Ask a Mentor: How Do I Turn My Passion Into a New Career?

Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on?  Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It’s free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members. Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, How do I establish myself in a new career that I’m passionate about, yet have no […]

Ask a Mentor: How Do I Keep the Creative Juices Flowing?

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, I produce content for a company with a limited product line, and I’m running out of ideas. How do I keep the creative juices flowing? Yours, Feeling Flat — Dear Feeling Flat, I often dig up this Ultimate List of Blog Ideas by Digital Marketer to help me while […]

Career Decisions Don’t Have to Be Scary. Meet the Mentors at Get Smart!

By Taylor Covington The pumpkins are out, apple cider is flying off the shelves, and by some miracle, it’s actually a little chilly in the city of Austin. Halloween is just around the corner, and so begins the respected, if not messy, tradition of pumpkin carving. It’s one of my favorite memories of time spent […]

Ask a Mentor: How Do I Add Value to My Resume?

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, I am a writer and feel I should get more training in areas like Google analytics and SEO. Maybe I should learn some coding?  I have found lots of resources online, but I really do not know where to start. What would add value to my resume? […]

The Secret Sauce of Great Cover Letters

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’s the secret to writing great cover letters? Is there a way to begin a cover letter that doesn’t sound trite? Yours, Nervous Writer   Dear […]

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 […]