How Well Does Your Company Attract Multicultural Women To Its Workforce?

As well as Cisco, Deloitte, General Mills, IBM and Proctor & Gamble?  These companies made it to Working Mother’s top five list of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. So, what is it that these companies offer, that many others don’t, to make them so likeable for women of different ethnicities? Targeted agendas for recruiting & retaining Multicultural Women, such as:...

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The Employed Girl’s Guide to The Job Search

 My interviewer didn’t call when he was supposed to. I am a journalism major at the University of North Carolina with magazine aspirations. Experience is my only potential safeguard against postgraduate poverty, and so for every season there is an internship. In my quest to fill summer, I lined up a phone interview with an Important New York editor at...

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Is Your Workplace Evolving with Millennials?

  In the workplace, it’s sometimes easy to spot the generational gaps that can occur when 20-somethings are mixed in with 30- and 40-somethings. It can be as subtle as an overheard conversation among senior managers about the “entitled” Millennial generation, or as in-your-face as high turnover rates for junior positions. Once companies face the facts – that Millennials are...

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Professional Blockers Are Behaviors That Can Limit Your Career

      What is a professional blocker and why is it important? Professional blockers are behaviors that can limit your career. Also called “derailer” or “barrier,” it is a weakness that will require improvement if you want to reach your full potential. Sometimes, a blocker can also be a talent taken to an extreme. Examples include: confrontation; entitlement; revealing...

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How do I cope with the doubts I have that I’m just bluffing my way through things?

  Dear Jules,     How do I cope with the doubts I have that I’m just bluffing my way through things? I feel like I have no idea what I am   doing!    -Anna NEXT for Women’s resident life and confidence coach, Jules, weighs in below! Dear Anna, A female executive whom I coach asked me the above question recently...

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Podcasts: A Portable Radio For This Century

  Podcasts are an inexpensive and convenient way to learn, laugh and grow. Similar to gaining insights and inspiration from your favorite blogs and magazines, podcasts offer audio or video content for download via an online subscription. iTunes has a vast library of podcasts for free download, but you can also listen to episodes directly from the publisher’s website. One...

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Stop Playing The Middle Man: Learn To Communicate Directly

Ultimately the best way to communicate difficult messages with people in your work life is directly.  Communicating directly means approaching them and sharing your message face-to-face. Being indirect, by contrast, means speaking about them when not in their presence, or using a third party as an intermediary. The wisdom of communicating directly may seem obvious, yet I find communicating indirectly...

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You Asked. Jules Answered: I Hate Public Speaking, But My Job Requires It! How Can I Improve My Public Speaking Skills?

Dear Jules, I hate public speaking, but my job requires it! How can I improve my public speaking skills? -Savannah NEXT for Women’s resident life and confidence coach, Jules, weighs in below: This is one of the most-asked questions I receive – from students and CEOs alike! Developing your presentations skills is a step-by-step process, and needs to start from...

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Why Everything You Think You Know About Office Emotions Is Wrong

    I know, I know – “Keep emotions out of the workplace” WRONG!! Let’s take a closer look at emotions. First, let’s clear up a common misperception. The words “feelings” and “emotions” are not interchangeable, although most people use them that way. Feelings are physical – for example, a pit in your stomach, tightness in your throat, or simply...

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Being In Control Of Your Career Takes Effort, Time And Thoughtful Action. If You Want To Be In The Driver’s Seat, Here Are A Few Tips To Consider

  Being in control of your career is much easier said than done. It takes effort, time and thoughtful action. If you want to be in the driver’s seat, here are a few tips to consider. Know what is important to you Said another way, what are your values and which ones are most important to you (e.g., alone time,...

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