How Men and Women Think Differently About their Careers

Women leave positions for the same reasons men do: for bigger challenges, more money and more recognition. But they stay in jobs sometimes for a very different reason, according to McKinsey. Continue reading “How Men and Women Think Differently About their Careers”…

Guest Post: Five Reasons Not to Pick a Career

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Just because you love Mad Men doesn’t mean you should seek out a career in advertising, or seek out a career in archaeology because you love the Indiana Jones franchise. While TV shows and movies are entertaining, they don’t necessarily offer the most accurate portrayal of what different careers are really like. (Shocking, right?) Continue reading “Guest Post: Five Reasons Not to Pick a Career”…

Guest Post: Set Goals to Start your Career Right

While it's important to commit to any job you've got, embrace this process of self-discovery. Sit down with HR and your manager to set regular reviews and goals, and for an introduction into the types of roles that are available at your company. Continue reading “Guest Post: Set Goals to Start your Career Right”…

Guest Post: Asking Someone to Be Your Mentor

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As with all things in life, being successful at work is a much smoother process when you ask for guidance from someone who has already been successful. The wisdom and experience of a mentor is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to avoid making rookie mistakes while climbing the professional ladder. Continue reading “Guest Post: Asking Someone to Be Your Mentor”…

Who Says It’s a Man’s World?

Emily Bennington describes herself as a career author, speaker and space invader. Not the kind with ray guns (although, to be fair, I didn't ask to see them, so she may be that kind, too.) She’s talking about what Stephen Covey referred to in his writing: “between stimulus and response there is a space, and it’s in that space you choose how you wish to respond.” Continue reading “Who Says It’s a Man’s World?”…

Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone Pays Off

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A student in my executive communications class is a well-spoken but introverted professional who works for a large healthcare organization. She’s been working hard on her public speaking skills, and it’s beginning to pay off for her career. Continue reading “Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone Pays Off”…