- 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
Xanax are key ingredients to a successful career.... Attention, ladies: Turns out a lab coat and a handful of Read More »
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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
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Feb 28, 2013 5:39 PM EST | Comments
"I can be anything in voice over. I can be five, or I can be 85. I can be an elephant, or I can be a human," says Jennifer Hale, a singer, actress, and voice-over queen. "Some of my characters can be all about seduction," she explains, "and others, it's about a five year old going, 'I want that!'" Originally moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Jennifer quickly found voice acting work on cartoons and video games. She says she's now appeared in over 130 games.
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As a child, Jennifer says she loved books, animals, and singing. A self-proclaimed "dork," she began singing and performing in clubs in the 10th grade while a student at a performing arts school in Alabama. She says singing is what she really loved, but Jennifer got a job at a video production house next to an audio studio where they would ask her to come do voice overs. "I was just blown away that they'd pay me $30 to go talk," says Jennifer.
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- Woman S Day | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 3:16 PM EST | CommentsBy Samantha Toscano
Get advice for handling micromanagers, workaholics and more.
How sad is this: The average employee will spend 19 hours a week (including six weekend hours) worrying about what her boss says and does, according to a survey commissioned by Lynn Taylor, author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant. Luckily, there are ways to cope with even the most mischievous of managers, as well as the ones with zero leadership skills. Take these expert-approved tips to the office to forge a healthy boss-employee relationship that could leave you loving your job. Photo by Getty Images.
1. The Micromanager
Such a hands-on boss tends to "squander her own time on re-do work or too much involvement in her reports' work," explains leadership expert Linda Henman. These perfectionist qualities may make you feel untrusted and creatively impeded, but Ask April founder and relationship exert April Masini suggests taking the extra attention as a compliment and feeling grateful for that kind of safety net. To cope, Taylor recommends over-communic...Read More »