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Career Advancement

You're A Fraud, And You Know It! Imposter Syndrome: The Plague For Successful People

Stephan Spencer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Stephan Spencer

Your heart nearly leapt out of your chest when you got the news. You've been accepted into an elite doctorate program, or you're being offered a pres...

Mentoring Decoded

Marvi Matos | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Marvi Matos

By Dianne Chong, PhD, Jill Seebergh, PhD, Genevieve Lim and Marvi A Matos, PhD Mentoring is said to be one of the key tools to break the glass ceilin...

It Doesn't Matter Where You Start... As Long as You Start

George A. Santino | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
George A. Santino

What's wrong with starting at the bottom? What's wrong with an entry level position? In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with it. I started at the bottom at almost every job I've ever had. My attitude is very simple; it doesn't matter where you start as long as you start.

The Current Interview Format is Dead and Here's Why

Andrew Lee | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

The modern incarnation of the interview is out of date and no longer speaks to the needs of companies and the candidates they would like to hire. The current interview has outlived its usefulness and in many ways hinders the hiring process. Simply put, the current interview is dead.

What to Do If You've Been Passed Over for a Job Promotion

Diane Passage | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Diane Passage

I'll never forget how I felt when I was overlooked for a promotion. It was near the beginning of my career in advertising. I took pride in my job and went in to work everyday with one goal in mind: get promoted so I can work my way up the corporate ladder.

Millennials Who Move Up and Those Who Move On

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Let me start with some definitions: By "up," I'm talking about increasing responsibilities and earning power -- either within the same organization or at a different organization.

X's and O's: Management Lessons From the Carolina Panthers

Andrew Lee | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

Proper management is not only taught in the halls of business schools, or from bad managers you intend never to immolate. On the contrary, management lessons can be found on the football field as well. The 2015-2016 Carolina Panthers is a case study in successful management.

5 Ways to Seize a New Opportunity With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

We all have valuable contributions and in order for others to respect us we need to respect ourselves and value our own thoughts and time.

Successful Millennials Need Career Coaches

Erika Ashley Couto | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Erika Ashley Couto

In our fast-moving society that relies on technology and Tinder to get by, it's become clear that there are two kinds of millennials: Those who've made a five-year plan and are sticking to it and those who have absolutely no idea what they're doing.

Feeling Stuck? Ask Yourself am I Liked or Respected?

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Machiavelli said it is better to be feared rather than loved, maybe he was right. Growing up I was taught to be friendly; my mother instilled in me th...

Advance Women in the Workforce By Teaching Them to Lead

Sue Townsen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Sue Townsen

Women leaders have taken corporations and other organizations to new heights, yet women represent too small a percentage of leaders overall. This implored us to ask: what challenges do ambitious women in the workplace often face and how do we move more women forward into leadership roles?

Women Network Differently Then Men And It Hinders Our Advancement

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company found in their major new study-- with almost 30,000 employees across 118 companies that women's odds of advancement are 15% lower than men's.

3 Reasons Why Smart Women Get Workplace Backlash

Beth Hand | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

If you are a smart, powerful woman leader who is taking on more strategic responsibility or rising to a new level in your organization, you may experience backlash tied to the very attributes that helped you get where you are, and in fact, ones you've been encouraged to hone.

It's Time to Focus on Your Career Future

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Summer vacations have ended and the kids are back in school so it's a great time to prioritize your professional journey. According to a global LinkedIn study, September is one of the best months of the year to get promoted.

Having 'Influence:' Top 10 Takeaways From the National Speakers Assn. Conference

Joan Michelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

The 2015 annual conference of the 42-year-old National Speakers Association focused on "influence," made me reflect on the fact that we are "influencing" people in every conversation no matter how small, and how important influence is to achieving our goals.

What's Next? How Come You Don't Know?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

If you are climbing a mountain and you can only see the climb, you're limited, and you will struggle. However, when you face out, away from the mountain, and take in the view, you'll draw more energy from the perspective. The view only gets better the higher you get.

5 Ways That Blogging Doubles Your Chances for a Career Promotion

Anne Bechard | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Anne Bechard

Showcasing your expertise as a blogger can earn you just the right extra points to tip the scales in your favor. Here are five ways to use your blogging prowess to prove that you've got what it takes to get promoted.

Asking Yourself The Difficult Questions

Nick Segal | Posted 05.29.2016 | Business
Nick Segal

Some of the biggest changes in our lives can come from important meetings, especially when you are asking for someone's business. Even before you ever step into the room, the adrenaline starts pumping and the nervous energy builds.

A Single Mom's Guide To Career Advancement

Jenn Lyons | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

While there is much debate if working mothers can "have it all," single moms go out and "make it happen." There is no other option.

Why Ellen Pao's Case Can Be Seen as a Win for Women

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

This issue is much bigger than Ellen Pao and the tech sector. The verdict is causing a ripple effect in offices, meeting places and factory floors. Largely male-dominated firms have been put on notice that they need to evaluate how they are treating women.

What Neil Patrick Harris Can Teach About Career Reinvention

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Even if you didn't get through med school by age 15 (in real life or on TV), you can reinvent yourself to reach new professional heights.

The Career Confidence Cliff

LearnVest | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women

Picture two co-workers: While one is slightly timid about voicing opinions in meetings and spearheading projects, the other is clearly more ambitious, openly striving for a seat in the corner office someday. Who's the man, and who's the woman?

Breaking the Debt Cycle: How Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Changing the Student Loan Rules

Evan Bailyn | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Evan Bailyn

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the hottest trends in this new world of loans, and can change the way we look at debt -- particularly the crushing burdens of student loans and the growing expectations of post-graduate degrees.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

The Doors We Open (and Close) for Ourselves

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

In the 25+ years of sitting down with my people and doing performance reviews I have had many a case where my employees express a readiness for career...