You’ll see in the early newsletters that the conversation started at my dinner table (dinner may be overselling … it was fancy frozen pizza and many bottles of rosé) and grew from there. Each dinner was a group of about 6 or so, friends of a friend of a friend, who came together to trade notes, offer support and share insider secrets. I called them the Badass Babes because they were the kind of girls anyone would want to be—confident, rule breaking, game changing.
I have moved up and around in magazine publishing, an industry that’s notoriously tricky to navigate. I have hired and occasionally fired employees. I know what makes someone stand out from the crowd and who’s hiding from being noticed at all. And so, I offer some of the mistakes that were made in interviews — a few by me! — so you can avoid these pitfalls and land the job of your dreams on your own terms.
It's 3:00 a.m. and you bolt awake with one crystal-clear thought: You will be alone forever. You shake it off and force yourself back to sleep. It's stress, you think. Or maybe that third margarita. Of course you're worthy of love, you tell yourself.