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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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Managing Up: How to Handle a Difficult Boss

career advice Dec 07, 2020

I've had the benefit of working with some amazing leaders and some not-so-inspiring ones throughout my career. Being a student of organizational leadership (and have a master's degree to show for it), combined with my 40 years of first-hand experience, has provided invaluable insight into what good leadership looks like and what not to do when managing people.

But what do you do when it's not your leadership that's in question but that of your manager? That's when it's time to develop...

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Holiday Season

career advice mindset Dec 01, 2020

Managing your career or business, homeschooling, and working remotely while doing a bit of holiday planning (virtually and in-person) can challenge even the most organized individuals. Over the last two weeks, I've been embroiled in planning logistics, meal prep, and holiday online shopping along with client appointments, what seems like a massive influx of emails, designing and ordering holiday cards, and closing out some key projects before the new year. 

And we're only...

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Owning the Virtual Room: Showing Up Confidently in Virtual Meetings

career advice Nov 03, 2020

By now you're probably used to conducting much of your life through Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  However, people are still struggling with how to project confidence and a powerful presence online in virtual meetings.

I've been coaching a lot of speakers, executives, and other leaders on how to command the online space, project, and hold the attention of the audience for several months now.  Why? Because our usual communication tactics and style that worked in person don't quite...

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How to Pivot Your Skillset For a Career Change

career advice Sep 22, 2020

Are you happy with your career? It turns out over 50 percent of Americans aren’t. As someone who has been there, it’s now my mission to help smart, intelligent high-achieving women everywhere take control of their careers and do the work they were meant to do in the world. 

But how do you know when it’s time to switch to a new career? The thought of making the leap is a big enough deterrent for many people, but a career pivot can make the difference between dreading...

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How to Craft a Stellar Resume to Get the Job You Want

career advice Aug 11, 2020

The economy added 1.8 million new jobs to the economy in July, even though we're still in the midst of a historic high unemployment rate. While roughly half of the new jobs are in the hospitality and retail industries, other organizations across industries have opened up or created new positions that they are now hiring for.

Since it takes less than 10 seconds for a recruiter or hiring manager to review a resume, you want to ensure that your resume stands out. 

However, most people hate...

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Land Your Next Job or Promotion

career advice May 12, 2020

LinkedIn is not just a social network or an electronic version of your resume. When properly utilized, LinkedIn can function as not only your personal website but your best marketing resource to position you for the job and career you want. This is particularly true if you can optimize your SEO on LinkedIn. 

Today on AM Northwest, I shared some of the critical components of building a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed and lead you to the career you want. If you've been...

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5 Ways to Recession Proof Your Career

business career advice Apr 24, 2020

I find it fascinating that in 2019 the National Association for Business Economics pointed to indicators that signaled we were heading for a recession in 2020 or 2021. While they didn't include a global pandemic as one of the indicators, the point is history has shown us how volatile the market can be. When we experience these ups and downs, the impact on your job and career can be significant. 

In fact, at the time of writing this, I read that 4.4 million people have filed for...

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How to Manage Your Career During COVID-19

career advice Apr 14, 2020

We're in a strange time of ambiguity and uncertainty, and for many that extends to the current state of their career.  While your career may not be in the forefront of your mind, it's still important to manage what you can for now so you can continue to have the career you want  when we get on the other side of all of this. 

Many of us are working remotely, trying to survive a layoff, or dealing with reduced hours. Even if your company hasn’t implemented any changes yet,...

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