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How Gender Inequality Has Worsened 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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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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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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