Three Giant Mistakes Women Make When Leaving The Workforce

Want to leave the workforce to spend time with Junior, but think you may want to rejoin the paid workforce some day? Here are a few mistakes that I have seen made that will most definitely make  any exit and re-entry harder than it has to be. And who wants that? Thinking in “Career Chunks” [...]

We Are All in Career Transition. Always.

Guest post by JoAnne Funch Whether you are an employee or a self-employed entrepreneur, career transitions happen. As an entrepreneur, I started my first business in 1993 as a manufacturer sales rep company which I started with a partner.  We had years of experience, some great contacts and a boat load of determination to make [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Really Matter

It is so easy to get overwhelmed with New Year's "must-do's", the earnest resolutions and the steely eyed commitment others make to perfect health, enviable body, surefire ways to crave broccoli instead of cookies, blah blah blah. To steal from my friend Kathy's Facebook post "It's almost the New Year and with that comes the [...]

Is Being Grateful Part of Your Brand?

Guest post by Lisa Kaminski “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy It’s all over social media:  Be grateful! It's THANKFUL month, THANKSGIVING MONTH, Thankful Thursday.. and it’s [...]

A Scary Boss Can Make Your Job a Nightmare!

  "My boss pushed me. Yep. He physically pushed me. I told HR and he is still here." "Our company is owned by a husband and wife, and they hate each other. You've heard about staying together for the children? They are literally staying together so they don't have to divide the company. They scream at each other [...]

Are You the “Real You” at Work?

Guest post by the fabulous Lisa Kaminski “I have to live with myself and so... I want to be fit for myself to know…” My friends know that poetry is not my forte or passion and may be surprised to know that I had this poem by Edgar Guest (or the first lines) memorized since I [...]

Your Job Search: Know Yourself Before you Show Yourself!

by Jeff Wuenker jw@thebaukegroup.com One of the most common mistakes people make in a job search or any kind of career exploration is taking action before doing the preparation, if they ever do any preparation at all. While it is true that the large majority of people find their next job through some kind of [...]

Journey to My Next Best Life – Why Midlife Does Not Mean “No Life”

Hi All...I'd like to introduce a new blogger, Lauren Chesley Cohen. She is like many of you- has hit her what I will call her midlife- her 50's- and is trying to figure it all out. She will share her journey to her next best life on alternate Fridays...   Let me just say I am [...]

How About a Networking Resolution?

Guest Post by Lindsey Harper Did you have a New Year's  resolution to network more often? So, how's that going? It's not January any more, but any time of year can year can be the perfect time to make a fresh start and to become more proactive about your future.  Leave what you can behind,  look ahead and resolve to [...]