For all you beginner Excel babes looking to move up a level, Vlookups are a great way to do that. Every job interview I've done has asked if I knew how to use this function and it wasn't until I started doing them at my current job that I really understood what I was doing.
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Turning Your Home Office into the Corner Office
At this moment, I am in my 12th week straight of working from home. Before COVID-19, I was working from home fairly regularly but never to this extent. There were some ups and downs, but I feel like I really hit my stride and now I'd be happy to work from home forever
#OnBrand: Creating a Personal Brand
A key lesson that I've learned in the past 2 years in my career is the importance of viewing yourself as a company, specifically a company with a brand that you need to promote and sell. This is where your "personal brand" comes in. A personal brand is basically a summary of who you are and who you aim to…
The Importance of PTO: You Deserve a Vacation
Listen up! You need to use your PTO. I know what you're thinking, "But Kristin, blah blah blah I can't." You're wrong. If your employer provides you with PTO days, you should use them ESPECIALLY if they don't carry over or get paid out to you.
When One Door Won’t Open
I'm the type of person who gets really nervous during interviews. Unfortunately, I'm not the type of person who can hide their nerves easily. When I graduated from college, I went through multiple interview processes, desperately seeking any type of accounting job that I could get. I was under a mountain of pressure from my parents (and myself), had no…
5 Quick Tips for Your First Networking Event
I attended my first networking event and panel yesterday, and it did not go as well as I'd hoped (in terms of actual networking). Starting cold conversations has never been my strong suit, and it became apparent the second that I stepped into the event space. I did learn a lot from my mistakes. Without further ado, here are my…
Stop Being a Nice Girl
Normally I'm not a big fan of the "act like a woman, not a girl" message, but in Nice Girls (Still) Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers, Dr. Lois P. Frankel presents this message in a way that does not come across as condescending. She acknowledges that grown women tend to maintain habits…
I'm Kristin, a lover of anything related to learning and development. I'm a full-time Accountant based in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Promotions & Prosecco is a diary of my self growth journey and the delicious food and drinks I enjoy along the way.