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26 06, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: What They See by Jennifer Swanson

By | June 26th, 2015|Categories: Business & Investing, Business Culture, Job Hunting & Career Guides, Nonfiction, Personal Finance|Tags: , , |6 Comments

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what they see book coverPlease join Jennifer Swanson, author of What They See, as she tours the blogosphere with iRead Book Tours.

Enter to win a copy of the book and a $10 Amazon GC below! Open to US and Canada residents only

Reviewed by Sarah McCubbin

At a basic level, most of us know the importance of first impressions. Meer seconds after meeting someone, they will have likely formed various assumptions based on those momentary interactions. In the work environment, the way we conduct ourselves is of even more importance. In her book, What They See, Jennifer Swanson addresses the topic of those valuable first moments on the job and the way you should conduct yourself in the weeks and months that follow.

Specifically targeting students, new college graduates or job seekers looking to enter a more professional career, Swanson examines

28 12, 2014

Review: Mistakes I Made at Work, edited by Jessica Bacal

By | December 28th, 2014|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Job Hunting & Career Guides, Nonfiction, Personal Finance, Self-Help, Success, Women & Business|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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mistakes i made at work book coverReviewed by Poppy Johnson

Women work outside the home in record numbers. Meanwhile, it has become increasingly more difficult to define our meaning of success; how women measure their own success today differs significantly when compared to a decade or two ago. Mistakes I Made at Work – edited by Jessica Bacal who worked at Smith College on the Women’s Narrative Project (WNP) – expounds on what it means to be successful for a modern working woman. Bacal began the project as an “experiment” to ask females about their goals, dreams, and values; she wanted give women the opportunity to later reflect on their narratives and help lead them to successes in their jobs down the road.

Bacal interviewed 25 (by all accounts) successful women. The women surveyed shared information about their lives and their personalities; they went into detail about the