Changing Careers
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Can the Sorority Stereotype Help or Hurt Your Job Interview?

One of the most uncomfortable moments for me during a job interview is being asked a question in which the response leads to the mention of my experience in a sorority. Most of the time I don’t know enough about the person I...

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Pursuing a Graduate Degree – Is it Worth the Cost?

As any recent or soon-to-be college grad knows, life after four (or even five) years living in a bubble of classes a few hours a day (and no classes on Fridays!) with parties every weekend is hard to imagine. Applying to jobs a...

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What Emotions Arise by NOT Making Change?

This month’s Experience Life magazine really inspired me at the gym this week. For those of you who don’t know, Experience Life is the magazine of Lifetime Fitness, a Minnesota-based fitness chain.  A few friends get a lit...


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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job You’re Passionate About

If you’re like most women I know, money is not your only motivator at work. You want your job to have meaning. You want it to provide you with fulfillment and opportunities for growth. The good news is that you’re n...

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What to Say When a Job Offer is Made

You’ve done everything you could. You wrote the perfect cover letter and resume, you applied for the job, you made it past the screening interview and the initial interview and the panel interview and maybe even a final i...

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The Fine Line Between Job Searching and Stalking: It Might Pay Off to Walk It

Last week, Mashable profiled an awesome Chicagoan, Max Crowley, who landed his job as Uber’s Senior Community Manager through, frankly, a little bit of stalking. Here is a little big of Max’s interview with Mashable...


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The Truth About Relocating for a Job Opportunity

The idea of being courted by a company across the country from where you live might seem romantic. They fly you out to the interview, they wine you, they dine you, and ultimately they pay for you to move, right? Wrong. In fact,...

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The 4 Moments of Truth in the Hiring Process

When you’re searching for a job, it can feel like every moment, every conversation, every communication, is equally as important as any other. The truth, though, is that there are some key moments in any job search or int...

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The #1 Question to Ask Yourself When Trying to Find YOUR Passion!

Recently, I was talking to one of my very inspiring private clients about her life passion.  She was feeling stressed and frustrated that she hasn’t found it yet (she’s both smart and a hard worker, so used to thin...


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What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...