In just over two weeks, 100 attendees will meet up at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus conference center in Mountain View, CA, for two days of intense learning and mentoring at the 3rd annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs event....more
The summer after my sophomore year at a small Catholic college in Los Angeles, I applied for an internship at NBC in New York City.
The craziest thing isn’t that I got the gig, it’s that I got the gig and didn’t go.
I was broke, and unlike the characters in “Girls,” didn’t have parents I could fall back on to fund an unpaid internship in Manhattan for the summer.
First we had Anya Strzemien at HuffPo suggesting the key to happiness is working part-time. Then we had Marissa Mayer at Yahoo! suggesting the key to success is facetime (or at least it is in Sunnyvale). I myself have been thinking about the nature of work, success, happiness -- and yes, flexibility -- a LOT lately. Let's discuss....more
For all the advice I give you, or that you read on other websites, or that you hear from career coaches, I want to tell you that it's really so simple.
There are literally only two things you must do in an interview....more
I personally believe simplicity rules. Whether branding your business, setting up processes and procedures, or communicating, the premise keep it simple is king. When it comes to branding, simplicity without thought or strategy behind it doesn't make sense. This post from Nora Richardson of The Branding Spot is spot on regarding simplicity and your brand.
I have been working for as long as I have been able to. My first job was at Nordstrom, and my second job was at a law firm. This was not your typical high school student job, but I have always found joy in working hard.
[Editor's Note: A job search can be a stressful time. Balancing the sometimes desperate need for a job with the desire to find the right fit (and something you won't regret later) can be a challenge. Should you trust your gut during this process even if all other signs point the other way? -Paula G
A reader writes:...more
[Editor's Note: If you're a freelancer, you might be wondering why you seem to work so much but make so little money. In this post guest author Jodi Helmer shares 5 reasons why that may be so as a guest on the blog WordCount. -Paula G
In this post, freelance journalist and writing coach Jodi Helmer explains why you might be unintentionally undermining your own success and limiting your ability to meet your freelance income goals. — Michelle Rafter