May 24, 2013
I’m excited to announce my book “Your Career, Your Way!” is a National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner! I’ve been honored with a win in the “Career” category!
If you’re looking for help getting your professional life on track, get a copy here. It also makes a great gift for high school or college graduates!
May 22, 2013
As you’ve read in my past blog entries, I have long been a proponent of workplace equality. I encourage companies to voluntarily ensure the genders of management teams and boards of directors are representative of their customer base. Baroness Mary Goudie, a senior member of the British House of Lords, shares those same values. She is a global advocate for the rights of women and children, on the board of Vital Voices and the Chair of the Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking at the United Nations.
In my interview with the Baroness, find out why she feels so strongly about increasing the number of women in corporate boardrooms, what she’s doing to raise awareness for gender equality and women’s rights, and her advice on how others can support these efforts. Read the rest of this entry »
May 15, 2013
In today’s workplace, if you want to stand out as a valued employee, don’t bring problems to your manager — bring solutions. Why? Because there are too many problems for managers to solve all by themselves; that’s why you were hired. So don’t be part of a problem. Become a solution-generating employee and you’ll increase your value to your manager and to the company. Read the rest of this entry »
May 8, 2013
“But I just want to hire a résumé writer. Can’t you just re-write my résumé for me?” she pleaded.
Thus ended my conversation with a woman who had called to inquire about hiring me as a career coach. She didn’t like the answer I gave her, which was, “No.”
Sometimes in our careers, as in life, taking on challenging tasks can lead to personal growth and learning. My potential client didn’t see it that way – she wanted me to do everything for her. Here’s the conversation (condensed) that led us down that discussion path… Read the rest of this entry »
May 1, 2013
Working for a not-so-great boss doesn’t have to stall your career, but it does mean you’ll need to figure out how to take the lead in communicating and asking for help. Like my friend learned, it might also save your job… Read the rest of this entry »
April 24, 2013
In my last blog I discussed how to conduct a personal S.W.O.T. analysis, an exercise businesses use to assess themselves and competitors to formulate strategies. This week’s topic is about another process companies use that you can apply to yourself and your career…branding. Read the rest of this entry »
April 17, 2013
An effective process companies use to assess themselves and their competitors and formulate their strategies is an analysis called “S.W.O.T.”
But this exercise isn’t just for businesses. It can be helpful for job seekers and those who are looking to climb the career ladder, too.
Here’s how the process works… Read the rest of this entry »
April 10, 2013
Do you feel like a cork bobbing in a stream going wherever the current takes you? Instead of relying on luck and hope, take control of your career by defining your aspirations and goals. Read the rest of this entry »
April 3, 2013
We all know a great outfit helps us put our best foot forward and boosts confidence, but the cost of dressing to impress can become expensive quickly. If you’ve faced the common dilemma of an approaching special occasion and nothing to wear (who hasn’t?), you’ll appreciate the concept behind Rent the Runway. The company was created to make designer clothing available to women everywhere, giving them access to fashion-forward items at a fraction of the cost. Read the rest of this entry »
April 1, 2013
You love the thought of obtaining a job in sales, but you’ve been wondering if you have the right personality type to be successful. You think back to your group of high school or college friends and their different personalities and social styles. And you wonder, “Do I have what it takes to be successful in sales?” Read the rest of this entry »