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well-dressed-women

The LBD

Last week, I wrote “Have Dress: Will Travel” and sang the praises of the perfect business dresses that both impress in the office and travel well. What was missing in this post was an LBD. Of course, every woman nee...

jobfair

Achieving Success at Job Fairs

‘Tis the season for job fairs. It seems they’re everywhere right now. And while job fairs sound like a great idea when you sign up for them, most people who attend end up milling around and wasting their day, walkin...

Find Your Cause

Finding Your Cause

With lives full of career goals and personal commitments, many people talk about volunteering, but few actually take the time to seek out volunteer opportunities. A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed t...


weaklink

Know Your Weaknesses

It’s one of the most common job interview questions there is: “What is your greatest weakness?” And all too often, interviewees answer this question incorrectly. Conventional wisdom tells us to spin our answer...

piggybank

Where are you spending your energy?

Your energy is a commodity. It’s valuable, it’s tangible, and it gets you through the day. We often evaluate what we’re spending our energy on, specifically. Perhaps through timecards, perhaps through checking...

well-dressed-women

Have Dress: Will Travel

Working a job that required a phenomenal amount of travel, I had to think strategically about what clothes I might take with me on a plane. I’ve gotten the “tips for business travel” from many female colleague...


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You Are Here

This morning, I walked up Michigan Avenue as the sun rose in the sky, breathed in the deep breath of the crisp fall air, and I thought to myself, “You are here.” Around me stands Trump Tower, Crain, Wrigley, Hancock...

networking

You know everybody!

When I lived in Minneapolis, my greatest professional strength was my connections to others. More often than not, at a restaurant or event, I could look around and find someone I knew. I knew the chefs at restaurants, I knew th...

process

Take Time to Plan

It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day activities of our jobs and our lives. What we’re doing today trumps what we need to plan for a month or a year from now. One of the best business books for women I̵...


lucky

Stop Complaining, Lucky Girl!

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of complaining about work. People complaining about having to be in early, stay late, or just go to work in general. I consistently see “I hate my job” messages followed by “...