Sasha King

Essential Pittsburgh
4:47 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

WorKing that Interview: How to Nail the Job

Job interviews are one of the most stressful aspects of life, but King recommends the best ways to stand out.
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The job interview can be one of the most nerve wracking experiences you’ll ever go through. Magazines and websites regularly run stories about how to answer questions, what mistakes to avoid, etc. In this month’s On the Job segment, independent career consultant Sasha King explains all you’ll need to know in order to nail the interview.

One of the most important things King mentions is for an interviewee to ask questions of the company. She calls it “auditioning the company” while they are in turn auditioning you for the job.

“The first question I usually have them ask is ‘What are your 30, 60 and 90 day goals for someone in this position?’ Why would you want to know that? It helps you, as a job seeker, to know what they expect of you in your first 90 days. But, it also sets a favorable impression with the interviewer that you plan on achieving certain things within the first 90 days, or know what the expectations are.”

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:06 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

WorKing With Confidence: Keys to Success from Sasha King

Women have been shown to have lower confidence than men, and this lack of confidence is affecting the amount of female leaders in the workplace.
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We often hear people say "fake it until you make it." What they’re faking is confidence. Evidence shows confidence is an important factor to succeed in business, especially for women.

Sasha King, independent career consultant, focused on some well known case studies to illustrate her point, such as the Dunning-Kruger Effect

"They have found that if they take men and women and they ask them to rate their abilities, men tend to overestimate their confidence while women tend to underestimate their confidence," said King "What we’re finding out is that in order for someone to be successful they need a slight sense of overconfidence in order to take the blows necessary to take chances and be successful overall.”

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:34 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Doing What You Love as a Career is Not as Easy as it Sounds

People are often told to do what they love and the money will follow. But that’s easier said than done and doesn’t always work out the way people hope. Independent career consultant Sasha King said that this commonly given advice has a few flaws.

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:16 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

WorKing Well with Others: Office Etiquette from Sasha King

Sasha King gives some helpful tips on office etiquette to help employees get along with their co-workers.
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There’s a lot to navigate at work. Sometimes one of the biggest challenges is how to get along with co-workers.

Whether it’s the person who talks too loud or dresses inappropriately, independent career consultant Sasha King takes on the role of Emily Post and offers a few tips on office etiquette.

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:17 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Why You Should Keep a Career Journal

Sasha King, an independent career consultant, believes that using a career journal will help people become more efficient and organized with their work.
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Many people keep personal journals to document important moments or help organize their thoughts. However, many people do not keep a career journal.

Sasha King, an independent career consultant, believes that career journals are useful tools.

“Career journaling is looking at your work life and looking at what you’re doing everyday on the job, what your goals are, or if you need to take some kind of a career transition,” she said.

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:23 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

How to Set and Achieve Goals in the Workplace

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We’re in the first month of a new year and chances are you’ve made resolutions to improve aspects of your life.

Whether it’s finding a new job or making the most of your current position, having a strategy is a good starting point.

Sasha King, an independent career consultant, offers up some tips on how to set goals at work.

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