Are you over 50 and feeling frustrated by the lack of opportunities in the job market? Do you think you're being overlooked simply because of your age? Are you tired of seeing the jobs go to younger, less experienced applicants? If so... read on!
The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.
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.
Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon -- and a cliché -- in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. But that's just TV, right?
Being relaxed truly allows me to get the most out of my workday and strive for greater success. I am happier to do more for my employer because I am comfortable at work.
What's really terrific is the pressure is gone - my job right now is to be a great market connector, and my next career is unfolding as a result. Whether for me that means a portfolio of roles or a full-time assignment remains to be seen.
As women, we walk into our careers with an unfair disadvantage, the way to help to create a change is to prove those that expect you to fail wrong. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else will.
But what about women who decide to attend college years after high school graduation? For adult women looking to earn or complete an undergraduate degree or even get a second bachelor's degree, the good news is you can expect the same quality, affordable education, with an additional benefit: schedule flexibility.
Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.
Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!
I. Am. Enough. You are, too. Say it with me: "I am enough." Here are five things to remember when you are struggling to scrub the dishes with a toddler in your arms.
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.
If the economy is growing, why aren't we seeing more jobs for the middle class? The question reveals a startling but obvious revelation: Business isn't interested in creating jobs. In fact, business would like to eliminate as many jobs as possible! The idea that what is good for business is good for the economy because it creates jobs is patently false and increasingly obsolete.
If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.
Despite the weekly existential crises that hit when I realize I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, I'm not scared enough to change my major. Maybe it's because I'm not good at anything else, or maybe it's because there's the part of me that believes what I'm doing serves a purpose.
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.