What Is the Glass Cliff?

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 ...
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Salary Negotiation: Up Your Game (infographic)

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 ...
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How to improve your LinkedIn profile in 5 minutes

WHAT IS A VANITY URL? It is a fast and easy way to customize your social media presence on LinkedIn.  Personalizing your LinkedIn URL is similar to the idea of getting a vanity license plate; it makes your name and brand much more memorable.  Aren’t you more likely to notice and remember driving by a car with the license plate ...
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How Far Women’s Empowerment Has Come in the Workplace

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash 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 ...
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Calling all women: Earn your worth & help close the pay gap!

It’s well documented that there is a pay gap between men and women in the US.  One of the best ways for women to decrease that gap is to consistently negotiate a higher starting salary with each job offer, starting with the first.  This is important because a lower starting salary early in your career can have compounding effects over ...
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MANAGING YOUR CAREER 101

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 ...
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The Essential Guide to Career Certifications: 3rd Edition released

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

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 ...
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4 Considerations for Your Holiday Job Search

Since it’s the holiday season and everyone is short on time, I will keep this post brief.   Many people looking for work decide to take a rest during the holidays. There is a myth that no one hires during this time frame.  While I agree it’s harder to schedule interviews around the holidays, it DOES happen and people do get ...
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LinkedIn: How to improve your profile in 5 minutes

WHAT IS A VANITY URL? It is a fast and easy way to customize your social media presence with LinkedIn.  Personalizing your LinkedIn URL is similar to the idea of getting a vanity license plate; it makes your name and brand much more memorable.  Aren’t you more likely to notice and remember driving by a car with the plate “DAY-DRMR” ...
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