So You Want to Work in the US? Let the Green Card Maze Begin...

For many, the dream of coming to America in promise of a brighter future is a strong one. The country is a melting pot and from the early days of Ellis Island to now, people come from all walks, races, and countries to contribute to this country. For some, that promise is denied because of the inability to secure a green card. ...more
Such wonderful advice on this topic!  Australia's visa programs seem very similar to America's ...more

Your Brand is YOU; Your Branding is YOU in Action

Your Brand is YOU, Your Branding is YOU in Action In the first part of our five part brand power series, 3 Keys to a Brand That Stands Out, we established the overall idea that “you make a stand with your brand, when you put your stake in the space and build out your tribe and community”.  ...more
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Launching Your Business While Working Full Time

So many entpreneurs launch their businesses while still working full-time. I know that was the path that I personally took. Navigating that balance between moving ahead with the future while satisfying the present obligations can be a real balance. Excellent interview with one such expert on the topic. ...more

Avoid Burnout as a Freelancer

There's a huge difference between freelancing on the side for a few extra dollars and being your own full-time boss. Being your own boss can easily lead to burnout whether you are a writer, consultant, or widgetmaker. Learn how you can avoid and work through burnout in this first-hand-experience post. ...more

Apply with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is probably the top social networking sites targeted specifically to the professional-focused individual and business. No games or updates on what someone had for lunch, the focus is on professional resources, activities, and connections. That is why it is a unique and first of its kind development to the new "Apply with LinkedIn" button to company's job postings. Learn more about this developing tool in this post and video. ...more
I think this is a great idea. The online job application process is in real need of ...more

Don't Let Office Politics Bring You Down

Office Politics - they will never, ever go away. Some cultures are more steeped than others in unproductive political maneuvering. However, when you first take a job it can be hard to know if you've stepped into a hotbed of madness. Excellent post with practical advice on how not to let politics get you down (or commit political suicide in the process). ...more
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If You Were Randi Zuckerberg Would You Take the Risk?

If you were Randi Zuckerberg, Director of Marketing for Facebook, would you be willing to take the leap and start your own company as she is doing? We are always quick to think others have it better or easier or something. Yet, we are all just equals - people - human beings on our journey. So the recent announcement about Zuckerberg leaving Facebook to start her own company raises the age old question about taking a risk, and breaking out on your own. Read on... and share what you think or what you might do? ...more
Randi is following her passion. She did an amazing job with a new company that her brother ...more

Roundup - 25 Career and Business Women Bloggers Worth Reading

In my role as Section Editor for Career & Business at BlogHer I get to scour the internet looking for quality content to help you succeed. Career and business is central to many of our lives and yet it can sometimes feel hard to find voices that resonate with our heart, provide practical advice, and generally make us feel not so alone in our own journey. ...more
That is so true, Paula. A support is always needed in each and every walk of life. One thing I ...more

True Confessions in Business - The Sales Process

Sometimes it can just feel like everyone else has it together but you do not. You feel alone, inadequate, and like a total loser. That is why I love when other successful women peel back the veil and get honest about their own journey. This true confessions post is all about sales... and how one woman went from awkward to awesome. ...more

Get a Bad Review? Here's What You Need to Do

Bad reviews can feel heartbreaking. Whenever someone says something bad about you, your business, or your product, it can feel oh so personal. And, in this day and age of relationship marketing and the ubiquitous nature of social media and the internet, a bad review can have bottom line impact. So, if you are the recipient of one - what should you do? Speak back? Ignore it? Hide in the corner? Find out what you should do from this powerful Q&A on this topic. ...more