Tuesday Truths

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I often get asked for career advice and I always say that I’m not a career counselor but I can usually help with getting you from Point A to Point B. Here are great tips for people who are starting out in their preferred industry.

The dreaded word: networking. How you can overcome the forced feeling of making a connection.

What if you’re already established in your career and want to move to the next level? Check out these resume tips for the mid-level employee.

No matter what stage you are in your career, a mentor can certainly help you up your game as well as provide an objective view of your future. Don’t know what a relationship with a mentor entails? Well we got that covered.

I had a young woman of color ask my opinion on this piece and while I’ve not worked in a highly corporate arena, I’ve been fortunate to work in an industry that values diversity. I hope that others see that having a variety of perspectives provides a deeper understanding of your community and helps to educate your opinions.

With so much talk about who is going to be the nominees for the Ds & Rs, it’s funny (or not) to know that Darth Vader is pretty popular!

Photo: By Mary Ann Reitano (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks for reading! Enjoy getting your comments below!

— Madalene

 

 

2 comments

  1. Christy

    Madalene,
    Great content here, thank you for sharing. I specifically appreciate the mid-level professional resume guidance.

    Outside of work, how do you relax, find peace and unwind?

    Looking forward to more posts! Thanks again!

    All the best,
    Christy Carter

    • Madalene Mielke

      Thanks for reading, Christy! I’m glad that you found the content to be worthwhile. Please feel free to let me know if there are any topics you would like the blog to cover in the future. In response to your question about finding peace and unwinding, I generally try to be more present on weekends which means, I don’t really read my email (I’ll do a quick glance once a day and if it’s urgent, respond accordingly and if it’s really urgent, most people know to call me) and since I’m more of an introvert, time to be alone. I do enjoy the company of my friends and family (I see my family on Sunday for family dinner) so will schedule time to also engage with people closest to me and connect one on one (another trait of being an introvert). I also do a lot of cooking and watch a lot of cooking shows! I schedule time to exercise 5-6xs a week so that I can release any anxiety and also for the sanity of my clients and my staff. I’ve become much better about finding times to engage different aspects of my personality but it is certainly a give and take. Look forward to getting your thoughts on future posts! — Madalene

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