The Brazen Careerist

THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- 140 words: How Twitter can improve your life
Published on Feb 25th, 2010
1 comments It's safe to say that the majority of the world thinks Twitter is a waste of time, but here are some ways that Twitter can save your life: 1. Twitter lets you find people like you The core of every...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Career focus: Cut out spending to focus on success
Published on Feb 18th, 2010
0 comments I have earned a lot of money in my life. But I have never had an extravagant life. I don't own a house. I've never bought a new car. I've never bought a new piece of living room furniture, and I do...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Workplace news: That, alas, you probably can't use
Published on Feb 11th, 2010
0 comments I collect data points constantly, and here are four ideas I was just about to toss out as incurably useless, but, instead, I bring them to you with a warning: You may reach the same conclusion. 1....
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Anger management: How to keep it out of the workplace
Published on Feb 4th, 2010
0 comments People at work are asking me why I am not working as many hours as I used to. I am, but I am also spending time on anger management. Here are some tips I've tried: 1. Prioritize the problem I used...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Work weirdo: I'm one, so try my survival guide
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
1 comments A social skills deficit is not a workplace death sentence. I know. I have that sensory integration dysfunction known as Asperger's Syndrome. If you're like me, you just need some tips for bridging...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Unemployed? It's time to launch the new you
Published on Jan 14th, 2010
0 comments The turn of the year is one of the hardest times of the year to be unemployed. The peer pressure for good cheer is outrageous, the financial pressure of gifts is huge even for those with a steady...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Skip resolutions: Work on things you can see
Published on Jan 7th, 2010
0 comments I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. We know that people keep less than 5 percent of them, and I think a big reason is that anything we are trying to change in our lives is really about self-...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Stuff: Less really is more, especially bed bugs
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
0 comments When I was a kid, there was money everywhere. (My great grandpa was a lawyer for the Chicago mob in the 1920s, and my dad’s generation is still living off that money.) When I went to college,...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Gen Y's prize: How we picked the best employers
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
0 comments My company, Brazen Careerist, partnered with PayScale to come up with a list of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y. The list is based on what we at Brazen Careerist know about Gen Y and what PayScale...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- At work: Find the advantages of introversion
Published on Dec 10th, 2009
0 comments The workplace is set up to reward extroverts. For example, according to the Myers-Briggs Indicators, ENTJs (Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging) make up only three percent of the population but a...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- No snob zone: Take good advice where you find it
Published on Dec 3rd, 2009
0 comments I have found that the best way to manage myself is by asking for a lot of help. The question is, how do you know who to take advice from? The answer is not always intuitive. For example, you'd think...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Eat and kill: Are you ready for sales?
Published on Nov 26th, 2009
0 comments It's clear to me that emotional intelligence is the most important skill for success in adult life. And the consummate career application of emotional intelligence is the sales department. I connect...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Savoir there: Make biz travel work for you
Published on Nov 19th, 2009
0 comments If you are excited about business travel, thinking it's a free ticket to see the world, you should stop reading now. But if you are having trouble maintaining your personal life in the face of tons...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Lie, lies: Social media has its limits
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
0 comments Everyone knows that the best way to get a job is to leverage your network. And almost everyone knows that social media is a great way to build your network. But many of you are making lots of social...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Flower power: Why give out the dying foliage
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
0 comments Women like receiving flowers. Men think flowers are stupid. Men think: Flowers die, they don't do anything when they are alive, they cost a fortune, and they are a cliché. Men know that women in...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Non-profits: Less important than great work
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
0 comments My ex-husband worked in the nonprofit sector for a while. And you know what? He rarely got health insurance. At one point, we were completely stressed out about not being insured, and he asked his...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Question your questions: Your career depends on asking them
Published on Oct 22nd, 2009
0 comments How far you get, in almost anything, is limited mainly by your ability to ask good questions. The problem is that we are not taught to ask good questions. We're trained to answer questions. But only...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Career builder: Why job issues are religious issues
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments Wondering if you should relocate is really "What's most important to you in life?" And wondering if you should change careers is really "What is my telos?" And where do you learn to find answers to...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Job jaunt: How to find an out-of-town job
Published on Oct 8th, 2009
0 comments Here is my advice about job hunting long-distance: Forget it. It's not going to work for most of you, and you'll need to relocate before you get the job. But for a few of you, there's hope, so here's...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Hate mail: The questions I really don't want
Published on Oct 1st, 2009
0 comments People always ask me to answer questions. So I am sort of going to answer questions. Questions I hate Question number one: The obnoxious reference check [Name redacted] is applying for a position at...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Stay at home: What's mom worth? A lot
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
0 comments I don't usually write question-and-answer columns. Although I do read every single question that people send me. And these are two of the questions I've been answering a lot lately. Q: Why do you pay...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Most advice... on managing creative people is awful
Published on Sep 17th, 2009
0 comments A good manager is someone who makes everyone feel like he or she is creative in their work. Because creative work is the most fulfilling work, and we are each capable of that kind of work. My...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Gen Z: Learn what they're after
Published on Sep 10th, 2009
0 comments It's great fun to track trends to try to figure out what the future holds. People thought Gen Y's sunny optimism would die down under the ardors of raising kids, but it didn't. And people thought Gen...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- No ride: Why I'm souring on travel
Published on Sep 3rd, 2009
1 comments I'm growing sour on travel. While I have always disliked it, now that I'm a grown up, I am better able to articulate why it's a waste of time: 1. There are more effective ways to try new things....
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Naughty guide: Let's discuss weird work topics
Published on Aug 27th, 2009
0 comments There are some things about work that are difficult for even me to write about. These are the issues that I have not quite worked out for myself. I wonder if I am normal in these areas? Maybe no one...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Flex-time: When to get into retail
Published on Aug 20th, 2009
0 comments Most of us think of a dream career as one that affords us flexibility for personal relationships and high engagement for personal growth. And while flexible work used to be limited to women, USA...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Quit Adderall: Drop the drug, and find focus
Published on Aug 13th, 2009
0 comments Each time we're interrupted at work, whether answering a phone call or replying to a juicy email, refocusing takes 25 minutes. So we spend nearly a third of our work day recovering from interruptions...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Self-discipline: It's like muscle, so work it
Published on Jul 30th, 2009
0 comments I am fascinated by the research about happiness. Some of my favorite research is from Sonja Lyumbomirsky, psychology professor at University of California Riverside (who's great at listing really...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Sarah Palin: She's a great career counselor
Published on Jul 23rd, 2009
0 comments If I have one regret in my career, it's that I didn't trust myself more, earlier. Watching Sarah Palin resign from her governor post in Alaska inspires me to be more brave in my own career. She's...
THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- You can: There is time to read blogs
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
0 comments When I tell people at a cocktail party that I'm a blogger, they say, "I don't have time to read blogs." Here's what I am going to start saying to next: Only losers say they don't have time to read...