Do you know what it takes (and how much Leaning In is necessary) to rise to the C-suite of the Catholic Church? Or why the Church always elects popes with more than six decades of experience? Or what the heck the Pope actually does all day?
Although I don’t know the answer to the first two questions, I do know the answer to the third. And so below is a summary of a day in the life of the Pope (which, while perhaps not as busy as a day in the life of a certain CEO of a certain Wall Street bank doing[...] Read More >>
By Sean Conrad, Halogen Software
We often think of switching jobs as one of the best ways to advance our careers. And while that may be true—a new job does often offer new opportunities to learn and develop, take on greater responsibilities, move up the ladder, etc.—we sometimes overlook the career development resources our current employer offers us. Your company's talent management programs offer you a whole variety of opportunities to develop new skills and prepare for career progression.
Here's[...] Read More >>
Case questions are a critical part of preparing for life as a consultant—not only are they a major component of the course load at many MBA programs, they are often used as a means of testing job candidates at the interview stage. Being able to quickly and efficiently handle a case question, then, is critical. With so much at stake, who better to turn to for advice than some of the best case question solvers around—participants in the annual IESE-Roland Berger International Case Contest.
Held recently[...] Read More >>
The New York Times recently reported on a shifting dynamic in how companies are finding employees: a significantly higher reliance on internal referrals, and a further retreat from applications submitted through online job boards such as Monster.com and the like. That's a troubling development for job-seekers who either don't have a professional network in place, or have a network that's deteriorated due to long- term unemployment.
It also raises a critical question of strategy, especially for those[...] Read More >>
So, crying at work. It's not like you ever plan for it to happen. But when it does, is it a career killer? Should it be?
Sheryl Sandberg doesn't think so. Here's what she had to say in an interview with Jezebel on the topic:
"Look, I'm not suggesting that the way to get to the corner office is to cry as much as possible. Nobody is going to publish the next Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and say that crying is one of them. But I am saying that it happens. It has happened to me. It has happened[...] Read More >>
When Hillary Clinton stepped down as the U.S. Secretary of State earlier this year, it only increased speculation that she would run for president in 2016. It seemed probable, even likely, that the reason Clinton, who is now 65, relinquished her post was to test the waters for another attempt at the presidency and/or rest up for a race that will unofficially begin in less than two years. Clinton, as you may recall, back in 2008, was barely edged out by Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential[...] Read More >>
As a modern day career counselor, nothing is more fascinating to me than the opportunities that social media can give job seekers. Any of these online networking sites can lead to internship and job opportunities if you do it right. And when you’re doing it really right, the internship and job opportunities could actually come to you.
I’ve watched this happen to many students and heard countless stories of social media success in the job search. Every time, it’s just as amazing a story as the last.[...] Read More >>
Are you keeping your office betting pool on the DL?
You're not the only one.
Our 2013 Office Betting Survey results are in, and while there's some confusion about whose company policies' actually allow betting, it seems that the vast majority of workplaces have a pool going regardless.
70% of participants report having participated in office betting of some kind, most commonly March Madness, at 69%. The Super Bowl was another favorite, with 60% of survey takers placing bets on the big game, and the[...] Read More >>
During law school, Georgetown Law graduate Drake Hagner knew she wanted to enter the field of community-oriented public interest law and volunteered at several clinics, where she gained experience in areas of the law including domestic violence, housing, homelessness and disability rights. She found that poverty was at the root of many other social justice issues, and became interested in how the law could be used as a tool to help people in poverty. Drake was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship[...] Read More >>
Do you feel like you’re always getting volun-told for things? I’m talking about those sneaky things that appear “voluntary” but are laced with all kinds of underlying expectations. It could be a fundraiser at work you’re “strongly encouraged” to participate in, something friends expect like going to every birthday party or shower, or even something society expects like how you’re supposed to live your life.
Usually, they come out of nowhere. You have no idea how it happened or how to possibly get[...] Read More >>
Currently Viewing page 5 out of 671