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Women in Technology – Invaluable Perspective and Experience

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It’s not easy being the only woman in the room, but in technology, it’s something you have to get used to. According to the US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration , only 24 percent of women work in tech – and it’s unlikely to get better in the near future.

2018 191

How to Market Effectively to Generation Z

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Generation Z will make up about 20% of the workforce and 40% of consumers by 2020. Here are 5 key differences between Generation Z and Millennials , and our perspective on how these differences will impact your business. Generation Z is More Entrepreneurial.

2018 141

The Five Unspoken Rules of Today’s Workplace

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We live in unprecedented times, especially when it comes to our careers. Technology, the economy, and globalization have created constant and rapid change. Long ago, companies banked on the fact that if our parents and grandparents had been customers, we would be too.

2018 199

Miss America on The Value of Public Speaking

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The Miss America Organization is more than a competition, it’s a 365 day effort to advance scholarship and service. It is a voice for young women who are looking to participate in social change. Today, the Miss America Organization is more relevant than ever.

Seven Tips for Being a Great Leader in a Male-Dominated Business

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Not only are women achieving success in male-dominated industries, more and more women are also becoming leaders. Being a leader comes with its own set of challenges, even in non-male-dominated fields.

2018 141

Women Who Launch – For Whom Failure is Impossible

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Failure is Impossible. As a 1950s housewife my mother was “a woman who lunched.” The Mrs. So-and Sos-who went by their spouses’ first and last names- were unable to pursue careers.

2018 218

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

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In every interview, as we strive to share our authentic self, there is an element of a star performance.

2018 234

How to Write a Great Freelancer CV

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As anyone who has tried it knows, freelancing isn’t easy. Finding clients and building up a portfolio all take time and effort, whatever industry you work in and whatever skills and services you provide.

10 Tricks to Save Thousands on Your Car

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Cars can be costly investments, but with a little foresight and tips you can seriously save on exactly how much you invest. For starters, most people don’t know the various dashboard light meanings —and they don’t need to.

2018 130

12 Things No One Told Me Before I Tossed My Cap

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It’s Graduation Season, when mortarboards soar and new professionals take wing into the workforce. In their flight to the C-Suite, they’ll surely remember the sage advice dispensed at their ceremonies by wizened, or famous, or (best case) funny keynote speakers.

2018 204

In a World Focused on The Bottom Line, Does Common Decency Pay Dividends?

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Greed. Double-dealing. Cheating. It seems there isn’t a day that passes without news of unethical, or outright illegal, behavior on the part of “successful” companies or individuals. Common decency doesn’t seem to be so common nowadays.

2018 151

Why Face-To-Face Networking is Still Important

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Why, in an age of social media, is face-to-face networking still important? It’s not a good business strategy to forego face-to-face networking, event if you’re doing a good job digitally connecting with people and here’s why. Networking: A True Story.

2018 236

Our Top Ten Spring Reading Roundup

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Whether it’s time to get a head start on your Summer tan on the patio or you’re impatiently waiting for just a little warmer weather, a good book is definitely a good part of your scene. And now is a great time to check out our Spring Reading Roundup and find one.

2018 238

Five Tips to Set Yourself Apart During the Job Hunt

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Statistics showed that in 2017 34.6% of women graduated with a 4 year degree vs. 33.7% of men. This gap has been narrowing for years, and women finally surpassed men for the first time in 2014. More women are making their mark and creating their trajectory for their futures. I’m proud of us!

2018 220

A Rash of Brand Apologies – Or Are They?

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Brands mess up all the time. That’s nothing new. But in the light of Wells Fargo, Uber, Starbucks, and Facebook creating massive marketing campaigns to do what….ask ask for our forgiveness? Should we “forgive” such indiscretions or will our “forgiveness” just lead to repeating of bad behavior?

2018 176

Three Signs You Should Quit Your Job

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If you’ve ever had a bad day at work – you know, one of those awful days where everything is getting on your nerves, the idea of just quitting might pop into your head.

How to Maintain Your Work-Life Balance

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The concept of work-life balance has become increasingly popular in recent years, and according to medical research, the idea should be taken more seriously than a passing fad.

2018 180

Three Inspirational Women You Should Know About

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Throughout history, brave women broke with convention, taking on roles deemed ‘inappropriate’ for their time or culture. Many of their names have been lost. Here are the stories of three inspirational women you’ve probably never heard of, who overcame expectations to be demure and ‘behave.’.

2018 184

The Disney Princesses Re-imagined As Ms Career Girls

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The Disney princesses have been a significant part of our culture since Snow White made her debut 80 years ago. In many ways, they have become more than just animated character in movies. They are characters that others look to as role models and for inspiration.

2018 151

New Study On Automation: Is Your Job At Risk?

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There’s no doubt that technology is constantly becoming more advanced and more efficient — and most of the time this is welcomed. However, it does pose a risk for people in certain jobs.

2018 141

How To Find Your Life Purpose To Live A Regret-Free Life

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Finding your purpose and then creating a regret-free life can feel daunting to many, especially when you feel the pressure of ‘running out of time.’

2018 141

How a Failed Ice Cream Shop Turned Me into a Thriller Writer

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In 2004, my dream of becoming a published author came true. The Journal of Mortifying Moments” was well-received and well-distributed. It was “laugh out loud funny” (that’s what Entertainment Weekly called it, not just me).

2018 163

Six Steps To Make The Job Search Less Lonely

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A BBC Loneliness Experiment sounds like it comes from Orwell’s 1984. Thankfully, though, it is in fact a timely investigation into the rising loneliness ‘epidemic’. The aim: what can we as a society do to make people less lonely? This got me thinking. What could be lonelier than the job search?

2018 204

Should I Save or Pay off College Debt Post Graduation?

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You finally have your diploma in hand! It’s potentially the key to a great job and financial independence…and with it comes a heaping pile of debt. Those monthly payments aren’t always easy to maintain.

2018 130

Seven Tips for Building a Professional Wardrobe on a Budget

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As a young professional trying to climb the ranks in your industry, you have to present a successful image and pay attention to the finer details. Like it or not, what you wear says a lot about you. You need a wardrobe that’s professional, flattering, and appropriate.

2018 130

Four Tips to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

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People may assume that you’re living the absolute dream working from home, but the reality of the job can become a bit of a nightmare for those who struggle to stay motivated.

The Rules That It’s Okay to Break

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I never really felt like I fitted in at school. I labelled myself a ‘misfit’, and sometimes even a ‘failure’, because I didn’t comfortably fit into certain boxes or categories, and because breaking the rules sometimes made more sense than following someone else’s path. .

2018 254

Shut Down Your Screen: Take a  Break From Social Media

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Feeling overwhelmed by your constant social media feeds? You’re not alone. More and more people are looking for a break from the distractions of being continuously connected.

How To Find Your Drivers and Motivation

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Getting a job is no longer enough. We must learn how to create jobs and how to stay relevant, innovated, sharp and responsible. To do this, we must learn how to: find our passion, set our goals and reach them, and learn how to turn opposition into successes.

2018 188

How To Find A Job When You’re Unsure of Your Career Path

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There are many situations where you can feel like your career path is drifting out of form. Perhaps your current job is boring you, but you just can’t figure out what else you’re supposed to do. Maybe you have recently lost a job, but don’t know which steps to take from here.

2018 164

Big 40 or 50 Looming? Take Heart From These Ageless Champions!

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Do you have a milestone birthday in the next year or two? Maybe you’re turning 40, or 50. Are you already feeling a tiny sense of panic as you look back at what you’ve done over the past decade and judging your accomplishments – or seeming lack thereof?

2018 163

7 Reasons The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Soul Is Travel

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Does wanderlust call and you don’t answer because you’re too busy? It’s funny how your excuse to not travel is “life,” but you fail to experience life by remaining stuck and feeling trapped. How do you know what you want and need from life if you don’t live it?

2018 164

The Great Summer Give Back: 3 Volunteer Activities For Kids

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As a working mother, summers are chaotic.

2018 153

How To Be A Leader Who Influences, Inspires, and Motivates

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Corporate Leadership Trainer Beate Nimsky, 66, has no problem presenting in front of 500+ people. She is a gun for hire, utilized by Ericsson, Europcar, Bosch, Siemens and Georg Fischer Automotive and other companies wanting to positively influence their mindset and culture.

2018 219

Three Women Who Have Made Major Career Strides After 30

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These three women have made major career strides after 30. They’re crushing stereotypes in life and in their careers and showing the fashion world that age really is nothing but a number.

2018 188

Separating Your Professional and Personal Lives is Easier Than You Think

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“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.” ” Betsy Jacobson. There are many reasons to keep your professional and personal lives separate and unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to blur the line between the two.

2018 206

The Best Beach Reads for Your Summer Vacation

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One of the best parts of summer is kicking back on a warm beach with a good book. As the warm weather moves in, we’re picking up these brand new titles—the perfect books to get lost in during your summer vacation. The Summer of New Beginnings by Bette Lee Crosby.

2018 194

Three Women Who Have Made Successful Career Changes

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We all know the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, sometimes motherhood invents a new necessity for moms. In my case, my entire business was inspired by motherhood. Before starting FIT4MOM , I was the General Manager at a multi-million dollar health club.

2018 219

Five Actions to Take When You Hear, “I Don’t Trust You”

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Talking about trust is tough in business. When a colleague tells you, ” I don’t trust you ” your first instinct is probably to react defensively or aggressively, and rarely with curiosity and an openness to understand.

2018 141

Six Persuasion Techniques Explained with Propaganda Posters

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Every aspiring leader hopes to wield influence over their followers. The ability to sway others to your opinion is a useful skill in many areas, particularly in business. But persuading employees and staff to work according to your standards, goals, and values is no simple task.

2018 151