of what I’m pretty sure will be the strangest, most fascinating story I read all year. Last fall, at the height of football season, Te’o spoke often about Lennay Kekua, his beloved girlfriend who had been diagnosed with leukemia, and then died; her last words to Te’o, he said, were “I love you.” Yesterday, Deadspin revealed that Lennay Kekua doesn’t exist. The whole thing was a hoax. But was Manti Te’o victim or perpetrator? Is it possible he invented a dead girlfriend in an attempt to secure the Heisman trophy?
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