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Name: Traci Torres
Company: My Pet Chicken
Traci started a company that pretty much everyone said was a mistake. Who would want a pet chicken, the masses said. But as it turns out - many people want pet chickens. People like Martha Stewart, and thousands of others have been inspired by Traci's concept of bringing fresh, baby chickens to millions of homes
6 months ago on Introducing the Fearless Minds Awards: Call for Nominations
@AroundthisGlobe Hi! Yes we will be recording it. You should still sign up because we will be emailing it to anyone who cannot attend after the event. Thanks!
6 months ago on Make Your Company a Better Place to Work in 1 Hour
@charlie spencer Hey Charlie, that's actually a really great question. I work for The Muse, and we are actually going to have one of our career experts tackle that in an upcoming article, for you because we think a lot of people actually feel that way. It sounds like you have some amazing experience, and there is definitely a way to turn that experience into a new career (even if it's very specific). More to come on this, and thank you for asking. I hope we we can help.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Land the Entry-Level Job of Your Dreams
An old boss told me not to be afraid to ever ask for help, and that it's not a sign of weakness. The power of asking for and giving help as helped me throughout my career. It's such a small word, but can do so much for you and the people you ask.
7 months ago on New Boss? 3 Ways to Let it Inspire You
@Lyn Haigh Thank you! We are pretty thrilled you magically made your way to us as well. Thanks for the kind words. It's people like you who inspire us each day.
7 months ago on How to Convince Employers You’re The One (When You’re Not Convinced Yourself)
@chartategirl @Tint Tint @Flamingo Win @pinkypinky @tunmyint @tunjarpan @maypwintmon @LayThinzarNaing Thank you. You don't have to submit your homework. It's something for you to do on your own so you can start thinking about how you'd handle those situations in real life. thanks!
8 months ago on 3 Ways to Get to Know Your Direct Reports
When I look at a resume, I don't even think about how many pages it is. If it's good and I like what I'm reading about the person, then all the better. If it's not good, I probably wasn't reading the whole thing anyway
9 months, 1 week ago on Is a Two-Page Resume Ever OK?
@Christian Carrasco Is this really true? That seems disheartening
I so didn't want to believe this article when I clicked on it. But I do. Nice job
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Surprisingly Useful Resume Lessons—From a Houseplant
@Alison_H Hey Alison - You're confirmed! We are sending out a reminder email to all people later today/tomorrow. And feel free to invite/bring friends or co-workers. People can register at the door!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Join us for The Ultimate Career Makeover!
Great article. As a former sales "failure" everything you said rang true. I'd also add, I understood the value of sales to the bottom line of a company much better after my stint in sales.
11 months ago on 6 Career Lessons I Learned From My 6 Months in Sales
Nice dish Niki. Careful cutting that squash in half. A good tip is to cut a small disc off the bottom so it can sit flat on the cutting board. Then use a serrated knife to saw through
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Healthy Weeknight Dinner Plan: Sneaky Spaghetti & Meatballs
@Melinda_H Hey there! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks!
12 months ago on 4 Ways to Make Sure Your Dream Job Doesn't Pass You By
@Bersy Hey there! Great points, and this is something we've seen as an area to improve and are going to be rolling out some more of this. If you have any other idea or things you'd love to get some expert advice on just email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
1 year ago on 3 Ways to Impress When You're the Youngest One in the Office
@LaMarie412 Hey there! I work for The Muse. The links seems to be working for us, so could you send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what browser and operating system you are using? I can look into this and if you want to try again from a different browser that might help right away. Thanks!
1 year ago on Explore 2 New Career Paths on The Muse!
I've voted for Lemony from the start. Teemo is great, but he is no Lemony. Go Lemony
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Lemony vs. Teemo
Growing up my dad gave me hundreds of chores, and never once said thank you. He said he shouldn't have to thank me for something I was supposed to do. I hated it and wound up doing a worse job because I didn't feel appreciated. I later found out he thanks literally everyone for everything at his work because as he said, "It's important to let people know you appreciate them and what they do". Double standard aside, it was a good life experience that taught me to always thank people. Great article.
1 year ago on 2 Little Words That Have a Huge Impact at Work
@nikilowry noooooo! why????!!!!! I mean, umm, nice vote
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Dewey vs. Lemony
If Lemony doesn't win I'll kill myself by jumping in front of an Uber car
How can you not vote for Teemo? He is smiling!
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Teemo vs. Butters
I totally can relate. This is just hard thing to decide...no matter what.
1 year ago on Help! Should I Move for My Boyfriend's Job?
Lemony is the greatest looking dog in the history of dogs
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Hank vs. Lemony
Ron Swanson all the way
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Ron Swanson vs. Liz Lemon
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Jesse Pinkman vs. Mindy Lahiri
Niki - this is awesome. You da bomb!
1 year, 2 months ago on Make This Weekend: Breakfast Cupcakes
Amazing article. First things first... I need to schedule a meeting with my team to discuss this article, and a follow-up meeting to discuss how we can implement these ideas. Seriously, good stuff Alex.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why You Never Finish Your To-Do Lists at Work (And How to Change That)
Hey Kate -
We are accepting resumes of all shapes and sizes. Just send the whole word doc over following the instructions and you'll be entered. Thanks
1 year, 2 months ago on Have a Mission: (Resume) Impossible? Win a Resume Makeover!
Great tips. I always thought it's better to show up a little late so you don't look weird standing around when no one is there. But I guess it makes sense to get settled and comfortable in a good spot.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Secrets of Networking: Advice From Cathie Black
I had this happen once. As a male, managing a younger female who cried during a review, I didn't know what to do as I had never experienced this before. It was private and not really in front of anyone, but It was hard for us to move on. Question to the community - what do you do when you need to get things back on track in a private setting?
1 year, 2 months ago on Tears and Fears: Dealing With a Crying Colleague
@ShelbyBaker 100% agreed. If I don't know anything about the company, it's hard to show I'd be a good candidate. I've avoided companies like that in my job searching, and chalk it up to it probably just not being a natural fit.
1 year, 2 months ago on 3 Things That Will Get Your Resume Thrown in the Trash
@Angela Smith thanks. that makes sense. Just something I probably have to be smart about
I agree. Great article, with some really helpful points. Agree with below that basic requirements can be tricky. Should I still apply if I stand out in some areas, but don't meet basic requirements in others? Any hiring experts or people with experience have advice there?
Agree with everything here
9 months ago on 5 Things You Should Never Share With Your Boss
I heard Ariana Huffington speak last night and she had a great tip. Ask something that can illicit a personal answer. Then you can become more engaged in a conversation beyond the surface level stuff that leads nowhere. Nothing too personal, but questions about food, stuff the person might be working on, etc. She also suggested non-normal questions that keep people off guard like, "How many hours did you sleep last night?".
1 year, 2 months ago on 10 Networking Conversation Starters You'll Actually Use
I get that. It's hard though, because while no one wants to waste anyone's time, I also don't want the company to think I care more about the money than I do about the job during my first interview. I avoid the question, but try to gauge salary from reviews of the company to get a very basic idea.
1 year, 1 month ago on 10 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask (and 5 You Always Should)
@Victoria Bonus Any ideas for better questions? I often struggle in this area
I always feel like if I ask a question that is "approved" it makes me seem like I am just following the steps of the interview. Anyone have good questions that are safe, but also stand out?
I was told not to cry by my father, and since then I haven't cried. In the office or anywhere.
1 year, 2 months ago on What He Thinks: Crying at Work
#19 is by far the most important. Adding on to a chain with worthless email should be banned and punishable with time in jail.
8 months ago on Finally! The 23 Unwritten Rules of Email
@Lajuden Since we aren't doctors we really can't say. If you really are concerned it's always best to check with a doctor. You could also check for low-cost clinics in your area, that are usually fairly cheap and don't require insurance.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on What Every Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots
@Geneva Yes, they will be and we'll email them and put them on the site a few days later. Thanks!
10 months ago on Ready to Move Up (or Get Out)? Join Us for a Webinar!
Don Draper for life
1 year ago on Muse March Madness 2013: Liz Lemon vs. Don Draper
@RichardM Hey there, yep! We are recording it, so we'll have it up on the site a day or two afterwards.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Want a Raise? Learn How to Get It
@beahero We'll have the winners for each round, and your next chance to vote!
1 month ago on Muse Mutt Madness: The Quest for the Best Office Dog 2014