Networking 101 – don’ts (3/3)!

Don’ts 1 – Don’t try and hard sell people. In social situations, you want to keep the conversation casual. Contrary to 80s networking wisdom, it’s not the time to beat people over the head with your amazing skillset…. Read More

Networking 101 – do’s! (2/3)

Do’s: 1 – Contact your closest family and friends directly. After being home with the kids and running a small business I was definitely out of office culture for a few years. Since I wanted to get back… Read More

Networking 101 – not just a buzzword (1/3)

As I have mentioned before, I have made a bit of a career out of working 7-8 months of the year and then taking the summers off. For almost 5 years now I have been able to snag… Read More

Open concept rebellion

A great essay on the mini-rebellions that occur in open-concept spaces: The isolation of modern offices left us with one option: cubicle rebellion. Last year I worked in an open-concept space and the first couple of weeks I… Read More

Don’t choose to be one thing when you grow up

This TED talk resonated with me. Like Emilie, I like way too many things and have way too many interests to “follow my passion,” because I don’t just have *one* passion. To be honest, the cultural movement towards… Read More

Is ‘finding your passion’ bunk?

What ‘do what you love’ is terrible advice I will be adding this to my reading list. At the very least it looks like a worthwhile and interesting read.

Online part-time jobs

This morning Get Rich Slowly had a great article about places you can go online to earn extra cash. While I am still more of a fan of the bricks-and-mortor part-time job, these could potentially earn you some… Read More

Back to life, back to reality

…and they’re off! It’s the start of a new school year or as a friend of mine likes to call it, “the real new year.” He’s right, I have always felt September was a month of new beginnings…. Read More

A great article on the fallacy of “living your passion”

Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice: If passion is a job requirement, says the writer Miya Tokumitsu, employees have little room to complain about mistreatment at work.

The tide is high and I’m moving on

I really should replace all my blog titles with song titles and/or quotes – especially ones from the 80s. I am sure most of them would be fitting! At any rate, it looks like I may be heading… Read More