I met postdoctoral researcher Margherita Perillo last month at the ASCB-EMBO Conference where we talked about career decisions that lead to happiness. In addition to the work she does in the lab, Margherita writes a blog for the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) and she asked me some questions for her latest article "Three Steps For Scientists In The Pursuit Of Happiness," where she also looked at what the happiest scientist she knows does to stay that way. Regardless of whether you go to work in a lab or an office or a warehouse, she shares some great tips on how to find your right balance and continually push yourself to create the most fulfilling life for yourself.
Happy New Year! As so many people start the year ready to dive into a job search - and as many cities (Philly included) develop wage equity legislation - this is a great time to check out some expert advice (mine included) in the article How to Negotiate Salary Without Disclosing Past Earnings.
If you're coming to the 2017 Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, October 3rd, come join me for my small business roundtable discussion "You’re Worth Every Penny: Strategies to Stop Undervaluing Your Work."
The wage gap between female and male employees persists, but a recent study conducted by Babson College found that even women business owners pay themselves less than their male counterparts. In this roundtable, I will share lessons learned from salary negotiations and share strategies for commanding the price you deserve.
I'm thrilled to be a part of such an exciting program that also includes keynote speakers Michelle Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Brene Brown, Esther Perel, Mayor Jim Kenney, Governor Tom Wolfe, and dozens of other thought leaders and groundbreakers.
Sound like exactly what you need? Click on over here to the newest article on Mic.com that I've contributed some tips to. Christy Rakoczy has rounded up advice from a range of career experts who want to help you like your work more.
I've been eagerly anticipating getting to hang out and talk career with one of my favorite employment experts, Kenneth L. Johnson, on his Career Seekers Show airing live today from 4-5pm Eastern on 106.5 WPPM Philadelphia or streaming at https://phillycam.org/radio/listen. You can also tune in later here. Kenneth is a top diversity recruiter and executive search professional, President of East Coast Executives, a frequent contributor to national media pieces, and an in-demand public speaker and trainer, but don't let that scare you off - he's also one of the most down-to-earth and accessible resources in the field.
I recently contributed to Christy Rakoczy's piece for Mic. on finding the best jobs for your personality. This is a topic I'm really passionate about, and I feel we need to spend more time thinking critically about our career path in more holistic terms. So far, there's no magic career aptitude test that can tell you what you should be doing with your life, and so it can take a lot of work to find and re-find the answer (which can also change over time).
I had a great time discussing why taking an unpaid internship might be a bad idea on The CW's Morning Dose with Laila Muhammad the other day! The study that sparked this conversation came from Angus Holford at the University of Essex.
If you feel that flash of fear when you agree to a pre-employment background check, you may want to read this Employment Background Check Guide for Job Applicants from Daniel Bortz for Monster. He shares some insight (from me, and some other career experts) that may alleviate your concerns - or prepare you to strategize for how you will address potential issues.
If you've ever gotten to the end of a job interview and felt like you were supposed to ask them something, check out some suggestions in this new article for Textbooks.com that I contributed to so that next time you are better prepared!
I'm a certified career coach based in Philadelphia. I started my own practice to help people land their dream jobs and achieve their individual definitions of success.
I also keep this blog with my musings on changes in the employment landscape, advice for job seekers, links to other career-related articles, and anything else that catches my interest.