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Career Advice for Women

How to Shine at Work

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

Recently, I had a travel fiasco and spent hours at the airport only to be notified that my flight had been canceled. Needless to say, I was pretty fru...

Finding Your Calling in an Epiphany: Aviva Kempner and Her Documentary, 'Rosenwald'

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Adele Scheele

Reading Images Before My Eyes sparked the epiphany that led her to her own purpose: discovering and filming documentaries of unknown American Jewish heroes.

Before Maternity Leave: Giving Birth and Getting (Right) Back to Work

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

It was astonishing to realize that just one generation ago almost none of today's modern -- albeit often mediocre -- maternity policies even existed.

Being Lucky Had Nothing To Do With My Career Success

Tennile Cooper | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tennile Cooper

I left my full-time job almost a year ago to go work for myself. I made the decision to switch gears, and from there I never heard the end of it. Most of my work colleagues wanted to know...how I was sooo lucky.

Women Need to Manage Upward, not Down or Sideways, to Get a Seat at the Leadership Table

Jenny Darroch | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Women enter the workforce now on a more level playing field than ever before: more women than men graduate from college; and recent women graduates almost earn the same as men.

Could Your Engagement Ring Cost You The Job Offer?

Savvy | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Savvy

In 2014, UK law firm Slater & Gordon found that 40 percent of the 500 hiring managers they surveyed admitted being "wary of hiring a woman of childbearing age."

'What Do You Think of Jesus?' and Other Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

Savvy | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Savvy

You can answer these questions truthfully, and if you don't get the job and feel that you were passed over due to the employer's discrimination, you can consult a lawyer. Know that it can be very difficult to prove discriminatory intent, so this strategy should be a last resort.

Set Yourself Up For a Big Promotion In the First 90 Days of Your New Job

Savvy | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Savvy

For the ambitious, no matter where you are on the career ladder, starting at a new company or organization requires pulling out all the stops. And while you may want to go all in immediately, expect there to be a period of transition and a fairly high learning curve.

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

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 08.02.2015 | 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.