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  • Natick, MA
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How to Work for a Slave Driver

How do you know if you work for a Slave Driver? Easy – he’s the boss who likes to schedule meetings on a Saturday afternoon, who wants to review your memo at 7:00 am on a Monday morning, and doesn’t seem to bat an eye about calling you on your vacation to discuss an upcoming project. Hard working? Sure, but the Slave Driver takes it to a scary new level, where it seems there is little else that matters more to him than work – and you’re expected to follow suit.Manage the Slave Driver: Start by…See More
Jun 10, 2013

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Birthday
June 25
Area of Expertise
Career/Workplace Excellence
Professional Summary / "Elevator Pitch"
Elizabeth Freedman, MBA, is an award-winning speaker and the author of “Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself,” (Random House, April 2007) and “The MBA Student’s Job-Seeking Bible.” She was a 2005 finalist for College Speaker of the Year, awarded by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, and runs a Boston-based career development firm that partners with professionals throughout every stage of the job search/career transition process so that they find meaningful work that leverages their unique skills and talents in the marketplace. Elizabeth also partners with organizations to deliver high-impact professional development seminars and training programs for employees; clients include Thomson Reuters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The Gillette Company.

Elizabeth is frequently quoted on career and workplace issues, in everything from The New York Times to Cosmopolitan, and her career ideas can be read on Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and in many other national and regional media outlets. She writes regularly about work and career advice and is the National Workplace Issues blogger for The Examiner, and speaks at conferences and inside companies throughout the year on a range of career topics. Whether Elizabeth is delivering a keynote presentation at a conference or coaching a client individually, her expertise and passion for career issues that impact professionals is clear, and her goal is to work with clients to provide practical ideas, and real-world insights that work. For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethfreedman.com
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethfreedman
Favorite Quote
"You can't drive a parked car."
How I Think This Community Could Help Me (Reason for Joining)
Look forward to connecting with and learning from other experts in the field - and always enjoy opportunities to connect with readers and other professionals who seek cutting-edge career insights.
How I Found Out About the Career Success Community
Invited by a current member
Hobbies, Interests, and Outside Activities
My two wonderful boys, ages 7 & 3. Also teach classes in spin, body pump, zumba - love health and fitness, and training for my first half-marathon.

Elizabeth Freedman's Blog

How to Work for a Slave Driver

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

How do you know if you work for a Slave Driver? Easy – he’s the boss who likes to schedule meetings on a Saturday afternoon, who wants to review your memo at 7:00 am on a Monday morning, and doesn’t seem to bat an eye about calling you on your vacation to discuss an upcoming project. Hard working? Sure, but the Slave Driver takes it to a scary new level, where it seems there is little else that matters more to him than work – and you’re expected to follow suit.

Manage the…

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How to Network When You Hate to Network

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:47am 1 Comment

We all hear about how important networking is for our careers, but many of us simply don’t do it. In fact, some of us hate the practice, and would rather eat an entire copy of my book, Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging…

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What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get Promoted Around Here? When You’re Feeling Overlooked at Work

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

We all have our share of junior high school traumas, right?

Here’s mine: Picture me, a somewhat nerdy (OK, extremely nerdy) student in my seventh grade French class, being told by the teacher that I didn’t have the chops to continue on to the advanced French class for the following academic year, and that I would have to stick it out in the ‘regular’ class instead.



Excusez-moi? No advanced class? After all, I had done well in class – I had gotten A’s on my…

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Would You Have More Career, Workplace Success if You Had Superpowers?

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

If you had the choice, which superpower would you want to have?

Here are the choices – Superpower #1: The Power of Flight, like Superman. Superpower #2: Being invisible – go anywhere, anytime, unseen.



I heard this question asked last year on a radio show, and being invisible won by a landslide. Caller after caller shared the perks of being invisible: “I’d never pay for anything!” “I’d be able to overhear any conversation, so I’d know what my friends really thought… Continue

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At 10:17am on June 25, 2010, Andy Robinson said…
Hi Elizabeth, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day, and look forward to catching up with you again soon. Best to you, Andy
At 5:18am on June 25, 2010, Carrie Robinson said…
Happy, happy birthday!! Carrie
At 1:55pm on June 15, 2010, Andy Robinson said…
Elizabeth -- Great to talk to you this morning; thoroughly enjoyed our Radio Show interview. Carrie and I are definitely big fans. So glad to have you too as a member of our Community. Best...
At 2:50pm on May 25, 2010, Aidan J Byrne said…
Hey Elizabeth
At 3:44pm on May 24, 2010, Andy Robinson said…
Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the blog post; great perspective from which to view employment -- love the analogy. Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Great to get to know you....Best,
At 8:39am on May 21, 2010, Carrie Robinson said…
Hi Elizabeth, Welcome tot he Community! I see you are busy like me and have your hands full with two boys. I teach fitness classes and used to run...1/2 marathons were my favorite. I dance all the time now since I had issues with arthritis in my toes. Best, Carrie
At 7:07am on May 21, 2010, Aidan J Byrne said…
great quote
At 6:49am on May 21, 2010, Andy Robinson said…
Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to the Community! It's great to have you on board. I will send you a separate invite to our Recommended Authors Group.

By the way ... I noticed that the link in your Community MyPage to your LinkedIn profile is missing the "in/" (http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethfreedman).

Hope your half-marathon training is going well. That distance is becoming extremely popular these days. We have an excellent half-marathon down here in January each year (Naples, FL) -- I've been on the Board of the local running club here and have worked that race for years -- highly recommend it (one of the very few races of that distance in the Winter time).

Best to you....

Andy Robinson
 
 
 

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