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    Woman of the Week: Theresa Maria Napa

    Woman of the Week: Theresa Maria Napa
    Company: Right Track Coaching | Anything is Possible Coach / Speaker Location: Chicago, IL Send Theresa a Message Excelle: You’ve been certified as a personal and professional coach since 2000. What’s changed in the coaching business since then? Did you ever imagine you’d continue to coach for 8+ years? Theresa Maria Napa: When I first started coaching professionally, it wasn’t ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Blunders

    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Blunders
    It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written one before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them. h3. 1. Typos and Grammatical Errors Your resume needs to be grammatically perfect. If it isn't, employers ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews

    How to Write Masterpiece Resumes and Nail Interviews
    Since we are constantly trying to out-smart old-money fraternity boys and improve our chances of getting a new job or promotion, we've got to know how to carry ourselves. But is it not true that many of us rely on our outgoing personalities to outperform others? Of course, this is an important part of being an empowered woman; but how can ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Woman of the Week: Nataly Kogan

    Woman of the Week: Nataly Kogan
    This week, we're featuring *Nataly Kogan*, a member of Excelle and also the co-founder and CEO of "Work It, Mom!":http://www.workitmom.com, one of our content partners. Nataly is, yes, a working mom, and also an entrepreneur. Here she shares with us her thoughts on her many roles as a woman and what strides she feels working mothers still need to make. *Company ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +10
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    What About Working For Non-Profits?

    What About Working For Non-Profits?
    "You're going to do what?" Mimi's manager practically shouted at her. The 42-year-old brand manager told him she had accepted a job as an associate director of an agency that serves inner-city children. It would pay about half her current salary. "Have you lost your mind?" "Not at all," Mimi assured him. "In fact, I've really just found my mind, as ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Overcome Family Pressure: Drive Your Own Career

    Overcome Family Pressure: Drive Your Own Career
    Brian (not a real person) was a successful accountant. He made a good living, had been promoted several times and worked for a respected firm. Yet Brian was unhappy and didn't know why. He had done everything he should have, at least according to the messages he'd received from his family. But by following those messages instead of listening to his ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Discover the Work You Were Born to Do

    So you've been hearing that voice again, the one that says you're not doing what you were born to do. That may be true, but how do you figure out what you should be doing? To begin answering this question, examine whether your current career path matches your core interests, beliefs, values, needs and skills. Professional career counselors usually undertake this ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)

     Impress the Hiring Manager (and the Receptionist)
    You stroll into the job interview, feeling pretty confident. You’re got the qualifications the employer is looking for, and believe you really connected with the hiring manager. When you leave, you expect to be getting a call soon. You feel you’ve got this job in the bag. But after you leave, something happens. The executive asks the administrative assistant, or secretary, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    First Offer Not Your First Choice? When to Take It - And When to Walk Away

    First Offer Not Your First Choice? When to Take It - And When to Walk Away
    When you're unemployed, unhappily employed or eager to change careers, jumping at the first offer you get - even if it isn't quite what you want - can be tempting. So should you? While an offer can give you a sense of security, that feeling can quickly vanish if the position just isn't right for you and you find yourself looking ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ten To-Dos Before You Move for Work

    Ten To-Dos Before You Move for Work
    Whether it's on your own or for a specific job offer, you need to move for your career. The idea can be exciting yet frightening and overwhelming at the same time. What do you do first? How do you make sure you get everything done and ensure your move is as hassle-free as possible? According to Diane Wirtz, a Realtor with ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Careers for Creative Types

    Careers for Creative Types
    So you are the creative type. That means you probably don’t see pushing pencils over stacks of paper on a mahogany desk in your future… but maybe you do see pushing paints over a canvas on a wooden easel. Or perhaps you want to develop the next blockbuster video game, direct the next blockbuster film or write the next blockbuster book. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?

    Lying on Your Resume: What Are the Consequences?
    When a woman we'll call Mary was offered a high-level student-services position at a prestigious college, she was thrilled to accept. But two years later, Mary was fired despite strong performance reviews and a reputation as a rising star at the college. The reason? She lied on her resume - and got caught. An HR initiative requiring employees to furnish college ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Get the Job: Follow-up is Key

    Get the Job: Follow-up is Key
    Your follow-up letter could be what sets you apart from other candidates. If you're neck and neck with another candidate, the way you follow up could put you over the top - or it could sink you. h4. To Send or Not to Send - Does It Make a Difference? Catherine was looking for a business analyst to fill a position ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    For Tech Jobs, Women Get With the Program

    For Tech Jobs, Women Get With the Program
    When it comes to technology, female consumers can’t get too mad when they surf a Web site that’s hard to navigate or their cell phones aren’t designed to cradle easily between their shoulder and ear. Why? Because there’s a high probability there were few if any women on the technical team that designed that Web site or wireless phone. Women have ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 3)

    Excelle Professional Woman of the Week (Archive 3)
    h4. Name: Rachel Cho Role / Company: Rachel Cho Flowers Location: New York City, NY 1. How did you get where you are today? I grew up helping my mother at her flower shop during holidays and vacations and always had a appreciation for beauty and flowers. After gaining work experience in various industries, such as marketing, fashion, and health and ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Informational Interview Template

    Informational Interview Template
    Your first and last name Mailing Address City, State ZIP Telephone Number(s) Email Address Date Prospect Name Professional Title Company Name Mailing Address Dear (Address target formally - Mr., Mrs., Professor, etc. - unless you were instructed to use first name): Start with a brief introduction of yourself and reference a mutual contact if one exists. Explain why you are writing ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Job Applicants BEWARE: You're Being Googled

    It’s not just what you say that can be held against you when you’re looking for a job. It’s also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That’s because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job offer you were expecting could vaporize. With 77 percent of employers ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Top Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies

    Top Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies
    h4. Introduction Exceeding expectations is Amy Langer's business. When she and partner John Folkestad, 40, first wrote the business plan for Salo LLC, a senior-level finance and accounting staffing company, they anticipated sales of about $9 million by their third year in business--no small feat. "Most of our advisors [told us], ‘These projections are unreal. No small business does this,'" recalls ...
    Published almost 12 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Woman of the Week: Kayla Schill

    Woman of the Week: Kayla Schill
    This time around, we featured a top contributor to Excelle as our Woman of the Week. Kayla Schill, aka 'JeepGirl89', is an employee of MusicWorks.org as well as a college student. Concerning her work with MusicWorksNW, Kayla says that it is "a very unique non-profit organization in the Seattle area", and discusses the her favorite music, the possibilty of studying abroad, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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