The Right Way to Jump Career Tracks

Jessica BacalWhether you just started a career or are three promotions into it, chances are you will be doing something different when you reach retirement age. “Career paths aren’t what they were for our grandparents and parents who climbed the ladder at one company or in one field,” says Jessica Bacal, director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College and author of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong. “Things are changing so fast now because of technology, that often, all you can do is build skills and follow your interests.” Make your next move smoothly with her advice. Read More

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Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Inspired By: Verná Myers

Verná Myers headshot“Welcome critique. This is the quickest way to learn and to grow in your profession.”

Verná Myers started out as a corporate lawyer, but now she runs a firm that showcases her strongest skills and satisfies her deep desire to fight for justice. How did she make the leap? Read on.

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Career Advice and Opportunities: Tory Johnson Interviews Kelli Keough

Kelli KeoughsmLooking to take your career to the next level at the Texas Conference for Women? Prepare yourself to take advantage of every opportunity on-site, and listen to tips as speaker Tory Johnson interviews Kelli Keough,  Senior Vice President, Client Experience at Charles Schwab. Kelli shares her own career path and what she looks for when she’s hiring new people. Click the arrow below to listen to the 15-minute interview. Read More

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5 Things Holding You Back from Career Transition

Christie MimsThere are often 5 big things that hold us back from making a change in our career, and if you can get past them, you’d be amazed at what happens. Click the link below to listen to a 15-minute podcast from career coach Christie Mims to learn more about these fears, and learn a tool that can help you overcome them.

The 5 Fears

How many of us have felt one or more of these? Read More

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Inspired By: Anita Perry

First Lady Anita Perry“Be curious and learn as much as you can about changing careers or positions.”

Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas, offers advice for women looking to reinvent their careers, explains how her father inspired her to begin a career in nursing, and shares what keeps her motivated in our “Inspired By” Q&A. Read More

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Inspired By: Emma Johnson

Johnson, Emmasm“Most of us have little appreciation for our abundance.”

At a turning point in her life, Emma Johnson found that there were no voices speaking for her and her experiences. As a result, she decided to launch WealthySingleMommy.com to express her viewpoint and opinions ranging from marriage and parenting to work-life balance for entrepreneurs and family economics.

Q: How did your professional career begin, and how did you end up where you are today? Read More

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass] Read More

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Who Is Driving Your Career? May “Office Hours” Recap

What is it that you love about your current job, what are you really good at, and what sparks your passion? In the first episode of our new online radio show “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Darlene Templeton discussed how women can become their own best advocates and leverage their skills and experience to meet specific career goals. Read More

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How to Find Your Way When You’re Lost at Work: Christie Mims

Christie MimsWhat do you do when you’ve lost your way at work? (And desperately need a new plan for the future!)

A lot of times, our work is … fine.  Things are going well enough that we don’t look too deeply or ask too many questions of ourselves, and shamefully leave the TV channel set to The Real Housewives. Read More

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