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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Career Advice!

Welcome to The Real-World Feminist Podcast website! How do I land my dream job? How should I ask for a promotion? When is it time to find a new boss? How do I get paid what I’m worth? How can I make networking suck less? Most importantly, how do I stand out and get recognized […]

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Episode #38: How I’m Staying Sane in Quarantine

Okay, I’ve just thrown my normal podcast process out the window! How can I pretend that life is normal right now? It’s NOT. Until we’re out of COVID-19 lockdown, I’ll be recording special episodes each week. I’m here to serve you, so let me have it! Send me all of your career-related questions, related to […]

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Episode #33: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Thanks to Congressional resolutions passed back in the 1980s, here in America we celebrate Women’s History Month every March. In the simplest terms, the intent of this month-long holiday is to encourage all Americans to learn more and celebrate the role that women have had in American history. What an awesome intent! But, if we […]

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Episode #30: The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation

When we think about building our professional reputation, most of us tend to think about working towards large-scale accomplishments. We plan big goals and think that our reputations will be built when we achieve them. Of course, growing our experience and skills is critical to building our career paths. But, our professional reputations are not […]

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Episode #22: How to Gracefully Humblebrag

You know you’ve been killing it at work. You’ve upped your game. You’re making strides towards smashing your professional goals. The results must speak for themselves, right? Not necessarily. Your stellar may be noticed by the right people, or they may not be noticed at all. You can’t trust that the right people are connecting […]

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Episode #21: How to Navigate Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office

It’s the holiday season. The calendar is packed with different holidays and reasons to celebrate that serve to remind us that life is pretty darn sweet. But, sometimes navigating holiday traditions such as gift-giving can get a little tricky, especially in the workplace. I can’t promise you a drama-free holiday, but I can give you […]

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Episode #20: The Unfortunate Truth about Office Holiday Parties

That holiday spirit is contagious. It even catches all across corporate America! Your cube-mates have strung holiday lights, cookies and treats are everywhere, and even the grumpiest co-workers seem a little more pleasant this time of year. The peak of the office holiday season is the holiday party. Corporate holiday parties come in all shapes […]

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Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career

It’s Thanksgiving week! Right about now, anyone with a social media feed is getting barraged by hand-lettered graphics reminding us to “be thankful” and “count our blessings.” But, let’s be honest. When these messages are being delivered by artfully curated Instagram accounts that want to sell us leather boots on Black Friday and by distant […]

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Episode #16: Make the Most of Your Opportunity to Attend a Conference

Make the Most of Your Opportunity to Attend a Conference

You just got invited to attend your first professional conference. What awesome news! A conference is a wonderful way to expand your knowledge and your network. This time away from daily routine can inspire you in many ways and put some pep back in your step. Conferences can also be overwhelming to first-time attendees. Here’s […]

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Episode #12: How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss)

How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss)

The world is full of opportunities. Many times, your next best step can very well be available at the company where you are already employed. Internal jobs get posted on official boards, recruitment emails with lists of available positions are sent, and co-workers tip you off about new possibilities. If you are happy at your […]

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Episode #9: Stop Letting Email Rule Your Day

I’ll be blunt. Email doesn’t count as real work. If you are spending the workday in your inbox, you are wasting your day. Email is an insidious little time stealer. Email is an insidious little attention stealer. Email is an insidious little soul sucker. It’s time to stop letting email control your day. I admit. […]

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Episode #2: This Everyday Tool Can Help You Make or Break Your Reputation

This Everyday Tool Can Help You Make or Break Your Reputation

There’s an everyday tool that frankly doesn’t get talked about enough in the workplace. It’s easy to overlook because it seems so harmless. But I assure you it’s not. It can help build your professional reputation as a leader. Or it can damage your reputation and even your job security. I’m talking about email. Hey, […]

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