Career Struggles Part 5: Unplugging

Unplugging can be hard since we spend so much of our lives online.  We work on our computers all day, our cell phones are not just for calls anymore but also for entertainment.  Lately people are so addicted to their phones and the instant access to pretty much...

Career Struggles Part 4: Leading Others

I know I said this would be a 3 part series but I have had so much great feedback on the Career Struggle blog series that I have decided to keep it going! In this article I will be going over how to move into a leadership role effectively. Career Struggle # 4 –...

Career Struggles Part 3 of 3: No Mentor

This is part 3 of the 3 part Career Struggles series.  In this article I will be going over the importance of having a mentor and how to choose the best one for you. Career Struggle # 3 – No Mentor Mentors are important in any aspect of our life but especially in our...

Networking Tips for the Introvert

Networking is so important to career advancement but it can be terrifying when you are an introvert.  The last thing you want to do is go into a group of people and have to talk and socialize.  Isn’t there a way around it? Well, unfortunately, no there is not,...

The Importance of an Elevator Speech

Ever wonder exactly what an elevator speech is and why it’s important for you to have one? An elevator speech is a clear, brief, explanation of what you do for work and how you help others. It communicates to the person you are talking to who you are, what...

Creating the Plan of Action

Now that you have reviewed last year and all that you accomplished and looked at what you want to accomplish this year, it is time to create goals and action steps. Goals don’t have to be huge.  They can be simple goals that are a bit of a stretch. I suggest...

Where Do You Want To Be In One Year?

We are a month into the new year.  How are things going? Are you on track with your goals still? I invite you this month to do an exercise you may or may not have done in the past.  I call it Composing the New Year.  We Completed the Old last month and you had an...