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Climbing the ladder

7 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But You Should Know)

Have you ever thought connecting with a recruiter could lead to your dream job? It’s possible; a good recruiter can be an asset. But be warned: She is not your golden ticket, nor your advocate. So before you dish the dirt of your recent layoff,...

Can We Please Stop Asking If Women Have it All?

Newsflash: We don’t. We never did. And we never will “have it all.” Because it’s impossible — for anyone. Male or female.  Having it all is no less a fantasy — and no less self-defeating a comparison — than a Barbie doll’s measurements or the...

Sharing Bad News at Work? Read This First

Last month, my sister landed a fantastic new job, but she dreaded telling her boss, who she loved, that she was leaving. We strategized about how to break the news, and she rocked it — so much so that her manager promised to look out for a...

8 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

Sometimes the little things we say can have a positive lasting impression. Maybe your boss shared bad news about a project, and you thought of the perfect response to soften the blow. Or you won over a difficult client with just the right reply...

How Important Are Soft Skills If You Do Good Work?

I manage a four-person team. One of my staff members is incredibly hard to work with. She’s negative, combative, resistant to feedback and direction and doesn’t get along with the rest of the team. But her work is good, and so I don’t have...

7 'Soft' Skills You Need for Career Success

Want the secret to career success? Hint: It’s not just the mastery of a specific software program, excellent writing or organizational skills, or anything else that might show up on the list of must-haves on a typical job description. Rather, how...

I Don’t Work for Shoes and You Better Not Either

When poking around social media to find professional women to connect with, I noticed a trend. A disturbing trend: An alarming number of female businesswomen include in their social media descriptor: “Will work for shoes.”   Shoes. Shoes? Shoes?!...

Master These 14 Typical Interview Questions

First impressions are everything, and making a good one during a job interview can very well snag you the job of your dreams. Interviews can be nerve-racking, especially if it's for a job you really want. The only way to calm your nerves is to do...

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