Non-Awkward Ways to Start and End Networking Conversations

May 1, 2017Forbes

Published on Forbes: Mar. 6, 2012 *most-read article on Forbes.com for 24+ hours. When I first started attending networking events, I was terrified to approach large groups of strangers. I watched some of my peers dive into these situations with ease, and wondered how on earth they made it look so natural. Meanwhile, I found … Read More

What You Should Know Before Buying a Home

November 3, 2016Forbes

Published on Forbes: Feb. 3, 2012 When I moved out of my parents’ house and into my freshman dorm room, I had no idea that my existing concept of “home” would change so dramatically. Throughout college and my first few years in the real world, I found a reason to move every single year. Yes, … Read More

The Internal Interview: How to Nail an Interview at Your Current Company

November 1, 2016Forbes

Published on Forbes: Nov. 13, 2012 You’ve been thinking about making a lateral jump within your company, and you’ve had your eye out for marketing positions for months. Or, your boss knows you’ve been looking to switch into a more creative role, and she’s recommended you for an editorial position in another department. And now, you’ve found yourself with … Read More

Your Company’s in Turmoil. Should You Jump Ship?

February 15, 2014Forbes

Published on Forbes: Feb. 26, 2014 If you’ve ever worked for a company that’s having a particularly bad year or simply not performing as well as expected, you know firsthand what an unsettling environment it can create. A company facing declining sales or profits quickly turns into a pretty stressful place to work, and employees … Read More

4 Steps for Managing a Team During a Crisis

July 11, 2013Forbes

Published on Forbes: July 5, 2012 Working for a company that’s experiencing layoffs, a lawsuit, a merger, or any other kind of corporate crisis can feel a little like swimming in the ocean. It gets hard to keep track of exactly where you’re going, and sometimes, it’s challenging just to stay afloat. These situations get even more … Read More

Made a Mistake? 5 Steps to Saying “I’m Sorry”

July 11, 2013Forbes

Published on Forbes: April 30, 2012 Unless you were blessed with super-human powers, you’ve likely experienced an occasional workplace misstep. I’ve made my fair share of these types of mistakes, and have learned that while messing up is hard, learning how to apologize for what’s happened can be even harder. Chances are, your co-workers will forget … Read More

6 Tips for Leading a Training (That They’ll Actually Enjoy)

July 11, 2013Forbes

Published on Forbes: April 23, 2012 We’ve all been there—trapped in a cold, windowless room with 50 of your nearest and dearest colleagues, listening to some presenter drone on about who knows what. As you’ve probably gathered from that poor soul, it’s not always easy to lead a training session, conference, or large meeting. In … Read More

What I Learned When I Quit Facebook

July 11, 2013Forbes

Published on Forbes: Feb. 29, 2012 When I decided to detox from Facebook for two weeks, I wasn’t entirely sure what would happen. I didn’t anticipate any life-changing disasters, but I also wondered if I was making a mistake by entering the stone age of social lives. I’ve been an avid Facebooker since it was … Read More

Surprise! How to Handle an Unexpected Job Offer

July 11, 2013Forbes, Forbes Woman

Published on ForbesWoman: Jan. 12, 2012 Many people think that holding onto a good job in this economy is an accomplishment. So getting a job offer when you weren’t even looking? That’s a small miracle! Well, it’s actually not—the further you progress in your career, the more people you meet and the more marketable you … Read More

5 Steps to Making the Right Decisions for You

July 11, 2013Forbes, Forbes Woman

Published on ForbesWoman: Feb. 22, 2012 In a world where you can get your entire network’s opinion on everything, right down to the photos you just uploaded to Facebook, it’s hard not to seek the opinions of others when you’re poised to make a big decision. Whether you’re contemplating what career path to pursue or … Read More