I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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People Don’t Resist Change. They Resist Being Changed.

Imagine your boss has given you an important assignment to bring about a needed change in your organization. Sounds good. But people throughout your organization will resist this change. Not so good. How can you overcome this resistance?     A Formula for Change Here’s the short answer to this complex question: D + V + F > R  ...

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Not Your Mother’s Feminism

How Erin Matson Became Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women – Before Her Thirtieth Birthday Feminism needs a face lift. While the mere suggestion of plastic surgery, even a in metaphorical context, might send shivers up the spines of the movement’s hard line, the sentiment holds true for many working, voting, mini skirt-wearing women, to whom bra...

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Bridging The Pay Gap: How And When To Ask For A Raise

Every few years someone does a study on the gender pay gap.  According to a recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, women make 20% less than men, with certain industries skewed even further towards the pay imbalance.  For example, women in finance, only earn 70.5 percent of their male counterparts’ salaries. So how do we overcome,...

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Feeling Powerless? Time To Use Some Magic.

People love the idea of magic. The Hobbit, a fantasy novel published in 1937, has never been out of print. When the first Harry Potter book hit the bookstores in 1997, it quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. But it’s not just characters in books filled with witches and wizards who have magical powers.  While you might not qualify for admittance...

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NEXTer Interview: Carrie Wheeler

PAsking for a raise can be a difficult task. Carrie Wheeler, Environmental Protection Specialist, shared with us her experience and tips for landing a promotion. Carrie started working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an intern after obtaining her master’s degree from the School of Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Through the EPA’s Environmental Intern Program,  she transferred to...

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