Here’s something we haven’t discussed recently: how to handle imposter syndrome. If you’re not familiar with imposter syndrome, it’s that lovely feeling that you’re successful because you’re tricking everyone about your intelligence or insights, that you’re the recipient of incredible luck to have come this far, and that any day now someone will figure you … Read More about How to Handle Imposter Syndrome
Executive Presence for Women Leaders
How would you define “executive presence,” particularly for women? Have you worked to build your executive presence? What are your best executive presence tips? Here are some qualities of women with executive presence that Corporette readers have mentioned during conversations that have taken place in the comments: having a “cool, calm, and commanding” presence being a skilled public … Read More about Executive Presence for Women Leaders
Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements?
I’ve gotten a few requests lately to address “career hiccups” — how to deal with failing the bar, being awkward with coworkers, making a huge mistake — and I think this is a great question. So: let’s discuss. For my $.02, I think that YOU are the biggest hurdle to get over after a career hiccup. You … Read More about Career Hiccups
Becoming a Better Manager: Books and Online Resources
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to become a better manager (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on online women’s management training. How do you become a boss and a more effective leader — whether you’re new to management or you’ve supervised people for a while and want … Read More about Becoming a Better Manager: Books and Online Resources
When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
A reader wondered how to push through fear and low self-esteem to build the career you want.
Imposter Alert! How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
2019 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on overcoming imposter syndrome — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how to handle imposter syndrome. What are the best tips and tricks to overcome imposter syndrome, boost your confidence, and generally “fake it til you make it”? … Read More about Imposter Alert! How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
How to Respond to Work-Related Praise
How do you respond when someone praises your work — without sounding like an entitled braggart (and without undermining yourself)? Reader T has a great question about compliments at work. My question for you is, how do you respond to a co-worker (sometimes a supervisor) telling you they’ve heard great comments/feedback about your work? I’m … Read More about How to Respond to Work-Related Praise
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) – We’re kind of against this kind of analysis, but we would be remiss if we didn’t point you to WaPo’s critique of Sonia Sotomayor’s fashion choices, followed … Read More about Weekly Roundup