Better Career Advice For Women

On a recent Monday morning, Kathryn Ferris, a 32-year-old financial analyst, had a weekly 6:15 appointment with her formal mentor at a lower Manhattan office for a 40-minute debrief of the previous work week. She spent the next 11 hours in front of three computer screens, checking in twice with the nanny about her three-year-old…

Start Your Big Project NOW

We call it “analysis paralysis.”  We’re not alone.  We hear that phrase all the time.  When there’s so much to do, or something so large to undertake, it feels so overwhelming, that, naturally, you….do nothing.  You tackle all of the little projects around you that take 5-10 minutes and keep putting off the HUGE one. …

Interview Advice For Sales Reps (And Managers)

One of the most challenging things to do as a sales manager is to determine if the person sitting across from you in an interview will be an ‘A’ player.  Will he or she be the next superstar?  Can this person ‘make it rain’?  Can I rely on them to exceed their quota? Sales Managers…

5 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Ahead

Fastcompany’s Expert Blogger Dayna Steelev writes about something we’ve experienced for several years now:  A general malaise among American workers.  Q101 would think that with 10% unemployment there would be tons of eager people willing to bend over backward to rock it for companies.  Sadly, we’ve encountered very few such “go-getters.”  While this epidemic has…

Start New Year Right With Your Money

It’s the New Year. That means you get to start over. Instead of berating yourself for financial mistakes and missteps in the year past, this is the time to look forward to the financial opportunities that may come your way in the year ahead. The first step to getting ahead is to get organized. Not…

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Weird Interview Questions To Be Ready For

Jen Weigel from the Chicago Tribune has a great piece that is must-read material if you are planning on interviewing for a new gig anytime soon: Finding employment these days can be hard enough, but imagine getting asked a bizarre question during the interview process that’s impossible to answer. According to Glassdoor.com — an online…

Do You Have Social Media Envy?

In his book Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely notes that from about 1978 to 1993, the average pay for a public company CEO climbed from 36 times the average worker’s pay to 131 times. In order to “shame” companies into holding back on lavish pay for CEOs, the Securities and Exchange Commission began requiring publicly held…

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Playboy Closing up Shop in Chicago

While Playboy magazine is less relevant today than ever, the brand and it’s face “Heff” are larger than life.  The magazine is moving most of it’s operations from Chicago to the left coast.  Forget bubbling crude…totally NUDE is coming to Beverly…HILLs that is.  That’s where the Southern California offices have already been consolidated to.  Playboy’s…

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