My newest column for The Muse dives into the oh-so-tough decision of whether or not to take a job you're not all that interested in. Whether it's a lateral move, a stagnant company or a mediocre pay bump, there are reasons NOT to take a job offer...and there are times when you should! Read on to see my answers to common job offer quandaries.
My latest column for The Muse dives into the thorny issue of annoying co-workers! From that woman who won't shut up about wedding planning to the guy who's taking credit for your work, horrible co-workers can ruin your day and - in some cases - a perfectly good job. Read on for my quick-fire decisions on whether or not to call your co-worker on their habit.
This interesting article challenges the idea of making decisions by "going with your gut".
"All that thinking and careful decision-making is exhausting, and a little boring, and so unromantic, which is probably part of the reason why “think with your gut” is trotted out so frequently. We want to believe in a power higher than our own brains, something within us that makes better choices for us than our rational minds ever could — particularly when it comes to bigger decisions like picking a partner, or buying a house, or having children (or not). But none of the behavioral scientists and psychologists I spoke to said anything to indicate it’s possible (or prudent) to make a decision with one’s gut alone."
She suggests several helpful tips for making decisions, including:
-Ask yourself if you have any idea what you’re talking about
-Make a list, then see how you feel
-Reexamine your instincts from time to time
and my personal favorite...
-Talk to someone else about your decision 👉firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm excited to announce that I'm now a columnist at The Muse. I'll be answering tough questions about career-related decisions in a handy Yes/No format. Check out the first one, on whether or not you should quit your job without a back-up plan, here.
Up now at The Muse is my handy guide to those small job-search questions! Should you consider a counter-offer? Give more than two weeks' notice? Interview for a job you're not sure you want? I make those eight decisions for you, so you can spend your time on more important things, like getting that interview.Read More
There are times when it pays to think long and hard about a decision and other times when it just doesn't. Over at The Muse, I answer eight common career questions, from joining colleagues at social events to when to CC: your boss on an email. Save time and mental energy by using this as a checklist. Check it out here!Read More
One of the questions I get asked most often is: "Should I quit my job?" It's often hard to figure out when to jump ship. Over at The Muse, I put together a cheat sheet for figuring out if you should leave, with six different scenarios that range from going back to school to traveling the world. Check it out here!Read More