What To Do When Your Boss Leaves

What To Do When Your Boss Leaves

You're a few months into a new job or comfortably settled in after a year, when *explosion sound*—your boss announces that s/he is leaving. It's a jarring experience that can leave you feeling abandoned and panicked. A boss can be a huge reason why you accepted a job, and suddenly the situation is not what you signed up for. But bosses are people too, and having one that leaves before you do is a fairly common scenario. Here are some pointers in case it happens to you. 

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How to Manage Up And Build a Relationship With Your Boss

How to Manage Up And Build a Relationship With Your Boss

The relationship you have with your boss/direct manager has a huge influence on your experience at work. Whether your boss is your bff or you're dealing with a difficult one, there are ways to strengthen the relationship so that you're creating a productive work environment where you feel supported. Ideally, your boss will become an ally who will advocate for you for the rest of your career, wherever you go. 

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How To Support Your Interns As Junior Talent

How To Support Your Interns As Junior Talent

As junior talent, it might feel like just yesterday that you were the new kid, starting to learn the ropes, and familiarizing yourself with office email etiquette. Then BAM—all of a sudden, you're being asked to oversee an intern. The reality is, your close knowledge of the intern experience gives you some of the best perspective on how to support even newer-bies. Here are a few tips on supporting your interns so they're set up for success and have a positive experience overall. 

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How To Stand Out By Being Yourself

How To Stand Out By Being Yourself

I connected with Toni Dawkins, then Strategist at Grey Group, over the summer when we were both MAIP Coaches. She promptly and awesomely sent me her Guest Pro email then, and it's my pleasure to share it with you now (after much delay on my end). Here's Toni, answering one of the most commonly asked questions—how do I stand out when just starting out?

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Evolving from Maker to Manager

Evolving from Maker to Manager

Early in your career, you're focused on you. Your work, your path, your advancement. It's hard to imagine that someday, part of your job will be to think about the work of others—sometimes more than your own. But before you know it—and often, before you think you're ready—you'll be responsible for overseeing an intern or a junior on your team. 

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