- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Mar 26, 2013 9:15 AM EDT | CommentsIt starts out innocently enough-just a beer at happy hour after work with your boss. But the next thing you know, it's way past your bedtime and you're still pounding drinks, telling her who-knows-what deep, dark secrets that were definitely better left nice and dark.
Walk of Shame
And it's Tuesday.
So, here you are, Wednesday morning, having to face not only the way-too-bright fluorescent lights of your office, but your now-too-all-knowing manager. What now?
While the post-confessional morning is never fun, how you handle the work walk of shame is incredibly important-for making you both feel a little less awkward and for putting your relationship back on a professional note. So, if last night went a little too far, here are a few smart tips for navigating the morning after.
Get Back to WorkRegardless of what you may have revealed the night before-anything from your current job-hunting endeavors to your one-night stand with Bob from accounting-what your boss really wants to know is that you ...Read More »
- Cosmopolitan.com | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 3:47 PM EDT | CommentsWhether you're still in school and figuring out what career to pursue, or on the hunt for something new, we rounded up the absolute best jobs for women out there. Career consultants Alexandra Levit, author of How'd You Score That Gig? and Laurence Shatkin, coauthor of 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality, break them down.
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By Molly Triffin
1. Reputation Manager
It's the hot new PR job-think Scandal on a smaller scale. Fine-tune a company's online presence by strategically tweaking its Website, social media platforms, and search results to making sure it has a positive image for average annual pay of $58,000.
2. Digital Strategist
Play around online all day…and get paid about $60,000 for it? Yes, please! Digital strategists advise clients on how to improve their tech presence-making Websites user-friendly and entertaining, etc. You don't need a specific degree to nab one of these jobs, but digital experience helps, and you have to be on the cutting edge of the latest technolog
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Mar 22, 2013 11:56 AM EDT | Comments
Growing up, singer, songwriter, and "Man In The Mirror" co-writer Siedah Garrett occasionally was a guest singer at churches, but it wasn't until she was in junior high school that she knew she had to be a singer. A guitarist at her school wanted to participate in a talent show, so he asked her to sing while he played. She says the next day she received rave reviews and praise for her performance.
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In her 20s Siedah worked as a backup singer for Sergio Mendes, but got her big break at an open audition for producer Quincy Jones. In a room full of producers and songwriters, she sang the demos from several songwriters. Siedah joined one of Quincy's bands as a singer and went on to become one of his songwriters.
Tasked with finishing Michael Jackson's album, Quincy asked his songwriters to come up with new songs for Michael. Siedah says her songwriting partner Glen Ballard started playing a chord progre...Read More »
- Tue, Mar 19, 2013 1:28 PM EDT | CommentsBy Gina Marinelli, Refinery29
It's an age-old question: How do we measure success? One person's New York Times best seller is another's Emmy Award, is another's launch of their own website, is another's night at home with their family. But no matter what definition you adhere to, we can all use a little inspiration to get moving in the right direction.
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So, we did a little reaching for the stars ourselves and spoke directly with influencers who don't need much of an introduction at all. We don't mean to name drop (okay, actually we do), but if you are looking to launch the next Nasty Gal, produce the next Girls, or be the Next Big Thing, these folks can tell you exactly what it takes. Read on and let your inspiration soar.
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- Forbes.com | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Mar 19, 2013 2:48 PM EDT | CommentsBy Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff
Ilene Gordon, 59, has never done anything simply because she was expected to. When she was in junior high, she lobbied the principal to take shop class with the boys rather than bake muffins with the girls. In high school, she was the only girl to take physics, and she later went on to attend MIT when the student ratio was 10:1 women. That was all good preparation for a pioneering career in the food and packaging industries, serving as the first female officer of Tenneco and leading $6.5 billion Alcan Packaging from Paris-all while raising two kids in Chicago.
Today, Gordon is CEO of publicly traded Ingredion, formerly Corn Products, a global ingredient manufacturer that works with food companies like Nestle, Kraft and Unilever, and one of just 21 women leading a Fortune 500 company. Since taking the helm in 2009, she has implemented a new strategy, grown the market cap from $2.2 billion to over $5 billion, and increased sales to $6.5 billion. She rece...Read More »