Consulting, Coaching, and Communicating with Carmine MediaMay 05, 2021
The Best Way to Minimize Gender Bias in Your Resume
According to Indeed, the average hiring manager looks at your resume for six seconds. Knowing this it's important to create a resume that, in six seconds, increases your chances of getting a job interview while at the same time avoiding unconscious gender and other biases that may be present in the hiring manager. While we can't always control these biases, we can write our resumes in a way that avoids the common mistakes women make that prevent their resumes from ending up at the top of the pile.
Read on for the best way to write a resume to minimize gender and other biases in your resume.
This is also available as a blog post here: https://carminemedia.com/2022/02/15/the-best-way-to-minimize-gender-bias-in-your-resume
Five Questions to Ask at the End of a Job Interview
POV. You're doing great at a job interview. As it comes to a close the interviewer asks you this question.
Do you have any questions for me?
If you say no, you've wasted your chance to learn more about the organization, the culture, the team, and whether this job will be a good fit for you and your needs. Instead, come prepared with these five questions to ask at the end of an interview.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2022/09/25/five-questions-to-ask-at-the-end-of-the-job-interview/
16 Tricks to Make More Time, Reduce Distractions, and Conquer Clutter
If you’re spending more time looking for things than you are producing, and if you’re finding yourself buried under clutter, try these simple fixes to get your digital and real life back under control.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2021/07/14/16-tricks-to-make-more-time-reduce-distractions-and-conquer-clutter/
How to Stop Apologizing and Start Leading
For some reason, women are conditioned to apologize for having ideas, needing things, and causing any inconvenience to others, no matter how small. It seems polite, but this behavior is hurting us in the workplace. Here are some easy changes you can make to replace these “me” centered apologies with “other-centered” gratitude, or just plain clarity.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2020/11/12/how-to-stop-apologizing-and-start-leading/
What Does a Social Media Manager Really Do All Day?
What a social media manager does all day is still one of the most popular topics I've covered, and despite being written in 2010, continues to get lots of traffic, comments, and shares.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2010/10/24/what-does-a-social-media-analyst-really-do-all-day/
How to Manage Your Social Media Manager
If you just hired, or need to hire, a social media manager, it’s important to set them up for success to get the most out of your investment. Here's how to provide them with the information and tools they need to grow your business.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2021/05/08/how-to-manage-your-social-media-manager/
The Difference Between Passive, Aggressive and Assertive Behavior
Do you know the difference between passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior? Many women are accused of being aggressive when really they are being assertive. Here's how you can tell the difference.
This episode is also available as a blog post, and you can download a free chart on Passive versus Aggressive versus Assertive behavior there: http://carminemedia.com/2021/01/09/the-difference-between-passive-aggressive-and-assertive-behavior/
How Women Can Be Assertive Without Acting Like a Man
Women are held to a very different standard when it comes to assertiveness, and behaviors that are perfectly appropriate for men are often criticized in a woman. Just ask any women in a high-profile position, including public office.
Still, we need to figure out how to assert ourselves more effectively in the workplace if we want to get ahead. We need to stop buying into these narratives that assertive women will be labeled bossy and difficult. Instead, let’s normalize assertiveness! Here’s how to go about being more assertive without “acting like a man.”
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2021/01/30/how-women-can-be-assertive-without-acting-like-a-man/
The Complete Job Interview Preparation Guide: 10 Tips to Get You Hired
Preparing for a job interview is critical to making a good first impression, calming your nerves, and coming across as a viable candidate for the role. You need to be ready to evaluate this opportunity and to be evaluated for it. So you can go in with confidence, I’ve compiled my top ten tips for interview preparation.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2021/04/19/the-complete-interview-preparation-guide-10-tips-to-get-you-hired/
The Top Five Mistakes Women Make At Work
I've struggled with many of these mistakes myself, and as I've moved into a leadership role I've noticed women, and sometimes men, making these same mistakes in an attempt to appease others, control their environment, or fit it with the group. Here, I share what I've learned so we can stop making these mistakes that hold us back at work.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://carminemedia.com/2021/03/21/the-top-five-mistakes-women-make-at-work/