Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for PowerToFly! Below you'll find an overview of the submission process and our expectations for guest posts.
Send an email to email@example.com with a 1-2 sentence description of your background & expertise (you can link to previous work if you like).
We will reply to you within 3 business days with a list of topics & SEO keywords to choose from. We will select keywords for you that align with your expertise and the interests of our audience.
Confirm which piece you will be writing, and send a draft of the piece within 2 weeks.
We will provide one round of edits, if necessary.*
Your post goes live on our blog!
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A Google doc with a draft of your piece
A headline that incorporates the selected keyword
A sub-headline if desired
A 2-3 sentence bio and a headshot. (We will use this info to create a guest author profile for you. You can include a link to your website and/or social media accounts in the bio if you wish.)
Original Work: All submissions must be original and exclusive to PowerToFly.
Keywords: You should incorporate your assigned keyword in the title of the piece and at least once in the first few paragraphs. Make sure it sounds organic and relevant when used.
Length: Use your discretion when it comes to the length of the article - say what needs to be said as concisely as possible. That said, 500-1000 words is a good ballpark range.
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Links & Citations: If you are linking back to your own site, it should be a defensible link that is clearly relevant to the piece itself. Otherwise, make sure all sources are cited as necessary with links (bonus points if you link to a PowerToFly article!).
Thanks again for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
A Conversation with Sheila Callahan, VP of T. Rowe Price Investment Services & T. Rowe Price Associates Inc.
How do you build workplace confidence in a male-dominated environment? For women like Sheila Callahan, it comes from 17 years of camaraderie and mentorship at an organization that understands what women in the workplace need to succeed. She started her career as an Administrative Assistant and moved through the ranks in a competitive industry (while becoming a mother along the way!) to her current position as Vice President of T. Rowe Price's Investment Services. Through this journey, Sheila has gained confidence in her abilities and a solid understanding of her worth.
We sat down with Sheila to discuss her career journey and answer our community members' questions about how they too can become more confident at work.
Watch the full video below, or
join the conversation here by asking your own questions about the topic & sharing your experiences with other women!
How To Be Confident In A Male Dominated Industry from PowerToFly on Vimeo
In my mid-20s I developed a brain tumor that needed to be surgically removed (7 years tumor free today, woo hoo!). After recovering from brain surgery and realizing that the job I had may have been a contributor to my stress, I took a hiatus from working to concentrate on finding myself.
After discovering what really made me happy (making bagels from scratch) and what made me not so happy (how I felt after eating a ton of bagels from scratch), and my savings started to dwindle, I decided I needed to figure out how to get back to work after my career break.
So you've finally had the interview you were waiting for, and now you want to know the best way to follow up. Enter the thank you email. You should send a follow-up email thanking your interviewer(s) and reiterating your interest in the position. In this article, we'll review guidelines for following up by email after an interview.
Business travel can be fun: making new professional contacts, crushing your meetings, and not feeling bad about finally cracking open the novel that's been on your reading list forever (because what else are you supposed to do while you wait for your plane to board?).