One Thing This Week: Use Your Words!

Things you don’t learn in college: how to deal with co-workers, how to request vacation time, how to handle weird job interviews where you’re offered beer. Things you do learn in college: new words. I met up with my old college roomie earlier this week, and somehow we got to talking about how without mandatory reading, homework and papers, it almost feels like our vocabulary … Continue reading One Thing This Week: Use Your Words!

One Thing This Week: Even Successful People Fail

“If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind.” I believe this wholeheartedly—at work, at home, and in life in general! So One Thing This Week is where I share one thing—you guessed it!— that inspired me to move forward this week. This week, my One Thing was the Girlboss Radio podcast interview with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, Flywheel Sports. I personally haven’t taken a Flywheel class (yet), … Continue reading One Thing This Week: Even Successful People Fail

4 Newsletters to Jumpstart Your Day

Remember in middle school, when you had to complete a weekly current events assignment where you summarized a newspaper article for the class? You were learning to do research and getting informed! However, I regret to share with you that adulthood does not include a mandatory current events class. You need to seek this stuff out yourself! According to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report … Continue reading 4 Newsletters to Jumpstart Your Day

Do Yourself a Favor: Take Your Vacation Days

I read something shocking the other day. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, 70% of professionals in the United States don’t take a vacation, even though they want to. Why, you may ask? Fear of falling behind was cited by more than half of all respondents. And among the highest offenders? Millenials—we’re doing this to ourselves! A 2016 study by Project: Time Off found … Continue reading Do Yourself a Favor: Take Your Vacation Days

TCC Business Book Club: You Are A Badass

It’s time for a new addition to the Corporate Communique Business Book Club! Even though it says “business” in the title, the books I review aren’t necessarily about business or work, but ones that have concepts that can be applied in the workplace. I’ve been seeing You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero pop … Continue reading TCC Business Book Club: You Are A Badass

3 Tips to End Your Internship on the Right Note

We’re in the home stretch of internship season! By now, you’ve probably gotten a good feel for what the company you’re interning for actually does, the way the business is structured, and the type of people who work there. You may also know whether this is a place you would consider working at in the future or want to run far, far away from. End your internship … Continue reading 3 Tips to End Your Internship on the Right Note

How to Nail the Phone Interview

When you’re in the market for a new job, first impressions matter. And most of the time, your opportunity to make that stellar first impression will be over the phone. Whether it’s an initial call with a recruiter, or a second-round interview with the hiring manager, preparation is key. Your job is to convince the voice on the other side of the phone to give … Continue reading How to Nail the Phone Interview

4 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

I’ve been terrified of public speaking for most of my life. In kindergarten, I faked a sore throat to get out of auditioning for The Three Little Pigs, our class play. In high school, I had a bad habit of nervous giggling when it was my turn to present. In college, I delivered what was probably the worst speech of all time when I was … Continue reading 4 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to be Taken Seriously as a Young Professional

Occasionally, when I meet someone new at work, this is how the conversation usually goes: “Nice to meet you! Is this your first job out of school?” or worse, “Are you the intern?”  It’s alllll thanks to my babyface. Look, I know this is a #firstworldproblem. I get it! And I’m glad to show anyone my ID during happy hour. But in the workplace? It … Continue reading How to be Taken Seriously as a Young Professional

The 5 Types of People You Meet at Work

No matter what industry you’re in, or how large or small of a company you work for, you’re bound to meet some, er, “interesting” people that make you question whether or not your life is actually an Office Space sequel. Here are the five types of people you meet in every office, and how to deal with them (without losing your cool or your job). … Continue reading The 5 Types of People You Meet at Work