Elle Loveless

Company culture: Why is it important and how can I use it?

What is company culture? According to a Millennial Branding Study, 43% of HR professionals believe that cultural fit is the most desirable quality in a candidate during the hiring process. You read that correctly. It’s not your experience, your education, your accomplishments, or your connections. It’s whether or not you are a fit within the …

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Writing Resumes for Women

What should you be doing differently? While equality among the sexes has come a long way in the past century, it’s undeniable that women have to do things differently from men. Whether it’s asking for a promotion or communicating with colleagues, women have difficulty following the prescribed methodology. Many workplaces are male as a default, …

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Confident interviewing: A trick to make you physically braver

In 2012, Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy famously gave a TED Talk entitled “Your body language may shape who you are.” Her research was based on the theory that body language can reflect how you feel, but asks whether body language actually has the power to affect how you feel. In other words, is …

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Sexism in professional performance reviews

In a report for Fortune.com, linguist Kieran Snyder set out to quantify the ways in which men and women were treated differently on their performance reviews. She surveyed 28 companies and collected nearly 250 performance reviews on both male and female employees, by both male and female performance managers. Her findings are astonishing. Women are …

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Overcoming unconscious gender bias in the workplace

If you are a woman, you have most likely been the victim of unconscious gender bias in the workplace. It’s the kind of behavior, perpetrated by men and women alike, that leaves you scratching your head, thinking, “I don’t think that was sexist, but it still feels wrong.” In many cases, unconscious gender bias is …

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