what to wear to your next job interview

You must leave your high-end accessories at home if you want to be hired. While no one should judge your competence based on a wedding ring, or the car you drove up in, it happens. A monogrammed handbag and Louboutin’s can also send the message that your salary requirements are high and maintenance level even higher. Stay label-free for an interview, and park your Lexus at the end of the street. Continue Reading

shrm-cp/shrm-scp exam: my experience

My advice to prepare for the SHRM-CP is to read every word of those textbooks for like, a year. If you live somewhere that offers a study group or class that provides in-person preparation, do it. Take the practice tests everyday, and flash those freakin’ flash cards until you’re reciting definitions in your sleep. Especially focus on the different behavioral/situational theories, risk management, and the outcomes of an effective training program. Continue Reading

8 ways to make your resume suck less

Your resume is your brand, people. It bears your professional soul. You wouldn’t post to Instagram unless your perfectly-filtered photo wasn’t well, perfect. Approach your resume the same way you would your Match.com profile and put your best self out there. Continue Reading

my career crush

So many women turn down opportunities because they fear they won’t have time to manage additional responsibilities that do not yet exist. Why are you obsessing over a fulltime job, board memberships, charity commitments, community involvement, a social calendar, planning your wedding, and how you’ll get the kids to soccer and ballet when you don’t even have a boyfriend and zero offspring? Continue Reading