Telecommuting 101: How to Work From Home Like an Expert

Telecommuting 101: How to Work From Home Like an Expert

Are you considering working from home? Do you wonder whether telecommuting is right for you? In our webinar, we help you ask the right questions to decide whether you have the physical and mental space to work away from the office. We also help you consider the tools, technology, and logistics you’ll need to make an effective office in your …

Entertainment Industry - How to Break In and Succeed

Entertainment Industry: How to Break In and Succeed

We recently had the opportunity to speak to Vicki Fenton, the Vice President of Core Services at Viacom, the American media conglomerate. Vicki is responsible for facilities, construction, real estate, and special events for Viacom’s West Coast Headquarters. In our new interview, Vicki reveals how she got started in the entertainment industry and climbed the corporate ladder. With her years …

Entry-Level

The “Entry-Level” Catch-22 That Plagues New Workers

Since childhood, many have wondered, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Nowadays, a more pertinent question young workers often find themselves asking goes more like, “Which comes first, the job or the experience?” Indeed, many recent graduates are stuck in an uncomfortable position, unable to get an entry-level job because they don’t have enough qualifying experience… yet unable …

7 Colossal Ways #MeToo is Promising Better Work

7 Colossal Ways #MeToo is Promising Better Work

In the past two years, the #MeToo movement has become ubiquitous, and its presence has had a marked impact on the workplace and company cultures. Indeed, the movement’s effects have been undeniable, and we’ve seen major changes changes in the workplace – both from a management level and from the employee level. Thanks to #MeToo, we’re actually seeing promise of …

5 Lucrative Career Paths You Never Knew Existed

5 Lucrative Career Paths You Never Knew Existed

So, your dream job isn’t all you thought it would be, and you find yourself daydreaming more than you should. There’s no need to feel bad about it, as thousands of people have been in your exact position before. In fact, our writers discussed their own horror stories in our article “A Toxic Environment: When to Leave a Bad Job”. …

How to Dump Impostor Syndrome Starting with Just One Habit

Impostor syndrome can really cramp your style. While you’re out trying to live your best life, build your career, and foster amazing relationships, impostor syndrome sits in your head and tries to convince you that you don’t deserve any of it. Impostor syndrome is a pattern of thinking that prevents people from internalizing their accomplishments. People with impostor syndrome often …

Working and Studying - Grind Don't Stop

When the Grind Never Stops: How to Balance Working & Studying

My name is Rachel, and I am a working PhD student. As with many (most?) college students, I have to work to financially support myself while I pursue my degree. And like many (probably most) working college students, I constantly feel as though there are not enough hours in a day to do it all (not to mention enough mental …

How to be Yourself and Even Weird at Work

How to be Yourself and Even Weird at Work

Happiness. It’s something we all strive for, and yet it can be so elusive in our hectic lives. Luckily, business coach and author Penny Castle may have unlocked the secret to happiness. We recently spoke to her about finding workplace joy in our new podcast interview. Penny reveals how being authentic – and even weird – can transform you. Penny …

How to Handle and Approach Situations with Grace

How to Handle and Approach Situations with Grace

After sharing tips on how to answer tough questions while maintaining your cool, Lynn joins author Tikiri for a second interview, this time about tackling difficult situations. How do you approach a painful conversation? How can you make the best of it and handle it with grace? That can be a tall order, but both Lynn and Tikiri have learned …

How to Stand Out on Your Job Application – Even if You’re Under-Qualified

I’ve been job hunting for many months now, but so many of the jobs I’m interested in I’m not quite qualified for. There are always a few qualifications or experiences I don’t have. Should I apply for these jobs anyway? How can I stand out even though I’m under-qualified? – Fabiola in Vancouver, BC Answer: Fabiola, first, you should absolutely …

How to Develop the Courage to Have the Career You Want

How to Develop the Courage to Have the Career You Want

Recently, Chelsea Behrens hosted a video interview series, Leading With Authenticity, to share advice about how to have a career that lights you up. Her series brought together more than 21 experts, including our CEO and founder, Lynn Whitbeck. Together, Lynn and Chelsea talked about authenticity in the workplace and finding courage and confidence in yourself. They discussed expert advice …

Build Your Website

Why Starting a Website is Important for All Professionals

In this day and age, anyone can have their own website. It’s not limited to giant corporations and tech-savvy computer engineers anymore – anyone from your school-aged neighbor to your adventurous great aunt can set up and maintain a website. The barriers have come down, and there’s no reason you can’t set up your own online space. More than standard …

Friend's Job Referral

How Should You Get a Friend’s Helpful Job Referral?

I am interested in a position at a company where a friend of mine works. How should I initially reach out to my friend on the inside for some help to be considered for the role? Can I get my friend’s job referral? – Vanessa in San Mateo, California  Answer: Amanda: Vanessa, how I would approach my friend depends on …

What Should You Know Before You Start a Business?

What Should You Know Before You Start a Business?

So many of us have amazing ideas that we want to turn into lucrative careers. But starting your own business takes a lot of work! What should you know before becoming an entrepreneur? Our first tip in learning about this career path is to listen to our new podcast interview with two guests who know a thing or two about …