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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.

2018 270

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

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 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 148

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 170

3 Way Balance: Your Life, Your Job and Your Side Hustle

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Life Balance – on a 3-Sided Seesaw. I work full time, run a side hustle and try to keep up with friends, family and the rest of life. It’s a real juggling act – and I don’t even have children or a husband to worry about!

2018 177

Non-Traditional Healthcare Careers

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The healthcare industry is a consistently growing field for more than just medical professionals. As our population continues to grow, the need for professionals who make our healthcare system function will grow as well. This is why healthcare careers, traditional or not, are in high demand.

2018 139

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

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 170

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

The Biggest Regrets of Working Mothers

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Working mothers must be one of the most maligned groups on the planet and it often seems they just can’t win.

2018 148

Four Powerful Questions You Can Start Asking Today

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Do you ask powerful questions? Or do your questions allow meaningless, trivial answers? A good question encourages people to think before answering, and to give more detailed information. It can allow deeper levels of understanding about a person, topic, or situation.

2018 139

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

Four Tips On How To Wind Down After Work

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It’s Wednesday evening and you’ve just gotten home from work. You’ve completed your commute, taken your shoes off and you’ve put your dinner in the oven, now what do you do? Check your emails, stress about tomorrow’s workload?

2018 204

Real Career Girl Doree Simon on Female Empowerment

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I’m a pretty self-aware person, and when I started my career in the film industry eight years ago, I probably over-analyzed what I was in for. I was petite, blonde, bubbly, ambitious and young, working primarily in a world of men.

2018 139

Real Stories About Real Women to Motivate You

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Women’s voices are important now, more than ever, and these new books shine a light on some of the most influential female writers of the century.

2018 207

8 Savvy Tips for Snaring a Job Online in Our Robust Economy

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Job growth is expected to remain healthy in 2018 , and whether you’re unemployed or are looking for a better fit, jobs are available. At the same time, the competition is as intense as ever. Online applications are now the way of the job-search world, and standing out in the crowd isn’t easy.

2018 193

Three Signs You’re Financially Disempowered

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Why that’s dangerous and what to do about it. Do you know how much money is in your savings account today? Are you aware of the current interest rate on your mortgage? If not, you are probably financially disempowered and could be in danger of losing it all.

2018 161

Everything I Learned About Leadership I Learned From My Mother

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My Mum is quite petite, gentle, and very Scottish. No drill sergeant or business card that read Household CEO, she was way more than just a mother. She was my first leader. I realize from my earliest days until today, almost every leadership lesson I needed to learn she taught me. SERVANT LEADERSHIP.

2018 139

Top Three Tips For Future Women Leaders

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My business, Remodista, is focused on disruptors in the retail industry through a collaborative lens. Implementing community as my business model has allowed for us to look at companies who are trendsetters and how others can stay ahead of the curve.

2018 211

How To Use Disagreements to Build Stronger Teams

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Because I facilitate team sessions for a living, I’ve seen lots of team interactions. All kinds of drama, some shouting and tears, but also lots of laughter, joy, and bold action. Much about teamwork has been researched, dissected, and discussed.

2018 178

Feed Your Coffee Habit and Still Maintain Your Budget

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People the world over are addicted to their daily coffee. And in the U.S., at anywhere from $2 and up per cup that means a whopping annual ding to your budget of over $750 if you indulge your coffee habit in that cozy coffee house down the street.

2018 167

Marne Platt Unplugged: Insights From A Ms Career Girl Columnist

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From age 5, I dreamed of being a veterinarian, taking care of horses. Thanks to persistence and very supportive parents, I achieved that dream in May 1993, and I loved it. Then allergies forced me to stop, and my real adventures began.

2018 219

The 5 Most Important College-to-Career Transitions to Conquer

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When you toss your cap at graduation, you feel a surge of empowerment that real life is finally beginning. When you’re young, milestones come close together, and that reflects how you measure the course of your life. The transition from college to career opens the great expanse of the rest of your life and what to do with it. Naturally, you feel a mix of excitement and panic. Here are five tough adjustments you’ll face and conquer with determination in your adjustment process.

2018 128

FlexJobs Names Top Career Categories & Companies for Freelance Jobs

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35% of the total U.S. workforce currently freelance. Boulder, CO, March 12, 2018 – According a survey from FlexJobs, freelancers enjoy work on average more than their non-freelance counterparts.

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 148

Receiving a Promotion? Avoid These 4 Classical Traps

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Congratulations! A promotion is not just a great feeling, it brings with it a world of responsibilities and a feeling of stepping higher on the success ladder. Take the weekend off and spend it with family and friends. After all, you deserve it — for committing long hours into the night.

2018 178

Five Simple Steps for a Stronger Body

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We have turned from hunter gatherers who were always on the move, into a species who struggle to get up from the couch to get drink from the fridge. We’ve gone from nomadic to sedentary. Obviously, that isn’t exactly healthy for us. We were simply not built to live this way.

2018 182

Tips for Identifying a Toxic Culture Before You Take the Job

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When companies look at creating a great culture, they’ll often look at other successful companies to see how it should be done. That’s how we get stocked break rooms and similar perks as the definition of how great the culture must be.

2018 180

How Life Unfolds – Paper vs Tech

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This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of the Paper + Packaging Board #ad. The New Normal. T echnology has been a great marvel over the past 200 plus years. We went from the Cotton Gin, to the Space program, and now 3D Printing that can offer new options in organ transplants.

2018 161

Five Reasons Women Tend to Make Better Bosses than Men  

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Generalisations can be dangerous in the world of work, and stereotyping by gender particularly so. That said, research carried out over the past few years has regularly reached the conclusion that women make better bosses than their male counterparts. So what makes women better in leading roles?

2018 155

Five Ways To Motivate Yourself Every Morning

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Oftentimes, waking up in the morning in an unpleasant way, at an early hour and that commute to work can have an impact on an entire day. Here are a few things that you can do to motivate yourself every morning and make sure your mornings are upbeat.

2018 205

It’s Okay To Give Yourself a Break

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When work and deadlines are piling up, feeling overwhelmed can feel like a given.

2018 161

Six Summer Hiking Tips to Stay Safe

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There are many ways to prepare for your first hike. However, if it’s going to be done in the summer, there are some specific things you need to consider.

2018 139

How To Give And Receive Constructive Criticism

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The ability to give and receive feedback effectively may be one of the most important skills for everyone to learn.

Empathetic Leadership: How to Improve Your Business Performance

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Some people consider leadership to be an overestimated skill, but it’s really one of the key success drivers in the business. According to one study, over 80% of organizations claim it is important to develop leaders at all levels, but only 5% actually achieve this goal.

2018 139

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting The Job

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The appeal of a job offer after a long period of searching quickly tempts you to say “Yes!” You read the job description, rocked the interview and that’s that — but it shouldn’t be. When you commit to this role, you agree to all of the terms and conditions, including the unspoken ones.

2018 209

Combating Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

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Pregnancy discrimination is a real threat, even in first world countries such as the United States. While it may seem contradictory, pregnancy discrimination is one of the most blatant ways employers abuse their employees.

2018 155

5 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Pet at a Shelter!

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Thinking of sharing your life with a pet? Good for you! Pets provide love, companionship, laughs and a sympathetic ear. A dog gets you out walking. A cat will curl up with you at the end of bad day. Pets are good for your mental and physical health.

2018 161

6 Ways To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

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If you struggle in any way at all with public speaking, statistics show that you are not alone. Over 74% of people suffer from some kind of speech anxiety. And yet, speaking in public is part of what is required in the corporate world and a necessary skill if you are to go further in your career.

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