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July, 2011

Do this for your career right now: Start a company and sell it for a dollar.

June, 2011

My dream job: a sex writer

May, 2011

Sexual harassment is going high-end

March, 2011

Beware of the girl ghetto at work

New rules for self-publishing

I’m in the Fashion & Style section of the NYT. (For one sentence.) But still, I feel more stylish already.

How to use cold water to increase productivity

Secrets to good blog posts (in video!)

February, 2011

The best way to deal with getting fired

Salaries top out at age 40

Volkswagen Super Bowl ad is an anthem to Gen X

The argument for paying moms less

January, 2011

Shortcut to making big life decisions

The coming decade will be about trust

Is it OK to be different at work than you are at home?

How to think out of the box

Bill Zeller, Congresswoman Giffords, and mental health

December, 2010

Most popular posts of 2010

Don’t give your boss a gift

Maybe no moms are working moms

How to get a workplace spouse

How men can improve work for women

November, 2010

List of social skills a solid career requires

What it’s like to have sex with someone with Asperger’s

Why Gen Y outperforms everyone at work

Guest post: The trend is choosing a temp job over a full-time job

Veteran’s Day should be cancelled

The biggest lie you tell yourself

Come to the Brazen Careerist party in DC

Young people don’t fear the bad job market

October, 2010

How I solved my sleep problems

Perfectionism is a disease. Here’s how to beat it.

Snapshot of the new workplace: Karen Owen’s PowerPoint

Women don’t want to do startups. They want children.

Why hunting for a great job hurts your career

September, 2010

Forget the job hunt. Have a baby instead.

August, 2010

How to express your true self at work

July, 2010

Befriend the intern to fire up your career

Welcome to readers from Mail on Sunday

Lesson from LeBron James: How to decide when to relocate

April, 2010

Seth Godin talking with Penelope, live this Thursday

March, 2010

Webinar. How to be a millionaire from your blog. Really.

Announcing another live video chat and something else.

Live video chat: How to find career fulfillment

How to get unstuck in life

How to find the most fulfilling careers

Live video chat: How to find the hidden job market

The biggest triumph is getting out of bed

List of things I hate #3

Live video chat: Blogging Bootcamp, Tuesday March 2

February, 2010

5 Ways to make telecommuting better

The nuts and bolts of building a brand

Mindfulness makes you more productive

How to be more creative at work

Test: Is your life happy or interesting?

Almost a review of Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin

How to write about your life

Twitter can save your life

Check-up for self-delusion

Chat with me tonight, live, via video.

Frugality is a career tool

January, 2010

Being an expert takes time, not talent

Workplace news you cannot use

How to manage a college education

Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. (Hello, McDonald’s)

Do you overemphasize happiness?

You should lead from the middle

8 Tips for anger management

You can be happier by reading this post

How to make yourself more likable

December, 2009

How to keep a New Year’s resolution

Popular posts of 2009. Sort of.

How to hit a wall at work, with grace

How to deal with unemployment in the face of holiday cheer

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work

Underrated career skill: Asking questions

How to bounce back

My birthday post

How to put blog comments to good use

Welcome, San Francisco Chronicle readers

There’s no magic pill for being lost.

Asperger’s at work: Why I need a sick day to register my car

November, 2009

Leverage the advantages of being an introvert at work

Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix

Asperger’s at work: 5 ways to be less annoying

This is what it looks like to have a hard time making a change

How to know if you’ll be good at sales

What makes a blog successful?

Don’t be a snob about career advice

How to make business travel manageable

Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.)

October, 2009

We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs

Asperger’s at work: Why I’m difficult in meetings

Why men should give women flowers

How to deal with doubt: Take a leap

4 Lies about social media

The Internet has created a generation of great writers

4 Types of questions get us in trouble

Obama. Wow. And one thing about work.

Blogs without topics are a waste of time

My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL

September, 2009

Asperger syndrome in the office: How I deal with sensory integration dysfunction

This week’s series: How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work

All career issues are religious issues. Maybe.

6 Tips for doing a long-distance job hunt

How to find the right job for you

How to deal with an insane commute

9/11: Flashbacks from behaving poorly at the World Trade Center

Knowing a problem is harder than solving it

Lessons in self-confidence (from Amanda Blank)

August, 2009

All advice on how to manage creative people is awful

All-new launch for my company. Hooray!

4 Reasons traveling is a waste of time

3 Questions you ask me a lot, about money

Workplace situations we don’t talk about

How to find work with a flexible schedule

July, 2009

The sign of a great career is having great opportunities, and saying no

Will taking drugs help your career? Maybe you need Adderall

How to decide how much to reveal about yourself

How to feel steady in a shaky economy

Sarah Palin’s resignation inspires me

How to face cash-flow issues in a start-up

How to have more self-discipline

June, 2009

How to divorce new-millennium style (and I love Kate Gosselin)

Hatemail: Email I get that I hate

What’s the connection between abortion and careers?

How to be a tall person at work

Do you belong in NYC? Take the test

How to feel like you have time to read everything

Career decisions shed light on health care crisis solutions

New gender gaps for the new millennium

May, 2009

Conflict of interest doesn’t apply to blogs (another reason newspapers are dying)

Career lessons from Susan Boyle’s success

How to decide where to live

Good grammar might derail your career

Tips for coping when your startup is out of cash

Interview well by knowing what’s coming

How to write a blog post people love

How to recognize bad advice about work

Three times you should lie at work

Five steps to make yourself great

How to pick the people you work with

April, 2009

6 Tips for being a CEO without ruining your kids' lives. I hope.

How to deal with reference checks

How to blog about a co-worker (or someone else close to you)

Does it work to mix work and dating?

Take Your Child to Work Day should be cancelled

Reality check: You’re not going to make money from your blog

4 Frequent questions about Gen Y answered (via a PR disaster)

Gold digging Web 2.0 style

The new post-college prestige job is retail

Twentysomething: Gen Y is better than everyone else at marketing themselves

The G-20 is Complete BS for Women

March, 2009

How to lead in the new millennium

Warning: I’m promoting my friend’s book

How to decide what to do next

Starting a company in Silicon Valley is stupid

Consistently successful careers stem from consistent personal decisions

Twentysomething: Why it’s smart to quit a job after just two weeks of work

Where I'll be speaking in March, and check out my weekly radio show

When women get power at work, do they use it like men do?

5 Things to do when you’re unemployed. Hint: It’s not job hunting.

Get your next mentor by being slightly annoying

February, 2009

For a startup, money doesn’t solve problems, it just changes them

Here’s what’s rising from the grave of traditional PR

5 Emerging trends from the recession

Try to give hugs to more people at work

How to talk to a friend who’s been laid off

Twentysomething: Obama’s salary caps should cap hours too

How to build a career as an artist

How to beat the system to get a great job

Don’t try to dodge the recession with grad school

January, 2009

Solve most of your problems by solving just one

8 Blogs I read when I’m stressed about funding my company

How to decide if you need a therapist

How to shift between work and dating

Change how you walk to change your life

The art of knowing when to hide and when to reach out

Celebrate the inauguration by making your work an act of service

This is why all your goals are bad for you

How to figure out what you should be doing with your life

5 Career tips women should run from

High-income women get more oral sex. Maybe.

7 Things to consider before launching a startup

December, 2008

Why you’re lucky to be in the office between Christmas and New Years

Penelope Trunk’s 18 Best Posts of 2008

My annual rant about Christmas at work

How to write an email that generates a useful response

Startups are still fulfilling, even though getting funding in a recession stinks

Make better decisions for yourself by watching decisions celebrities make

Work stuff that makes me happy

Focus on learning in the face of recession

November, 2008

Reason to give thanks: There is no job shortage for young people

Finally, a new blog design. I’m very excited.

Good blogging is simple: Write good posts (and be thankful)

What women can do when they’re young to be happy later on

Live call today, 3 P.M. Eastern time

Think of networking as a lifestyle, not an event

Did you vote today?

How to go to a meeting when you want to sit home and cry

October, 2008

Three counter-intuitive tips for managing your image

3 Ways work will change when Gen Y is in charge

The five books that wasted the most time for me

Self-sabotage is never limited to just one part of your life

Feeling special is just as important as fitting in

You should make Sarah Palin your mentor

Guest post: 5 new rules for dealing with race at work

Intentional non-productivity is a productivity tool

September, 2008

How to find meaningful work

3 Things to learn from the crashing careers of the super-rich

Generalizing about generations is good for you

5 Reasons why you don’t need to write a book

9/11 didn’t change me overnight, even though I wish it had

I hope I get to travel on Sarah Palin’s plane

Palin’s children should take priority over being Vice President

August, 2008

Vulnerability is the key to likability at work (and on the farm)

Living up to your potential is BS

Why you have more trouble with silence than with chatter

July, 2008

Twentysomething: 7 reasons why my generation is more productive than yours

Five signs that your career is about to get vapid

The entrepreneur’s guide to a good divorce settlement

Five things that are about to stop sucking at work

Job hunt tip: The mentor matters more than the company

Three bad career questions people ask me all the time

Figure out how much you should be paid (and three cheers for transparent salaries)

Gen X are the revolutionaries (and the NYT coverage of shared care stinks)

Stop blaming your Blackberry for your lack of self-discipline

June, 2008

How I started taming my workaholic tendencies

How to sell anything to anyone

How to identify someone who is giving you bad advice

Seven reasons why graduate school is outdated

Welcome London Guardian Readers!

The hardest part of my job is that everyone lies about parenting

Twitter, social media, and unmashing the mashable

New way to measure blog ROI

May, 2008

How to be a good manager: Be generous

None of us has especially unique career trouble – not even Emily Gould

The best brands have fanatical focus and a fuzzy underbelly

Keeping an eye on my career while I go through a divorce

Secrets to smart decisions when you graduate from college

How I got my current favorite mentor

Why you should never complain about your company

Why you already know what you should be doing next

Research that reveals new paths to productivity

April, 2008

Guest post: What life’s really like for a stay-at-home dad

Will you get promoted? Take the test

My twitter update: I love twitter so much.

Three tips for job hunting, and one good book

Girl’s guide to getting the guy at work

I’m in the New York Times, for better or worse

How to start something that scares you (and I’m Twittering)

How to get a job that’s way beyond your experience

Advice from the top: Marry a stay-at-home spouse or buy the equivalent.

Plastic surgery is the next must-have career tool. Maybe

Writing without typos is totally outdated

Find people who compensate for your weakness

March, 2008

Get good at finding the true barriers to getting what you want

Choosing the next company you work for: Leverage research about how Gen Y is parenting

Career Lessons from Eliot Spitzer's Call Girl, Ashley Dupre

Don’t wait for retirement to live the good life. Do it now

How to edit your resume like a professional resume writer

Thank You (Sort of) to the Guy Who Hacked My Blog

Secrets of an obsesssive note taker gone bad

A recession probably won't affect your job market

The best career tool is self-knowledge

Speaking this weekend at SXSW

How I get myself back on track

Announcing the launch of!

Effective ways to wrestle your biological clock

February, 2008

Try to be funny, even if you’re not

Catch Brazen Careerist on CNN today

A case study in staying resilient: My divorce

Steps to figuring out your next career move

How to decide if you should start a company

The answer to the toughest interview question

Memo to human resources: New ways to get great candidates

How to job hunt from your current job

The part of postpartum depression that no one talks about

Positive psychology exhausts me: Requires so much self-discipline.

How to be more interesting to other people

Use the entrepreneurship boom to improve your corporate job

Barack Obama, the female vote, and why this matters at work

January, 2008

The secret underbelly of blogging; why I’m done with linkbait

Quick fixes for image problems

How to get a job you’re not qualified for

Quit work for a while to have kids. Your career will be just fine

Test yourself to find what you need to be happier

Maybe there will be a recession. Here’s what to do just in case

What would happen if you were blind to your weakness?

Three specific ways to improve your social skills

Twentysomething: 5 ways people get screwed early in a career

Advice from the trenches of my television trials

Do you think you’re a strategist? You’re probably wrong.

5 Ways to meet a very big goal

Obama's victory in Iowa sheds light on today’s workplace

December, 2007

How to make a New Year’s resolution that you’ll keep

How to deal with getting fired (from Yahoo)

Year-end roundup: Most loved and most hated posts of 2007

Learn to take criticism well by choosing your critics well

What’s the right timing for graduate school?

4 Ways to sidestep corporate hierarchy

How to decide if your commute is too long

Bad career advice: Do what you love

How to figure out which tasks you can ignore

7 Ways to be a better delegator

The end of work as we know it

What to consider when considering a workplace hook-up

Make training a priority

Twentysomething: Why I regret getting straight A’s in college

Five things people say about Christmas that drive me nuts

November, 2007

Authority isn’t what it used to be

5 Communication lessons learned in marriage counseling

9 Ways to think about linking in a blog post

Tips for working in China

The art of quitting

How to recognize the good and the bad of team diversity

Stop thinking you’ll get by on your high I.Q.

Confidence boosters that work for me

Stop worrying that your twentysomething is lost

Don’t get too comfortable at home after work

Lines blur between non-profit and for-profit workplaces

5 Ways to flub a job interview

Twentysomething: The rising rift between gen X and gen Y

How to choose among many terrible job offers

Roundup of recent networking columns

October, 2007

Underreported hazards in early-stage startups

Forget email bankruptcy; try Getting Things Done bankruptcy

Teaching old tropes new tricks: Community-building with a 21st-century twist

What if the interviewer never calls you back?

What to teach kids so they’ll do well at work

The real deal about Gen Y: they’re inherently conservative

5 Ways great speakers connect with their audience

Is your image hurting your career?

Five workplace practices that should be over. Now.

Gays who are out of the closet at work have stronger careers

Are MBAs becoming obsolete?

Twentysomething: Preparing for life without health insurance

Strategies for survival on an entry-level salary

September, 2007

Five ways to make yourself a workplace superstar

Business schools shift to accommodate the biological clock

4 Weight-loss tips from my month in the mental ward

Interview with Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Citigroup's Global Wealth Management

Tips for building your personal brand

Big announcement: I’m starting a company!

Twentysomething: The safe route is overrated

Five ways the job hunt is about to change

Office politics encourages self-improvement

Rosh Hashana forces big decisions about work

Five ways to feel less guilty quitting — and why Gen Y feels guilt giving notice

My 9/11 day. My husband. The meaning of my to-do list.

Me and Stephanie, talking

A.J. Jacobs: Career lessons from the Encyclopedia

New guest blogger: A.J. Jacobs, from Esquire magazine

What’s a good question? What’s a good answer?

Do you have a good job? Take the test

Gen X updates outdated work and family goals

How to start a business from your corporate cube

Twentysomething: Be responsible, go back home after college

August, 2007

Take these small steps in college for a big career later

Lose ten pounds in two weeks by changing how you work

Twentysomething: Making time for a blog and a full-time job

Try this: Don’t ask for what you want when you negotiate

5 Ways to avoid being overworked

Twentysomething: Video resumes are a short-term fad

What to do in college to prepare for entrepreneurship

Yahoo column: Five financial tools you shouldn’t use

How to create a look that you like: Bikinis to t-shirts to CNN

Twentysomething: Forget the big city, try middle America

Racism at work, and why it doesn’t work to just say no

Education 2.0: What’s most important to do in college today?

5 steps to taming materialism, from an accidental expert

To find your best next job, focus on the company not the job

To find a dream job today pick a path with twists and turns

Coachology: How to wrestle leadership roles from boomers

The new girls’ guide to workplace success

Ten minutes on TV, talking about my favorite topics

How to be likable to people who are complaining about you

July, 2007

Twentysomething: How I’ve been finding my best mentors

10 Tips for the new workplace etiquette

5 ways to be better at self-promotion

Twentysomething: Memo to managers to watch your mouth!

I’m speaking at BlogHer on Friday, July 27

Choose a career path that makes you scared of failure

Coachology: Point your legal career in the right direction

My own marriage and the myth of the stay-at-home dad

Blog under your real name, and ignore the harassment

6 Productivity tips to put time on your side

Etiquette for LinkedIn

Twentysomething: Start a company in 3 days with 70 friends

What to write to make your business card sing

Coachology: Building bridges at work

Why we should be grateful for Generation Y

Blogger frustration: Deloitte’s great data that I can’t link to

New research reveals some new ways to buy happiness, sort of

Twentysomething: Why I started blogging

How to start a quality conversation with someone you don’t know

In today’s workplace, young job seekers hold the advantage

My guest column in Time magazine: What Gen Y Really Wants

My first day of marriage counseling

Brazen Careerist in the news, in a video clip, and on your body

Twentysomething: When working on vacation isn’t work

My run-in with Marc Benioff, and tips to be a star performer

June, 2007

Coachology: Redesign your blog and get more readers

Career ideas for a warm summer day

A question for the readers

Three job hunt questions I get asked a lot

Travel tip for parents: Dance in your hotel room

The unimportance of being right (growing up in a colorblind family)

Twentysomething: Young workers are impatient with good reason

What generation are you part of, really? Take this test.

Use blogs as a career tool for becoming super-connected

Learn public speaking that’s based in authenticity (and I just took this workshop myself)

Trying to keep young employees from quitting? It’s not about money.

7 Tricks for negotiating in business situations

Hold CEOs accountable for their bad parenting

Brazen Careerist blog makes its television debut

Twentysomething: Problems with working at a big company

How to negotiate when you have nothing to leverage

Reminder: I’m in Tampa today

How to get a six-figure book deal from your blog

Workplace etiquette and the art of selling it

Twentysomething: The Paradox of Choice, gen-Y style

Book excerpt: How to turn a bad boss into a good one

Blending my kids and my career (ugh)

Letter to new graduates. And how about a braided career?

Book event reminder: New York City on Thursday, June 7

Regular exercise is no longer optional

Twentysomething: Raunchy old photos will be part of the revolution

Atlanta book tour update

May, 2007

New financial data highlights generational rifts

10 Ways to make people hate you at work

Book excerpt: Methods for controlling the hours you work

Twentysomething: Blogging is the new graduate school

Promotions are more stressful than divorce

Coachology: Train yourself to be happier

Book tour dates: Atlanta, NYC, Boston, Tampa, San Francisco

Ideas to ease the plunge into entrepreneurship

Brazen Careerist book: The latest reviews and my new web site

Time management discussion with Ann Althouse (only sort of)

Book excerpt: How to write so people pay attention

Twentysomething: Best Buy gets it. Stop watching the clock.

Any job can be a good job if you’re learning

Guest post: How to start a business if you know nothing about business

Guy Kawasaki redux: The 9 biggest myths of the workplace

Coachology: Finally, the men place high value on personal life. Get on the bandwagon

Guy Kawasaki interviews me on his blog

How to negotiate more effectively with anyone

The worst career advice parents give their kids

5 Myths about going to law school

Book Excerpt: How to give a compliment

Five situations when you shouldn’t go to graduate school

Twentysomething: Throw away e-learning

New agenda for workplace activism: Keep marriages together

Reviews of the Brazen Careerist book, and some interviews too

How a job can save you

Coachology: How to get into a top business school

Send: Make sure you’re as nice in email as you are in person

Book Excerpt: What the jargon you use reveals about you

Five steps to higher productivity

If you don’t like writing lists, buy a new pen

Helicopter parents challenge our assumptions about rank and class

Twentysomething: In praise of the helicopter parent

Five situations when you shouldn’t change careers

Reviews of my book, hooray

Coachology: Give a great answer to the question, What do you do?

Book tour: Cleveland, Monday May 7, 6:30pm at Artefino

Five ways to make career change easier

Send: 4 words that sound nice when spoken, but not in email

Figure out what you really want by writing letters to yourself

Forget about the wage gap. What about the Web 2.0 gap?

Twentysomething: Constantly laying groundwork for the next career move

Book tour dates: Cleveland 5/7 and Atlanta 6/4

April, 2007

Interview tips, from media consultants. And results, from me.

Employee loyalty isn’t gone, it’s just different

Coachology: How to get a book deal

Send: Etiquette for apologizing in an email

Breaking the perfection habit

Cupcakes go far at work

Twentysomething: Paychecks are boring

10 Ways journalists can use LinkedIn

You don’t need to love risk-taking to start your own business

A week of journalism: Why journalists misquote everyone…or do they?

A week of journalism: Seven ways to get an agent’s attention

Travel update from New York City

Four ways to make a bad job good

Send: Why Good People Send Savage Emails

New guest blogger: Will Schwalbe

Use money to buy time

A week of journalism: How to move between print and online

How to ask for mentoring

Twentysomething: I’m in 17th grade

A week of journalism: How to be a freelancer without starving

This week, a series for journalists

First reviews of the Brazen Careerist book

Paying dues is so old school

Coachology: Knowing when to stop and hear the music

Estimate time more accurately by admitting you don’t

How to get your company to listen to your ideas

LinkedIn is sponsoring Brazen Careerist

If someone’s bugging you, change yourself

Job hunt tips I’ve collected

Twentysomething: 7 Ways to motivate your millennial

This is a replacement post for the post that used to be here

Coachology: Get angel funding for your business idea

Five steps for getting a raise

Lessons from the drug trade, and other entrepreneurial tips

Video blog: Each person requires different management techniques

Happy Passover from my blended life

Five ways to do better in phone interviews

Twentysomething: Why I don’t want work/life balance

New feature on Brazen Careerist: Twentysomething

Memo to managers: Manage!

March, 2007

Coachology: Hone your interview skills with Jason Warner

Use self-esteem as a career tool

Mastering the new entrepreneurship

Try being a dilettante before changing careers

Video blog: Solve small problems before they become big

Google Guy: 5 ways to build a network outside your company

Wanna be quoted in the Boston Globe?

CEOs can learn from job hoppers about personal responsibility

Coachology: See yourself clearly and put it on paper

Networking for people who hate it

Do you need a career coach or a shrink?

Video Blog: There’s an undermanagement epidemic

Take an inventory of your friends, and act on it

Google Guy: Dressing for success — don’t do it all the time

My financial history, and stop whining about your job

The long-distance relationship goes mainstream: 3 tips for survival

Coachology: Creating a path through your twenties

9 Steps to acing a job interview

How to get a recruiter’s attention

Video blog: Unreasonable requests can help you manage better

The secret life of salesgirls

Google Guy: Ace the behavioral interview

5 Ways to stop being late

Friday smorgasbord: Estimate your real age and ability to contribute at work

Coachology: Get better at dealing with email

Video blog: Write more stuff down

The one skill you need for three key areas of career growth

Google Guy: Those photos don’t matter as much as you think

Another new feature at Brazen Careerist: Google Guy

My name is not really Penelope

To find a path for your career embrace instability

Coachology: A new feature on Brazen Careerist

Deductive reasoning for the modern taxpayer

Don’t tell me about admirable moms

February, 2007

Video blog: Everyone suffers from low performers, so get rid of them

The Madison update (and the Britney update)

Make life more stable with more frequent job changes

Beware: Incoming poem

Friday smorgasbord: Summer jobs

Branch out to find work you love

Redesigning a blog is about communicating with the designer

Video blog: 8 things good managers must do

Friday smorgasbord: 4 how-to’s

Manager’s guide to growing happy employees

Job hopping: How much is too much?

Video blog: Non-financial compensation

Don’t be an annoying white person at work

The ill-advised but often-sought business-trip tryst

Strategies for a sleep-deprived workday

Take the pressure off the process of choosing a career

How to deal with a bad boss

New video blogger for Brazen Careerist: Bruce Tulgan

Recognize when you’re being a nutcase

Be memorable by telling good stories about yourself

Pay attention to your critics — at least some of them

How to ask good questions in an interview

The worst interview in the history of job interviews

January, 2007

How to make ladder-climbing a positive experience

How to sidestep office hierarchy to get the job you want

Business Week features my blog, sparks contact from my secret mentor

4 tips for being your own career coach

Office politics is about being nice

My study of the six-figure pom-pom girl

Benefit from blogging without spending tons of time

Dealing with social awkwardness at work: Insights from the autism community


A sort-of-but-not-really review of job hunting software

Make money from your blog through print syndication

The connection between a good job and happiness is overrated

I can’t pronounce my son’s last name

My plan to stop second-guessing myself

How to turn down a job offer

Are you good at job hunting? Test yourself

Workplace diversity is here, but it’s not what we expected

How to build buzz around yourself

8 outdated notions of entrepreneurship

Be nimble and creative to grow a career in ‘The Conceptual Age’

An unexpected lesson about procrastination

December, 2006

The difficult convergence: Work and family by age 30

3 great time management strategies I’m failing at

Productivity tip: Face-to-face contact energizes your brain

Good news for job hoppers: Frequent change maintains passion

Blogger thoughts on building community

Financial freedom is outdated; try optimism instead

How to get your blog (or yourself) mentioned in print

Babysitter drama in the opt-out arena

Six new ways to get a job

Christmas at the office is bad for diversity

Harvard Business Review hides behind data about extreme jobs

Hire someone to write your resume

Your significant other can teach you workplace skills

10 tips for time management in a multitasking world

Strategies for getting a good reference

December is a great month to find a job

Beware of burnout: Take the test

November, 2006

Answering the question ‘What do you do?’

Take the risk of specializing in order to stand out

The nuts and bolts of being nice

Get good mentors by building relationships

Thanksgiving is good for your career

Thinking of video blogging? You should probably forget it

Making the best of a micromanager

Game plan for peaceful coexistence of kids and career

Why were there no blog posts this week?

How to decide where to live

The easiest instructions for how to start a blog

How to turn an interview into a job

Hey, take time to vote!

How to save the world while sitting at your desk

Start looking for summer internships now

Xbox is the new golf

7 ways to manage up

Don’t report sexual harassment (in most cases)

Knowing when to make your move

October, 2006

6 questions with LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke

10 job-hunt tactics you might not know

Friday smorgasbord: Moralists, ethicists and philosophers

How to manage your image

Myths we hold about workplace stress

Finding courage to steer your career

Women who are not my role models

Picking up work slack for a spouse

The sales pitch is dead; here’s a new way to sell

Most misunderstood aspect of delegating at work

Save what matters by delegating what doesn’t

You are the sum of the people you play with

How to run a meeting

How to succeed in China

A peek at the office of the future

Instead of feeling lost, look at life differently

You sent your resume with a typo? Get over it

Make the world a better place from the job you have right now

Consider a virtual company to get a flexible work life

September, 2006

Friday smorgasbord: Being nice

You need a mentor now; here’s how to get one

Where to work if you want a personal life and stability

Start managing better or else

Why I like seeing women at war with each other

Starter career: Like a starter marriage without the messy divorce

Forget about asking yourself if you’re likeable

Ten questions with Gloria Steinem

It’s the Brazen Careerist internship: Come and get it!

One example of why it’s great to be a mentor

9 new ideas that may sway on-the-fence entrepreneurs

Friday smorgasbord

The funeral industry can teach you how to specialize in your career

How my friend copes with her disability at work

9/11: Digging myself out of the debris

Don’t post naked photos of yourself. From work. Duh.

The new wave of entrepreneurship: Three things you need for success

How to deal with depression at work

Taking good care of a family is relative

TIME Magazine mentioned my blog. Now what?

Japanese heir is born; Japanese women’s movement miscarried

What to do in college to be successful in your career

August, 2006

Donald fires Carolyn, Trump kids benefit: A lesson in affirmative action

Don’t be a whistleblower without a very large whistle

The new stay-at-home dad paves new paths for moms

Your family would be better off with a housewife (so would mine)

How to sort through career advice

Three more ways to think about career happiness

9 tips for quitting a job gracefully

Jack Welch needs to play more golf

Race matters too; but saying that is hard

Volunteer work helps your career while you help others

How to choose a career to get the lifestyle you want

Happiness is being with people who aren’t crazy

I’m moving out of New York City

Guest etymologist: My investment banking brother says”

Teamwork is a great way to sidestep office hierarchy

The measures of our success

Two office haikus

Battle cry against power tripping

Make time for big ideas: Twenty minutes

How much money do you need to be happy? Hint: Your sex life matters more

Blogger’s refrain: What am I doing here, anyway?

Office politics is not optional: Five tips for doing it better

Guest rant: My investment-banking brother says…

How to tell your boss you quit: Artfully shift the balance of power

A messy desk undermines your career

July, 2006

5 cautionary ideas about going to business school

Navigating the quarterlife crisis

Please, no more studies about getting women to the top

Your bad mood at the office is from you, not the job

Interview tip: Manage your image by telling good stories

Test the waters of self-employment without jumping in

Obsessively monitoring blog traffic

The art of playing the sex-kitten card at work

Overrated: Cleaning up your online identity / Underrated: Cleaning up your offline identity

Upbeat news about flextime requests

You will like your job more if you make a friend at work

How to be a star performer: 4 things to get good at

Career change: A (relatively) low stress approach

How to get a raise

How to find happiness: Listen to scientists who study it

Social skills matter more than ever, so here’s how to get them

Workplace etiquette Emily Post would never think of

Managing up: How to manage a baby-boomer boss

Devil Wears Prada is a hit, but that doesn’t mean it’s career news

Update on the list of best and worst professions

Five ways to do better in a job interview

Consider telling the truth when you are fired

The workplace favors athletes, so do your best to be one

Get inside the head of a recruiter

When it comes to office politics, consider the sibling factor

The Wall Street Journal tries to guilt women into giving up maternity leave

To blog or not to blog

The portfolio career: To find fulfillment try simultaneous careers

Writing short is good

Networking for a new generation: Be authentic

What it’s like to be black at work

How to quit a job: 5 steps and 2 warnings

June, 2006

A lesson from the 9/11 memorial, which still does not exist

How to pick your leadership style

How to reach the new American dream

How to get along with difficult co-workers

Take your pet to work day

Training is essential, so make sure it’s a perk you receive

Big news for Episcopal Church, and we all benefit when one industry shines

Howard Stern’s lesson in customer loyalty

Improve your career by moving the candy dish

Even on steroids, you have to be nice

6 tips for job hunting online

Snoop on other people’s careers to gain self-knowledge

Is it the weekend if the week never ends?

Job hoppers have the best vacations

Me at the M-A-C counter: Timing is (almost) everything

Hold CEOs accountable for their parenting

The official announcement of my blog

Visualize success like a major league all-star

Advice from my mom about job hunting

Good negotiating skills decrease stress

Get married first, then focus on career

Avoid off-shoring by being creative

May, 2006

Danica Patrick’s unique selling proposition

Join a social network before you need a job

Sticking to routine

Think about workplace diversity in terms of experience

Blogging essential for a good career

The importance of the kiss-up

Look like a leader: Buy new shoes

Be yourself at work, mostly

Networking means being nice

Job snobbery is misguided

The science behind the idea “Do what you love”

Forget the soul search; just do something

Learn to be a leader in tolerance

Stay-at-home parent worth six-figure salary

The time is right to ask for perks

Stumbling on Happiness

Expand your opportunities by finding a specialty

First step in a new job is to figure out what it is

Star performance doesn’t trump interpersonal problems

My adventures in shared-care parenting

The art of the fifteen-minute break

Best companies to work for

April, 2006

Training vital to developing self-awareness, office smarts

Great book; unprintable title

Specialist careers are the key to freedom

Extreme commuting is delusional

Training is the new office currency

Cheating with a co-worker without getting undressed

You probably overestimate your emotional intelligence

Top ten jobs to have

Don’t be the hardest worker in your job or in your job hunt

Use a to-do list every day

Title IX

First post

March, 2006

Getting a promotion is so last century

A job does not give life meaning

February, 2006

Introducing the caffeine nap

Money does grow on trees… sort of

The ladder isn’t the only way up

Advice for new managers: Be nice

January, 2006

Is it time to quit your job?

Bad situations breed creativity

If you’re stuck, take an adventure

Managing generation Y (How to manage my brother)

Don’t use workplace jargon

Go to the gym

December, 2005

Is your email out of control? Test yourself

Buzzword of the year: Authenticity

November, 2005

Career adjustments: Tips from Liz Phair

Interview mistakes you shouldn’t make

Starting a business is less risky than it seems

The end of the glass ceiling

October, 2005

Learn to love cold calling

Create your own unemployment insurance

September, 2005

You need an entourage

Status symbols for a new generation

6 most violated resume writing rules

Lessons from New Orleans

August, 2005

How to choose college courses

8 steps to a perfect cover letter

Big goals require big plans: Losing weight after pregnancy

The art of silence in an interview: 3 things to not say

Is grad school right for you?

July, 2005

The organization man of the new millennium

Office politics are not optional

Organize your days around your goals

Depression is a workplace issue

June, 2005

Managing during labor

This advice applies to you

4 worst mistakes of a first-time manager

May, 2005

How to job hunt when you’re pregnant

The new generation gap: Xers and Ys

Moving back home with your parents is a good career move

Career change is inevitable, so plan for it

Preparing for a layoff

April, 2005

Best new tool for networking: Google Alerts

Ode to the backup plan

6 ways to give your job hunt spunk

Here’s the real barrier to your career happiness

March, 2005

How to get on recruiter radar

List of things I hate

In search of the stay-at-home spouse

Learn from Martha Stewart about bouncing back

February, 2005

How to wait: Don’t

How to succeed in a new job

Interviewing idiots

January, 2005

Make a plan to manage your success

Math essentials for your career

6 ways to dodge long hours

December, 2004

Winter is the time to look for internships

Where women stand: An analysis of The Apprentice

November, 2004

I should be sleeping now

5 overlooked rules of management

7 steps to finding and keeping a mentor

Blame yourself first: Answers to letters from readers, sort of

October, 2004

7 ways to decrease your hours without harming your career

Doing the insurance dance during a job hunt

5 things to do right before you start a new job

Be honest with yourself and you’ll get more done

Handwriting analysis can help careers

September, 2004

6 ways to improve your writing

How to choose between passion and pay

Notes from a grouchy networker

August, 2004

Learn goal-setting from the Olympics

Lessons from a French chicken farm

You only need $40,000 to be happy

July, 2004

4 interview questions you should never ask

There are no bad bosses

Lessons about age discrimination that I learned from my mom

Everyone has something to offer, no matter how little experience you have

You need a personal assistant

June, 2004

You can learn from getting canned

What I learned from communication coaching

Beware of the nuances of email

Checklist for career change

May, 2004

To the women of the graduating class of 2004

Make a plan for summer reading

Lessons I learned as an arbitrage clerk

April, 2004

Don’t hold a meeting without an agenda

What if I lied on my resume?

Don’t be a generalist — Typecast yourself

March, 2004

Power lunch etiquette

Being late is bad

Listen to the voice of experience

Make your own luck

February, 2004

Consider the commute before you take a new job

Career lessons about grit (and nepotism) from Oscar-nominee Sofia Coppola

List of ways to ruin a list

A Valentine for my husband

January, 2004

Improve your performance by lying to yourself

How to do workplace sports talk

Learn to give a compliment

Trying to network like a guy

10 counter-intuitive career tips

December, 2003

5 things to do at the office the last week of Decemeber

Advice for starting your own business

4 tips for salary negotiation

Don’t ditch the company party

November, 2003

Sometimes work is a welcome distraction

Dealing with the guilt of not giving enough

How to fire a relative

Beware of big opportunities that derail you

Networking tips for introverts

October, 2003

Choosing between a kid and a career

Don’t tell me you’re busy

Couples therapy can help your career

Take the quiz: Is it time for you to find a new job?

September, 2003

Rules for writing your first resume

Stay focused on your goals

List of things I hate

9/11 two years later

Relish uncertainty – It’s what makes life interesting

August, 2003

Make office politics work for you

3 things to teach your kids so they succeed in life

Brag is not a 4-letter word

How to cope with self-doubt

Learn to work like a Microsoft millionaire

July, 2003

Sometimes finding a job is a mixed blessing

The fine line between boasting on a resume and lying

Protect Title IX to protect diversity at work

4 ways to make more time

Summer reading is serious business

The story of unequal pay: How I came to make more money than my husband

The secrets we keep at work: How I navigate with dyslexia

June, 2003

Make a story out of your career

Marketing lessons from Esther Williams

Getting credit for your ideas is overrated

I can’t pronounce my son’s last name

The best way to break rules

May, 2003

Hire someone to rewrite your resume: It worked for me

Public Speaking 101

Go to the gym to pump up your career

Lessons learned from SARS

April, 2003

Don’t wait until you bottom out to make a big change

The Q & A column: Where I (sort of) answer questions you (sort of) asked

How to budget for a job hunt

Take Our Children to Work Day: Workplace reform can begin with you

Balance fearlessness with attention to detail

March, 2003

Catherine Zeta-Jones, workplace reformer

5 emails you should never write

The way you prepare for the worst reveals a bit of who you are

Why your work matters during a war

If you’ve been unemployed for a while, consider a career change

How to find a career coach

February, 2003

Use the Barney’s catalogue as a primer for dressing for success

No more triple majors, please: College kids should cut course loads

Whippersnapper whistleblowers beware: You’re in a tough business

Leave the family business to know if you should stay

Landing a job later in life

January, 2003

Mystery unveiled: How marriages that are equal become unequal when there are kids

Story of my strife: What I learned when my company went bankrupt

Neatness counts: A messy desk can hurt your career

What to ask for if more money is not an option

December, 2002

Most jobs are creative, if you are creative

10 Ways to improve your job

November, 2002

Use workplace skills to improve Thanksgiving dinner

Making career decisions based on wanting kids, or not

Election Day voters make good employees, so take time to vote

October, 2002

If you want to be well-known, learn to talk to the press

The marital dance to figure out who stays home with the kids

May, 2002

Slowing down a career to have kids

February, 2002

How to give a good performance review

January, 2002

Wall Street after 9/11: The support groups start at 5pm sharp

November, 2001

My dad’s career change, and how to know if it’s time for yours

How to make graduate school worth the cost

October, 2001

Two months after 9/11: Trying to make work normal again

September, 2001

Yom Kippur provides a welcome break from work

First-hand account of 9/11

July, 2001

How to bond with your boss

June, 2001

Leverage sexual harassment

May, 2001

Getting nothing done at E3