Is It Burnout? Do I Need A New Job?

3 Questions to Help You Decide if You’re Having a Bad Week or About to Burn Out I’d been sitting at my desk staring slack-jawed at that menacing blinking text cursor for the past 15 minutes. I was trying to muster up the motivation to actually get some real, productive work done—and, my attempts had so far been unsuccessful. “I just can’t seem to focus,” I lamented to my husband, who was seated at his own desk across the room … Continued

I Need A New Job And I Only Want To Work On Projects That Are Socially Conscious! How Do I Do That?

Great News: More Companies Are Letting You Work on Projects You Actually Care About Even if you like your job, do you ever wish that you could spend a couple of days working on a passion project that’s wildly different from your day-to-day duties? Or see a process or project you know could be so much better—if only you could break free from your jam-packed meeting schedule and actually spend time on it? We hear you—and turns out, so do … Continued

Can I Learn To Be A Leader?

Real Talk: Are Leaders Born or Made? Are leaders born or made? It’s an important question, especially for those who aspire to head up teams or companies, be the face of a movement, or help others achieve greatness. Some believe that true leaders are born that way—naturally charismatic, influential, and inspiring individuals who are destined to make a mark. But while certain people may be naturally predisposed to leadership, just as they’re naturally predisposed to athleticism or musicality, we believe … Continued

How To Survive Long Hours At Work!!

Here’s How I Survived 16+ Hour Workdays Without Losing It I used to work crazy, long hours—we’re talking 16-hour days. It’s hard for me to believe now that it’s been a while, but it’s true. While I wouldn’t go back to those days when I lived in the office, I don’t regret them because I did learn some valuable lessons and pick up a few routines that I still use today. So with no further ado, here’s how I survived … Continued

Are You Too Nice In The Office? Don’t Let It Hold You Back!!

3 Reasons Being Too Nice at Work Actually Holds You Back You’re probably familiar with the phrase “Nice guys finish last.” I’m not sure if that’s true, but what I do know is that being too nice will absolutely hold you back at work. Because, while “the super nice one” isn’t topping anyone’s list of least favorite colleagues, it can negatively affect your interactions with your co-workers. For example, here’s an email you might send with feedback for a colleague … Continued

Make A Great First Impression!! Be Your Best Self!!

Dear People Who Care About First Impressions . . . Drop These 7 Habits According to research cited in the Harvard Business Review, it takes less than 150 milliseconds for someone to form a first impression. Human nature is such that we process verbal and non-verbal cues immediately—and use that intelligence to decide on the spot if someone is a likable person. First impressions are difficult to unwind, which is why it’s so important to get them right off the bat. … Continued

No Excuses!! Try Something New!!

4 Excuses You’re Making to Avoid Trying Something New (and a Little Scary) A year or so ago, a handful of my husband’s co-workers were organizing a group to run a 5K race in our community to benefit the American Cancer Society. I thought it was a worthy cause—but, that didn’t change the fact that I am definitely not a runner. Regardless of my whining, my husband begged me to sign up with him. And every time, I refused. “I’ll … Continued

How To Chart Your Own Career Path!!

3 Things You Need to Do if You’re Unsure About the Path You’re Currently On Four years into my career, I still feel somewhat awkward when someone calls me “professor.” Why? Well, because I never imagined being here. By most accounts, I’m not your everyday college professor. I didn’t spend years in a relentless pursuit of my position. Quite the opposite, in fact: I consider myself to be the accidental academic. It sounds bizarre, but like so many young, black … Continued

Make Your Boss Your Mentor!!

8 Ways to Get Closer to Your Boss (Without Crossing Lines) Bosses can always be a mixed bag. When you’re starting out at a new role, your supervisor could be anywhere from the perfect mentor to a total nightmare. But (hopefully) more often than not, you do get to work a person you both like and admire. And when that happens, you’re suddenly much more invested in strengthening the relationship. But I get it: That tight line between employee and … Continued

Your Guide to Working with A Legal Recruiter

Your Guide to Working with A Legal Recruiter How A Legal Recruiter Can Help You!! When it comes to the job search, many attorneys will turn to a legal recruiter for help, as they are the top employees to land you a job. This complete guide will prepare and inform you on what it is like to work with a premier legal recruiter. We will discuss what a legal recruiter is and what they can do to serve you. This … Continued