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    The Woman's Guide to Finding a Mentor

    The Woman's Guide to Finding a Mentor
    When executive mentor Bobb Biehl asks men if they admire and aspire to be like anyone in their own careers, they usually can name a few people. But the question stumps many women. Often, these women are the first in their families to reach the upper echelons of business and don’t have much of a career support system. Like any pioneers, ...
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    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?

    Is Starting Your Own Business the Answer?
    Whether starting your own business is something you've always dreamed of or it's one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own: A New Business Is Like a New Baby If you're a parent, you know how your baby changed your life in ways you never anticipated. You may have envisioned parenthood ...
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    Are You Asking For It?

    Are You Asking For It?
    When is the last time you reached out and asked for support from a friend, a colleague, neighbor, your boss or your significant other? As professional women, we are accustomed to taking care of ourselves and finding ways to manage through difficult times. Many of us might say things like “I'll figure it out” or “It isn't a big deal” for ...
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    10 Steps to a Killer Career

    10 Steps to a Killer Career
    1. STAY OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY If you don’t believe in yourself, you can be sure that no one else will either. Don’t be your own worst enemy─bargaining yourself down by asking for less than you deserve because you convince yourself that to ask for more would be futile. Don’t become preoccupied with your fears or weaknesses. Think about what ...
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    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads

    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads
    The aim of networking is to develop and maintain relationships - something women are naturally good at in their personal lives but not so great at when it comes to their career advancement. Think of networking as sharing: time, information, resources, and opportunities. Networking in general is crucial throughout your career, but at this moment, you're networking with a purpose: to ...
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    Ready to Go Part-Time as a Working Mom?

    Ready to Go Part-Time as a Working Mom?
    Many mothers straddle the line between working full-time and staying home with their kids. Working part-time can be a great way for women to stay connected to both their careers and families. But moms who have staked out this middle ground attest to the tradeoffs required to do it successfully. Think you could find your comfort zone in a part-time job? ...
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    How Employers Can Accommodate New Mothers at Work

    Susan Seitel, president of Minnesota-based consulting company Work & Family Connection, remembers one client well. The woman had recently given birth to her first child and was returning to work. Her infant cried all the way to day care. The mother cried all the way to the office. Unfortunately, Seitel sees many other new mothers who can relate to the woman ...
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    How to Get a Flexible Schedule

    How to Get a Flexible Schedule
    Men and women are feeling the squeeze: on one end from child care, for which, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15 percent of workers had access to employer assistance in 2006, and on the other end from elder care as demographics shift toward an aging population. With these dual responsibilities in mind, some are looking to flexible ...
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    How to Manage the Influx of Temporary Help

    Hiring temporary workers to help deal with the rush of holiday shoppers is an annual ritual in retail, but there are many HR challenges you and your management team face. So give yourself an early present by going into this season prepared. h4. Ready Your Management Team It's more than likely you will have managers in your stores who are fairly ...
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    Just Say No

    Just Say No
    h4. What Makes a Good "No"? Related Links Discussion: The latest Excelle reviews! What did you think? Would a degree help you get the job? Find a degree program now. Need help paying for school? Search for scholarships Saying no is often a much needed and underutilized skill. But saying it effectively can be difficult, especially for working moms. To avoid ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. h4. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, ...
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    Prepare Early for Maternity Leave

    Prepare Early for Maternity Leave
    Life used to be simple: You fell in love, got married and had a baby. Mom stayed home, and dad went to work. Nice and easy, right? But for many women today baby makes four: you, your husband, your baby -- and your job. How do you balance your changing body, your changing hormones and your career? Start by planning your ...
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    Returning After a Leave

    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't -- at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    Professional Support Networks for Mothers

    Professional Support Networks for Mothers
    Have you put years in the workplace only to realize your boss isn't as excited about your new daughter as her grandmother is? Don't despair. You need not feel isolated in those sometimes conflicting roles of mother and worker. A range of organizations offer vital support. "The media loves to tell one-sided stories about supermoms having it all, or working mothers ...
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    Foreign Language Skills Are Worth the Investment

    Foreign Language Skills Are Worth the Investment
    Mastering a foreign language while you're in college can help you land your first job after graduation. Just ask Lauren Mehler. Mehler, 21, recently graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in political science and minors in Italian and history. She'll soon start her new job as a marketing associate at Minneapolis-based General Mills, the international food marketer that's home to ...
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    Help Your Family Adapt to Your Home Business

    Help Your Family Adapt to Your Home Business
    Transitioning to a home-based job can solve many work/life balance issues facing your family. You'll be able to pick up your children from school and spend quality time with your family. But you must realize your schedule is not just about you and your work. Five years ago, Linda Horsley started a marketing and communications business from her home, which she ...
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    Overcome Stereotypes

    Overcome Stereotypes
    Gender-based stereotypes are still prevalent in the workplace. Male managers often pal around with male subordinates, discussing fantasy football and weekend golf outings, but keep discussions with women strictly work-related. At the same time, female managers tend to open up more with other women in the organization, believing men "just don't understand." But as a manager, have you tried to incorporate ...
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    He Earns, She Earns

    He Earns, She Earns
    What did Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have in common with one-third of American couples? No, not a marriage that ended in divorce. At a cool $1 million for each episode of “Friends,” she was earning more than he was. Executive coach Debra Condren of Human Investment Consulting and author of Getting Hers surveyed 500 high-achieving women and found that approximately ...
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    Why Women Make Great Free Agents

    Think you'd make a great free agent? Author and entrepreneur Joline Godfrey believes that choice could be right for you. In her book Our Wildest Dreams: Women Entrepreneurs Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good, Godfrey writes about all kinds of women who've gone out on their own -- everyone from Anita Roddick of the Body Shop to two female crane operators ...
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    FYI : You Can't Get There Alone

    For each and every thing you want to achieve in life -- whether it's landing a job, earning a raise or promotion or finding lifelong romance -- there will be at least one person on the other end deciding whether you will achieve it and probably more than one person contributing to your cause. Everything we do can only be accomplished ...
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