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One of the most stressful parts of working at a new company besides dealing with clients, surviving office politics, and the occasional happy hour is figuring out to negotiate your first raise. Negotiating a raise can seem so daunting at times that the stress gained from just thinking about asking for a meeting can stop you from taking your chances. Know that with enough preparation and practice,...

There’s a misconception that informational interviews are only for college students or people just starting out in their careers. That’s simply not true. As professionals we’re constantly looking for ways to expand our skill sets and stay ahead of the curve. Although we’d all like to have mentors who we can go to for advice or just to simply pick their brains, it's not realistic for all of us. Thi...

In one of my previous roles, I was tasked with executing central technology deals (we had multiple brands and I worked on deals that affected several brands at a time) and then managing conversations to ensure we were meeting our deal obligations. Essentially this meant a ton of conference calls. Conference calls with clients, with various brand leaders and internal stakeholders, with our tech tea...

Most jobs require a great volume of email. I have yet to meet someone, no matter how meticulous they are, who hasn't made at least one mistake in the process. Sometimes in our desire to reply quickly or to just get through our clogged inboxes, we send an email that we immediately regret. These email mistakes, no matter how big or small, can hurt you professionally. But, you can bounce back from th...

When Valentine's Day comes around and love is in the air, everyone starts thinking about the relationships that matter to them the most. You may just be thinking about a relationship with significant others, friends and family. Why aren't you thinking about the relationship between you and your job?! You're at work at least 40 hours a week -- 9 - 5, Monday through Friday, and let's get real someti...

In the old days, the rules of networking and professional etiquette were "don't talk money, religion or politics." I remember learning that rule in networking events in grad school and I used to apply it feverishly, avoiding all those topics with grace. Well, despite the fact some of our country badly wants to revert to the old days, the rules of the game have changed. One major takeaway from Nove...

Hopefully, by now you have seen Hidden Figures (if not, what have you been doing with your time? Go see it. Now!) Apparently a lot of people are watching, enough that it "is this year's highest grossing Oscar nominated film, beating out 'La La Land' with $119.4 million."

Hidden Figures tells the story of trailblazers at work, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three black female m...

We recently wrote about how to shatter glass-ceilings, when you haven't seen it done before. Indeed, there are still many ceilings that need to be broken through. After Ursula Burns stepped down as CEO on January 6th, 2017, Black women are no longer represented in the C-Suite of Fortune 500 companies. In our current political climate, progress might look dismal, but we must remember we've seen the...

There is nothing wrong with focusing your time and energy on your career but spending too much can leave you feeling burned out. Do you find yourself canceling plans with friends and family to work on projects? Are all of your conversations about the work you do? There's nothing wrong with loving your career but maintaining a balance between work and life is key to having a healthy lifestyle. Is t...

A mentor, a sponsor, and a coach: most career resources, conferences, retreats, etc. will tell you that you need at least one, if not all three, of these key relationships to thrive at work. A mentor leverages their experiences and knowledge of your company and industry to give you candid feedback on how to thrive in your role and grow to the next level. A career coach isn't necessarily famil...

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