Essential Pittsburgh
1:31 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Career Advice for Older Workers

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According to Gallup, workers aged 65 and older have seen a 3 point increase in their participation in the job market.

Fueled by a desire to keep working and the necessity to buttress their nest eggs, Boomers and Silent Generation workers are reframing our thoughts about work in retirement. Here to discuss how older workers can thrive on the job is independent career consultant, Sasha King.

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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Project Millennials
5:19 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Collaboration & Contribution: Millennials in the Workplace

Collaborative co-working spaces such as this can work well for Millennial employees
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Beginning in kindergarten, members of the Millennial generation were educated in “pods” of four or five children, where learning became a team effort and idea sharing a necessity, according to career consultant and coach, Christy Uffelman.

Notably, this generation has also watched their parents and grandparents lose lifelong careers to economic decline and societal problems related to greed. Uffelman, who counsels Millennials in the workplace through Align Leadership, observes young people and sees the effect these components have in their interactions with older colleagues and peers at work. 

Uffelman says companies looking to attract Millennials should market their work opportunities as relevant and meaningful rather than monetarily lucrative.

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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


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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Essential Pittsburgh
3:33 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Hedging Your Bets and Other Solutions for Workplace Dissatisfaction

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For many Americans, the workplace is exceptionally challenging for all of the wrong reasons. Some employees hate their jobs because they’re not in a position where they can excel, or perhaps they're victims of workplace bullying. Essential Pittsburgh's Paul Guggenheimer explored these reasons with Sasha King, independent career consultant.

“There is a big issue in that a lot of employees are overqualified for their positions, yet because of such a highly competitive job market, people are sticking with jobs they normally would have moved on from already,” says King.

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Essential Pittsburgh
2:39 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Ending LGBT Discrimination in Pennsylvania

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Although protections exist in Pittsburgh and in Allegheny County, there is currently no comprehensive protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression throughout Pennsylvania. Democratic State Representative Dan Frankel aims to provide that protection to LGBT individuals at the state level. Frankel has authored a bipartisan bill with a record number of cosponsors to amend Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act.

According to Frankel, there needs to be a uniform statute to provide protections across the commonwealth.

“It’s the last vestige of legalized discrimination that Pennsylvania still embraces,” says Frankel.

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