Emily Bennington

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Emily Bennington





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Emily Bennington is the co-author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job, a book written with her own post-college boss and mentor. Emily teaches a graduate-level course on professionalism and is passionate about helping career newbies become emerging leaders.

What's your favorite career related quote?

“Leaders must learn to manage themselves before they can influence others." (Peter Drucker)

What's your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert?

I love connecting with students, first-year employees, and career colleagues.

Articles written by this expert:

To Find a Mentor, Be a Student

Don't Let a Good Message Get Lost in Poor Delivery

Ace the Career Fair

How I Got Published (Without Having to Do it Myself)

Searching for Long-term Success? Don't Let Days Turn Into Years

Big Corporate Events: Who Gets to Go and Why?

How to Be Annoying at Work

Stupid Mistakes New Grads Make (How Not to Suck at Work)

5 Simple Ways to Organize Information

Tips for Avoiding Conflict in the Workplace

The New Grad Quagmire

“Entitled" to What – Being Unemployed?

Help! My Co-worker Has NO TACT!

Employers: What Are You Doing to Keep Your Best People?

4 Secrets for Employee Retention

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Woman talks to her boss about resetting work expectations

In my last article, I talked about an example of someone who was working 60 hours a week and then went through a big life event (like having a baby) and now only wants to work 40 hours a week. If you're in the same boat, how can you reset work expectations with your boss and still get a good performance review?

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Manager conducts a work training

How do you know if you understand something?

I am a non-technical person working in an IT company. My colleagues will often tell me something technical. Sometimes I understand what they are saying. Sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. Sometimes I think I understand what they are telling me when they are telling me, but then later I realize that I don’t understand it at all.

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