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Affirmation: I'm Stepping Into My Promotion

affirmation Apr 16, 2021

I'm stepping into my promotion.

For me to get a promotion, I must first promote myself. I must first feel worthy of a promotion. I must set my intention, frame my mindset, and position myself for my promotion.

I realize that everything starts from within.

So, to get started, I'm clearing my internal desk of mental clutter. I want an ordered mind to facilitate this promotion. 

I'm cleaning out the drawers of the internal desk of my lingering lower emotions. I'm throwing old resentments...

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How Gender Inequality Has Worsen For Women Due to Covid-19

career advice guest post Apr 15, 2021

This is a guest post written exclusive for Carol Parker Walsh, LLC by Alicia Grant

The global health crisis has devastated the country, leading to a widespread economic crisis and causing hundreds of thousands of citizens to lose their job. It's no doubt that everyone has felt the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but women bear the brunt of it.

Challenges Working Women Face Amidst COVID-19

Given the strict stay-at-home guidelines, schools were forced to shift to remote...

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Reframe Your Mindset and Reap the Benefits of Effective Networking

One of my favorite songs in the musical Hamilton is Guns and Ships. While the song starts by talking about Lafayette, it soon changes to being a song about Lafayette telling George Washington that he needs to get his “right-hand man” back at his side and into the war if he wants to win. In fact, George Washington learned of Lafayette, who was instrumental in winning the Revolutionary War, initially through Hamilton.

Networking is not just about who you know; it’s...

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7 Ways to Position Yourself for a Promotion

leadership Apr 11, 2021

If you're thinking this is the year you're going to land that promotion, now is the time to start positioning yourself for success. Stepping into a leadership role is as much about talent as it is about creating a new way of thinking about yourself, leadership, and your career goals. 

Today you have to be mindful and intentional about the direction you want to take in your career. What’s your goal for your professional advancement? Is it a promotion to a director, vice-president,...

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How to Dress for Virtual Speaking Engagements

career advice image Mar 24, 2021

This post is written by guest contributor Cassandra Sethi, Personal Stylist + Founder of Next Level Wardrobe

With one in four adults continuing to work from home in 2021, learning to dress for virtual events has never been more important.

And while there’s no shortage of advice out there on how to dress for video calls, what people often overlook is one of the most important aspects of why you get dressed in the first place: setting an intention for your...

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How to Advance Your Career By Upskilling in Just 6 Steps

career advice Feb 19, 2021

In today’s ever-changing job landscape, it’s important to secure your spot in the workplace of the future. A recent report found that 74% of hiring managers believe that a skills gap exists in the labor market, making finding top talent more challenging. You can help bridge the skills gap and become the sought-after talent that companies want by upskilling yourself. 

Upskilling is the process of building on your current skill set with education or training, and it can help...

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Avoiding Ageism in the Job Search Process

career advice Feb 11, 2021
When you're over 50, the last thing you expect is to be out there looking for a job. However, when 51% of Americans over 50 have no emergency savings account and the unemployment rate for this age group sitting at 3.6%, 50+-year-olds around the country have been dusting off their resumes and jumping back into the job search game. 
 
As the population continues aging, midlife professionals (age 50+) will likely dominate the workforce in the next five to 10 years. However,...
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How to Use Microlearning To Change Your Career

career advice Jan 20, 2021
2020 changed the employment landscape causing over 67% of people to rethink their career path. Making a change, pivot, or shift in your career can be stressful, and for most people, their first thought is going back to school. Instead, you can consider a different option--microlearning.  
 
Microlearning is a different approach to learning, allowing you to take in small chunks of specialized information in a focused short period of time.  In fact, it's a training...
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7 Ways to Get the Career You Want in 2021

career advice Jan 10, 2021

"No one owes you a great career...You need to earn it and the process won't be easy!" ~Cal Newport

Let's face it. The 2020 statistics for working women are dismal, to say the least. The changing landscape of work and the economy has produced a lot of uncertainty and apprehension over the future of your career how to navigate the many changes.

Even with all that's been going on, there's never been a better time to focus on yourself and what you want in your career. New...

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How to Build Resilience In Your Career

career Dec 24, 2020

Career resilience is a catchy term that has come out recently. Career resilience is keeping up with the job market and its ebbs and flows. It means being prepared for unexpected job loss. It means being agile, adaptable, and portable in your approach to your career.

Career resilience means having your resume and cover letter up to date if you come across a new intriguing position opening. This resilience in regards to your career is a skill that needs to be strengthened and developed. Below...

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