Negotiating the Offer: You have job offer A, but are still waiting to hear about offer B. Now what?

This week, I talk about how to handle this specific negotiation situation: the “Have Offer A, but Waiting to Hear From Offer B” scenario. As usual, what’s most interesting to me is the etiquette and the appropriate language to use with both organizations. I give examples of how to delay Offer A, as well as how to find out about your status from potential Offer B.

Boundaries: Discussing your career with family over the holidays

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A few years ago, right before Thanksgiving, a student came in for a counseling appointment. Since she wasn’t sure that she wanted to continue on a career path in the biomedical sciences, she was dreading of the coming conversations about school. Talking to people abut our career path – or deflecting those conversations – can be a tricky thing. I have six strategies to handle conversations about your career over the holidays.

Interviewing? You need a game plan

In my line of work, helping candidates prepare for interviews is an everyday task. In my experience, the first step for candidates who have interviews is to look online for field-specific interview questions to practice. This is a mistake. Here’s what to do instead.

Ready, Set, Go: An Introduction

I’ve worked in university career centers for about 20 years, and have had the pleasure of thinking, speaking and writing about “work” with students, professionals, colleagues, and friends, almost every day of my professional life. I am interested in having conversations about what work means in our lives, as well as how to navigate our work lives skillfully.