How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Stuck in a Career Rut? Here’s How to Get Out

When you’re in a career rut, you feel dull and unproductive. You feel like you’re not growing or progressing. And a career rut can be very difficult to get out of. Fear, lack of confidence, and disbelief in yourself and …

By Natalie Fisher - Firsthand
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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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What is Ableism? | Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

Despite the significant number of people living with disability across the U.S.—and the world at large—widespread misconceptions about disability can cause ableist language and behavior to proliferate.

But what is ableism, and how does it play out in the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask “What Can You Bring to the Company?”

“What can you bring to the company?” is an interview question that cuts to the core of what you’re doing in any job interview. The goal is simple: convince your interviewer that they want you to work there. And why …

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What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

Last year, after a decade of working at small startups, I set my sights on larger, established companies: Series Bs, recent IPOs, and the Fortune 500. Recently married, in my mid-30s, and staring down a global pandemic, I was looking …

By Neal Shyam - The Muse
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Get Focused | Pay Better Attention in Your Online Meetings

A few weeks ago, a co-worker asked me what I thought about an idea another colleague proposed in an online meeting. I was embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t answer—not because I hadn’t thought it over enough, but rather because …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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3 Tips for Fighting Interview Fear

Interview fear is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s natural, stemming from the human desire to seek approval and validation. So, first, when trying to deal with your interview fear, it’s important to recognize that interview fear is …

By Natalie Fisher - Firsthand
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