Career


Career // November 3, 2014What comes to mind when you think of your online presence? For most, it’s all about what you don’t want the hiring manager to find online when you’re going out for that new job. The importance of how you’re represented online doesn’t stop there, though. What about that hot new guy you just met at that networking event who goes home to do a little more…
Business // April 22, 2013 The first day of work is like the first day of school. Both usually involve new clothes and lots of nerves. Take it from someone who just landed a new job a year after hardcore searching, first impressions mean everything. I worked my ass off to hunt for jobs, prepare a cover letter, research the company and complete a few interviews. After lots of intense waiting,…
2013 Goal Setting // January 28, 2013 Happy New Year! There’s something so exciting about a brand new year. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, there is something to be said about having a blank canvas to work on for the next twelve months.Goal setting is awesome. And it’s totally necessary if you want to keep moving forward and creating an amazing life for yourself. However, during this…
Business // December 17, 2012 Someone says, “The office Christmas party is next week!” You think, “Bring on the booze!”…and we have a problem. I really don’t know the origin of this idea that the office Holiday/Christmas party should be a near-orgy, booze fest but I’m pretty sure the cast of Mad Men is to blame. Be that as it may, we don’t all have to succumb to the tequila…
September 24, 2012 We’ve all heard the saying, “it takes a village.” While that old saying is usually directed towards child rearing, you can also apply it to your own professional and personal goals. Building a strong community is key to achieving your objectives. As a Made Woman, you’ve probably already heard the benefits of creating a powerful network.  But what does “networking” entail, exactly?  Are you picturing lame events and…
August 27, 2012There are certain protocols all employees must follow while working in the office. The basics, such as, “business attire at all times, with the exception of casual Fridays,” are burned into the memory of all cubical dwellers. But what about those “unspoken rules”? You know, those rules that some co-workers never seem to grasp? In efforts to save us all from a major fall-out, we here at Made…
January 30, 2012 Coca-Cola.  Gap.  Apple.  Christian Louboutin.  As soon as you think about these four brands, it conjures up very specific images and emotions related to them. Love them or hate them, you know what these brands represent. Now, insert your name here: ______________. When people see or hear your name they should have strong associations, just like they do to soda companies and fashion lines. There’s no reason why this…
December 5, 2011Someone says, “The office Christmas party is next week!” You think, “Bring on the booze!”…and we have a problem. I really don’t know the origin of this idea that the office Holiday/Christmas party should be a near-orgy, booze fest but I’m pretty sure the cast of Mad Men is to blame. Be that as it may, we don’t all have to succumb to the tequila and free for…
November 1, 2011You may have heard words like "down economy," "high unemployment" and, oh, I don't know, "recession," thrown around these days. In lay (wo)men's terms: it's real out there. If you happen to be searching for a job right now, like 99.9% of my friends, you know just how real ish actually is. In times like these, getting an interview can seem like getting Wonka's golden ticket. So when…
October 10, 2011They are out there. Prowling the job boards. Stalking Monster.com. Attacking any job opening they see. They are job hunters, and they need all the help they can get. That's why we decided to make our very first "30 Days of Made" a Career Edition. We want to give those hopeful hunters out there an edge in their search. We also made this week's issue an essential how-to guide…
September 26, 2011Your mini-vacation to Vegas to celebrate insert-big-event-here with your friends is quickly approaching.Your flight is purchased, the hotel suite is booked, and you’ve added some hot new heels to your collection that you can’t wait to show off. But there is one lingering conundrum that you haven’t addressed – letting your boss in on your big summer plans. In fact, even though you had lunch with your boss…
August 15, 2011 Since the 2008 market crash, you have stepped up to the plate to become a star employee. You come in early, solve problems and have taken on the work of co-workers lost to the recession. You don’t just stay late; you stay until the job gets done. Despite this dedication, you’re tired of working two jobs for the price of one. Well, with the economy showing signs…