5 Ways to Bring More Fun and Connection to Your Office

Britt WilliamsNetworking

Every job can get a little monotonous. Even when you have your dream job, it can feel like each day is more of the same. I remember working at a fast-paced food tech start-up in the Bay Area, where I loved my colleagues and was excited about the work we were doing, but even then it started to feel like I couldn’t distinguish one week … Read More

Loads of Amazing Free MBA Application Advice

Angela GuidoMBA Applications

A few weeks ago, I did a webinar for Relish Careers. It was so much fun. You may know Relish as a company with a mission very close to my heart: they help grad school students and alumni get discovered by employers looking for top talent. If you’re MBA-bound, you will definitely want to get in there and create a Relish profile. Get started now … Read More

How to choose the right MBA Program for you

Angela GuidoMBA Applications

How to choose the right MBA for you

Did you get into multiple schools? It’s a tough decision, I know. This article is for people who have that most high quality problem of having to choose between rival offers for MBA admission. If you’re an applicant, and you’re trying to choose schools to APPLY to, come back in a month or so. I’ll have an article about that. For now, I’m talking to … Read More

How to Write an Awesome Recommendation

Angela GuidoFor mentors

If you’ve decided to write a recommendation for someone, you’re awesome. The best kinds of people are the ones that spend their time and energy helping other people advance. I’ve helped thousands of people get into their dream MBA programs or hired into their dream jobs. That means I’ve seen thousands of recommendation letters, and let me tell you, they ain’t all pretty. But writing … Read More

45 things you need to know before you apply to business school

Angela GuidoMBA Applications

In addition to running Career Protocol, I’ve been an MBA admissions consultant with mbaMission for the past decade. Based on my years of experience helping bright, talented people on the MBA application journey, I’ve got some good news for you: You’re doing your MBA application wrong. And you’re making it a lot harder and more painful than it has to be. 1. I assure you, you are good … Read More

I gave up second guessing my decisions. Here’s what happened

Beth ConnollyMake Confident Choices

I have a long tradition of giving things up for Lent. In middle school, I gave up chocolate for several Lents. (I still remember crumbling chocolate chip cookies to eat everything but the chips.) Then in high school I gave up processed sugar for Lent. I did it again last year. And sugar is like my second mother: it always comforts me and I really … Read More

The 8 things every business leader must do before 8AM

Angela GuidoMake Confident Choices

Before 8AM, be absolutely sure to… Sleep one hour Sleep another hour Sleep a third hour Keep sleeping, this time for an hour Sleep Sleep for 60 consecutive minutes Sleep for one last hour If time permits, drink a glass of water A few things to do AFTER 8AM Consider measuring success by how good you feel, not by how well you measure up to some imaginary ideal … Read More

The One Thing That Changed How I Think About Risk

Beth ConnollyMake Confident Choices

  Last month, I left a comfortable job, affordable apartment, and plenty of good friends in New York City to move to a foreign country for an internship in a new industry (Career Protocol, wink wink, nudge nudge). It was big risk. Once I’d decided to move, I would lay awake in bed at night wondering, did I make the right choice? I knew I … Read More

You can learn charisma in 3 minutes and 34 seconds (with some help from a dancing monkey)

Angela GuidoNetworking

charisma in 3 minutes

I am obsessed with this video. If you don’t know what you are looking at, this is Francesco Gabbani’s winning performance at the San Remo music festival, which determines Italy’s entry to Eurovision, essentially the European ancestor of America’s Got Talent, but with all musical acts. You can see it has over 4 million views. 2 million of those are mine. Nah. But without hyperbole, … Read More