Tips For When You’re Older Than Your Boss

Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA mentor program. It’s free to members! Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, I have 30 years experience in the communications field behind me, and have a senior role in a large company—a job I’ve held for several years […]

Ask a Mentor: $$$ for Referrals?

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk.               Dear Mentors, I am fairly new to freelancing, and I wonder about the etiquette of making referrals. If someone sends some work from a third party my way, is it usual to pay a referral fee? Or is a token gift card, […]

Ask a Mentor: Being Friends at Work

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk. Dear Mentors, I’m relatively new at the company so unsure how to handle a difficult co-worker, who has been here over 10 years. She’s abrasive with most people (although does seem to have a good relationship with one or two others) so I’m unsure how to set the tone […]

Ask a Mentor: Mentoring Resources

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk.               We flipped the tables this month, and asked our mentors to recommend some mentoring resources. Here are two suggestions from WCA mentor Jenny Magic. 1. MyNextMove.org First up, a handy, fun quiz that helps you identify the tasks you enjoy. A very useful […]

Ask a Mentor: I Walked Without a Reference

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk. Dear Mentors, My boss and I had an ugly parting of the ways this week and, even though I’ve been in the job two years, I know she won’t give me a reference. How do I handle that on my resume: do I leave the company off my resume […]

Ask a Mentor: Intimidated by Job Descriptions

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk.               Dear Mentors, How do you figure out where you fit into the new digital frontier when you have been out of the professional workforce game for over ten years? I am confident in my knowledge, skills and education but not in how […]

Ask a Mentor: How Do I Respond to Office Politics for Greater Success?

Edited by Sandra Kleinsasser & Julie Tereshchuk. Politically Speaking, You May Need to Vote with Your Feet All this talk of elections, voting and the like made us go diving back into the Ask a Mentor archives for this still-timely advice. And yes—we endorse this message! Dear WCA Mentors, Do you have some tips on […]

Ask a Mentor: Too Old For a Mentor? Degrees and Careers?

  Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA mentor program. It’s free to members! Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk     Dear Mentors, Am I too old for a mentor? Yours, Ms. ACertainAge Dear Ms. ACertainAge, No matter your age, stage of education, years of experience, […]

Ask a Mentor: How Do I Adapt to Corporate After Freelancing?

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, How do I reconfigure myself and adapt to working in a corporate environment after freelancing with multiple clients? Yours, Ms. NeedALifeHack Dear Ms. NeedALifeHack, Making the shift from being a free agent to having a J-O-B can feel confining – you may be moving into a stricter […]

Ask a Mentor: Any Advice For an Intern?

Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA mentor program. It’s free to members! Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, What advice do you have to interns? What qualities do you look for, or is it all about the connections? Yours, Struggling Intern Dear Ms. Struggling […]