You did all the right things: Great résumé, smooth interview, negotiated a higher starting salary. You start your new career like a rock star, but your excitement fades fast. Here are 7 behaviors to get you fired sooner than later. Don’t let these 7 behaviors wreck your career. Negative attitude. A toxic attitude can and will get you fired in an instant. I always tell my daughters that attitudes are contagious, both good and bad. A bad attitude can poison any business and employers will not tolerate it. For example, you complain to everyone about your pay increase. Two comments here: If… View Post

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Women sometimes put their careers on hold or leave their job permanently when they have children because it aligns with family values or makes financial sense. Years go by and family dynamics change. Children grow up and gain independence.  Your time is now your own. If you have been considering going to work or going back to work, here are 13 reasons why you need to work. I promise you will gain the motivation you need to take the next step. Studies show that working longer leads to a longer life. Teaches time management skills. No time to lollygag. I am on… View Post

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Was there a time when you loved your job, but now your days run long and flat? I am a firm believer that you should love what you do. After all, being passionate about your work will result in a long and fulfilling career. So if your lack of interest has you down, maybe a spark is all you need to remember why you loved your job in the first place. Here’s a quick rundown of ways to re-engage. 19 Ways to Re-Engage at Work Be a mentor. Act as a mentor to a younger employee new to the business.… View Post

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Ready to make a career move, but stressed about the process? Don’t fret my friend, I am here to help. Here is a step-by-step guide to get you ready for a successful interview and land your next J.O.B. Before the Interview Do your homework.  Review the company’s website. Know their history, mission and values. Do you know who is conducting the interview? See if they have a LinkedIn page as well. Arrive early. First impressions are very important and being late for your interview may be a deal breaker. Have extra copies of your resume. Additional copies of your resume… View Post

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