Category: The Muse

I Used My Love for Cooking and Baking to Switch Careers Into Food Branding

Growing up, Elizabeth Tilton—Head of Brand at W&P—was a big foodie. Here’s her career story, including how she broke into catering and became a chef for restaurants, and then used that experience to switch gears into food marketing. Read Complete Article

27 Companies We Love

Want a career you love with a company you love even more? Of course you do. Fortunately, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together this list of companies that we love. From awesome cultures and amazing offices to brag-worthy perks and plenty of room for growth, we think you’ll love them […]

Hillary Clinton Demonstrates What Being Resilient in Your Career Actually Looks Like

Resilience is crucial in your career, Hillary Clinton told Yale’s class of 2018. “Everyone gets knocked down. What matters is whether you get back up and keep going,” she said. “You will make mistakes in life…It happens to all of us no matter how qualified or capable we are, take […]

L.L. Bean’s CEO Reminds You That It’s OK to Slow Down in Your Career

You feel pressure to keep moving forward—which means it can seem both counterintuitive and counterproductive to slow down in your career sometimes. In his commencement address at Dickinson College, L.L. Bean’s President and CEO, Stephen Smith, encourages you to press pause every now and then. Read Complete Article

Ask an Honest HR Professional: How Do I Ask a Former Boss to Be My Mentor?

When it comes to finding a mentor, a former manager could be a suitable choice. But, how do you go about popping that nerve-wracking question? Take this HR professionals advice to approach your past boss in a way that’s way less awkward than you’re anticipating. Read Complete Article

Managers: This Is When Your Constructive Criticism Is Needed (and When It’s Not)

You know that giving your employees feedback is crucial to being a good manager. But where and when you give it is just as important as your feedback itself. Here’s how to know when you should give positive encouragement or constructive criticism one-on-one—or not at all. Read Complete Article

My Job Is to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at a Major Company

Patsy Doerr—Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion for Thomson Reuters—had every intention of becoming a doctor. But when she graduated college, she ended up in banking. Here’s how she became a diversity and inclusion advocate at a major company, and what her job’s like. Read Complete Article