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Top 10 Ways to Get the Work Promotion You Deserve
As mothers who work full time, we have the extra challenge of achieving the work promotions that are needed to advance in the workplace and climb higher on the corporate ladder. A work promotion is more than a dream for working mothers. Consider these tried and true ways to get the work promotion you deserve.
Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes Discusses Career Breaks
Brenda C. Barnes exclusive interview. Brenda Barnes stunned corporate America by quitting as president of PepsiCo North America to be a stay-at-home mom. Later, Brenda Barnes joined Sara Lee Corp. as COO and became CEO a year later. Any working mom worried about an employment gap need only look at Brenda Barnes' journey from Pepsi to be the 9th highest-ranking female CEO in the Fortune 500.
Sara Lee Courts Stay-at-Home Moms With Paid Internships
Sara Lee offers paid internships to professionals with an employment gap, aimed at stay-at-home moms. Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes herself took a career break to be with her three children, stepping down as president of PepsiCo North America. The internships are focused on stay-at-home moms who have 5 to 10 years of professional experience and may...
7 Steps to Earning Extra Income
Whether it's to pay the outstanding bills, or provide little luxuries for your family, earning extra income is many a mother's dream. With a few skills, marketed correctly, working mothers can turn a few hours per week into extra income for the family. Follow this step-by-step plan to land an extra income producing job.
Make the Most of a Career Coach
You've probably had a work mentor in the past, or maybe you do currently. But at some stage you may consider hiring a professional career coach for systematic feedback on how to achieve your work goals. Coaches can even help you achieve work-life balance or balance a dual-career marriage. If and when you seek someone out, there are a few key...
How to Showcase Volunteer Work on a Resume
How do you display volunteer work on your resume? The answer depends on how relevant it was to your career and how involved you were in the organization. Having a volunteer resume section can help you stand out from other job applicants.
All You Need to Know About a Work Mentor
Congratulations, you realize something is lacking in your career progress. Maybe it's the motherhood penalty, or discrimination, but perhaps you simply are stuck. This is a perfect question to pose to a mentor who can be objective while also having your best interests at heart.
How to Find and Cultivate a Business Mentor
An increasing number of organizations offer mentoring programs, which have been shown to strengthen internal networks, increase retention and boost recruitment. But if your employer doesn't provide a formal mentor program, you're on your own. Or perhaps you think a business mentor outside your organization would provide important perspective and...
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Mentor
You may enjoy being a mentor, or dread it. Regardless, you probably know it's an important experience that will develop leadership competencies in yourself -- as well as giving back to others just as you were helped along the way in your career. But it's not a commitment to take lightly or an easy one to fulfill. Before you forge ahead into...
The Do's and Don'ts of Mentoring
There are plenty of things in life that come naturally: breathing, walking, cashing paychecks with a smile on your face. But being mentored isn't always one of them. In fact, mentoring done right can be one of the most challenging, and rewarding, business relationships you cultivate. So it's important to follow these five best practices and...
Learn the Mentor Definition
The mentor definition, according to the dictionary, is a trusted advisor or guide. To me, a mentor is someone who is helping you with your career, specific work projects or general life advice out of the goodness of his or her heart. My definition of mentor includes altruism and some sense of "paying it forward" since most mentors have...
Do I Need a Career Coach?
For so much of your life, you've relied on the advice of teachers, coaches and mentors to advance and reach your goals. That doesn't have to end just because you've entered the working world. Indeed, the entire profession of career coaching is built around the usefulness of an independent, impartial third party giving you guidance on your work,...
When You Find a Career Coach, Beware These Red Flags
Perhaps you're facing a big work transition or have another good reason to need a career coach. As you screen professionals whom you might want to hire, it's important to realize that not everyone has your best interests at heart. Or, they may not be effective, despite all the best intentions. With that in mind, here are some red flags that the...
Common Questions About Career Coaching
At some point in your work path, you may consider career coaching. There are a number of valid reasons to need a career coach, including feeling stuck in your job or considering a career change. Or perhaps you're returning to work after a career break or layoff. As you explore the possibility of career coaching, questions to ask include those...
What Do Executive Career Coaches Do?
When you're looking for resources in building an executive career, coaches can help you chart your course. But what is a career coach, anyway? And what do they do? Executive career coaches are distinct from job search consultants in that they help people who are employed advance their current careers.
What Does "Leaning In" Mean for Working Moms?
In early 2013, the term "leaning in" began popping up on Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn. You may even have seen "lean in" circles or noticed the phrases in blog and article headlines. What does "leaning in" mean, you wonder?
6 Points to Make in Your Self Evaluation
When preparing for an annual review, you'll want to compose a self evaluation that includes both your strong points and areas in need of improvement. This exercise is meant to help you evaluate your strong suits, as well as identify areas in need of improvement. To write a self evaluation, you'll need to include certain key points that will help...
5 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work
Why do you seem to get so much accomplished in the days leading up to a vacation? Increase productivity at work on a regular basis with these five vacation-mode suggestions. Apply these techniques and increase productivity year-round.
How Working Mothers Should Prepare for an Annual Review
The days leading up to your annual review can often become intense. At the same time, annual reviews are critical to promotions, raises or simply your standing in the workplace. For this reason, working mothers need to take time out of their busy schedules of juggling work and motherhood to prepare for their annual reviews.
Creative Ways to Negotiate a Severance Package
As companies downsize, you may feel you are walking a tightrope at work. For each employee you see being laid off, you wonder if you might be next. Just getting called into the boss's office leads to thoughts of employment termination. So if you think your job may be in jeopardy, it's wise to have a plan to properly negotiate a severance package.
Recession Proof Jobs for Working Mothers
If you're a working mom in an industry where there have been a myriad of cutbacks and layoffs, you may want to think about training for a recession proof job. Recession proof jobs are often those that will always be in demand - many of which are in the education and medical fields - and rarely see layoffs whether due to downsizing or budget cuts.
The Working Moms Resume, Light on the Mom
Are you a mom updating your resume for a return to the work force? How do you handle the mom part? These tips and suggestions will help you decide and craft the best "moms" resume possible.
Your Road Map to High Paying Jobs
Everyone, especially working women, desires high paying jobs. While some working mothers are stuck in low-paying careers, there are ways, even in the current down economy, to find high paying jobs. You can earn more for your hard work on the job through a high paying job.
Meeting Notes Made Easy
Do you take effective notes at meetings? Do you get assigned meeting tasks done in a timely manner? Refer to this article for a step-by-step approach to taking effective meeting notes. You'll learn what tools you need, the proper note format and what steps to take immediately following the meeting.
Are You Busy or Are You Productive?
Are you busy or were you productive? There is a big difference between being busy and being productive, yet many of us use the two terms interchangeably. Stop confusing busyness for productivity, and you'll get more done.
What is Productivity?
What is productivity? For working moms,the standard definition may not apply. Read this article and learn how working moms answer the question of "What is productivity?"
10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Employees (Short of Murder)
It doesn't matter if you are the manager of a sandwich shop or chief executive of a Fortune 500 company, you may find yourself in workplace environments with difficult employees. But there's no reason to fire off a resignation letter just because you have to work alongside or for difficult employees. In many cases, you can avoid confrontation,...
Michelle Obama Remarks at White House Workplace Flexibility Forum
Michelle Obama on Workplace Flexibility
President Barack Obama's Remarks at the White House Workplace Flexibi…
Over 100 business executives, union representatives, worker advocates, researchers, academics and policymakers gathered for the White House forum on Workplace Flexibility, held on March 31, 2010. The following are remarks by President Barack Obama at the White House Workplace Flexibility forum.
Using Flexforce Professionals for Part-Time Work
One targeted way to find part-time work is through a staffing firm such as Flexforce Professionals. If you're in the Washington D.C. area or hoping to more there, Flexforce Professionals may be a good resource for finding flexible work. You upload your resume into Flexforce Professionals' database and wait to be matched with a project.
Flexible Executives Matches Work-at-Home Moms With Projects
Flexible Executives, based in Atlanta, matches work-at-home projects with executives who have 10 years experience or more. All individuals work for Flexible Executives as independent contractors. Flexible Executives handles client billing and provides a Web-based platform for communicating with clients. Flexible Executives charges a hefty, one-time application fee to cover a background check and resume verification.
Flexible Resources Recruits for Project Work
Stamford, Conn.- based Flexible Resources recruits job candidates for part-time, project-based or flexible assignments. You can send a resume to the nearest Flexible Resources office to you and view a sample of job postings on the Web site. Flexible Resources aims to match workers' desire for flexibility with corporate needs.
On-Ramps Aims to Jump-Start Your Career
On-Ramps is a New York-based recruiting and consulting firm that places individuals, often stay-at-home moms. You register via the On-Ramps Web site and upload your resume. On-Ramps will contact you about potential opportunities. Registered users can also search the job postings and apply for interesting positions to be considered by On-Ramps' recruiters.
Flexperience Consulting Places Professionals for Short-Term Projects
Flexperience Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay area, focuses on highly experienced professionals in marketing, law, human resources, or finance. Flexperience Consulting places people with companies for a special project, to cover an employee's leave of absence, or simply to add staff on a temporary basis. You apply through the Web site...
Consider Mom Corps for Part-Time, Flexible Work
Atlanta-based Mom Corps was one of the first companies to see the potential in the legions of mothers looking for flexible, part-time jobs. When you register with Mom Corps, you give details of your work experience and your criteria for a job. Then you upload your resume to the Mom Corps database and search the job board. Read a profile of Mom...
President Obama's Speech at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit
President Barack Obama told Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit that business leaders should promote women and work-life flexibility. In a speech at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, Obama addressed job creation, workplace flexiblity, young women leaders, education and entrepreneurship. Read the full speech by President Obama at Fortune's...
How to Tell the Boss You're Pregnant
Are you worried about you tell your boss you're pregnant? You'll want to think about how to handle your workload during maternity leave, to make the conversation a positive, forward-looking one. Here's how to tell the boss you're pregnant.
Don't Let Motherhood Derail Your Executive Career
Many working mothers are quite successful before becoming a mom. In many cases, we've already had an executive career. But once motherhood duties start to take over, it can become hard to keep up with an executive career. But it can be done. Follow these tips to help you maintain an executive career while juggling motherhood duties.
How to Spot the Best Work Mentor
orking mothers are our children's first teachers, but when it comes to finding a mentor for us to emulate and learn from in the workplace, it can be a daunting task. For this reason, working mothers need to choose our mentors wisely. Mentors could be anyone from a college professor or boss, to a friend or successful relative who can illustrate...