Moneyish / Carlota Zimmerman Proof that College Grads are Totally Delusional about the Real World May 10, 2017


What happens when expectations meet reality in your first job

Gen Z, prepare to be disappointed.


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Money ish / Carlota Zimmerman Your co-workers think you’re really annoying when you do this at work May 5, 2017


Don’t even think about talking politics at work. (more…)

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More Money / Carlota Zimmerman How To Get A Job When You’re Fresh Out Of College May 5, 2017


You graduated college and got your diploma. Congrats! That’s something to be proud of. Unfortunately, it’s usually only minutes after you toss your cap and finish celebrating that panic to starts to creep in. Because yeah, you got your degree–but now what? (more…)

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Bustle / Carlota Zimmerman 11 Daily Habits That Make You An Easy-To-Be-Around Person May 4, 2017

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We all have that one person in our lives who is simply wonderful to be around. They’re full of charisma and jokes and great advice. But what really stands out are all the qualities that make them easy to be around. These lovely people have a certain “it” factor that makes all their friends and family feel comfy, understood, and appreciated. (more…)

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Bustle / Carlota Zimmerman 11 Little Things You’re Doing Every Day That Can Attract More Negativity Into Your Life April 11, 2017


I’m pretty sure no one’s ever sat up in bed and promised themselves to have a negative day. “Hey self, let’s make today super negative” is just not something people think. And yet, so many of us engage in little habits that attract more negativity, this way of thinking might as well be a morning mantra. (more…)

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NBC News / Carlota Zimmerman Want to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s What You Need to Know March 28, 2017


Many of us who are self-employed look back on our 9 to 5 cubicle days and wonder: How did I ever do that? Not because we didn’t enjoy our full-time careers, but because it’s just so different now: We make our own schedules, build our own clientele, choose our workspace and are 100 percent responsible for our financial growth. Everything we do — and every decision we make — is self-directed. We are the boss. (more…)

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Flex Jobs / Carlota Zimmerman How to Get a Raise in 2017 March 27, 2017


Asking for a raise is one thing–getting it is another. In fact, a variety of factors go into whether or not one successfully secures a pay bump. How and when you ask, the type of research you do beforehand, and your follow-up all make a huge difference in whether or not you get a raise. (more…)

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Moneyish / Carlota Zimmerman The Secret to using your side hustle to get ahead at work March 14, 2017


Mark Zuckerberg attributes a lot of his success to his hobbies.

You don’t need Harvard. You need a side hustle.

Harvard-educated Mark Zuckerberg attributes some of his success to his side projects. “I probably learned more coding from random side projects than the courses that I took in college,” he says in town hall meeting at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University that was broadcast via Facebook Live. (more…)

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New York Post / Carlota Zimmerman Being an introvert in the office may not be a bad thing after all March 13, 2017


Getting noticed, speaking up, being visible. Sounds like a winning knockout punch to land the corner office, right? (more…)

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More Money / Carlota Zimmerman How To Stay In Touch After The Job Interview Is Over March 9, 2017


You can breathe now–the hardest part is over. You’ve landed an interview with the company of your dreams and you’ve given it your all with the job recruiter or manager who interviewed you. And now, you wait to hear if you’ve moved on in the hiring process or not. But your anxiety levels are rising on the daily and you’re checking your inbox and voicemail every ten minutes, hoping for any kind of response. (more…)

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Financial Advisor / Carlota Zimmerman Want To Avoid Losing Your Job To Ageism? Just Raise Your Hand March 9, 2017

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If you and your clients want to avoid losing your jobs to ageism, raise your hands at work. (more…)

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Good Call / Carlota Zimmerman Common Job Search Blunders – and How to Avoid Them February 22, 2017


Successfully navigating the job search process can often seem, in and of itself, like a full-time job. An open position may garner dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of responses, requiring applicants to be more competitive while also staying abreast of requirements and preferences. (more…)

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CNBC / Carlota Zimmerman 6 things you should never say to your boss February 10, 2017


Whether you’re preparing for an annual performance review, contract negotiation or salary discussion, there’s no time like the present to make sure you know how to communicate professionally. (more…)

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New York Post / Carlota Zimmerman Get ready to see a lot more skin at the office February 6, 2017

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Fifteen years ago, Carlota Zimmerman lived in baggy trousers and oversize men’s shirts — which she wore even to her TV news jobs in Washington, DC, and New York. But when she launched a new career as a life coach in 2008, she knew she had to get over her fear of dresses and heels. (more…)

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The Network Journal / Carlota Zimmerman Before Walking Into That Job Interview, Do These 7 Things January 3, 2017


There is no doubt. Job interviews are nerve wracking. But if you take a few minutes before walking into the interview to do these things, you could come out a winner. (more…)

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The Network Journal / Carlota Zimmerman How to Get That Knockout Job Referral December 13, 2016


A good job referral can make or break a job opportunity, but asking for one can be a bit tricky, so asked a few experts for some advice. Here’s what they said: (more…)

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