5:30 pm, September 5th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
To ensure you don’t lose your mind while accomplishing everything you have to do, try these five strategies for multitasking.
5:30 pm, September 4th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
If you’re starting to feel like every day at the office is like a trip to the dentist, consider these tips on how to become more motivated at work.
11:24 am, August 8th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
I wish I could say there was some ah-ha moment when I decided it was time to be healthier, but there really wasn’t. I think I had just had enough of being less than thrilled with the way I looked and felt, so I decided to make a change. Everyone is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for adopting healthy habits, but here are a few things that worked for me.
12:30 pm, July 11th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
Going on a job interview is a lot like going on a first date: You have to make a good impression or you’ll likely never see the person again. And while every industry is different in terms of what a hiring manager may be looking for, there’s a basic formula to interviewing that consists of a few key elements.
1:45 pm, June 27th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
If you think you could be more productive at the office on any given workday, you probably could. Try implementing these tips into your work routine to increase efficiency, drive greater productivity and see better performance results.
4:15 pm, June 17th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
If you want an easy day at the office every day, avoid these mistakes.
12:00 pm, May 30th | by Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com
Up until last year, I’d never been a morning person. Like many college students, I’d stay up studying at night and go to class in the afternoon. That habit transferred to graduate school, when I was waiting tables some nights and going to class in the (late) mornings. I never had to get up too early, and if I did, I always found a way to hit snooze until I absolutely had to get out the door. Recently, though, I decided enough was enough. It’s not that I was showing up late to work or that I looked like a zombie upon arriving at my desk. It’s that my mornings were not as productive (nor as enjoyable) as they could be because every day was a scramble.
1:30 pm, May 16th | by Beth Devin, Manilla.com
At a recent “Lean In” book club at our Manilla offices, we couldn’t help but bring up the topic of negotiating and asking for a raise. Clearly, it’s an issue where there are a lot more questions than answers. Many women I know work under the assumption that if you work hard and follow the rules, rewards will automatically follow. That was my mantra early in my career. On the other hand, men are known to work hard and aggressively pursue increased responsibilities, promotions and pay increases. Much has been written about why women shy away from negotiating and asking for what they deserve. In this article, I break down that penultimate challenge into a series of steps that lay the groundwork and hopefully more than prepares you to make “the ask.”
9:45 am, May 2nd | by Beth Devin, Manilla.com
Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, reinvigorated the discussion regarding gender diversity in the workplace. I have a personal interest in increasing the number of women in technology-related careers. That said, it’s important to look at diversity holistically — it’s not just about men and women. When I recently took a Bikram ( hot) yoga class, I looked around the room of 50 or so people and thought, there is a lot we can learn about diversity right here. Stay with me as I draw from this experience to illustrate what we should aim for when we pursue diversity in the workplace.
12:15 pm, April 18th | by Beth Devin, Manilla.com
A major milestone in my career was the transition from being a high-performing individual contributor to my first management role. I waited longer than many of my peers to make this change. It felt so good and safe to be only in charge of me and tackle each assignment with gusto. It was a daunting proposition to step away from the hands on work and trust others to get the job done.