Career Advice

Why Your Small Business’s Name is Important

Why Your Small Business’s Name is Important

Even if you’re the very best at what you do, without a solid brand strategy your business faces a significant disadvantage. The competition will eat you alive if you can’t find that one thing that separates you from…

How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

Unlearning. We could all use a bit more of it. We spend so much time obsessed with acquiring new knowledge that we don’t realize a lot of not-so-useful knowledge also finds its way into our heads.
The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

I spent my childhood in tony private schools that touted their ability to give students individualized care and attention. The privileged education was wonderful, but my grade reports and parent-teacher conferences were always the same: Ashley is intelligent and…

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

Everything You Need to Know About Job References

References might seem like a formality, but to hiring managers they’re invaluable. In fact, a professional reference can make or break your ability to land a job, says Mary Olson-Menzel, president of MVP Executive Search and Development. An…

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

How to Protect Your Finances After a Layoff

Even in good economic times, no one is 100 percent safe from the threat of a pink slip. Unemployment is well below its Great Recession peak, but there’s a dark cloud on the horizon: U.S. layoffs are on…

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job?

How Do You Know It’s Time For a New Job?

Sometimes you know it’s time to start looking for a new job because there’s a big red flag flapping in the wind, like dissatisfaction from your boss or major company upheavals. But there may be less obvious indications…

Find Success in Love and Your Career

Find Success in Love and Your Career

Six weeks ago, I was reviewing some clients’ profiles and started to see a consistent theme: single, successful women; some with children, others without. I looked in the mirror and realized I was one of them.

After two divorces…

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Use Pinterest to Get a New Job

Are you hooked on pinning? Obsessed with checking the boards on your feed every morning? You’re not alone. More than 70 million people are just as into Pinterest as you are.

While it probably isn’t the first social…

How to Be Proactive in Your Career

How to Be Proactive in Your Career

Since they first entered the workforce, women have traditionally walked a fine line between family life and the business world. Over the last several decades, determined and hardworking women have overcome barriers to rise up and shatter glass ceilings in…

12 Things to Negotiate Instead of Salary

12 Things to Negotiate Instead of Salary

Whether you’re starting a new job or negotiating a raise, you’re not always going to get the salary you want. If your employer won’t come up to your magic number, try negotiating some alternatives…

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

Your Guide To A Successful Job Search

While job searching in my early 20’s (last century!), I applied to five jobs. One of those five became a great job that helped jump start my career. In my most recent career transition, I applied to over 250…

How to Stay Focused at Work

How to Stay Focused at Work

Staying focused at work can be a challenge. Between office chatting, personal email, texting, and every single site on the Internet, it’s a wonder anyone ever gets anything done. I struggled with focus for years, and I assumed…

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you…