How can I explore if a new career is a good fit?

No longer happy with your current career and are dreaming of a new one, but aren’t sure if you should make the switch?That’s how Carolyn felt when she asked me:...more

The Secrets of a Job Posting in Plain View

by Mary FoleyAre you like a number of women I've talked to recently who are fed up, unfulfilled and burnt out in their current careers and want a change?  Whether you want to move up, over or out to a more satisfying position, to a different type of work altogether, or to stop working for others and start working for yourself, this job posting has secret insights in plain view of what you need to succeed.“Huh, a job posting?” you may be thinking.  Just follow along with me a minute....more

Why Positive Thinking Doesn't Cut It

By Mary FoleyEver hear someone say “Think positive” after you’ve just unloaded your frustration, hurt and confusion to a friend or colleague? So irritating, isn’t it? Their advice isn’t much help when you’re distraught and upset and the only positive thinking is about when you can take your next vacation....more

Get the Career You Came Here For!

A new report has just come out from the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) on the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women and the results really bother me.  Wonder if they bother you, too....more

This Quiz is a Hoot – and Oh So Real!

Don’t you love quizzes?I recently found one that in 10 quick questions not only gives you feedback on how well you handle office politics, but is also a ton of FUN!I know!  Office politics and fun – hard to believe it, but it’s true!In just 3.76 minutes up can find out how well you do in situations such as…-    How to handle the office “pet”-    What to do if you’ve sent a scathing rant about your boss to     your coworkers...more

5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Holding Back Your Career

By Mary FoleyEver feel like you must have accidentally skipped that class on how to navigate and grow your career?  You wonder who really need to know that will either give you the right guidance, insights or referrals.  You want to be seen for your true capabilities, but can’t seem to figure out how.  You have at least one co-worker who is constantly critical and makes you tense.Problem is, you didn’t skip any class.  It didn’t exist!  ...more

What's the Best Way to Find a Mentor?

I recently got a question from a gal, Sharon, that is on point for so many of us, I wanted to share with all of you: She asked, “Circumstances are changing in my life and I want to make a career move.  What’s the best way to find a mentor who can help me figure things out?”I’m sure lots of gals are nodding their heads right now thankful that you asked this question!  Life keeps changing for all of us and our career should grow, morph and change with it....more

Encouraging Words Before Your Next Interview

3 Strategies to Bring Workload Overload Down to Size

 By Mary FoleyWhether it’s because co-workers resigned, a hiring freeze, or new projects, tons of career women today are trying to do the job of two or three people.  Workload overload has become an epidemic that’s wearing us all out!...more