- Glamour Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:04 PM EST | Comments
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by Lane Florsheim, Glamour
Want to kick up your career a couple of notches? Consider this expert career advice to get you to the next level at your job.
Get-Ahead Career Tip 1: Play up your strengths.
You have unique skills and talents, so use them to make yourself stand out. "If you're a social-media whiz, play that up in a new position. If you're great at organizing events, volunteer to take the lead on community-building activities in the company," says Jenna Goudreau, staff reporter at ForbesWoman. "And don't let anyone tell you your youth is a weakness."
Get-Ahead Career Tip 2: Become an expert at your "silver bullet."
Once you've found your specialty at work, use it to get noticed. Emily Bennington, author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job, calls it your "silver bullet." "This is a great way to distinguish yourself early in your career because it's your specialty area and a place where you can becom
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Apr 4, 2013 1:32 PM EDT | Comments
"Empathy is such a critical trait, even if you're sitting across the table and somebody has said to you, 'Yes, I've murdered 48 people,' and I've had that happen," explains Mary Ellen O'Toole, a psychologist and FBI profiler.
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At a very young age, she wondered what people thought about when they murdered other people. Mary Ellen says, even though these thoughts scared her mom, she was fascinated with people who do violent things.
Mary Ellen studied psychology in college and went on to get her PhD. She worked briefly as a therapist, but felt drawn to a career in law enforcement. She says it must have been in her genes to choose that path. Her father was an FBI agent, her mother worked for the FBI, and her brother was a San Francisco police officer.
She began her law enforcement career with the San Francisco DA's office as a criminal investigator, and in 1981, Mary Ellen became an FBI agent assigned to...Read More »
- Forbes.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Feb 6, 2013 2:04 PM EST | CommentsBy Jenna Goudreau
Got your eye on the corner office? These companies offer women the best chance of getting …
Got your eye on the corner office? These companies offer women the best chance of getting there.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), a division of Working Mother Media, this week released its annual list of the top 50 companies for executive women. While only 4% of America's major corporations currently have female CEOs, this list spotlights the businesses that lead the nation in their commitment to female leadership.
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"This year we see measurable progress for women at companies that have made their advancement a priority," says Betty Spence, president of NAFE. "For women, these are the top companies to work for."
To be considered, companies needed a minimum of two women on their boards of directors and at least 1000 employees in the U.S. They were chosen based on female representation at all levels, employees' access to and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of wom...Read More »
- Shape Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Feb 6, 2013 1:58 PM EST | Comments
by Jené LucianiWhen you meet someone for the first time or simply pass a stranger on the street, it's human nature to make assumptions about them: He's conceited and lazy, she's rich and friendly, that little girl is a huge brat. And you may have wondered what people think of you the first time they lay eyes on you.
Five surprising ways people judge you when they first meet you
"When it comes to appearance, how you put yourself together matters more than being conventionally pretty," says Brandy Mychals, author of How to Read a Client from Across the Room (McGraw-Hill, 2012). "A job interview can be over before you even sit down because the person has already made snap judgments."
Some of the ways others come to those opinions aren't what you may expect. Check out these five things people rate you by so you can make that tenth of a second count and wow everyone at first sight.
1. Your feet do the talking: You can never have too many shoes-and people judge you based on every single pair. In a study published in Journal of Research in Personality...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Feb 6, 2013 8:37 AM EST | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
Did you resolve to find a job or ramp up your efforts to attract new business in the new year? You may want to brush up that elevator pitch but also be prepared with fresh business cards. If you're unemployed or things are slow, it can be difficult to stomach an extra expense, but you can get cheap business cards -- or even free business cards -- through a discount online printer.
Free Business Cards. Sooner or later, anyone looking for cheap business cards online will stumble on Vistaprint. The site offers 250 business cards for free, charging only for shipping and processing (which typically amounts to about $6). The site does limit customers to one of 45 designs and bombards them with offers to add features or order accessories for a fee. If you can manage to click through to checkout without adding any extras, Vistaprint delivers a quality product at an unbeatable price, according to o...Read More »