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All Blog Posts Tagged 'career' (67)

Finding love on the job

My son often tells me that when he grows up he wants to come and work at my job. He has plans to sit in the cube next to mine and be on my team. He also wants to help distribute candy when the team needs a little pick-me-up on rough days and have lunch with me every day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

Leaving the PTA off your resume

In my job, I get to interview a fair number of applicants. I like that part of my role - meeting new people, hearing about their career journeys and goals, and asking why they want to join my team. I have HR-approved questions to ensure that I never ask an "illegal" question, but I am always surprised at how many people just offer up additional details around their life - especially when it comes to parenthood.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 16, 2016 at 6:23am — No Comments

Advice from your parents

When I left the family nest to get settled into my first job, my Mom gave me some advice. She told me some things about my paycheck and finances, she gave me a few words of wisdom when dealing with my coworkers and when I got frustrated with that job, she told me to stick with it until I found something new.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

The fatherhood bonus/the motherhood penalty

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You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Mom brings home the bacon. (And the milk.)

My son was six weeks old when I returned to work. And I had the same thought every day when I dropped him off at day care:

This is crazy. Why am I working? I should be staying home with him. I mean, my salary covers our healthcare and the cost of his school and some other bills, but I think we could live without it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

Take the Break That Might Save Your Life

Stress is real.



In 2011, I was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy and the doctors made it very clear to me that it was directly related to how my body processes stress.  



I remember it like it was yesterday.  I sat at my desk…

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Added by Kristina Butler on May 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mommy complaint guide

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 1, 2015 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work

When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Maternity Leave Benefits the Whole Organization

We fight for a fair maternity leave, and a supportive work environment tooth and nail. We do so because we deserve to have a balance between family life and work. If the organizations themselves were aware of the benefits of maternity leave to the organization itself, I think the battle would get much easier. Not only does maternity leave benefit the organization, it also "greatly" benefits the economy. …

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Added by Mirna El-Sabbagh on February 8, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Are Kids a Death Sentence to Your Career or How to Succeed at Home and at Work?

It is widely believed (and statistically proved) that women with children are much less likely to make careers and have higher chances to end up in a low-end job. While facts and numbers cannot be denied, one should still remember that there are exceptions to any rule, and if you are contemplating having a kid in the near future, it’s not a MUST to bail on your work.

 

Lisa Damour, a psychology practitioner, and Sarah Honaker, a pediatrics professor at University of Louisville…

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Added by Stacy Green on January 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Things You Can Learn About Yourself From a Job Search

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It is wonderful to stop and take time to see what you have learned about yourself during a job search. Each day there are thousands of people all over the country conducting a job search. These searches take place online, in person and via traditional classified advertisements. Most people look at the job search process as a way of asking for things and hoping for results. While that is one way of…

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Added by Janeane Davis on January 12, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

3 Reasons to Accept Compliments and 5 Ways to Start

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It is thrilling to know that it is possible to accept compliments with dignity and grace. Recently, over the course of two days I gave four different entrepreneurs compliments about how they were operating their businesses and great ideas they had for business ventures. Each of these women failed to…

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Added by Janeane Davis on January 3, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Trying to stay off the "mommy track" at work

As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

MAKING BEING ‘MOTHER’ A PROFESSION

Everyday, I meet women who once were professionals – they were doctors, software engineers, HR consultants, journalists and so much more. People knew them for their diligence, work ethics and never say no attitude. They had an identity and a career and it was all going upwards.

Then they became MOTHERS and it all changed forever.

They became poop cleaners, food feeders and just obsessed with ‘cleaning up.’ They started getting judged not by their work but by how much weight is…

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Added by Bhawna Saini on October 15, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Paycheck? For Now, Hugs Will do.

Moms, we know the value of our role within our families.  Although some days I find myself drifting to sleep feeling guilty about my growing disdain for housework, about losing my patience with the kids, about not being very proficient in the kitchen. Children, especially little ones don’t really have any idea about what moms do all day. And, for the most part they probably don’t really care.  Which is okay.  They are little.  Moms are sort of like magic elves that work out of…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 6, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Mash-Up: Fictional Career Women on TV

Some of my favorite television shows are those set in the workplace.  I love getting a sneak peek into worlds I haven’t experienced. And, since I haven’t worked regularly in an office for many years, I’m fascinated by the dynamics between the characters.  Now, I know this is fiction. A lawyer or editor on a TV show is going to be exaggerated, dramatized, too snarky or silly or just plain scary (like Glenn Close’s character on Damage). We are looking for entertainment…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 3, 2014 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

An Intern's Journey: A Hot Hockey Player, Dirt Track Racing and Not Falling in a Celebrity's Tub (serious work, too!)





Rebooting and redirecting my career with a series of proposed…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 30, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Putting Myself Out There

I cannot be the only one...who sometimes gets lost in her daily routines, so lost that when the frenzy finally calms down for the day, and she thinks about the world outside of her harmonious home life, she isn't really sure where she fits in anymore. I dream big about the ways I am going to put myself out there for the world, let my talents shine, but then something happens. I pull back at the last minute telling myself I am still trying to put my thoughts in order and I should wait to…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 23, 2013 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

Choices Moms Make

When I was a little girl, the majority of my friends did not come home to an empty house like I did.  They knew that their moms were waiting for them with a hug, a smile and some cookies and milk.  Their moms were there to make sure they changed out of their “school clothes” so that they could go outside and play.  And once their dads came home from work, they knew it was time to “wash up for supper” and join the family at the dining room table.  I’ll admit it; as a little girl, I…
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Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Women In Business…and The Solutions!

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Both career women and those in business have faced many obstacles in past decades and unfortunately, still today. Women in the workforce have battled glass ceilings, unequal pay for equal production and undeserved stereotypical barriers. As business prototypes have changed with the advent and growth of the internet, so have the unique issues encountered by women in…

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Added by Sylvia Browder on November 7, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

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