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MBA Q&A: You Need Career Accelerator Skills to Advance

For ambitious women, it’s not enough anymore to be a subject matter expert. If you want to advance in your career, you need career advancement skills! That’s the message I shared with MBA Online’s blog today. Here’s an excerpt from my interview: What can women in business school earning an MBA do today to help […]

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Job Search: Stop Rewriting the Resume, Start Connecting

No one likes a job search. We have so little control during the process that the larger part of success becomes managing the anxiety. Unfortunately, too many women manage the anxiety by fetishizing the perfect resume or insisting on the perfect job ad. The truth is: a resume doesn’t hire you, and a job ad […]

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How to Amp Up Your Ambition

When last we met, I challenged you to take a quiz: “Are you as ambitious as a 20-year-old woman?” How did you score? If you’re lagging a bit, you’re not alone. It’s a challenge to keep our ambition fresh when we’re in the trenches focusing on the day-to-day. As promised, here are a few ideas […]

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Are You As Ambitious As A 20-year-old Woman? Take the Quiz!

“Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not going to achieve as much as men.” Sheryl Sandberg It’s official. Despite the self-fulfilling cultural prophecy that has discouraged young women from releasing the full range of their career ambitions, young women now surpass young men in the importance they place on having a high-paying career […]

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Salary: 3 Ways to Sabotage Your Raise

There are better and worse ways to open the conversation about your raise. Mika Brzezinski, co-host of “Morning Joe” and author of Knowing Your Value, bravely recalls her own less-than-ideal approach: “I knew I deserved a raise. I knew I needed a raise. But I still felt anxious about asking to be compensated for what […]

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Quitting in Style

Consider the much-maligned quit. Evan Harris certainly wants you to. “The quit is an act of will,” she writes in The Art of Quitting: When Enough Is Enough. “As an act of will, it is a form of expression. As a form of expression, it is an art.” In the mood to quit something? As […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why Her, Why Now?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg fills a void for businesswomen, writes Globe and Mail reporter Leah Eichler. “Many professional women, like me,” explains Eichler in a recent article, “hang on to her every word, tweeting her one-liners en masse as soon as they hit media sites and giving her the status of an oracle, or at […]

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Career Advancement: Are you a Finch or a Do-Do Bird?

Birds and career success? In her new book, career expert Nacie Carson uses Darwin’s finches as a model for the successful professional who, unlike her less adaptive colleagues, manages to survive and thrive–even in this challenging economy. The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life will help you avoid […]

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How to Start Envisioning Yourself as a Leader

Eszter Szabo’s talent is helping women envision themselves as leaders. Based in Budapest, Hungary, Szabo leads the General Electric Women’s Network, East Central Region. In fact, she started the hub in Hungary back in 2000. Within two years it became Best in Europe and in 2003 garnered a global award. The secret to her success? […]

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Paycheck Fairness Act Defeated, But We’re Not!

The Republicans may not want you to earn equal pay, but I do! That’s why I created an online e-course for women to learn “How to Get a Raise.” In just eight weeks, one simple step at a time, you’ll learn how to adjust your mindset, do your homework, plan your argument, and present your […]

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