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Career Advice for Women

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 06.27.2015 | 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...

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

4 Simple On-Ramps That Would Help Women Return to Work After A Career Break

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

The fact that the breast cancer did not bring me to tears, but the job search after my "career break" did, was when I knew something was seriously broken with hiring.

A Roadmap Towards Work-Life Balance

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Stacey Steinberg

While I left law school armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, I had little in my arsenal to prepare me for the realities of balancing work and life. If I could give these students some career guidance, I thought to myself, I would say the following.

5 Things to Think About Before Looking For Your Dream Job

Katie Kempner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

At the risk of sounding like a Dr. Seuss book, there is only one you. You are unique and special and you bring all of your experience, knowledge, and interpretations of life to whatever you do. You are the commodity that you are selling and you must believe in yourself 100 percent.

Professional Mentorship -- A Double Edge Sword

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Find someone that guides you into self-inquiry, so you may hear your own intuition and wisdom. We all have it, we just all haven't been taught how to tune in and trust it!

Are You Ready to Become Obsolete? What I've Learned About Continuous Reinvention

Josh Bersin | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Josh Bersin

One of the most important skills I have found in leaders and candidates is what is often called "learning agility." Learning Agility, a term coined by psychologists, simply describes your ability to rapidly learn new things.