Networking

Need help breaking the glass ceiling? There's an app for that

Out of all Fortune 500 CEOs, women currently occupy just 24 spots. Lindsay Kaplan and Carolyn Childers want to change that with Chief, a female networking service dedicated to fostering connections and accelerating gender parity in the workplace. Kaplan and Childers both worked at the senior...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:54pm

Build up your professional network the right way

Having a strong network of professional connections is a must when you are looking to advance your career. These days, it’s easy to put yourself out there online. But does having hundreds of “connections” on LinkedIn or followers on twitter who you don’t necessarily know in...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:21am

Sweatworking is next level networking

Some hybrids are unexpectedly delightful (the Cronut) while others are less inspired(bacon-flavored toothpaste). I was recently tasked with a challenge: to find out where sweatworking falls on the continuum of unconventional mergers.RELATED:The museum of ice cream will be summer's greatest pop-...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:21pm

Closing the gender wage gap: Startup giving female business leaders chance to boost pay, influence

A recent report that men in New York City earn nearly $6 billion a year more than women has prompted one company to offer top female leaders the tools they need to close that gender wage gap.Everwise is a San Francisco and New York City-based company that launched in 2013 with the mission to help...

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:29am

Coworking by design

Now that coworking spaces have gone mainstream in major cities, there are countless options to choose from. So how do you know which space is right for you? Besides price and location, obviously, one often overlooked factor to consider is the space itself.“What the workplace looks like, how it’s...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:28pm

All the feels: lady bosses talk about getting emotional at work

Women in creative industries at the mid-level stage of their careers often find themselves in a Goldilocks predicament: They're neither just starting out, nor are they top dog (yet). Many aren't entrepreneurs in the traditional sense, but their careers require a similar level of self-promotion and...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:23pm

The art of networking for awkward people

The fine art of networking requires a little finesse and a lot of chutzpah. For those lacking both, bantering with strangers and collecting business cards may sound as appealing as yanking your toenails out with a tweezer.But whether you're slightly socially awkward or downright misanthropic,...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:10pm

How to 'spark joy' at work

“Does it spark joy?”That’s the big question underlying Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo’s wildly popular decluttering strategy.Kondo’s first book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” introduced the "KonMari Method" to the world, and she developed a cult following for her simple yet...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:43am

Working from home just got a little easier

Dreaming of trading the corner office for a home office? You're not alone.3.7 million people work from home at least half the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics, and 50 percent of American jobs could be done remotely, at least part of the time.But while it sounds cushy, working from...

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:26am

Shared workspace coming to defunct Pearl Art & Craft on South Street: Report

An iconic, but vacant, building on South Street is getting a much needed makeover — and an opportunity to serve the neighborhood.The Passyunk Post reported that the old Pearl Art & Crafts store at 4th and South streets will become "two stories of co-working spaces set to open on the upper...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 1:29am

Letters we love: how to write an awesome newsletter

Sandwiched between promotional e-mails and reminders about your overdue ConEd bill, you may find a gem that makes checking email less of a chore: a newsletter. Interested in writing your own, a la Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter or the young whippersnappers behind The Skimm? Consider these five tips....

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:22pm

Why introverts excel in leadership roles

For the record, introverts don’t walk around with paper bags over their heads.Though commonly characterized as reflective loners who prefers solitude to social settings, introverts can and do excel in positions that place them in front of the public, says Beth Buelow, the author of “The Introvert...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 1:47am

How will an MBA boost your career?

An MBA has long retained its status as the elite business and management qualification for a simple reason: it gives your career a boost. So how, exactly, can the degree help you take your career to the next level? Here are five perks of an MBA:Related: Six steps to finding the right MBA program...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:22pm

New initiative hopes to diversify ranks of NYC media industry

A few months ago, news media members and onlookers took to Twitter for a prolonged conversation using the hashtag #MediaDiversity.Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called on company heads to do more than just talk about fair and equal representation in the film industry....

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

4 things millennials do wrong while job hunting

Millennials are notorious job-hoppers (not that there's anything wrong with that). But if you're itching to get out of your current role and into something better, you'll never land a new gig unless you tackle your job hunt the right way.According to millennial career coach Ashley Stahl, most Gen Y...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 4:01pm

Résumé in Times New Roman? Like wearing sweatpants to an interview

Bloomberg –A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. It does not always go well, according to people who spend a lot of time looking at fonts. Bloomberg asked three typography wonks which...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:23pm

When March Madness takes over the office

It’s that time of year again. The time when college basketball takes over the lives of millions of Americans. As brackets become the talk of the water cooler and buzz around college hoops takes center court, there are several ways to navigate March Madness at the office, even when you aren’t a big...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:25am

Start thinking like a leader at work

Read any career book or blog, and there will likely be a section on the importance of developing your leadership skills in order to move ahead in your career. What’s often less clear (especially to younger workers) is how to best go about doing that.“Rather than just saying something like, ‘My job...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:55pm

Being an introvert doesn't have to hold you back at work

While being an introvert may seem like a disadvantage in the workplace, it is important to remember that the image of a mousy, quiet colleague is a stereotype. Personalities are diverse, and there are ways for introverts to use theirs to their advantage.Listening skills. If you find speaking up in...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:22pm

Don't let loud co-workers ruin your day

The average work day is filled with distractions — whether it is because of last-minute email requests, meetings that run overlong or having to deal with inexplicable computer problems.But perhaps there is nothing more distracting than talkative co-workers — people who either constantly try to...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:33am