Women’s Career

I Hate My Job – Or Do I?

I Hate My Job – Or Do I?

The 3rd most popular resolution, Find a new job is frequently made because “I hate my job”.  Before you go off and jump into a full blown job search, you may want to do a little inventory of what you don’t like about your job. Is it: I am not challenged with the work.  I’m bored. I can’t stand working on the computer all day/I hate all the meetings I have to attend I want to do some ot ...[Read More]

Closing A Job Interview – You Have To Ask

Closing A Job Interview – You Have To Ask

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]

Resolution #3 – Find a New Job

Resolution #3 – Find a New Job

The third most popular New Years resolution is Find a New Job, right behind weight loss and exercise.  All 3 are frequently on my resolution list.  Is it on yours?  Do you make that resolution every year?  Is it really time to look, or is it just a habit you say when things are uncomfortable and you want to escape? If you Google “Find a New Job” you will find 3 types of information: Find a new job ...[Read More]

Equal Pay For Women – Millennial Women are Closing the Gap

Equal Pay For Women – Millennial Women are Closing the Gap

Equal pay for women – I have been saying that for most of my working life – but I was sure we were going to be stuck at the 76% of men’s pay forever.  This week the Pew Research Center released a study that surprised me.   The title of the study’s article was On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity – For Now. A 2012 Pew study showed that Millennial women actually earn 92% of what Millennial men e ...[Read More]

The Best Career Advice in a Word – Failure

The Best Career Advice in a Word – Failure

There are lots of books, blogs, and articles professing the latest, greatest or best career advice. But, when you dig down and really look at why some people are successful and others aren’t, it all comes down to how you deal with failure. We all want to succeed, to win, and to be recognized and acknowledged for being good at something. But as humans, everyone has some level of self-doubt, a pesky ...[Read More]

Women in technology – Empowering the next generation

Women in technology – Empowering the next generation

There are few women in technology is the message we have been getting.  Would you believe that a young female movie star invented spectrum radio, the technology that made the wireless phone possible in 1942?  Meet Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous Hollywood starlet, who was born in Austria in 1914 and started her film career after meeting Louie B. Mayer in London.  According to Wikipedia,  “In Holl ...[Read More]

She’s More Than Just a Princess – Girl Power

She’s More Than Just a Princess – Girl Power

Almost every little girl loves being a princess.  Some of us big girls do, too, we’ve just replaced our tiaras and wands with hair extensions and designer handbags.  But, we’re much more than just princesses. Girls can be anything they want to be, even scientists and engineers.  The key is to harness that girl power and get girls building, creating and constructing. Men Dominate Science and Engine ...[Read More]

Is Negative Self Talk Harming Your Career?

Is Negative Self Talk Harming Your Career?

We all have those silent, internal conversations in our heads. Chances are you’re doing it right now.  Sometimes the conversations are neutral, or actually helpful – like when you talk yourself out of having that second (or third) donut.  But, sometimes the voice in your head is negative, even destructive – like when you beat yourself up for having a donut at all.  What you may not realize i ...[Read More]