MyDomaine is one of my favorite places to go for decor and lifestyle content, but lately they’ve been absolutely killing it when it comes to career advice, too. This shouldn’t really be a surprise, though, given that MyDomaine is a sister site to WhoWhatWear, founded by powerhouse duo Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power. Kerr and Power are former editors turned entrepreneurs, and total career inspirations themselves.
Read on for some of my favorite bits of advice and inspiration that have been shared lately on MyDomaine… and if that’s not enough, you can always pick up a copy of their book The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career for super practical and applicable career tips.
Tiffany Pham, Founder and CEO of Mogul
A study by Harvard Business review found that women will not apply for jobs unless they feel 100% qualified, while men trust that they’ll learn. (I am definitely guilty of this mindset.) Tiffany Pham wants to change that.
“Job descriptions are general guidelines,” she told MyDomaine. “The majority simply aim to draw the best talent out there. And that’s you. Regardless of what qualifications you may or may not have, believe in yourself and apply. If a job or a company resonates with you on an emotional or intellectual level, apply. In the end, if you are the right cultural fit for the company and demonstrate the qualities that are key to their core values, they will find ways to evolve the role to fit you.”
Alex Taylor, President of Digital at Clique Media Group
Watch your language: instead of shrugging off accomplishments, be proud of them. Own both your failures and your successes. “Language is a powerful weapon, and many of us fail to recognize word choice as the smoking gun that often undermines our efforts toward equality,” says Alex Talyor. “Success isn’t about luck; it’s about grit.”
Margi Booth, Chairman of MBooth
Advocate for yourself, and turn disappointment into determination. “I was rejected for a promotion at my first job and remember being very depressed about it,” Margi Booth notes. “But stewing gets you nowhere. I doubled down, worked harder, and made sure that the people evaluating my work, knew what I was doing. I became a subtle advocate for myself. I didn’t leave it to others to do the job for me.”
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In, was recently asked what she looks for in employees who can grow and scale with a company. Her answer? “Someone who takes feedback well. Because people who can take feedback well are people who can learn and grow quickly.”
Beyoncé, Queen of the World
Even superstars like Queen B have experienced failure. In a roundup of some of Beyoncé’s best quotes and life lessons, MyDomaine shared this advice from the singer: “The reality is sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.” But, of course, failure is so much about how you respond. In another interview, Beyoncé revealed, “When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
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