Changing Careers

Changing the Image of Success

Stay with me for a moment while we complete a visualization exercise. Close your eyes (okay, I mean, don’t close your eyes because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this…but go with me here). Picture in y...

My Rate is My Rate

At the recent Tech Week Conference in Chicago, a “Women in Tech” panel featured Yesenia Sotelo, the Founder of Smart Cause Digital, a Chicago-based firm that builds digital infrastructure and implementation strategi...

So You Want to Be a Consultant

Perhaps you’ve worked in the corporate gig for just long enough, or you’ve garnered enough experience in a single area to make you an expert in your field. Maybe you’re drawn to jobs with lots of travel, or pe...


Create Your Own Career Path

Too often in our careers we pursue only the paths we can clearly see. It’s easy to sit in your chair in middle management and think that the line to the C-suite goes from Manager to Senior Manager to Director to AVP to VP...

How to Master a Job You Don’t Know How to Do

One of my favorite quotes comes from Chad Bauman, the Director of Communications with Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage. Chad said, “Never take a job that doesn’t scare the crap out of you.” Chad believes th...

Get the Job You’re Totally Not Qualified For

Here’s how the regular internet job search goes. You visit a job search site, you type in some combination of words, and you pray that what pops up looks good, right? But inevitably, in that stack of hundreds of job descr...


Decoding the Language of Corporate Culture

When you begin your job search, you’ll ask yourself and the companies you’re interviewing in numerous questions. You’ll wonder about salary requirements, you’ll painstakingly review job descriptions, you...

Celebrity Careers Enhanced by the “Mommy Track” – What About Yours?

Will becoming a mother hurt your career? Entire books, hell entire sections of bookstores, deal with this very topic. Will pregnancy and maternity leave and soccer games be detrimental to your career? Will you always look back ...

How to Talk to Your Partner About Decisions in Your Career

Countless times in our careers, we will reach a crossroads – a point where we must choose which path to take. Perhaps there is an opportunity to move to a new company, or a new job within your current company, to change i...


Make Your Job More Meaningful

You will spend the majority of your life at work, so damnit, its should be meaningful to you. Don’t feel ashamed of having a mission or a vision for your life and pursuing it with relentless ambition. And when you do that...