Making a Mid-Life Career Change

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   After decades of working in the same field or even for the same employer, many professionals reach a plateau and want something new. That was the case for Jeannie Sanders, a sales and HR professional. After two decades in corporate America, she started Practice of Positivity Corporation. Through her business, she runs Read More …

Summer Job Search Tips From Ladders CEO

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Summer isn’t the best time to search for a job. Since summers are usually dedicated to interns and seasonal hires, companies don’t hire as much permanent employees as they do during other seasons. In addition, HR departments have already spent their budgeted money in previous months. So what if you really need a Read More …

Book Review: What Game Are You Playing?

Work is a game and in order to achieve your end goal, one must know the secret: don’t follow the rules, create your own.  “From the moment we’re born, others’ expectations shape our behaviors, choices, and definitions of success,” says Robin Moriarty Ph.D., a personal development expert, global business executive, and professor. “Conditioning is a part of Read More …

Loving What You Do Is Crucial To Your Health

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels In Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, Michelle shared a thought that I think hits home for a lot of women: “One day I made note of a New York Times article I read that reported widespread fatigue, stress and unhappiness among American lawyers – most especially females ones.” This is not just an Read More …

Why NOT Going to College May Be The Right Choice

A new report shows more high school graduates are choosing NOT to go to college. Michael Horn, education expert and co-author of the forthcoming book, “Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life,”  says that for many people, college is not delivering the desired or anticipated results. Below, Horn draws on his latest Read More …

CEO Heidi Ganahl Offers Advice for Young Women

Photo Credit: Asa Dyer   Known for her work in founding and growing the $100 million pet care franchise, Camp Bow Wow, entrepreneur and CEO Heidi Ganahl recently announced the release of her new book titled SheFactor, aimed to guide and encourage young women to achieve success in their careers, personal lives, and beyond. The SheFactor book Read More …

Summer Internships Made Easy

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Summer is the perfect time to build up your resume with an internship. Not only does an internship add valuable work experience to your resume, it is also a great way to get your foot in the door to a company where you’d love to work. Since the majority of entry-level hires Read More …

Toastmasters Offers Advice for College Grads

It’s college graduation season, and thousands of graduates will enter the job market.  After years of focusing on technical skills, applicants may be surprised to find that employers value soft skills the most. While hard skills are still important, LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report found that soft skills, including oral communication, leadership and time management, make Read More …

5 Mistakes Women Make That Keep Them Out of Leadership Roles

Photo by Rebrand Cities from Pexels Women are often under-represented in leadership positions. Unfortunately, there are actions women often take or don’t take that make them less likely to obtain greater authority in the workplace. Below, expert Vicki Brackett explains five mistakes women make that keep them out of leadership roles.   Not listening to Read More …