Author Archives: DivineCaroline

How to Build an Exceptional Brand as an Expert

How to Build an Exceptional Brand as an Expert

Having a strong personal brand that you can cash in on as an expert is not just for people like Oprah, Madonna or Martha Stewart. It’s for everyone. It’s for you. Just like these three powerful women, you too can build a strong personal brand and cash in on it. Branding yourself is an internal journey that leads you to toward taking specific and intentional action to become the biggest and brightest “you” that you want to be. And as an expert in your field, your personal brand is what will attract the kind of clients, partners and opportunities that fire you up. More »

The Secret To Securing Your Dream Job

The Secret To Securing Your Dream Job

Ever had the job you despised? The interview process was great, the facility beautiful, the co-workers kind, and a month later, you were ready to quit.

It turns out, all was not as it seemed. Before accepting your next job offer, do your research first and know as much as you can about the people – and the company – you’re planning to work for. While research alone may not determine whether you accept or turn down the job offer, it’s a critical component. More »

5 Power Tips for Women In Their Careers

5 Power Tips for Women In Their Careers

As a woman, I know we are incredible, brilliant, insightful, powerful, and capable of making a positive impact on a global scale. If that’s true, why does it seem like so many of us are sabotaging our successes, holding ourselves back, or missing the mark? After working with thousands of women, in a variety of training/coaching settings, five common themes have emerged on where women seem to be getting stuck. More »

10 Jobs Worse Than Yours

10 Jobs Worse Than Yours

Had a hard week? It probably doesn’t hold a candle to the heinous, grueling, disgusting, soul-sucking jobs we heard about in response to our craziest jobs giveaway. We asked readers to fill us in on the weirdest or worst things they’ve had to do for cash and the results are crazier than fiction. Take a look—and no matter what you do for work, you’ll probably be happy it’s at least not one of these jobs. More »

How To Be More Truthful In Your Career

How To Be More Truthful In Your Career

The term moments of truth was coined by Jan Carlzon, former head of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). He defined moments of truth as, “anytime a customer comes into contact with any aspect of a business, however remote, as an opportunity to form an impression.” So, the question is how are you responding in these moments? Your reaction can lead to either a positive or negative moment of truth – which would you prefer? More »

What Price Tag Would You Put On Your Work Experience?

What Price Tag Would You Put On Your Work Experience?

If you were asked today to put a value on your experience, what type of price tag would it have?

I recently found myself asking this very question. I was having a conversation with my father, discussing an opportunity that was presented to me that had quickly turned into an unexpected haggle over compensation. It had left me feeling a bit uncomfortable. As he offered his advice, he made the comment that I must always remember that I am worth every penny I make and then some and I should never sell myself short. More »

‘I Quit My Job With $2,000 And A Prayer’

'I Quit My Job With $2,000 And A Prayer'

Most people do not walk away from their jobs. Especially during a recession. I witnessed countless people getting fired and laid off from their jobs last year. One of my dear friends from my former job was called into the conference room and let go a few weeks before I decided to leave my job. I saw the pain in her eyes as she wept, wondering how she was going to pick up the pieces from such a devastating loss. I hugged her and tears fell down my cheek as well. Because I too, worried about her sanity after something that was such a big part in her life was being ripped away from her. More »

7 Warning Signs in Job Descriptions

7 Warning Signs in Job Descriptions

If you’ve ever browsed LinkedIn or Craigslist looking for a new employment opportunity, chances are you’ve come across a handful of job-listing clichés that seem to mean one thing, but may well be code for slightly different—and often less positive—duties, expectations, and company cultures. Beware of these common potential warning signs during your next job search.

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3 Tips for Better Work/Life Balance

3 Tips for Better Work/Life Balance

Have you ever had that feeling in the back of your throat when you know you’re getting sick? You have that tickle in the back of your throat, need to cough and every bone in your body aches? That’s how I feel right now, and I could just kick myself. I have a crazy busy week culminating with my largest presentation yet and I’m getting sick. How could this have happened? More »

Is Lying In Your Career Always Bad?

Is Lying In Your Career Always Bad?

The question is, what are we willing to tolerate in our leaders’ behavior and reflectively in our own? Lying is bad. We’ve been told that ever since we were little. Or have we? Haven’t we also been told, “don’t say that, it will make them feel bad”, and there are such things as “white lies”, as compared to I guess black lies, which are bad. More »

6 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Help Your Small Business

6 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Help Your Small Business

LinkedIn Groups have been referred to as the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn. Creating a focus group showcases YOU as a thought leader. Marketing your business with LinkedIn Groups provides endless opportunities to place your business in front of qualified decision makers. By answering questions and offering insight, you can generate new business simply by offering knowledge. The group revolves around your topic and generates conversation on a subject you know the most about. More »