Ode on a Liberal Arts Graduate


For the record: I’m a proud liberal arts graduate. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with big dreams and a double major that doesn’t have a darned thing to do with my work now. If you’re a parent despairing over your new grad’s choice of major, take heart. You could be the proud parent … Continue reading Ode on a Liberal Arts Graduate

What Employers Really Want: Prioritization


When juggling multiple tasks, we have to be able to decide which ones need to be tackled immediately, and which ones can wait. Hiring someone who can’t get this right means that key due dates and project timelines can fall through the cracks, ultimately hurting your business.

What Employers Really Want: Growth Potential


Today’s fast-paced work environments require employees who can do the job now, and have the potential to grow into new roles or leadership positions at your company in the future. After all, if an employee leaves, it costs your company 1.5 times that employee’s salary to replace her.

A Plan for Getting Rejected


In my last post, I wrote about the process of desensitizing yourself to rejection. The only way to take away the power of rejection is to practice receiving it daily. “No” only has the power to hurt you if you let it. You have plenty of options when someone tells you no. I’ll ask again … Continue reading A Plan for Getting Rejected

Improv Can Set You Free


We go through life interacting with dozens of people each day without a prepared script. From “What are you hungry for tonight?” to “Give us a quick update on the project status,” you’re improvising answers and responses all the time. Practicing this skill can help you feel more confident in any situation.

Nervous about the Interview? Smart Move.


http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/worry-royalty-free-image/152862474 Here’s how to harness your fear and make it work for you. In Adam Grant’s New Book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, he talks about how to manage fear and anxiety. He calls it “the positive power of negative thinking.” He cites the work of psychologist Julie Norem and her study of two … Continue reading Nervous about the Interview? Smart Move.