Conference Corner: Introducing the BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 Speakers & Mentors!

In just over two weeks, 100 attendees will meet up at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus conference center in Mountain View, CA, for two days of intense learning and mentoring at the 3rd annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs event....more

A Message to My Younger Self: Jump

The summer after my sophomore year at a small Catholic college in Los Angeles, I applied for an internship at NBC in New York City. The craziest thing isn’t that I got the gig, it’s that I got the gig and didn’t go. I was broke, and unlike the characters in “Girls,” didn’t have parents I could fall back on to fund an unpaid internship in Manhattan for the summer. ...more
@bcherkowsky An asute comment. In the long run, I got where I wanted to get, it just took me ...more

What I Learned Working 32 Hrs/Week

First we had Anya Strzemien at HuffPo suggesting the key to happiness is working part-time. Then we had Marissa Mayer at Yahoo! suggesting the key to success is facetime (or at least it is in Sunnyvale). I myself have been thinking about the nature of work, success, happiness -- and yes, flexibility -- a LOT lately. Let's discuss....more
Good article - gave me a lot to think about!more

The 2 Things You MUST Do in a Job Interview

For all the advice I give you, or that you read on other websites, or that you hear from career coaches, I want to tell you that it's really so simple.  There are literally only two things you must do in an interview....more
Very good, sane advice! You're right; you wouldn't be called if you didn't meet the ...more

Editing My Own Story: Going Back to School at 36 Changed My Life

I was 36 when I decided that I didn’t want to do what I was doing any more, and certainly not every day for the rest of my working life. ...more
This is so inspiring! I started college right out of high school and had no idea what I wanted ...more

Brand Simplicity or Simplistic Branding?

I personally believe simplicity rules. Whether branding your business, setting up processes and procedures, or communicating, the premise keep it simple is king. When it comes to branding, simplicity without thought or strategy behind it doesn't make sense. This post from Nora Richardson of The Branding Spot is spot on regarding simplicity and your brand. ...more

All I Really Need to Know About Business I Learned the Hard Way

I have been working for as long as I have been able to. My first job was at Nordstrom, and my second job was at a law firm. This was not your typical high school student job, but I have always found joy in working hard. ...more
Great article!  I've been in the business world for about 35 years - yikes!  I didn't realize I ...more

Should You Listen To Your Gut When Job-Searching?

[Editor's Note: A job search can be a stressful time. Balancing the sometimes desperate need for a job with the desire to find the right fit (and something you won't regret later) can be a challenge. Should you trust your gut during this process even if all other signs point the other way? -Paula G A reader writes:...more
I been laid off one to many times and unfortunately it has shaken my mind beyond belief.  The ...more

Letter to My College-Lady Self

I went to a smallish college in the corner of Missouri. I joked with my friends that I was living in the State of Misery. But really, that school was exactly where I needed to be. ...more
Beautiful post! I've definitely felt this: "you make some big mistakes, hold tight to this: You ...more

5 Reasons You're Not Meeting Your Income Goals

[Editor's Note: If you're a freelancer, you might be wondering why you seem to work so much but make so little money. In this post guest author Jodi Helmer shares 5 reasons why that may be so as a guest on the blog WordCount. -Paula G In this post, freelance journalist and writing coach Jodi Helmer explains why you might be unintentionally undermining your own success and limiting your ability to meet your freelance income goals. — Michelle Rafter ...more