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Nikita T. Mitchell

Proud alumna of Howard University, Nikita works for a large professional services firm in Washington DC. She’s an avid reader, an advocate for young women and girls, and a Twitter addict (@NikitaTMitchell). Most importantly she’s your typical twenty-something trying to leave her footprint in this world.

Website: http://www.nikitatmitchell.com

Forget New Year’s Resolutions: how to set real goals to advance your career

by Nikita T. Mitchell December 8, 2010
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As young professionals, feedback is one of the most valuable tools we have as our careers progress. We’re still new and rather inexperienced; but as we progress we are not only expected to be able to perform at more advanced levels, we also want to hold ourselves to a higher standard. As the year wraps [...]

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Personal Branding – Market Your Brand Without Being a Jerk

by Nikita T. Mitchell November 3, 2010
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So you’ve put some work into developing your personal brand, and now you’re ready to start thinking about how you are currently marketing your brand and ways to improve. Well it sounds like we’re both in the same place. In working to develop my own, I’ve been paying very close attention folks around the web [...]

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Email Etiquette 101

by Nikita T. Mitchell August 25, 2010
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Email etiquette, like cubicle etiquette, is another one of those things that is not quite common sense yet doesn’t get included in many companies’ orientations or formal job trainings. Ignorance may be bliss, but when it comes to your professional reputation, bliss could actually turn out to be a nightmare. To avoid that, here are [...]

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Cubicle Etiquette for Beginners

by Nikita T. Mitchell July 14, 2010
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The office can be a tricky place to navigate. As I’ve touched on before, there are often many unwritten rules. Many are learned over the course of one’s career, but others are simply common sense. But, like common sense, these rules aren’t always so common. And unfortunately, when they are being “disobeyed,” you can’t hit [...]

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Congrats grads but is college necessary?

by Nikita T. Mitchell June 2, 2010
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We’ve all heard time and time again that a college degree is the ticket to success. Yet, while many in our generation have been busy working to graduate, secure jobs and figure out how to pay back student loans, there has been an important debate slowly brewing: is college even necessary? It’s no secret that college [...]

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No, I’m Not Okay: how I found help for anxiety

by Nikita T. Mitchell May 25, 2010
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For some, it’s the all too familiar butterflies or uneasiness, but for others it manifests itself through full blown panic attacks. While stress-induced anxiety is a common even for the healthiest individuals, anxiety can become crippling for those who experience heightened fear of everyday situations. According to the NIH, over 40 million Americans – nearly [...]

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