I write career advice, as well as occasional pieces covering current events or lifestyle. I'm a Staff Writer/Editor at The Daily Muse, a contributor to Mashable, and a  freelance writer and editor.

Want to learn more about me? For my education and employment history, check out my LinkedIn profile. You can find the most popular pieces I've written about my personal life here and here.

My Daily Muse Articles Syndicated on Other Websites


1. I Got Rejected From A Job Offer -- But Turned It Into Another Offer
2. How To Make It Through At Work While Dealing With a Tragedy
3. The 3 Most Important People To Stay In Touch With (And How To Do It)
4. Dropping The Bomb: How To Give Your Boss The Bad News
5. 3 Ways To Answer 'What Do You Do?' When You're Unemployed
6. How Not To Reconnect With An Old Contact
7. How To Tell Your Boss ‘No’--Without Saying ‘No’
8. How To Write LinkedIn Messages That Actually Get Read
9. Talking To Your Boss’ Boss? 3 Mistakes Not To Make
10. How Your Network Can Help You Be Better At Your Job
11. Do You Really Have To Stay At A Job For One Year?
12. How To Tell A New Employee ‘Your Work Isn’t Up To Par’
13. 4 Sneaky Ways To Determine Company Culture In An Interview
14. How To Feel Like You Rocked The Interview Every Time
15. 4 Great Ways To Network Over The Holidays
16. 4 Ways You Might Be Turning Your Interviewees Off
17. The Worst Interview-Day Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)
18. 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Submitting a Creative Job App
19. 5 Ways to Beat Burnout at Work
20. 5 Productive Things To Do on a Slow Day at Work
21. Interview Translation: What 4 Common Questions Really Mean
22. 5 Ways to Stay in Touch With Your Old Boss


1.How I turned a job rejection into another offer
2. Changed industries? How to use your network to switch back
3. 3 times a job's history can help you find the best person for it
4. How to apply for a job when you don't meet all the requirements
5. Networking faux pas that can really annoy your contacts
6. How to gauge soft skills in an interview
7. How to give feedback to the people who take it the worst
8. When You Should Delegate, and When You Shouldn't
9. Mistakes to Avoid When Reconnecting With an Old Contact
10. The Only Rule to Follow at Your Significant Other’s Holiday Party
11. How To Tell Your Boss ‘No’—Without Saying ‘No’
12. 4 Ways to Write LinkedIn Messages That Actually Get Read
13. How To Save A Sinking Interview
14. 4 Sneaky Ways To Determine Company Culture in an Interview
15. How to Feel LikeYou Rocked the Interview Every Time
16. 4 Ways to Catch Up at Work After Sandy
17. 4 Survival Tips for an All-Day Interview


1. I Got Rejected From a Job—But Turned it Into Another Offer
2. The Right (and Wrong) Way to Ask Questions When You're Applying for a Job
3. 3 Steps to Applying for a Job When You Don't Meet the Requirements
4. 3 Networking Mistakes That Can Seriously Annoy Your Contacts
5. How to Test for Soft Skills in an Interview
6. How to Give Feedback to Someone Who Hates Getting It
7. How to Ask for Help at a New Job
8. 3 Bad Boss Personalities--and How to Deal With Them 


1. The Surprising Way to Hire Superstar Candidates
2. How to Respond to Cryptic Emails

1. How You Can Turn a Job Rejection Into Another Job Offer

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  1. I love the part about how you blog on an odd mix of topics that you find interesting. People occasionally tell me to pick just one topic for my blog, but there's just no way I can stick to one!

  2. Love your blog! Your articles always focus on unique topics that are helpful for any career girl. Can you offer any advice on being a contributor for the daily muse?

  3. Hi Tanya,

    Thanks so much! I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog!

    The Daily Muse has a contact page where they explain how to submit a pitch : http://www.thedailymuse.com/contact/. To be clear, I am not an official representative of The Daily Muse, so please know any advice I give is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with The Daily Muse. That said, here are two pieces of advice I would give to anyone looking to contribute to any website with a similar contact page for writers:
    1. As with any application, follow the directions--yes, even directions about the email subject line--as it will indicate how closely you pay attention to detail and how seriously you take your inquiry.
    2.For samples, send samples that you think "fit" with the tone and topics of the site (i.e. I personally wouldn't send poetry or academic papers to a site structured around articles).

    I hope I was helpful. Good luck!

  4. You should put your email address up here!

    Social is great but sometimes a good ol' fashioned email is a bit better :)

  5. Thanks for your comment! I try to make it a point to always reply to social--be it comments, LinkedIn mail, @replies, and Facebook messages (Facebook.com/Grab A Latte). From there, I am open to providing my email address when requested.