Month: June 2013


June 28, 2013 0

Rescuing People

Oh, I know. Some of you wonderful kids are giving me That Look, feeling unloved, rolling your eyes, thinking, “Whatever, Carlota, like I don’t even care, I was just reading your blog as a favor, gawd! Like TMZ is where I get all my news anyway!” Aww, baby don’t be like that, you know I…
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June 27, 2013 0

That’s a Shame

I’m kind of tardy to the party on this:   Bleah. No me gusta. So many reasons I’m against using shame as some kind of “leverage” or inducer to get people to change their habits (#goodluckwiththat). Reasons such as, oh, how about: It doesn’t work. It makes people feel like crap about themselves and oh…
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June 17, 2013 0

I’m kind of tardy to the party regarding this:

June 17, 2013 0

Cruel Summer

Just a “gentle” reminder: If you are currently in the (on-going) process of networking to change or improve your career, you really need to stop procrastinating/whining/crying/ and get started on that TODAY. Because July 4th is right around the corner. Which means that many, if not most, of the people you need to connect with,…
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June 12, 2013 0

You Say ‘Opportunistic,’ Like it’s a Bad Thing

That thought came to me recently, as I was trolling through one of the Facebook pages devoted to my college, Wellesley. A recent graduate was looking for professional advice on how to approach an older person in her industry whom she suspected could be an excellent mentor, but she was leery of appearing, in her…
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June 8, 2013 0

You Gotta Work. Which Sucks. Sorry! #notsorry

Sorry to be so un-sexy and old-fashioned by stressing the benefits of hard work and research, but if you’re thinking about changing your professional opportunities, the New York Public Library’s online research guides should be your ground zero.  These online guides are 100% and you can access them at home. In bed. You can do…
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June 7, 2013 0