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  • How Women Can Add "Transferable Skills" to Their Resumes

    Job Search Tips for those who Celebrate American Business Women's Day

    American Business Women's Day (http://www.ABWA.com) is celebrated on September 22nd. Many women at this blog are seeking work, or transitioning back into the workforce. If...

  • Learning to Delegate More Effectively in the Workplace

    If you're in a management position, then you probably already know that a part of your responsibility is to properly delegate assignments to the people that you manage. However, if you're a good manager, then you also know that this sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

    Delegating...

  • How to Manage Personality Conflicts When You Lead a Team

    You received that promotion because you're really good at your work, and at managing a team. While you probably went through a honeymoon period during which everyone got along, good work was delivered and your bosses were happy, it is inevitable that personality conflicts within your team will...

  • Learning to Delegate Effectively and Prevent Work Overload

    These days we're expected to be superwomen. There's work, family and friends that all require attention, and every once in awhile you're supposed to be able to squeeze out a few minutes for yourself. But there are only so many hours in a day, and it's incredibly easy to get overwhelmed. If...

  • Illegal Questions in the Interview Process

    It seems like you hardly need to interview people anymore, what with everyone's dirty little secrets on full display thanks to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Why do people fail to realize that a public profile may be seen by anyone, including prospective employers? And yet...

  • Why Relationships with Coworkers are an Office Don’t

     

    We all know that entering into romantic relationships with coworkers is a bad idea.  We know this because most companies have policies against such out-of-office fraternization (that will usually result in one or both people getting fired).  But what if you meet the one true love of...

  • Why You Should Run Background Checks on Potential Employers

    These days, with so many people desperate for work, it is tempting to say that beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to a company that is offering employment.  And yet, nobody wants to uncover illegal activity at their place of work after the fact, when they could have easily found out...

  • Teach your Business Coaching or Personal Business Coach Clients How to Optimize Their Time

    Teach all of business or personal coach clients how to control their time.

    One of the most effective ways for your business coaching clients to achieve this is to employ associates or specialists on an as-needed basis. You, as a personal business coach, are...

  • Securing a Trademark for Your Company Name

    When you start a business, there are several things you must do.  First, you need to come up with a business plan that will set you on a path to success.  Then you will likely have to secure financing to get your operation up and running.  You may need to hire employees and lease office space...

  • Know Your Rights: Telling Your Boss You’re Pregnant

    Becoming pregnant can be both a blessing and a curse for the working woman.  On the one hand, you may be beyond excited at the prospect of bringing a new life into the world.  But the other side of that coin is that you will almost certainly have to take a leave of absence from work, a...

  • Successful Time Management, in 7 Steps

    These are my recommended steps toward successful time management:

    1) Keep yourself on time
    Use a watch and calendar to schedule your day!

    2) Prioritize
    Priority A items go first.

    3) Focus on one thing at a time...

  • 8 Ways Driving is Kind of like Living your Life

    When driving, I am struck by the similarities between driving and life -- here are 8 ways that I think reflect who you are as a driver and how you are living your life.

    1) Planning before you go.

    Where I live, town is 13 miles away so every trip in, I need to...

  • Best Careers for Women in Math and Science

    Women seeking jobs in math and science are finding high success rates for specialty occupations requiring technical and analytical skills. The fields of math and science are attracting more women each year as the number of female candidates applying for careers in these areas increases. The...

  • 5 Facts of the History of Women’s Rights

    The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that, “no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.  This first section protected individuals’ rights from the state governments, as apposed to...

  • Why You Should Carry Business Cards with You Wherever You Go

    In the business world very little carries more weight than a well known name. A name that retains clout is priceless when it comes to acquiring licenses and retaining contracts. People always feel for comfortable around established names with professionals they have heard of. So how does one...

  • Organize Your Life with Project Management Tools

    These days, it seems like everyone is stuck in the conundrum of how to squeeze more usable hours out of a day.  There is simply more to do than we have time for.  Whether you’re a mom who works from home, managing a business and children at the same time; you run a small business with just a...

  • E-Obesity and your Kids

    It's not a revelation to say that this country has an obesity problem. But there is mounting concern that gluttony for technology is creating what I call the "e- obesity" problem. By that I mean that our increasing appetite for gadgets and the Web has made us lazy...

  • Is Your Boss Sexist?

    Despite strict laws to protect women in the workplace from the negative effects of sexism, just about all of us have found ourselves in a situation with a superior who thinks he’s, well, superior simply because of his gender.  But believe it or not, there are actually two sides to this coin. ...

  • Incremental Gains

    if you're climbing hundreds of stairs, you can do one step at a time, one flight at a time.

    If you have a a river flowing continuously over and through stone, eventually you'll get a Grand Canyon.

    If you offer many items for sale on an e-commerce store, and sell hundreds, or...

  • Working Woman with a Newborn: How to Manage Your Time

    Like most new moms, you’ll probably want to take a few weeks off to spend with your infant and set a routine.  If you’re lucky, your little bundle of joy will be sleeping through the night by the time you’re ready to return to work.  Unfortunately, this is not very common.  It’s much more...

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