Simple meeting etiquette

Whether you like it or not, meetings are a part of your work life. Even when you think that the meeting could’ve been an email, I’ve learned you should be on your best behavior. Don’t talk over people Don’t interrupt people Don’t storm out When people talk over you, don’t roll your eyes Patiently wait […]

Check the tabs

I cannot tell you how many of my embarrassing work moments could’ve been avoided by just checking the tabs. Most recently, here I am in a meeting with my peers, boss, and president of our company and here I am presenting my charts only to find I’m missing a huge chunk of data that no […]

Networking for no reason

The key to successful networking, is networking for no reason. Pshhhh I have no idea what the key to successful networking is for real, but I can tell you if you wait to network til you need something then we are starting off behind the curve. When you wait until you need something to start […]

Clap for the heavyweight champ

The people around you can make or break you. For whatever reason some people will believe that your success takes away from their success. Some people believe there’s not enough for all of us. Some people would rather hold you back than work on their own selves. Some people are motivated by all the wrong […]

Take it easy on job seekers

Changing jobs is a highly stressful experience for us humans. Even positive changes can bring about uncertainty, but yet too many people on the hiring side of the desk treat this like a chance to tell people they aren’t good enough or don’t follow directions. I personally think we need to offer a lot more […]

My way

Be your most productive self by learning that there is more than one way to do things. I order what I know I like from restaurants, I usually take the same route to places I frequent, I have specific routines, and I don’t want you kids on my lawn. I like things done a certain […]

Linda…

Career lesson 18 is about to be the hardest for some of y’all. Listen. I understand why you may think you know it all, you just graduated with your degree. You passed all your classes and got A’s on all your projects. You studied all the HR legal cases and you memorized the “steps to […]

Are you a consumer?

Raise your hand if you’ve been to a presentation about how innovative Air bnb is to lodging, or amazon is to retail, or uber is to transportation services. All these companies took things we already used and made them exceptionally easy to use. They are “innovative.” Ahhh, I see that’s most of the room. The […]

Do you like your coworkers?

When I ran a staffing office the hardest job to fill was one for my team in the office. There was extra stress for me to make the right decision because we spent so much time together. Our environment was high stress and if I brought the wrong person into the mix it was going […]

You might be surprised

At a previous job, a high school internship program was something no one wanted to oversee. One of the issues we had with it was that it came from the top down and we were like “um, we have enough stuff to do, but thanks anyway.” Another reason we were not interested is because we […]