Posts tagged "career"

What It Takes: To Design Games

Chelsea Howe from EA Games tells us how she got into game design, and how you can follow her lead! (And enter to win a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and a year-long Game Maker license!)

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2015

Man Sends Dick Pics To HR Manager, Company Rescinds Job Offer

A modern tale of professional woe.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are major, which…

Claire Hannum / August 31, 2015

Make It Work: How To Get A Grip On Your Work-Life Balance

Working to live or living to work?

Cassie Marketos / July 22, 2015

Google Shows Women Fewer Ads For High-Paying Jobs Than Men

A study from Carnegie Mellon found that women are less likely to be shown ads for high-paying jobs while conducting a Google search than men, which is not precisely surprising, but it still makes me want to pinch the bridge of my nose and sigh loudly.
The study used an “automated testing rig” that created…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

Do You Know What It Takes To Make Your Goals Happen?

What dreams are you aching to achieve? Let our new series help you out.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Crappy Job Has Its Perks, But It’s Also Ruining My Mood”

Work: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Sigh.

Anna Goldfarb / May 22, 2015

On Jessica Williams, “Imposter Syndrome,” Leaning In & Why It’s Okay To Say “That’s Not For Me”

Over the last seven-and-a-half years, I’ve told The Frisky’s “origin story” more times than I can count, and almost always in the same way, whether I’m talking to our company’s new CEO, sitting in on an ad sales presentation or chit-chatting at a cocktail party. Since I’m the site’s founding editor-in-chief, that script usually include…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

Make It Work: The 6 Coworkers We All Have

Work is kind of a slog as is, but if you work with people you hate? Well, start looking for something else, because the people you surround yourself with in the office are almost as important as the actual job itself. We can’t all be blessed with coworkers that are competent facsimiles of our best friends. Instead,…

Megan Reynolds / February 10, 2015

Buzzwords To Avoid During Your Next Job Interview

Your choice of words is hugely important when writing out a job application or attending an interview — are you impressing your potential employer with your vocabulary or just regurgitating the same spiel everyone else has used? Professional social network LinkedIn has just released its annual list of overused words and phrases for 2014, what it describe…

Ask Men / January 27, 2015

Make It Work: Don’t Be Such An Office Gossip

High school is the ultimate preparation for the place that we will all end up eventually — the modern office. In high school, you learn how to navigate tricky social situations, and you figure out, sort of, where you stand in a mixed social environment in which you are also expected to succeed. College i…

Megan Reynolds / January 27, 2015

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

The New York Times Is Very Sorry Walking Down The Block To Get Lunch Is Hard For You

Bonkers New York Times Style section trend pieces are par for the course (just last spring, they did a piece on how males love to wear tank tops to Coachella, which was sort of like Andie in “The Devil Wears Prada” realizing five years too late that her cerulean sweater had been carefully chosen for her…

Beejoli Shah / January 22, 2015

A Very Close Reading Of Meghan Trainor’s Horrorshow Regressive Narcissistic Anthem, “Dear Future Husband”

Meghan Trainor’s new album came out this month, which passed my notice because I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio or watch music videos unless specifically recommended to do so, and also because I hate Meghan Trainor. Watching the music video for “All About That Bass” made me feel-it-in-my-muscles angry. There’s something about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 21, 2015

Make It Work: The Curious Case Of The Office Shower

Do you feel like you live at work? Do you spend more time there than you do your house, your car, your apartment, or the comfortable cave you’ve made out of pillows, Us Weekly magazines and your laptop in your bed at home? Do you ever wish that your workplace took care of you i…

Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

Make It Work: Update Your Resume, Please

Updating your resume is on par with doing your taxes and cleaning your bathroom — a task that is unpleasant and irritatingly time-consuming, but absolutely necessary every once in a while. Chances are, your resume hasn’t been updated since the last time you were looking for work. I should update my resume, you think to yourself. Real adults have

Megan Reynolds / January 12, 2015

Make It Work: How To Work From Home Without Losing Your Shit

The elusive dream of all office employees is being able to work from home. “What a privilege and a pleasure it will be!” you tell yourself, envisioning freshly sharpened pencils, crisp legal pads and steaming mugs of coffee, like a stock photo of productivity. “I will get so much done from my home office!” Reality quickly sets in.

Megan Reynolds / January 5, 2015

Make It Work: 5 Career Resolutions For 2015

Generally speaking, New Year’s resolutions are bullshit. They’re entertaining cocktail party fodder at best, a way to talk to people you’ve just met over the cheese plate about how you’re definitely going to quit smoking/go to the gym/take up tantric meditation this year. They are a self-soothing practice, stated with the intent to make you feel like you’re actually going…

Megan Reynolds / December 29, 2014

Make It Work: How To Tackle The Job Search Without Losing Your Shit

Losing your job sucks. There’s no two ways around it. It’s a really shitty feeling to go into work one Wednesday, sit down at your desk, answer three emails and then be summarily dismissed. Regardless of whether you were fired or let go, it still stings. After you leave the office for the last time,…

Megan Reynolds / December 15, 2014

Dater X: Is Success A Turn-Off For Some Men?

Last Friday, I was hanging out with two of my girlfriends and our pals Jack and José (Daniels and Cuervo, that is), when I heard myself uttering the words, “He’s obviously intimidated by your success.” Though a cliche, I actually meant it. I was trying to console my friend Bree, who had just been ghosted…

Dater X 2.0 / December 10, 2014
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