Posts tagged "career advice"

Make It Work: How To Quit Your Job

There comes a time in everyone’s career when you will quit your job. You will stand in your boss’s doorway, cock your head and say, “Do you have sec?” You will quietly shut the door. You will sit down in that weird chair reserved for guests and your boss’s jacket, palms sweating, and tell him…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 8, 2014

What I Would Say If Someone Asked Me To Give A Commencement Address (Which They Won’t)

The other day I saw clickbait on the Internet called something like "10 Things You Find In Every Graduation Speech." I didn't click, but the headline stuck in my mind. Graduation is supposed to be a celebration of your hard work, a launch into the adult working world. A graduation speaker is someone chosen to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

World’s Touchiest Woman Snarls At Any Job Seekers Who Contact Her On LinkedIn

It's a harsh job climate out there right now, as anyone scrambling to cope with unemployment and underemployment knows. And it's an especially harsh world out there for anyone who had the misfortunate of crossing one communications professional in Northeastern Ohio. Kelly Blazek is kind of a big deal: she runs a Cleveland Job Bank House…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s Career Advice: Toughen Up, Ladies

Your career plans might not include New York Senator or Secretary Of State. Even so, surely you can't deny that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about successful careers. Speaking this week at New York University about her new Clinton Foundation project, "No Ceilings: The Full Participatio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2014

Debate This: Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally.  Not surprisingly, the firm is now being criticized for a "sexist" focus on only their female employees. I don't disagree that a focus soley on the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2013

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden's website has canceled the event. I guess you'll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer] Please tell me this is a joke. This is a joke, right? The office of a Republican politician in Brooklyn, New York, will be offering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives Harvard Business School 2012 Commencement Address

There's many commencement addresses delivered each year by celebrities, but too few of them are delivered by crazy-successful businesswomen who have us hanging on their every word. Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered the 2012 address at her alma mater, Harvard Business School, this week. "Careers ... are not a ladder, they're a jungle gym," she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2012

Brooke Hogan, I’ve Got Some Advice For You

Yesterday, Brooke Hogan continued her quest for attention by posting phony mugshots on her MySpace page. Not only is this kind of pathetic, but it's also a little insensitive to her brother Nick, who is serving time in jail for a 2007 car crash that severely injured his friend. So I realized that…
By: Annika Harris / August 12, 2008