Posts tagged career advice
What all working moms need to know about letting passion guide your career (and work-life balance)

Working moms need to be intentional in creating the life you want and the work-life balance that makes you happy. As we navigate work-life balance, it's easy for working moms to get caught up in joys and challenges of raising a family and continue with the status quo at work. Working moms are socialized to focus on the wants and needs of those around us - children, spouses, parents, siblings, employees, bosses... But how can you let passion guide your career and your work-life balance?

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7 tips to navigate your career changes

If you are at a career crossroads it can feel overwhelming. You might feel excited, but also scared and daunted by all the possibilities or the lack of possibilities. I’m there. I found out my colleague at work (a woman with virtually the same job) makes 47% more money than me, I’ve quit my job, I’ve started my own company. I’m not going to lie though and say it’s easy. It’s hard to make a big life change. It’s hard to venture into the unknown. It’s hard to make life-changing decisions, even if you know it’s for the best.

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5 Lessons I learned while making a career change

After 7 years in an awesome job, I found out I was massively underpaid. I’ve decided to quit my job. It is a HUGE leap that I've decided to quit my very good job and take a risk and start my own consulting company. I'm not good at asking for help. I'm not good at sharing deep fears. But this was a huge leap and I had no choice but to ask for help. The results were unbelievable.

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When your career doesn't go as planned

For as long as I could remember, I wanted to be a professor. After the meeting when I realized it wasn’t going to happen, I got in my car and cried. I was sad. This had been my dream for a long time. The next day, I started to create a new dream. If your career is not going as planned, maybe it’s time for you to work on a new career dream.

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6 surprising ways women jeopardize their careers

Despite having great career ambitions, so many of us do thing that hold us back. I was at dinner with a colleague, a successful professor (and working mother) at a university and a researcher at a large hospital. She is being pursued for a new more senior position, but had a list of excuses about why she shouldn’t even attend an informational interview with them. As she spoke, I could see myself in so many of her excuses…

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