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Career Advice for Women

Why I Don't Believe in a 5-Year Career Plan

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Shivani Bhagi

After 15 years in corporate working in IT & Management Consulting firms, I left the industry, my home, my country and opened up a restaurant in another continent altogether.

21 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Internship

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Maintain your contacts as much as possible after you leave your internship. Check back in every once in a while, and reach out to them when you're looking for more permanent positions.

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

Timeless Advice for Generation A-Z

Debra Walton | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Debra Walton

Some haven't got a clue about what they're going to do, or even what they might be capable of (I certainly can relate). But that's okay, it doesn't matter. The journey is what's important.

Why Necole Bitchie Walked Away At The Height of Her Blogging Career

Saba Tekle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

Thursday, July 2, 2015, Necole Kane (famously known as Necole Bitchie) shocked her fans and followers with a "farewell" post on her popular blog. I, as many other fans, questioned her departure.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Afraid of Disappointing Your Parents? Here's How to Move On

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are at a fork in the road. One path leads to your dream life and a fulfilling career and the other path is what is tried and true and what is expected by your parents. The pull of both is equally strong and for this reason, but you're afraid to move forward for fear of disappointing your parents.

How to Get Your Mojo Back When Your Confidence Is Knocked

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Shivani Bhagi

What to do when facing a situation where your confidence has taken a hit, or worse still, is at an all-time low? Here are a few ways to take charge and get back your mojo:

Connecting the Dots to a Calling: The Adventures of Lois Lambert

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Adele Scheele

We all wish we could follow our bliss. If only we knew what it was. Because most of us don't, I set about to interview achievers who somehow found theirs in a variety of ways.

5 Ways Women Can Develop Leadership Skills

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Remember, your leadership is needed, you don't have to be perfect to be a leader, you just have to be passionate and authentic. The key is to seek out the resources you need, permit yourself to pursue a leadership position and empower yourself to seize it.

5 Myths About Hiring Youth Over Experience

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

I quit my job. That's right. At age 61, almost 62, I quit ... with real hopes I can begin again. The past 16 years have been amazing, teaching and inspiring high school students to love journalism as much as I do. But, things change ... schools change directions and it is time to move forward.

Three Ways to Weather a Freelancing Dry-Spell

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media
Hilal Isler

If you've forgotten temporarily, if you're despondent over a dry spell, wondering why your pitches aren't being favored, why your inbox is bare, here are three simple tips to help you shake up your approach a bit.

The Big Debate: Should You Go Back to Work After Baby?

LearnVest | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
LearnVest

To stay at home, or not to stay at home? That's the weighty question many parents struggle to answer -- and even fight over.

5 Key Components to Career Reinvention

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

When making a drastic career shift, come to peace with the knowledge that all moves may not be in an upward direction. Sometimes lateral or even downward movement is necessary in order to fully gain mastery of a new space.

How Model Valerie Ramsey Is Opening New Worlds For Older Women

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

"It's good to be in the race, to be engaged with other people; to challenge your mind; to be curious; be inquisitive; always be willing to improve you...

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Is More Compelling Than Your Resume

Ellevate | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Ellevate

While your resume can help you get the interview for a new job, a fully optimized LinkedIn profile can bring you more business, more connections, and can increase your professional reputation. That is a value worth achieving.

Amy Jo Martin: Your Hustle Is Your Differentiating Factor

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Unlike most people, Amy didn't really plan on having a digital agency. With the deep motivation to set and design her own life, the world has aligned to help her find intersection between her passions and the people to make those happen.

The Most Meaningful Careers Aren't Always Blissful

Stephanie Seibel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Seibel

The only thing I am entitled to is the opportunity to become the person I came here to be. And while that might sound like a pretty lame birthday present from life, I've come to see it as the most beautiful gift of all.

The Downfall of Quitting My Job Too Early

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Have you ever thought about quitting your job? I mean really just packing up and walking out because either you had enough or maybe the dream in your heart was ready to burst out that you thought it was time to move on?

Why Work/Life Balance Is a Big Fat Lie

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Life is movement. It is a constant series of evolution, growth, stretching and, at times, constriction. So instead of reaching for an ideal that is completely counter to the very essence of life itself, why not seek to value and fully integrate the various aspects of you into one seamless reality?

Why Women are the New MVPs

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The new MVPs -- women -- are skilled at collaborating, team building and creating organizational cultures that attract and maintain the best talent that can drive results.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being A Single, Career-Oriented Woman in Your Twenties

Natalie Bacon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Natalie Bacon

I was recently told by a guy that he didn't think it was a good idea for us to continue dating because I was "too career-oriented." [Insert the deer in headlights, eyes bulging emoji].

How One Moment Can Change Your Life Forever

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

Being the leader of your own life... It's something that's always appealed to me but in recent times, what it has meant in terms of my career has changed enormously.

The Number One Reason You're Getting Passed Over for Promotions

Ellevate | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Ellevate

"I'll speak up when I'm ready to get promoted," you say. But what if you never feel truly ready? Then you won't get that position. Ask yourself if "readiness" is an illusion.

When to say NO

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shivani Bhagi

The truth is too many people are afraid to say "no" in the workplace, and especially to those in more senior positions. Many individuals are 'peopl...