I’m a career coach who has the privilege of working with professionals who are bright, talented and ambitious. My female clients come from all sorts of career backgrounds, but they share a couple of common traits: they’re high in emotional intelligence and low on the self-promotion scale. Another thing my female clients have in common; they often find ways to surprise me or catch me off guard. Thr ...[Read More]
Many believe working from home will be the norm in the future, which begs the question: Are we going back in time? In an increasingly mobile world, those successfully working from home have broken the myth that workers have to be present and in one location.
If you’ve ever found yourself crying at work, “this one’s for you”. I’m talking about crying (or coming to tears when you’re trying to solve a problem, negotiate for a raise, trying to compromise on workloads, etc.) Often, these tears are met with harsh consequences: diminished perceptions of competency, reduced respect, poor performance reviews, and more. It’s important to know that most women’s ...[Read More]
Ask Ajna is pleased to welcome guest blogger Darcie Harris, entreprenuer, author, speaker, and award-winning consultant. Darcie is passionate about helping women own their power. Not long ago I had an interesting meeting with a husband and wife team who own a business together. Since my appointment was with the woman, and since I work only with women entrepreneurs, I was a little mystified about ...[Read More]
When it comes to interviews, most people are pretty good at researching the company, preparing interview questions, engaging in the interview and sending thank you notes, but very few are good at closing a job interview. Closing the interview is not just thanking the interviewer (then going home and waiting for the phone to ring). Closing the interview is actually asking for the job, which pushe ...[Read More]
Networking is an art not a science, but successful networking starts with technology. Here are 5 tips for using LinkedIn to artfully network into your next job.
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