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Bullish Q&A: How to Negotiate a Noncompete

Has anyone dealt with non-compete agreements as an employee? Have you negotiated or refused to sign? Extensively! I once managed to get one negotiated down from “You can’t teach, write education manuals, design curricula, or otherwise work in education, anywhere, for two years” to “You won’t compete directly with us...
 

Bullish Q&A: Escaping the “Golden Handcuffs”

Have you heard the phrase “golden handcuffs”? I am a tenured professor who’s locked into an abusive, dysfunctional system with frozen pay. I still love teaching and, sometimes, research. Yet I yearn to be one of the “rule-breakers, risk takers, and skate-through-life bros who don’t get trapped in petty systems”...
 

Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?

I’d be curious if you think it’s unethical to date someone who’s good for career purposes for a limited period of time but with whom I don’t see it working out in the long term. That is, I enjoy hanging out with him, and he’s successful in the sort of...
 

Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit

Do you feel guilty every time you quit something? Are you still in social organizations where you don’t enjoy socializing? Volunteering someplace where you doubt you’re really helping? Worse, are you in a job you don’t like—and staying, because, well, hey, that’s your job? The adult working world is not...
 

April 16 webinar – Stay Bullish While Parenting (and Caring for Parents, and Yourself in Hard Times)

Join us for a live webinar with Jennifer Dziura, one of our monthly series. Make yourself a cocktail and join us online! Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 8pm EST. Before the webinar, you’ll have the option of contributing a bio, as well as answering a question or two on the topic....
 

For Your Weekend: 2 Podcasts with Jen

Would over an hour of Jen talking very fast improve your weekend? Enjoy! The Savvy Young Professional Career and Leadership Podcast is a weekly show helping young professionals navigate though their career business and life, the savvy way. The weekly show interviews experts and professionals on topics relevant to anyone...
 

Get Bullish Turns 5 & Gets a New Look

It’s exciting to think of Get Bullish turning 5! To celebrate, the blog has a new look, and we’re having a 30% off sale in the store—just use the code SPRINGSALE. All of your favorites are still here—from Best of Bullish to the Bullish Blog Network, it’s all in the...
 

Bullish Q&A: How To Comfortably (And Nicely!) Talk About Money

I’m feeling really intimidated by the prospect of negotiating pay. I went to a talk aimed at women and under represented groups in tech and the lowest a junior dev should apparently take is twice what my mum makes in a year! I feel being intimidated and strange about money...
 

Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work

I’ve worked at the same company for 9 years now, it’s not quite my first job after university but it’s close. Now I’m ready to move on and starting to look for a new job, it’s very exciting!  While I’ve been working here I’ve built up a portfolio of written...
 

Bullish Q&A: How Do I Determine How Much I Can Charge For My Expertise?

Hi Jen! I’ve been asked to teach a 1-3 day interactive “creativity/design thinking” workshop for corporate executives in Dubai! I teach design in uni and this is, in fact, my expertise, but: how do I determine how much I can charge? My flight and lodging will be covered, but research...
 

Jen at Harvard – “First-Generation College Students: Turning Disadvantages Into Strengths”

Today I spoke at a Harvard School of Public Health event (more pics are on the @jenniferdziura and @getbullish Instagram accounts). For those who were in attendance (hi!), here are a few articles that expand on points from the talk. Bullish columns: Bullish: What I Wish I Had Known When I...
 

Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)

Hi! I’m a senior in college and I have zero, ZERO motivation to start applying for jobs and thinking about life after school. At the same time, I keep having nightmares featuring ten-years-from-now me, unfulfilled and unhappy with her work because she didn’t take her 20s seriously. None of this...
 

Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?

I like adventures & aspire to run several small businesses, but I’ve found that 11 pm-8am is my perfect sleep window. That means I need to be home brushing my teeth by 10:30 to feel my best. I live in a big city & am in my late 20s so...
 

Bullish Q&A: What to Do About Your Racist Family

Jen! My family does not approve of my fiancé; he is a Muslim and doesn’t have the same educational pedigree that my Asian family expects. None have even met him. Some have resorted to childish antics (ranging from stealing money from me, in an attempt to bribe me to end...
 

Guest Post: A Millennial View of GetBullish’s 2015 Webinars

Chelsea Berscheid is a Canadian business student from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, studying at Saskatchewan Polytechnic who moonlights as a video game salesperson. She writes articles for millennial women about business, building skills, life milestones, and about inspiring people on her website Damegerous. On January 15th, Jen Dziura hosted her first webinar...