- Babble.com | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Mar 5, 2013 12:26 PM EST | Comments
Work it, mom!
There are some days when you find yourself getting dressed, pouring cereal, helping with homework and fielding a conference call at the same time. The goal is not to bleed everything into one, but we all wind up there sometimes. I asked working moms from around the country to finish this sentence and here is what they had to say:
You know you are a working mom when ___________________."
1. You know you are a working mom when your boss says he has a headache, and you feel his forehead for fever. - Cyndi Campbell, Jackson, MI
2. You know you are a working mom when you pluck a Cheerio off your a$$ during a meeting. - Michelle Hart Klopp, San Francisco, CA
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3. You know you are a working mom when you spend your work "breaks" searching the Internet for summer camps or birthday party venues. - Kris Burks, Sacramento, CA
4. You know you are a working mom when you try to write down your contact info at a wor...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Mar 1, 2013 9:50 AM EST | CommentsImagine the ideal version of your current role-the same job, but tailored specifically to fit your interests and strengths. You'd keep the responsibilities you love, cut out the duties you dread, and add on a few projects that you've been dying to get your hands on. Sound too good to be true? I admit, creating this ideal job sounds like a pretty lofty goal. In fact, I'd probably scoff at the idea-if I hadn't just done it successfully myself! I started out at my company managing internal, employee-facing communications, but recently expanded my role to include collaborating with the company's PR team. While I enjoyed my initial position, I wanted the opportunity to work with media outlets and constituents outside of the company (which is common in a PR-focused role). Rather than looking for new job, I decided to present the idea of a new position to my boss, and I ended up creating my perfect gig. So, if your current role isn't everything you want it to be, remember that you don't alway...Read More »
Creating the Job of Your Dreams
- University Of Phoenix | Author Blog Posts | Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:59 PM EST | Comments
You just got an email from your boss telling you a new computer system is being installed next month, and you're expected to get up to speed on how to use it in two weeks....Read More »
This news makes you:
A. Excited. You love learning new things that will increase efficiency.
B. Apprehensive. You were finally getting used to the existing system.
C. Angry. You don't see why it's needed. If it's not broken, why fix it?
If you didn't answer A, you might be more uncomfortable with change than you realize, says Erica Lankford, an instructor in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus. "If you want to thrive at work," she says, "you need to be able to accept that change is inevitable and embrace it in order to grow."
She offers six ways to prepare for change:
1. Join professional organizations.
By signing up for work-related groups and regularly attending networking events with colleagues in your field, Lankford says, "you will start hearing a lot of different perspectives
- Mon, Mar 4, 2013 6:04 PM EST | CommentsMore women have joined the ranks of the world's wealthiest, but as a group females still hold a small sliver of total 10-figure fortunes. Of the 1,426 people on the new 2013 Forbes list of the World's Billionaires, just 138 are women. That's up from 104 women last year. New women billionaires include fashion designer Tory Burch and Hong Kong finance executive Pollyanna Chu.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Mar 1, 2013 1:18 PM EST | Comments
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Pharmacist was the top-paying job for women in 2012, with an approximate median salary of $97,500. That’s according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data crunched by Forbes for a story published Thursday.
“It’s also in demand, growing at a faster-than-average rate of 25% and projected to add 70,000 jobs between 2010 and 2020, according to the BLS,” wrote blogger Jenna Goudreau.
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Not only was pharmacist the biggest paying position, it was one of the most gender blind, with women—who comprise 52% of all pharmacist positions—earning dollar for dollar what their male counterparts earn. And that’s a rarity, given that the gender wage gap widened slightly in 2012, with women now making about 81 cents for every dollar earned by men.
“The position of pharmacist is prob