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Is Grad School Worth It?

Is Grad School Worth It?

I went back to school to get my MBA a few years ago. I was in the middle of a good career, and didn’t really need to continue my education. My job was solid, the economy hadn’t crashed yet, and life was good. But I treasure education; I love to learn new things, and I’m an extrovert. I had the desire to further my education and found a very cool program that combined my interests in business and international affairs. I knew Georgia Tech was a great school, and I knew I would have to make some sacrifices to attend this program. What I didn’t realize at the time was the way it would change my life. More »

How To Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

How To Say ‘No’ To Your Boss

Knowing that I’ve been in managerial and director-level positions for the past several years, a good friend of mine–Terri–approached me with the following question: “How do I push back on my boss, who is giving me extra responsibilities and travel, without jeopardizing my professional future?” More »

Are You In A Work Clique?

Are You In A Work Clique?

Cliques in high school can give you a support group and make you feel like you belong during a very confusing time in your life, but at the same time cliques can give you a bad label and pigeonhole you into a set of stereotypes. So what does it mean when you’re an adult in a clique at work? Is it all bad? More »

How to Make the Most Of Your “Not-Your-Dream” Job

How to Make the Most Of Your “Not-Your-Dream” Job

Despite the current job market, most of us were lucky enough to find work, though we may be in jobs we don’t exactly love. Many of us took the first job we could find because we needed to pay our bills. We went to school and worked hard to land our dream jobs straight out of college, but we’re coming of age during a difficult time in the economy and those dream jobs are few and far between. More »

7 Public Speaking Lessons We Can Take From The Oscars

7 Public Speaking Lessons We Can Take From The Oscars

At Sunday’s Oscars we got to see musical numbers, jokes, gorgeous gowns, and acceptance speeches. The Oscars are a great time to see the good and bad parts of public speaking by the Hollywood elite. We spoke with human interaction expert Blakely Thomas-Aguilar of iMeet, a cloud-based service that helps groups of people connect, share, and interact via HD video on any device. Here are some lessons we can take from Sunday’s speeches. More »

What Recruiters Really Want to See On Your LinkedIn Profile

What Recruiters Really Want to See On Your LinkedIn Profile

It’s obvious that LinkedIn is an important tool in the job search; we’ve all read and heard about that for some time now. As with any career-related topic that gets a lot of airtime, there is now tons of information, some conflicting, and it’s hard to sift through all of it.

While I am not the authority on LinkedIn by any means, I have spent a lot of time looking for candidates on it (for many real, open roles at amazing companies) and I know what I like to see. So here it is… what recruiters really want to see on your LinkedIn profile: More »

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Laverne and Shirley. Grace and Karen. Rizzoli and Isles. These television characters make it look so easy—not to mention fun—to work with your best friend. All you do is gossip and make jokes and then, if there’s any time left, you do some work.

But that’s television. Is having a best friend at work in real life that much fun? And is it good for your career? More »

Do Sisters Ever Grow Out Of Sibling Rivalry?

Do Sisters Ever Grow Out Of Sibling Rivalry?

Saturday was Elizabeth Olsen’s birthday. Some may know her best as the younger sister of billionaire twin actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, but others may know her as a talented and successful actress in her own right. Mary-Kate and Ashley are now finding success in the fashion business with their lines The Row and Elizabeth & James, but all of the Olsen girls hold places in the limelight of the entertainment world. But do sisters compete as they become adults, even when they aren’t in the same industry? Do they appreciate the others’ successes? Elizabeth Olsen said she has worked extra hard in some ways to overcome people thinking she has only done well because of nepotism. In a recent interview with Glamour, the starlet explained, “‘My last name has always been my motivator to get proper acting training and be taken seriously. I didn’t get to where I am because of who I’m related to.”
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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 »

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Today is Valentine’s Day, the official day of love. And if you’re anything like me you probably have a few friends who just got engaged and you are already figuring out how you are going to make to six weddings in three months time. Plus, I recently just watched Lord of the Rings. Basically, rings have been on my mind. Specifically how rings impact women when they go on job interviews. It seems silly. Why should a little accessory impact your potential as a candidate for a job? Well, it shouldn’t but as we know an engagement rings represent a lot more than a necklace or pair of earrings. More »