Will Power Posing Get You the Job?

If you haven’t yet watched social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s TED talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” I highly recommend you do so, especially if you have a job interview coming up.

In the talk, Cuddy references power poses (along the lines of laying back in your chair with arms open wide) and how these can

By |October 5th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Interviews, Job search|0 Comments

Lessons Learned from Painful Post Interview Feedback

Recently, I suggested to a client that she may want to ask for feedback after receiving a generic rejection letter following a second interview. I’ve written previously about the value of asking for feedback after a job interview process where you do not get the job, especially for a position you truly wanted. Usually this is

By |March 28th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Interviews, Job search|0 Comments

No. 1 Interview Preparation Step You May Not Be Doing

I learned a favorite new tool when it comes to interview preparation and am amazed I haven’t done this myself for job interviews. Here it is for when you are vying for your next new position:

Create a spreadsheet. (I personally like Google Docs spreadsheets because you can open them anywhere). In column one, pull out

By |February 18th, 2014|Enhancing career skills, Interviews, Job search|0 Comments

Salary Negotiation Step 2: Do Your Research on a Market Rate

As a follow-up to my previous post where I encouraged you to delay talking about money, let’s pick up with the next step in the salary negotiation process. It’s so important to do your homework on market standards and identify an appropriate salary range.

The first way to do this is by tapping your network. When

Secrets of My Success: From “Just a Job” to Passionate Director of PR

Vanessa* is a thirty-something PR, events and marketing professional who just scored a Director of Public Relations job at a major arts and education institution in New York City. How did she bounce back to her dream job after being laid off three years ago? Read Vanessa’s Secrets of My Success:

1. How long were you

Salary Negotiation Step 1: Delay Talking About Money

During the State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to enact legislation guaranteeing that women and men receive equal pay for equal work. “I ask this Congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts, and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act this year,” he said.  

I agree that

Say Yes to CS Careers

LYJ friend and alum, Tanya Nam, is a technical director for a major digital marketing agency in NYC. I recently set her up to mentor a college woman just beginning a computer science (CS) degree.

Below, Tanya answers the student’s questions on the field of technology and provides useful insights for those considering a career in

Secrets of My Success: From Unemployed M.A. to Arts Organization Membership Manager

Alexandra is a 29-year-old New Yorker with an MA in nonprofit management. Once lacking steady employment after completing her degree, she is now a full-time membership manager at an arts organization. Alexandra received a job offer in her field of choice within two months of the last LYJ class. Here are the secrets of her

Q&A on Resume Writers and Informational Interviews

I received the following questions in my inbox from a younger professional graduating this May with an advanced degree:

Q1. I met someone a few weeks ago who is a resume writer. She gave me her card and encouraged me to contact her. Obviously she was trying to sell her services. So I’m curious, what do

Favorite Informational Interview Questions

Informational interviews are an essential part of the job search process, yet many people are stumped when it comes to how to do them. As a follow up to Secrets of My Success: From Unhappy in NYC to Exciting New Job in San Francisco, I asked LYJ alumna Emily, who successfully obtained her new job