Job Search in the Time of Coronavirus: Top Ten Tips

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Work-life balance has a whole new meaning under the current coronavirus pandemic. Things are different for everyone but not the same for all.  People working in some fields are busier than usual such as IT folks helping the rest of us get online and work from home, restaurants scrambling to meet the demand for take-out orders, Amazon continuing to deliver … Read More

The Silence around Salary and Why Women Should Break It

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It’s important for women to be willing to talk about salary.  Remaining silent keeps us trapped in current limitations.  If we are not comfortable discussing salary, we will avoid initiating negotiations with employers and we won’t share useful data points with those we know, like and trust. This infographic by Turbo (below) shares some of the reasons women don’t talk … Read More

4 Steps to a Great Answer for “What is your weakness?”

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As a global career coach, the most frequent question I receive on interviewing strategy is my advice on how to answer, “What is a weakness for you?”.  Over the years, I’ve outlined a strategy I call “The Weakness Formula” and this four-step process can help you get through your next interview.  As you’ll see below, all of these steps take … Read More

What Is the Glass Cliff?

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When high-performing women in business shatter the glass ceiling, they are then introduced to the glass cliff. The glass cliff is the phenomenon where women are promoted to top positions when companies are underperforming and risk of failure is greatest. The glass cliff was discovered in 2004. Since then, the number of women who lead top Fortune 500 companies has … Read More

Salary Negotiation: Up Your Game (infographic)

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Do you ever feel that you’re not making enough? You’re probably not alone in that feeling; many of us are underpaid, and if you’re a woman you’re probably already suffering from the pay gender gap. But getting that raise? Well, that’s enough to make most of us break out into hives. Who wants to have that conversation? It can be … Read More

How Far Women’s Empowerment Has Come in the Workplace

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  The disparity between men and women in the workforce still remains, albeit not as stark as previous centuries thanks to the emergence of more feminists and modern thinkers. Paula Brand previously noted that the salary margin between men and women is noticeable, but there are now more actionable ways to close this gap. The rise of women empowerment greatly … Read More


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There is a lot of advice out there on managing your career.  I can boil it down to the seven most important tips.  No matter what your occupation, these actions (or lack thereof) can make or break your career. 1) Set goals for yourself.  Ask yourself where you want to be in 2, 5, 7 years from now.  Then make … Read More

The Essential Guide to Career Certifications: 3rd Edition released

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I’m happy to announce the release of the 3rd Edition of The Essential Guide to Career Certifications.  The original release was in 2013 and listed 35 credentials in the career field.  In 2015, it was updated with 40+.  Now the latest edition has 50+ certifications, including the five new certifications created by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to replace … Read More

5 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive and 5 Ways to Reignite a Burned-Out Flame

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It’s important to keep up with your career management. As a woman, this is even more critical in order to fully realize your true potential and earn what you are worth. With glass ceilings, unequal pay, and minimal representation in leadership roles, who needs to add “unhappy worker” to the list of issues facing women in the workplace? Managing your career well … Read More

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