Is Your Perfume Causing A Stink In The Office?

Ok, so we all know that one should refrain from wearing perfume to a job interview for personal olfactory reasons (maybe the interviewer doesn’t like the scent or it reminds them of an unpleasant experience).  But this also goes a step further into the workplace AFTER you land that perfect job! Did you know that ‘strong scents’ are grounds for...

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“Hey, What’s In the Bag?”

Did you ever think that by recycling water bottles you could get the coolest tote ever? Saving the environment may not be high on your list of priorities (yet!), but there is always room for a snazzy new handbag. In 1995, Inder Bedi, founder of Matt + Nat, discovered a great way to reduce our carbon footprint with sexy, sustainable...

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The 5 Es: Attitudes that Will Get You Ahead

Moving ahead in your career may be as easy as changing your attitude. Try incorporating the 5 “Es” into your approach as well. 1. Easy- Try to become known as the person who can get along with everyone. This includes no complaining at the office about co-workers. If you are bothered by something at work, learn how to express your...

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Climbing Lessons

  I climb high mountains. I’d like to offer you a lesson I’ve learned: a climbing lesson, if you will. Now, you’re probably wondering why a site that offers career advice to young women would serve up climbing tips.  I’ve discovered over the years that there are many “mountains” in life. These lessons can be applied liberally. Here is lesson...

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Business Travel: Pack Right and Carry-on!

More airlines are charging upward of $25 to check a bag, even more for the second bag. The combination of rising gas prices, the cost of getting to and from the airport and the price of an aiport bottle of water makes saving on baggage fees a big relief. Follow the packing tips below to help keep all of your...

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Listen and Unlearn: Losing Those Unhelpful Defense Mechanisms

  NEXT for Women asked me to explore what types of things 40-something women are working on now that they would encourage young women to work on earlier in their career. Today I’m sharing one woman’s advice to avoid inviting defensiveness into your meetings.    This CEO & founder took on her first C-level position at a start-up in the fast-growing but still...

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F is for looking fabulous on Facebook: using social media to build your professional visibility and personal brand.

Social media can no longer be considered just an option – it’s a necessity. Consider your presence on social media as a complete outfit, where each channel acts as an individual piece or accessory. Would you walk out the door without your shoes? So what is the best way to build your professional visibility and personal brand? According to Facebook...

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Seconds to a great first impression!

A first impression is made in seconds. In fact a series of experiments by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov reveal that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Here are four reminders of how to ensure that first impression...

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Behind the Scenes of Outlet Malls

  Shopping at outlet malls is a great way to get brand-named attire while saving some cash and can even make for a fun day out with your girlfriends. The deals found at outlet stores are possible because the brands sell merchandise that is usually one or two seasons behind or they actually produce a unique line specifically for their...

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence at Work

Confidence is one of the hardest yet most important attributes to develop and maintain. We always want what we don’t have, but learning what your personal strengths are and owning them is crucial to being happy and successful. Write down all of your strengths and positive attributes (and don’t be modest)! Set a timer for them to pop up on...

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