How To Manage Your Career Path Better!!

5 Classic Career Rules You’ll Be Forced to Break We’ve all heard those tried-and-true cliches meant to guide your career decisions. They come from people whose experience and advice you respect. They’re supposed to make your life easier, functioning as givens you can fall back on. But that’s not always the case and you might actually be an exception. Case in point, here are five rules you may be better off ignoring: 1. “Do What You Love” You’ve been looking for a … Continued

My Boss Made Me Cry!

5 Tips to Help You Stop Taking Negative Feedback So Personally Feedback—even when delivered politely and constructively—can undoubtedly be tough to swallow. No matter how many compliments or affirmations you receive, it’s typical to have that one pesky, negative piece of criticism that continues to echo around your brain and undermine your self-assuredness. We’ve all been there. Dozens of people might tell me how much they admire my writing. But, it’s always that one piece that’s been destroyed by an … Continued

Do I Have Time To Network? Yes . . . In 15 Minutes!

The Secret to Keeping Your Network Warm in Just 15 Minutes a Week 15 minutes a week. You can spare that, right? If so, you can use that tiny amount of time each week to connect with people in your network and foster existing relationships. Now, if you have a large network—and no matter how you’re tempted to answer that, it’s probably bigger than you think—you might think the task of keeping up with everyone when it’s not totally necessary … Continued

I Want To Brag, But, How Can I Be Subtle?

4 Under-the-Radar Ways Modest People Brag About Their Accomplishments When promoting your professional capabilities—whether that’s through an active job search or as an ongoing effort to affirm your personal brand—it’s ridiculously important that you toot your horn, and toot it well. Simply put, the easier you make it for people to quickly understand what you’re all about, and why they (sure as heck) should care about you, the better the odds are that they’re going to want to know you, … Continued

Interview Prep! Your Biggest Interview Fear And How To Combat It!

According to Your Fellow Muse Readers, This Is Your Biggest Interview Fear You know how you have those dreams the night before a big interview about stepping into the office and falling through a giant hole in the floor? Well, if you haven’t, just know that they can be terrifying. But so can interviews, and we know almost everyone has some fear about how it’ll go (wrong). Some people are afraid of letting a bad comment about a previous boss … Continued

How Do I Ask For Professional Feedback?

Um, This Is the Wrong Way to Ask for Feedback at Work Your co-worker asks if you’d be willing to look over his latest presentation, and you’re more than happy to. Only, when you get the email from him, it says, “Good to go, right?” which makes you feel like he doesn’t really want your honest feedback. A rubber stamp question can actually make you feel worse than if you hadn’t been asked in the first place. You might feel … Continued

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

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

I Need To Update My Resume — What Do I Do?

How to Update Your Resume Based on What You’ve Done and Where You Want to Go Out with the old, in with the new is a great approach when you’re cleaning out your fridge, but it doesn’t always work when you’re updating your resume. Why? Cutting old jobs and adding recent positions keeps your career timeline fresh, but it doesn’t allow you to shape your career story in light of where you’re headed right now. So, if you’re ready to … Continued

I’m Being Bullied In The Office! What Do I Do?

An Important Read if You Feel Like Your Office Operates Like a High School (Bullies and All) Cliques, gossiping, and backstabbing. We assume that these are the unfortunate realities we deal with in school, but then thankfully leave behind when we graduate. But for many of us that’s not the case. As someone who works with girls and women on these issues, I’ve lost count of the women who have shared stories of workplace bullying with me. Here are some … Continued