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  • by Melody Wilding - April 13, 2015
    Looking for a new job is filled with constant emotional highs and lows. Battling the fear of the unknown (will you ever find a job?) is enough to make anyone feel frustrated, anxious, and downright bummed.Job hunting is an intense process that can seriously mess with your mood. For most people, your career is closely linked to your identity, so you may feel like searching for a job is like searching for a piece of yourself—...
  • by Melody Wilding - March 23, 2015
    You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going.So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it comes to important – possibly financially game changing — conversations about negotiating salary or raisin...
  • by Melody Wilding - March 19, 2015
    In the daily hustle of the workday, petty annoyances and inconveniences are par for the course. And often, when we counter those stressors, we handle them by complaining to anyone willing to listen.But complaining is complicated: Sure, it can be a way of expressing frustration and eliciting advice from others. On the flipside, it can be destructive to workplace morale and your reputation. When you complain on a regular basi...
  • Are You the Office Martyr?
    with Melody Wilding and Cady Chesney - March 5, 2015
    Every workplace has ‘those’ people…the ones that eat fish every Friday, the ones that constantly pop their gum, and each office even has it’s own martyr. These are the people who are the first person in the office in the morning, and the last ones to leave at night. All through the day they’ll complain about their workload: “I’ll be okay. Somehow. Some way.” Are you this person? Tune in to find out more from Melody Wilding,...
  • How to Be More Assertive at Work
    with Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - February 22, 2015
    Being assertive at work can be an important part of your career development. The delicate balance between being too passive or too aggressive may take practice and effort, but the outcome is often worth the hard work. Melody Wilding, licensed social worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professional women and female entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to explain the techniques of being more assertive...
  • by Melody Wilding - February 19, 2015
    Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone.Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher.Most of the mistakes women make in negotiation take place long before they even enter the convers...
  • by Melody Wilding - February 9, 2015
    Last week, I shared the concept of “office martyrdom” and explained why it’s an easy trap to fall into yet potentially very destructive.The office martyr considers themselves a victim, taking on extra work, staying late at the office, and giving nearly everything for their career, all the while complaining about the extra burden they supposedly have to bear. This can quickly turn into a vicious cycle of victimhood and alien...
  • by Melody Wilding - January 29, 2015
    In between 10-hour workdays at a low-paying, soul-sucking job, have you ever come up for air and bemoaned,“This is not what my 20’s we’re supposed to be like.”Being a twenty-something woman today can feel like a roller coaster at times: an up and down, overwhelming adventure in finding your dream job, navigating the dating scene, and attempting to maintain friendships in the face of cross-country moves, marriages, and babie...
  • by Melody Wilding - January 27, 2015
    Each workplace has its “types”:…the tuna-fish-for-lunch-every-day guy …the slacker who slides by doing the least possible amount of work…the overachiever who inflates and publicizes her every successEach office likely also has its martyr—the person who’s the first one in each morning, the last one to leave at night, and constantly complaining about the amount of work they have while saying “Oh, I’ll manage…somehow…” or othe...
  • by Melody Wilding - January 6, 2015
    It’s time for your annual review, and you’re gunning for a raise. You enter the meeting with your boss armed with a list of reasons why you deserve a salary bump—including the extra responsibilities you’ve taken on since a more senior colleague left the company, the major project you spearheaded last month, and the consistent positive feedback you’ve received from your clients, peers, managers, and direct reports over the p...