Answer: It depends.
Ugh. Seriously? I hate that answer! But…it’s true. What you wear to the interview depends on whether the dress code at the company is business formal, business casual or a catch-all category we’ll call “other”. Let’s drill down and get to some specifics about what would be appropriate to wear to an interview. Continue reading →
This is the blog post you need to read. I’m going to walk you through the process of discovering your personal brand. I alluded to it in my “Why do I even try?” article, and now, here it is. This exercise has the potential to put focus to your career choices and guide you to what will bring you happiness. Seriously. Continue reading →
I told you my next post would be life-changing–and it is–but first you need to know where the equation came from. This personal brand “equation” I’m going to share came from Sam Bernards, and he deserves full credit for all the ripples of goodness that will follow. Continue reading →
At a recent conference, I heard Tricia Schumann speak as part of a panel. She was so articulate and insightful in her advice to new startups, I just had to share with y’all! Tricia is a serial entrepreneur, with her latest venture being Bach Health. She shared many great thoughts but here are three of my favorites: Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I published a purely fashion post, and even though it’s spring, this dress was too good not to share. As with other casual dresses I wear to work, and in keeping with my purpose behind this blog, I’m here to tell you why this dress works for me at the office, at a networking reception, or a work dinner.
Mentoring has been on my mind a lot lately. No matter where you’re at on your career path, good mentors are invaluable. I’ve been lucky to have mentors like Beatryx Washington, who have played both the coach and cheerleader for me. But rather than give my amateur advice on how to find a good mentor, I went to the expert–Belinda Han. Teaching people to find mentors and be mentors is basically her job, and she’s really, really good at it! Continue reading →
Stephanie nabbed me after church with a big problem. She had scored an important interview, but had nothing to wear! “Big Biz” would be flying her out to Washington D.C. for a two-day interview. The instructions said “business professional” for the first day and “business casual” for the second. “I have looked everywhere, literally everywhere! And I can’t find a suit, and what the heck is business casual for an interview anyway?!” she said, ready to just give up and wear yoga pants and a sweatshirt (I feel ya, Steph, I feel ya.) We picked a night to go shopping for Stephanie’s first suit, and the experience prompted this “what you should know about shopping for your first suit” blog post. Continue reading →
Recently, I had an interview with this fantastic woman–Malia Anderson. In just a couple months, she will have the initials Ph.D. after her name. Malia is completing a doctoral degree in neuroscience, researching cognitive and memory development of the brain. (Something wicked smart like that.) Smarts isn’t what gets you through a graduate program, Malia said, it’s commitment. I asked what advice she had for people thinking about grad school, and this is what she said: Continue reading →