• This week was hard. Really hard. Not just a ton of really depressing news, but on top of that the media/tech industry saw a slew of layoffs. A friend emailed me asking how she could better handle this, as a manager, which reminded me that…

  • To give a recommendation for a potential hire, which is essentially backing someone with your words, is a big deal. It’s me saying, “I promise that giving you this name means that I believe this person fits this role and will succeed at it.” Too…

  • I was going to write this week about the precarious situation of recommendations, but then my brain got on a different tangent. You see, last week I had one of those weeks where I direly missed writing stories and working on things that moved much,…

  • Before I started this newsletter, I was desperately trying to find a book to help me be better at work, as a young, creative female leader. I am a book nerd, which means I turn to the written word to escape, live better and work…

  • Textio is an interesting tool that helps write job listings that are more effective. Textio is the augmented writing platform for creating highly effective job listings. By analyzing the hiring outcomes of more than 10 million job posts a month, Textio predicts the performance of your…

  • We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…

  • The Lioness, a magazine for female entrepreneurs, is now syndicating The Middles! You can see a recent syndicated column here.

  • I read this and saw my own experience mirrored. It is really not that hard to hire well, and thoughtfully, but few places do it. I’ve had editors neglect to call, or neglect to contact me after an interview. I had one person (who I…

  • Remember, resumes should always be at the ready, who knows when your dream job might call. Money on what your resume should look like.

  • We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…