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Career Advice for Women

How Women are Redefining Work

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Career success for women is now less about climbing the corporate ladder and more dependent on forging a path through a labyrinth.

31 Great Work Perks People Don’t Tell You About

Kate White | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Kate White

For 14 years I was the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and along with the responsibility came some pretty sweet perks, compliments of my company. Here's a sampling of work perks based on level of employment.

12 Things I Know About Work Now That I'm In My 50s

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

I've spent decades trying to live the balanced message that I want my children to hear. I'm not quite there yet, but over the years I have gotten closer, and learned more than a little -- not just about the meaning of life, but also of work.

11 Things I Know About Work Now That I'm In My 30s

Dara Pettinelli | Posted 03.11.2013 | Women
Dara Pettinelli

"Your definition of success will change" and 10 more lessons I've learned.

4 Ways to Find a Career-Supportive Guy

The Levo League | Posted 03.10.2013 | Women
The Levo League

I have some news which may shock you: Your Friday night plans may be just as critical to your career as your five-year plan and elevator pitch.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: 5 Ways To Build Your Network In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

The beginning of the year seems like a good time to contact people who I might be interested in working with in the future. But how do I connect with ...

Are Your Buzzwords a Buzzkill? 3 Tips to Get Noticed

Nicole Williams | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Nicole Williams

At a time when there is more content out there than you could ever possibly hope to read, quality -- and not quantity -- has become the absolute standard for standing out and getting noticed.

Will the Whining Ever Stop? How Telecommuting Helps Us All

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

It sure does seem like Hillary Clinton was on to something when she suggested American women are a whiny bunch.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: How To Jumpstart Your 2013 Goals

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There are so many “success” strategies I read about to help my career, and they sometimes become overwhelming. What is the one thing that I can be...

Phony Impostors or Merely the Burden of Great Potential?

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 02.09.2013 | Women
Dr. Valerie Young

If you don't think you can live up to other people's expectations then it makes sense you'd try to protect yourself by minimizing expectations. So you decide that it's better to play small than to risk humiliation. Plus, you get extra points for being modest -- especially if you're female.

Notes From a Scandal

Kate White | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Kate White

Though Paula and Jill made a mess of things in the long run, they used a couple of smart, steal-worthy strategies at the front end. They just should have quit while they were ahead.

What You're Not Doing at Work -- and Should Be!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.03.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Unless you overhear people speaking about you or you specifically ask them, you are not likely to know what they really think of you or your work. Here's how I keep tabs on my own "reputation ratings."

Best Holiday Career Gifts for Yourself

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Designing your career destiny takes courage, strength and commitment. As you look to celebrate all that you've accomplished in 2012, consider the following gifts to yourself that cost nothing but are truly priceless.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: How To Cope With Major Shakeups At Work

Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices

The department I work in is constantly in flux, there has been quite a bit of turnover in the last year and positions have been shifted around. How do...

Be a Person With a Reputation

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Just like your credit report, your reputation is a numbers game. You can not please all of the people all of the time, but if you can favorably impress the majority of those you meet, your credit will be good "in all the places you want to be most."

For Women Aspiring to Lead...Take a Second Look at Public Service

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.28.2013 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

Finding your passion and purpose is messy and so many of us we spend our lives doing what we think we're supposed to do, rather than finding out what we're meant to do

Jane Wurwand Shares 4 Passionate Tips to Building a 'Love Mark' Brand

Claudia Chan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

Whether you work for a company or are venturing on your own, here are four passionate business tips from Jane Wurwand to you.

Flirting with Danger: The Lesson of Paula Broadwell

Emily Bennington | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

When the match that lights an affair strikes, it tends to strike at work.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: How Do You Maintain Work-Life Balance?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices

How do you maintain work-life balance and are the trade offs repairable? SET EXPECTATIONS It depends on what balance means to you, because it’...

The One Piece Of Career Advice You Need Most

Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

Cindy Bates | The Daily Muse Growing up, my mother always encouraged me to try new things and pursue new goals, even if it meant pushing outside my...

How to Defend Against a Bad Career Choice

Melani Ward | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Melani Ward

When we consider how averse so many people are to uncertainty, it is no wonder that the principal mistake people make when they are contemplating a career change is hesitating to step forward.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: What Should I Do To Get A Better Salary And Be Recognized?

Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

I'm working for a company where I am undervalued and my hard work is not appreciated. I like what I'm doing, but I think I should be paid more for the...

No More Excuses: The Power of Women Leading Change

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

Here's the key as to why women are great change agents: a change agent needs to help to communicate the excitement, possibilities, and details of the change to others within the organization. And women possess strong communication skills and social intelligence.

Women Helping Women to Grow Their Impact

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

In the last few years, there's been a lot of attention around mentoring and sponsorship for women, which is an exceptional way for women to support peers and up-and-comers in reaching positions of prominence.

3 Success Tips From 'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Lauren Berninger

It took Gabourey Sidibe 21 years to decide to be confident.