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10 Steps Towards Career Development Without the Politics - Introvert Whisperer

10 Steps Towards Career Development Without the Politics

The desire for career development and advancement is perfectly normal. We all want to live a better lifestyle and career development could be the key. People naturally want to learn, grow, and progress. Unfortunately, in today’s market career advancement opportunities often arise as an outcome of office politics rather than true merit. While you can’t completely ignore…

Introverts Guide to Helping Communities and Protecting Civil Rights - Introvert Whisperer

Introverts Guide to Helping Communities and Protecting Civil Rights

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of individuals interested in protecting and promoting civil rights. The state of women’s reproductive rights, LGBT rights, immigration and illegal immigration rights and religious rights are always, to some extent, in precarious water. If you’re at all concerned about civil rights, now…

How to Stand Up to the Boss (And Not Get Fired) - Introvert Whisperer

How to Stand Up to the Boss (And Not Get Fired)

As things go, one of the more difficult things to do is to confront or push back on the boss.  A lot of people won’t do it because they fear it would cause them to get fired or minimally get on the bad side of the Boss. While it’s an understandable concern, it’s also unfounded. …

Why introverts are (really) better networkers

Why introverts are (really) better networkers

Most advice articles about building a network start out with overused advice like “take lots of business cards!” and “go to as many events as possible!” and “try emailing strangers out of the blue to see if they’d like to get coffee!”  This is not one of those articles.   I’m an introvert.  I’m not…

5 Ways to Look Totally Chic at the Office Every Day - Introvert Whisperer

5 Ways to Look Totally Chic at the Office Every Day

Do you wake up every Monday with a smile on your face, excited to go work after a fantastic weekend? No? Didn’t think so. However, for lots of women, the idea of flaunting a new purchase at the office can change this answer. Fashion is something a most women live and breathe; it’s something that…

Are You Venting “Appropriately” at Work? - Introvert Whisperer

Are You Venting “Appropriately” at Work?

I’ve just had a highly frustrating experience using an online tool that isn’t what I would say is “user-friendly”.  I had to get on the phone with customer support, drill down on an obscure page and find some tiny little light grey print.  That little print was in direct contradiction to the top page but…

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