Lea McLeod, The Muse

Lea McLeod

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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Lea:

3 Ways You're Letting Work Ruin Your Holidays (and How to Stop)

Make this year the year that's different—here's why you don't usually enjoy your time off during the holidays, and how to change that. → Read More

5 Reasons New Grads Should Target Specific Employers

Feeling lost in the job search? Try a different approach: use proven marketing techniques to target specific employers, and get the results you want. → Read More

Targeting Employers Made Easy with Three Simple Strategies

Targeting employers means you’ve identified who you are, what you’re good at, what you can solve for employers who need the help you have to offer. → Read More

Career Confidence: 5 Ways Recent Grads Can Survive an Extended Job Search

For recent grads, the job search may be a mid to long term proposition. Over time, your career confidence may be challenged. → Read More

Great Interview Delivery: Six Steps From the Classroom to Your Career

To give yourself the best shot at leaving a great impression, practice a great interview delivery. Here are 6 steps you can take to do that. → Read More

Recent Graduates: Your Job Search Doesn't Have to be OverwhelmingThe Savvy Intern by

Many recent graduates may have noticed that being out of school can be challenging. It’s hard to get momentum for your job search. → Read More

How to Let Go of Your (Irrational) Workplace Paranoia Once and For All

Having a negative experience at a past job can bleed into your current role, causing you to be anxious and paranoid. Here's how to get over. → Read More

The Hard Conversation You Need to Prep for if Your Job’s on the Line

When you get laid off or fired, your emotions could cloud your judgment and behavior. Here's everything you need to know about how to respond in the short-term. → Read More

4 Reasons You're Not Getting Ahead at Work That Have Nothing to Do With Your Skills

If you lack emotional intelligence, you may find yourself struggling to get ahead at work. Here are four common issues you face if you don't have EI. → Read More

5 Mistakes You Make When You Don't Know What You Want to Do Next

Just because you don't know what you have to do to land your dream job (or what that position even is) doesn't mean that you should make any rushed decisions. → Read More

How to Get Your Colleagues to Communicate More Clearly With You

Communication in a professional setting is essential. Here're three common workplace scenarios and how you can make them better through smarter communication. → Read More

4 Better Ways to Handle a Condescending Co-Worker Than Stooping to His Level

Not everyone we work with is going to be a good communicator, or even a nice person. Here's how to deal with a condescending colleague's bad behavior. → Read More

8 Steps to Bouncing Back After Getting Fired

Getting fired isn't easy, but if you want to get ahead in your career, you've got to bounce back—here are eight steps to get you on the path to doing just that. → Read More

4 More Helpful Things to Say to a Stressed-Out Person Than “Calm Down!”

How to help an upset colleague at the office without ever saying the words, “calm down”—because that never works when someone’s stressing out. → Read More

5 Career-Boosting New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Want to Keep

Instead of making the same old new year's resolutions that are bound to fail, try one (or more) of these upbeat, attainable, and career-focused resolutions. → Read More

7 Job Interview Tips for When Your GPA is Just Average

We focus a lot on GPA in school. But in the real world, here's the reality: After you get your first job, your GPA will likely never come up again. Getting that first job with a less-than-stellar GPA, though, can be tough... → Read More

How Do You Set Ambitious Yet Achievable Career Goals?

Setting and achieving meaningful career goals provides three essential career nutrients: increased job satisfaction, higher self-esteem, and improved... → Read More

7 Basic Mistakes That'll Slow Down Any Job Search—and How to Fix Them All Today

If you’re not getting a good response to your job applications, make sure you’re not making these rookie mistakes. → Read More

Your Guide to When to Follow Up—and When to Sit Tight and Be Patient

Anxious to get a reply to an important email or request, but don't want to appear overeager? Here's your guide. → Read More

4 Things You Should Do When You Hate Your New Job (That Don't Involve Beating Yourself Up)

Your new job isn't what you expected. Can (and should) you quit so soon? A career coach weighs in on all your realistic options when you're in this situation. → Read More