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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It all started with an email. Back in 2014, I was fortunate enough to work part-time as a Graduate Assistant while I completed my master’s degree. Now, there are many perks to being a GA, like unlimited Keurig coffee, redirecting freshmen when they stumble into your office lost during syllabus week, and of course, tuition assistance (more on that in a future post). But in … Continue reading Send That Email! 5 Tips for Writing to a Stranger
Welcome to The Corporate Communique Business Book Club! I’m a BIG fan of business and psychology books that offer real-world takeaways. In this series, I’ll give you an elevator pitch review of a book, a recommendation on when you should read it, and leave you with a quote to quote when you want to sound like the smartest person in the room. Here’s review #2! Read … Continue reading TCC Business Book Club: Work Rules!
Last weekend, an accomplished leader sent me a short note thanking me for my help on a project at work. Instead of responding with a simple thank you like a normal human being, my mind went into overdrive. Can’t be for me. She made a mistake. I didn’t even do that much! And so I replied: “Thank you, but I think this may have been … Continue reading Shut Up and Take a Compliment!