New College Graduates—What Employers Are REALLY Looking For

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview? Overcoming stereotypes! Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates, […]

Speak Up—But Don’t “Tic” Off Your Audience

Sometimes I feel like a one-woman vigilante on a mission to rid the world—or at the very least the workplace—of vocal tics. No doubt you’ve heard a few of these within your office walls. Let’s start with “Upward Inflection,” originated and perfected by California Valley girls in the 70’s who managed to take a declarative […]

Imitation Isn’t Always Flattering

LESSONS FROM THE LAND OF YOUTH AND COOL In early times, when the younger generation entered the workforce, they emulated their elders in speech, dress, and behavior. Now the tables have turned and the older generations are copying the younger ones in a desperate attempt to remain youthful, cool, and cutting edge. But when it […]

Ethical Behavior at Work

AN OLD-FASHIONED SOFT SKILL FOR THE NEW WORLD If ethical behavior had been taught to employees and reinforced as a must-have soft skill, could we have prevented the economic meltdown? This article contains some practical ideas and tips for keeping your own professional ethics in tip-top shape as we navigate our way out of the […]