Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly
Bullish on The Muse…The True Secret to Success? Quit
Bullish on The Muse…How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish on Daily Worth…How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
Bullish: Why More Socialism Would Help 51% Of The Population Create More Jobs
Bullish on The Muse…6 Ways to Shut Down Sexist Comments at Work
Bullish Q&A: Is a Franchise a Good Way to Start a Business?
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Get Bullish With My New Biz While My Partner Pays the Bills?
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
Bullish Q&A: I’ve Got a Side Hustle, But Am I Thinking Too Small?
Bullish Q&A: How Can I Defend Feminist Ideas If I’m Terrible at Arguing?
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Advice Mega-Column, Part I: Side Hustles for Academics, Face-Blindness, Your “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Nail Wraps
Bullish Q&A: Imposter Syndrome? The One Secret That Will Change the Way You Look at Everyone
Bullish Q&A: Volunteering vs. Side Hustles
#ICYMI Bullish: Three Career F*ckups I Made So You Don’t Have To
I once considered writing a book entitled “How to Make $30,000 a Year and Sleep as Late as You Want.” Small, quantified claims are so much more credible than “Make a Million Dollars While You Sleep!”, “The Ten- Minute Workweek,” “7-Minute Abs,” etc. (Now, I’m thinking about “How to Make Six Figures While Loitering in Foreign Coffee Shops.”) So, while…
Having trouble concentrating long enough to really get things done? There are totally solutions for that. It occurred to me to write this column when I read a friend’s Facebook status update: “Just completed my third pomodoro!” Um … like the pasta? I Googled. It turns out that there is something called the Pomodoro Technique. According to the website, “The…
I’m going to sound like your mother for saying this, but you probably shouldn’t quit your job in a blaze of glory. Blazes of glory don’t buy you groceries two weeks later when radio programs have stopped wanting to have you on the air via telephone and your internet fame has been eclipsed by a video of a zoo animal…
I had always assumed that I was bad at reading maps. Reading maps was always something my father did on car trips while my mom alternately slept, fed us baggies of Chex cereal, and told us to shut the hell up. My dad didn’t delegate. On dates, I would often wander around, chatting amiably with some guy and not paying…
People should stop saying “Any publicity is good publicity.” In 1910, William Jennings Bryan used the famous whistle-stop train to campaign for a proposed Constitutional amendment against special interests. That is: to spread a message, he literally spoke out of the back of a train, after which more coal was shoveled into the firebox and they hurried on to the…
In last week’s column, Personality Qualities Way More Important Than Anything on Your Resume, I noted that “An impressive resume is the new high school diploma.” A resume is a formality, it’s background information and you’re in the foreground — if you’re looking for work, you should depend about 20% on your resume and 80% on your skill in pitching…
I have spent the last couple weeks working on a new profession I had not even been previously aware existed: textbook punch-up. Have a dry, academic-sounding textbook? Call a comedian who majored in philosophy! Now your textbook is full of logic jokes! This has prompted me to think: while I think my resume looks pretty good, no one gives a…
I have a love/hate relationship with certain “motivational” literature. On the one hand, there are some good ideas, one of which I’m about to recount. On the other hand, the idea that your happiness is entirely dependent on your mental state can keep you from taking action to actually make changes, and in many cases is a way for employers…
Business is a lot like dating. Like cold-hearted, competitive dating among people who don’t love each other. In other words, like awful, awful dating. Once upon a time, when I was considering moving to New York, I looked for jobs. A Director of Marketing position was available at a company I’ll call QuixoticIdea.Com. I was an unconventional candidate — I’d…
I once put up an ad on Craigslist for a personal assistant. I’m not very good at managing people, and I know that, so I wouldn’t want to mislead anyone. The ad basically said, “I’m a big idiot with lots of stuff going on. Here are fifty things I need to do (send press releases, make hardboiled eggs, wait in…