Tag Archives: Confidence

Tips for Upgrading Your Work Wardrobe

 

I’ve done a lot of thinking about my career these past few months – where I am, where I’m headed, and where I’d like to be. And as I’ve thought about all the big changes that need to happen to accomplish my goals, I came to terms with the fact that there was one small thing I really needed to re-evaluate.

 

My wardrobe. Continue reading

Feeling Stuck? Here's How To Figure It Out

How To: Figure Things Out When You’re Feeling Stuck

I can clearly remember the times in my adult life when I felt stuck and unsure of what to do next. It happened during my senior year of college while on the job hunt, and then again a few years later when I decided to change course in my career. There were even moments in between, where personal and professional concerns overlapped all at once (and yes, I’m still working on those).

I’m going to bet that you’ve felt stuck at some point too – because the feeling is a frustrating but very normal occurrence. Continue reading

How I Underestimated Myself with Just One Sentence

There is tons of advice on the internet about all the things that you can do right in your career. Still, don’t you find that real life often delivers the best aha moments?

I recently had a meeting with my manager and one of our organization’s clients. Not having spoken to this person before, our conversation naturally began with some quick intros. I said one sentence quickly describing my role and proceeded without another thought. Continue reading

How to Craft An Elevator Pitch (Because Let’s Face It, We All Need One)

This weekend I volunteered at a career fair, helping high schoolers think through their resumes & interview skills. Let me say that of the many ways that there are to give back and get involved, empowering youth to follow their dreams is my absolute favorite.

One session covered the elevator pitch: the brief statement that somehow captures who you are, what you’re good at, what you want and why people should care. For many, this pitch is a cruel and unusual professional necessity. Continue reading