I’m always recommending that people write whitepapers. For instance, in Using Your College Skills to Succeed After College and What To Do About Being (Temporarily) Pretty. Here’s a conversation that happened recently between me and a bullicorn I’ll call Bosslady: Bosslady: Random … More
Autonomy. Location independence. Being your own boss and doing the work you want whenever, wherever. With the freedom to chart your own path and potential to earn as much money as you can as a freelancer or independent contractor … More
From a male reader (possibly one of the ones featured in What Men Say About Living Bullishly!) My wife’s university was making two new hires this year. One was for an associate professor position, which is tenured, but the lowest-level tenure … More
Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee will be presenting Hands-on Workshop for Negotiation Prowess at the 2013 Bullish Conference this November 29 – Dec 1. Bullish: Hi Jamie, thanks for talking with us today. I recently attended a seminar about negotiating, and I … More
I work full time as an Occupational Therapist and teach piano lessons on the side. My husband has a steady government job. My full time job has benefits, however my husband’s benefits are better and I am considering taking a … More
I am working on my masters part-time at while working full-time as a software engineer. I’ve always dreamed of founding my own startup, and a few days ago, a startup approached me to join their founding team. I have to … More
Dear Jen, At the moment I don’t have any real need for references, because I’m not applying for anything in particular. I’m busy enough working on my business and freelance work. I do have a 5 year plan in … More
I own a small business – a one-woman [alligator wrangling] consulting firm. On occasion I do hire additional help on a contract basis, but usually it’s just me. I started the business four years ago and have been pretty successful. … More
Dear Introverted Bullicorns,
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to network when you hate networking, don’t know anybody, and feel awkward making chitchat with strangers. (SeeBullish: The Nerdy, Reflective Person’s Guide To Networking). More
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I am an avid reader of your column on The Gloss and The Grindstone for quite some time now, but never before had I been in direct need of your advice. Here it is: you have mentioned several times in your columns that you are a tutor in a lot of subjects. I have just started tutoring students myself. It’s maybe not really the same situation: I am employed by the teacher of a class that I have taken three years ago, to supervise the exercises part of the course. I have 24 students, engineering freshmen, at once, for one hour twice a week.
To preface: I have short hair, very short on the right side and gradually increases in length to form an array of curls on the left side, no longer than right below my jaw. It’s very trendy, and I love it, especially after so many years of boring hair.
The problem is that now that I’ll be getting interviews (optimism!) I’ll be applying to architecture firms. I worry that my hair will send the wrong message about me. More
I cannot emphasize enough that the only constant in life is change.
It’s a cliche, to be sure. So is the idea that women are all about finding “security,” be it financial or romantic.
But “security” is relative, at best. Even if you pledge to spend the rest of your life with someone, one of you is going to die first. Even if you have a very nice place to live, there are kinds of natural disasters you can’t even buy insurance for. If you are an employee, with all your advancement pinned on one job, it is only a matter of time before your manager moves on, you are transferred to some new manager, conditions become unbearable, your job disappears entirely, or — good times ahead — the opposite of one those things happens.
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.
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
Throughout 2012, Bullish and TheGrindstone published articles about starting a business (out of mere flashes of fancy and shiny pennies!), negotiating for more money, succeeding despite backstabbers, bullies, and less ambitious life partners, getting your first job or internship, coping with deadlines, networking despite being an introvert who’d rather stay home and write business haiku, developing unstoppable tech skills, and otherwise making your life more awesome than the lives of the lazy people all around us. More