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Penelope Trunk

Trunk runs a career social networking site for the under-30 set and in her spare time blogs with brutal honest [Read More]

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The problem with personality types: testing yourself rarely works
A few months ago I did an experiment. I usually charge $350 for a coaching session, and at that fee I let people pick the time they want to talk. But then I said that if people booked the session at 7am or 10pm I would discount the cost to $150. Near...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Thursday, January 4, 2018

5 Types of underperformers who get an MBA
Business school applications are due at the beginning of January. Now is the time to withdraw your application. Because you should not go to business school. If you want to start a company, you should start a company. And if you want to climb the cor...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

How to make anyone adore you
This week Melissa is working with clients in New York during the day and sleeping at my apartment in Swarthmore. I wait for her to return each night at 9pm like I am like the cranky wife frustrated by her spouse's long commute. My kids wait to light ...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Children's books that made me rethink careers
When Squarespace contacted me and asked me to collaborate with them, I said yes. I usually say no to everybody. But, everybody I know uses them for their sites and their sites all look so good. And I thought it would be really good for my brand to be...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Monday, December 11, 2017

An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap
First of all, a confession: I think the wage gap is fine. I am paid much less than men with my experience and track record, and I don't care, because I want to be with my kids. Still, I know many people are passionate about closing the gap. In this p...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Online course: What INFJs need most (I know because I've coached almost all of them)
This course includes four days of video sessions and email-based course materials about the issues INFJs face that no other type has to deal with. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access.  Sign up now Melissa and I have a love/hate...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How to tell a new story about yourself
You know you're in denial when your bio still says you live a thousand miles from where you really live. That's pretty much where I am right now. Also I couldn't do obsessive late-night purchases on Anthropologie because I couldn't remember that I st...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The reason therapy doesn't work
My brothers are always the first people to send an email to say I misinterpreted research that I'm linking to. (Which I accept as a love note to let me know they read my posts.) So last week when my brother sent me a link he thought I'd like, he also...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Sunday, November 19, 2017

I am so sick of my advice
In the Mailbag section of my site I answered a question from a woman who is worried about becoming financially dependent on her spouse if she doesn't work.If you've been reading my writing for even a short amount of time, you already know what I told...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Thursday, July 20, 2017

My son was accepted to Juilliard!
This is my son on registration day at Juilliard. We are so excited. But not surprised. That's what happens when you work this hard. You are not surprised. I am told it's rare for a kid to get into Juilliard on the first try. Kids audition for three, ...
Penelope Trunk Blog: Brazen Careerist
Monday, June 26, 2017

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