All posts tagged: career advice

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Don’t Be An Idiot

We all have that person we work with who follows all the rules, is always on time and  super annoying because they work harder and not smarter and they probably try to drag us into their stupid ways. I hope this isn’t you but IF it is than this post will help you! Five Tips for Working Smarter vs Harder:  1. Understand the main objective of your job and the role you play in the success of the company  2.  Don’t sweat the small stuff and look at the BIGGER picture  3. Prioritize!  4. Ask questions and understand the process BEYOND your role  5. Break rules when necessary!  If you want to advance in your career you need to work smart and show it to management. No one is going to promote the girl who stresses every little ridiculous task and doesn’t focus her energy on what is most important.  Yes, the stupid things need to get done, but its all about how you manage getting the dumb AND the important tasks executed efficiently and effectively. AMEN! Do you know …

Be a Better Young Professional

1.  Remove the “sent via blackberry” signature on your phone. It is so unprofessional. Go to the email settings on your phone and delete this text replacing it with your full name or a more appropriate signature. 2.  Make it a habit to start including the name of the person you are directing your greeting to. For example: ” Good Morning Nicole” sounds way better than just saying a general “Good Morning”. The moment you include someones name you add a personal touch that makes it feel more real. Try it. 3.  Okay so you are not having a great day, it happens to the best of us, but its the best of us who know better than to bring that shit to the work place. Put on a killer outfit, top it off with a smile and leave the attitude at home. ♥

How to: Keep your thoughts positive, ask questions and make sure you sing at the top of your lungs!

Be (B)eautiful: I absolutely love blasting my favorite song of the moment, singing at the top of my lungs and not caring about what anyone thinks. Its my way of releasing any stress I may have bottled up inside. It also helps to  put me  in an automatic good mood. 🙂 Be (A)uthentic: “Our thoughts create our reality; where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go”  by Peter McWilliams. This quote is oh so true. Its important to keep positive thoughts in and kick negative ones to the gutter! Be (D)etermined: A good question to ask on an interview is “Why is the position currently available?” Your intentions in asking this question is to get insight as to whether this will be a good job for you. The interviewer might tell you that the previous person wasn’t comfortable cold calling and being rejected. If this is the case for you as well then it can help you decide whether or not to accept the position if/when it’s offered to you.  They …