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"I'm...Bringing Home A Baby Bumblebee"

If you are a Mom you have probably heard this song. Until I became a Mom, I did not know this catchy little darkish tune that children seem to love. I stumbled on it when playing a new CD from a friend and low and behold, my son could not get enough. He made me play it...and play it...and play it..."Mama, BEEEEEEE!"

While the dancing that accompanied replay after replay was the best ever, I found that I could not get this song out of my head. Once it even intruded upon my thoughts when I was trying to get to sleep...isn't repetition a powerful thing?

A lot of Moms I have met over the years tell themselves all kinds of things. In fact, they repeat them:

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Career Toolkit: The Resume

Send resume to employer → Hear back from employer → Get interview → Get job offer

If only it were this simple!

While the resume is the universal calling card to finding a job, when it comes to job hunting (and I say this over and over again to my clients!) it is just ONE tool you utilize to get a job or change careers. What are the most important things a resume should have? In one word: results.

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Ladies....Listen Up!

"Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it" - Maya Angelou

When it comes to career advancement, similar challenges yield very different results for women vs men. Here are a few interesting tidbits:

  •     Women are more likely to accept a salary for less than they are worth so that they can "prove themselves" first

  •     Men initiate negotiations four times as much as women at work

  •     Women are more likely to minimize their talents and wait to be recognized for good work instead of taking credit for their accomplishments

Curious about how you can differentiate yourself and advance your career?

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