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Can Career Ambition Be A Relationship Killer?

Can Career Ambition Be A Relationship Killer?

Ambition affects how we choose our partners and is an attractive quality when a person gives you the confidence that they will always be looking to improve on their successes. It begs the question of what role ambition plays in the dynamic of our relationships; how do we reconcile our need for better things? It is important to know that when ambition, positively or negatively motivated, is driving or dragging on your partnership. Here are just a few ways ambition plays a significant role in a relationship. More »

Confidence Plus A Mentor Equals Entrepreneurial Success For Women

Confidence Plus A Mentor Equals Entrepreneurial Success For Women

When it comes to the decision to venture out into the world of starting a business, women are less likely to take the leap into entrepreneurship than men. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, “male entrepreneurs in the United States outnumber their female counterparts 3.5 to 1.”

What do some women have that encourages them to jump right in while so many others consider the possibility yet continue to sit cautiously on the side lines? More »

5 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

5 Signs It's Time For A Career Change

I used to dread Sunday nights. Starting around 7 p.m., I would begin to get a headache, an upset stomach—just a general disease emotionally, spiritually, and physically. My symptoms weren’t a result of something I ate or a side effect of any medication; they were a response to thinking about what I was going to have to face on Monday morning: a job that drained my spirit. More »

5 Tips From A Corporate Recruiter

5 Tips From A Corporate Recruiter

I have had the pleasure of bringing companies, candidates, and managers together for over four years and during this time have witnessed some major candidate faux pas that have made lasting impressions. I revisited my catalogue of candidate missteps to create my top five tips for the prospective employee. Best of luck in your career search! More »

Recruiters! I Hate Them!

Recruiters! I Hate Them!

Do you think a recruiter is standing between you and that job?

I have spoken to many people over the years who are convinced that is true: I am perfect for this job, that job and the other job; I have excellent transferable skills; That recruiter is too stupid to realize how brilliant I am; What do they know anyway!

Today I received such an email. More »

What Profession Matches Your Personality

What Profession Matches Your Personality

Have you ever wondered why someone perceives things so much differently than you do? Or why someone seems to be victimized when others are not? Or why another person might handle a situation completely differently than you would have? Maybe you’ve wondered why some people always seem to make lemonade out of lemons while others get depressed when life hands them lemons.

The answer is personality styles and there are four main ones. Although we are born with a default personality style and a secondary style, as we have life experiences, we develop characteristics of all four while maintaining our dominant and secondary ones. I think you’ll see this explains much of life as you know it. More »

Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin’: Where To Live To Work Less

Workin' Hard or Hardly Workin': Where To Live To Work Less

When I really couldn’t take being hemmed into a cubicle next to other disgruntled employees any longer, I would take a break and search the net for some masochistic research about how much better workers in other countries have it than we do in the United States. I would rub salt in my wounds by reading about the Kapauku people of Papua New Guinea, who think it’s bad luck to work two days in a row, or the !Kung Bushmen, who only work two and a half days a week and never for longer than six hours a day. More »

Can Working With An Abusive Ex Be Empowering?

Can Working With An Abusive Ex Be Empowering?

It’s easy to understand why you wouldn’t want to be around the person who abused you, so when news hit that Denise Richards was “excited” to be part of Charlie Sheen’s new show, Anger Management, an inevitable question mark formed and cemented itself in our brains.

Although Richards claims that Sheen never hit her or abused her physically, the mental abuse from his “temper” and “sharp tongue” combined with his violent threats were enough for her to file for divorce. So why would she want, let alone be excited, to work with him? Denise is not the only female celebrity making news by working with an abusive ex. More »

8 Surprisingly Lucrative Jobs

8 Surprisingly Lucrative Jobs

Society has taught us that professional success is directly proportional to how many degrees, certificates, and diplomas we possess. Graduating high school works—if you want to live in your parents’ basement. But to actually make something of yourself, you need some sort of advanced education. Then again, bachelor degrees are common now; if you really want to stand out you should probably go to graduate school. But even then … You get the point. But what if success wasn’t that complicated? What if you could avoid all those late-night cram sessions, that $100,000 worth of student debt, or that dreaded freshman fifteen (or twenty or thirty), and still bring home the bacon? Well you can. More »

Have You Ever Downplayed Your Success For A Guy?

Have You Ever Downplayed Your Success For A Guy?

he recent feature story in Time magazine is all about the gender-role reversal people have been getting worked up about since, well, the beginning of time. In her article “The Richer Sex,” author Liza Mundy predicts that the next generation of women will outearn their husbands. Women already hold the majority of managerial roles and college degrees, so closing the wage gap or even reversing it seems like the obvious next step. Mundy also asserts that, despite our society’s anxiety that women’s success comes at the expense of the male ego, men will have no trouble adapting to the change. In fact, to assume that men don’t find career-driven, high-earning women attractive or marriage material is to sell them short. More »