A career coach’s 4 tips for job-hunting confidently despite your fear of rejection

November 15, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC I’m a delicate little flower with serious issues related to handling rejection, and that reality kept me marooned in a high-stress freelancer world for years, though I didn’t necessarily prefer to live there. My sky-high rejection sensitivity led even the thought of my resumé being glossed over by … Continue reading A career coach’s 4 tips for job-hunting confidently despite your fear of rejection

Checks+Balanced: How going from a high-paying job to start-up life *really* changes a budget

October 25, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How going from a high-paying job to start-up life *really* changes a budget

Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

October 20, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Recently Harvard Business Review reported on a new survey stating that half of all millennials—and 75 percent of Gen Z—have quit a job for reasons related to mental health. This may make the under-35 set seem flippant: “Ugh, I’m sick of my job. Guess I’ll just quit!” I … Continue reading Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

These are the 4 steps to take before accepting a job offer, according to a CEO

October 17, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Once you hit the workforce, it’s easy to get swept into the role you’re in without giving more thought to the why—other than, you know, paying rent and affording your grocery haul. But solidifying a job or career that aligns with your personal values and goals should be … Continue reading These are the 4 steps to take before accepting a job offer, according to a CEO

My job is to create beauty products for a living. Here are the 3 most important things to look for in a product

August 21, 2019 at 09:38PM by CWC I’m a sucker for beauty products with eye-catching aesthetics. To be honest, packaging is probably the number-one thing I look for when my bathroom vanity is want for a brand-spankin’-new cleaner, moisturizer, or serum. After speaking with cosmetic chemist Stephen Alain Ko, however, I’ve realized that my priorities … Continue reading My job is to create beauty products for a living. Here are the 3 most important things to look for in a product

Work-life balance is dead—there’s a better way to think about your relationship with your job

August 13, 2019 at 12:51PM by CWC The idea of “balance”—once a buzzword in the wonderful world of wellness—has largely been abandoned. Now that the workforce has jumped ship on this restrictive 50-50 approach to juggling life and career, all of us need a new way to assess our relationship with work. One that doesn’t … Continue reading Work-life balance is dead—there’s a better way to think about your relationship with your job

A Yale career coach reveals the common mistake that could keep you from your dream job

August 06, 2019 at 11:24AM by CWC When you’re shopping the job market, Ariana Grande-level success (as in, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it”) is pretty much the dream. Furthering a career is a complicated formula though. As much as we all may want to live out the lyrics … Continue reading A Yale career coach reveals the common mistake that could keep you from your dream job

The modern dos and don’ts for dating a coworker without compromising your job

July 19, 2019 at 08:30AM by CWC Many years ago, I fell for a colleague. I felt weird and strangely even bad about it, but my mom, who’d worked in human resources (HR) for 35 years, assured me that dating a coworker is common, as many people meet a significant other in the office. Still, … Continue reading The modern dos and don’ts for dating a coworker without compromising your job

A career expert explains the (big) difference between a job you’d hate to have and a safety job

May 19, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC When I was applying for college, my high-school adviser and other mentors encouraged me to consider “safety” schools—institutions I wouldn’t mind attending that would almost certainly grant me admission—in addition to the “reach” schools at the top of my list. Little did I know then that this concept … Continue reading A career expert explains the (big) difference between a job you’d hate to have and a safety job

Work an office job? Memorize these yoga poses to balance yourself out

March 07, 2019 at 07:02AM by CWC Here’s a scary truth: Whether hunched over a laptop, trying to achieve inbox zero or double-tapping your Instagram feed at lightning speed, the average American adult spends *11 hours a day* staring at some sort of a screen. That’s almost double the amount of time they spend sleeping, … Continue reading Work an office job? Memorize these yoga poses to balance yourself out

How I found my first job through a women’s “whisper network”

March 06, 2019 at 10:30AM by CWC When I think about the moment I passed the threshold between aspiring journalist and journalist (no qualifier!), I realize that without the help of a handful of kickass women, I wouldn’t be writing this right now. As Inc. Magazine recently acknowledged, fostering an inner circle that acts as a … Continue reading How I found my first job through a women’s “whisper network”

A 3-step checklist to stay financially healthy after job loss—because it happens, and it’s okay

December 05, 2018 at 05:30AM So you’ve just been handed a dirty little pink slip (no, unfortunately not the slinky, silky version you might find at the likes of La Perla). It quickly dawns on you that, you’ve just been let go—told to pack your file folders and your ficus and to leave the building, … Continue reading A 3-step checklist to stay financially healthy after job loss—because it happens, and it’s okay

Losing your job is no reason to lose yourself—so here’s how to deal

November 26, 2018 at 03:00AM You’re sitting at your desk, sipping your matcha latte or your cold brew. It’s just another Monday. Or so it seems, until you get the call. It’s your boss. She wants to speak to you. Now. This can’t be good, you think. And it’s not. The company is downsizing. Or … Continue reading Losing your job is no reason to lose yourself—so here’s how to deal

Your desk job might be causing your horrible headaches—here’s how to deal

November 19, 2018 at 08:26AM Advancements in technology have brought us some amazing things, like space travel, Jennifer Garner’s Instagram account, and dog memes. But because of all these tech advances, we’re also spending a lot more time in front of computer and phone screens (like, a lot. That Screen Time app is terrifying.) Some … Continue reading Your desk job might be causing your horrible headaches—here’s how to deal