What Do You Want To Do In 10 Years? How To Maximize Development Opportunities In Your Company

  What is development? Simply put – it’s professional growth. For anyone beginning a career with a company, large or small, the sooner you realize you are the best champion of your own professional growth, the better. No company, supervisor, human resources employee or mentor will top what you can do for your own career. Make managing your own career...

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How I Finally Left My First Job

I was lucky enough that after graduating from college in May 2010, it was only a matter of weeks before I found my first job. After sending out countless resumes and cover letters, landing a job when so many of my friends were still struggling was a godsend… until it wasn’t anymore.   There are some people who get very...

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It’s 5:30 am – Time For A Run!

  The alarm goes off at 5:30. I know it’s in the 40s this morning, so I grab an extra layer, some water and a quick snack. I’m out the door by 5:55. Still dark, my running partner and I hit the trail at 6:15 with headlamps in place so we can navigate the path and we’re finished with six...

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Did Your Confidence Plummet Post Graduation? Gain It Back!

Your college graduation has come and gone, and so have your friends. Many of them continuing on to medical school, business school, graduate school, investment banking, or some other “set career path.” You, on the other-hand, have sobered up from commencement highs and are feeling as if your future is a dark abyss. Many new college graduates experience a drop...

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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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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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Going Beyond “Work Sucks!”

I’m Walking down a sidewalk of a small mall towards my morning cup of coffee. A young man empties a large trash barrel into the dumpster nearby, and starts rolling it along my path.  I look him in the eyes and wish him a good morning.  He says nothing.  We walk together, side by side, for a few awkward seconds....

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Questions Oprah Makes Us Ask Ourselves

“Everybody has a calling, and your job in life is to figure what that is and get about the business of doing it.” Oprah Winfrey Did you watch Oprah’s last episode? Disclaimer: we didn’t! We were too busy working in the office. But we did catch it on TiVO and were interested to hear her talk about how it is...

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