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 […]

Ask a Mentor: Resume & Interview Tips For Newbies and Not-So-Newbies

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk. Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA mentor program. It’s free to members! [Editor’s note: this month we’ve got a two-fer, with similar questions from a student communicator and her more seasoned counterpart.] “Dear Mentors: I’m in my 40s and have […]

Ask a Mentor: Confused, Conflicted & Lost My Mojo

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk. Got your own career conundrum you’d like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA mentor program. It’s free to members! “Dear Mentors, I’m mid-career and in career flux. And, honestly, I feel pulled in a zillion different directions and generally exhausted. (My energy levels just aren’t what they […]

Ask a Mentor: I Never Kissed the Blarney Stone

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk. “Dear Mentors, I’d like to switch directions in my communications career and I’m sure that my experience and skills will cross over. Then I read the job ads, and I’m not so sure. Everything seems so specific. How do I convince a prospective employer that I’ll be a good […]