Friday, November 16, 2007

just ask for it

I'm slightly ashamed to admit it (I'm anti self-help industry), but right now I'm reading a book called Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever. The take-away advice: Ask for what you want. If you want your internship to turn into a full-time job, ask for it. If you want a raise, ask for it. If you want that plumb assignment, ask for it. People are not mind-readers; don't expect them to know your career goals and don't beat around the bush or merely hint at what you want. Ask for it.

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