Having an “in” at a company — specifically a friend who can go to bat for you — can be invaluable. But before you ask a pal to submit your resume to a hiring manager, Liz Ryan says there are five key considerations you should take into account.
You’ve gone over your resume with a fine-toothed comb, cleaned up your social media accounts and managed to get an interview at a company where you’d really like to work. But there are still many pitfalls that can trip you up during a face-to-face interview. Read about them here.
While 2016 marked the year in which there were the most women ever heading top companies, their ranks are still low: out of 500 companies, only 27 have female CEOs. As more women climb to the tops of corporate hierarchies, will their being there help other women advance? This piece suggests it will.
We all like to succeed in out careers, but beware of linking your overall job satisfaction and happiness to your ability to achieve only positive outcomes, says career coach Joseph Liu. There’s a difference — a subtle one to be sure, but important all the same — between staying committed to your work and being overly attached to its outcomes. Many people consider commitment and attachment to be inextricably linked, but I’ve learned to see them as two distinct things.