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Revisit Roundup: Building Your Portfolio

September 1, 2016

  First impressions matter. Whether you’re going on a date or a job interview, there’s always pressure to share the best parts of yourself. Most recently, Richmond UX hosted a talk with Jason Cranford Teague about portfolios. It gave me a chance to revisit several of my previous blog posts because a lot of the […]

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Revisit: Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

July 22, 2016

Yep, the corporate life is totally for me. Since I’m in a new role “in-house” after four years at agencies, it seemed like this was one of the best posts to revisit as part of looking back. I wrote the original six years ago before I was in totally free, creative environments. The fact that […]

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LinkedIn Report: Women without a Mentor

October 25, 2011

Everyone should have mentors. It only helps you in your career (and life) if you have someone who can share their own experiences, learnings, and battle scars with you. You won’t avoid mistakes, but the idea here is that you may be able to avoid making the mistakes they made. Women also can benefit from […]

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LinkedIn Report: Claim Your Volunteer Hours on Your Profile

September 7, 2011

One of the things that I learned in my household was to always donate my skills and time. Serving is beneficial to your community, but you get a lot out of volunteering, as well. I’ve talked about career development on the cheap, and if you volunteer, you can gain a lot of skills depending on […]

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MBA: Don’t Knock It ’til You Try It

October 25, 2010

When I announced I was going to go back to school full-time for my MBA, I was waiting for the fallout. Yep, I said fallout. I don’t think my fellow bloggers would have actually said anything to me directly, but everything I had been reading in my network included comments like, “Don’t go to grad […]

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What a Waste

March 31, 2010

There’s something that I see happen all the time: the waste of potential. You’d think with the recession that companies would have figured out the extra skill sets people have. Nope. It doesn’t even have to be employers. There are tons of people who could do amazing things…and they don’t. There are two major ways […]

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Are We On the Road to Success?

September 21, 2009

Things aren’t exactly coming up roses right now. That’s a given. People don’t have jobs, and of those who do, many are feeling stuck. The excitement that comes with chaos has become stale. In speaking to a friend, he told me of how his wife is looking to find a job, any job, even if […]

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Be Brazen!

August 25, 2009

Launch. Like a rocket. Or a ship. Or an inter-galactic missile. (Play Star Wars theme here) I come from a tradition where women were launched upon society through cotillions and coming out parties. Where ships had naming and launching rituals, including formal Change of Command ceremonies for the commanding officers. Where sorority recruitment seemed to […]

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Get Your Own Case Studies

June 3, 2009

My college roommate was a Finance major, and often times she would tell me about all the case studies she had to work on for class. Case studies are great for learning because they provide you with examples. Theories are only good if people can understand them, and a few great examples can go a […]

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