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Career Advice for Women

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 04.28.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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.

8 Things Young Female Professionals Are Sick To Death Of Hearing

Cecily Trowbridge | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Cecily Trowbridge

I should not have to work twice as hard as any male or elder in my position would in order to prove my worth. I should not feel the desperate need to grapple for job stability because I happen to have a '90s birthday and breasts.

Confidence Is Not Masculine or Feminine: It's Structural

Joi Gordon | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Joi Gordon

Until society develops larger internal framework to accommodate all women in the workforce, we would benefit from looking to each other for mentorship and offering the support that is lacking on the institutional level. If properly supported in our careers, we would no longer perceive a lack of confidence as an obstacle for women in the workforce.

6 Tips To Help You Negotiate Your First Salary

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 04.08.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Discussing your compensation is actually a normal -- and generally expected -- part of the interview process. In fact, employers will often have more respect for you, as long you approach the situation professionally.

5 Tips for Imperfect Success

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Bastian

While I feel a bit self-conscious claiming to have my act together enough to give advice to others, I have come up with a list of guiding principles. Some cliché, but I think all true.

The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We Love

GoGirl Finance | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
GoGirl Finance

Cheesy covers and cheesier titles all promise to solve everyone's problems and turn you into a millionaire -- so how are you supposed to know which one is actually right for you and your goals? Are they all going to put you to sleep by page one?

Clair Byrd: Never Lose the Desire to Grow, for You, and Your Future

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"If the idea is good, the idea is good, whether it is coming from an intern or the CEO."

How to Cope With a Bad Job (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dr. Kerry L. Schofield | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Kerry L. Schofield

Surely if you hate your job it's no big deal; don't most people collect their paycheck while dreaming of retirement? After all, your Aunt Mildred never fails to remind you that, "They call it work for a reason" -- so aren't we supposed to be miserable at work? Well...no, unless you're a masochist, obviously.

5 Pieces Of Career Wisdom From Women Who've Made It

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women

Creating a successful career doesn't happen overnight -- take it from the women who've done it. Created by SheKnows Media and BlogHer, a new video...

Why I Said No to Making $1 Million This Year

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Wing Lee

If you've got big dreams, it means that the universe has big plans for you. You don't need to force yourself to fit into someone else's mould of success -- whether traditional or untraditional. As long as you keep taking steps forward, you will get there. It's your journey. Do it your way.

Thinking About a Career Change to Tech? Here's How

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

We all know that the tech industry is where the jobs are, especially if you have the coding skills. But what would it take to break into the field if you have no experience or background in that area?

Mulligan Time: 5 Foolproof Ways to Tap a New Career

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Danielle Wolffe

It turns out, taking a Mulligan, doing it over, is the key to survival in today's convoluted, fast changing economy. If you have chosen to give reinventing yourself a try, make sure you do it correctly.

3 Tips For Women Wanting To Become CEOs From Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO

Alicia Jessop | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Alicia Jessop

As a female taking over the helm of a company focused on wings, football and sports that had only 35 restaurant locations, Smith had her work cut out for her.