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How to Tactfully Ditch Your Current Mentor & Ask For a New One

mentorsPicture it. You’re assigned a shiny, new mentor. They’re older, wiser and look at that! An executive as well.

The only issue? He or she is into gossip, seems political and simply doesn’t share the same point of view that you do. What should you do?

According to The New York Post, keep in mind the essence of a successful relationship. For a mentoring relationship to be effective for both the mentor and mentee, there “needs to be trust, rapport and respect.” If you don’t get a good vibe or even if their busy schedule makes them completely inaccessible, it may be time to cut your losses and move on. Read more

Mediabistro Course Book Promotion and Publicity Boot Camp

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Kate White, Former ‘Cosmo’ Editor, Dishes Career Advice in New Book

Now that Kate White is no longer the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan to focus on speaking engagements, digital media and her books, White’s been dishing advice to women in her new book.

The author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know explained to The New York Post:

“We’ve made incredible strides, but I think there are challenges that women face that are not the same for men. I think sometimes we can still have that good-girl tendency not to grab the seat next to the boss at a meeting or not to talk on that project. We sometimes worry about what other people will think. I think men are maybe not as prone to that.”

As for her top ways women can get ahead in the working world, here’s a succinct version. Although her tips are specifically geared toward women, men may likely benefit from her sage words as well. Read more