Career Center Services

Career Center Services

Wow! After a mandatory 8:30am meeting today (which, TBH, I may have been dreading since I got the letter in the mail a week ago), I’m pleasantly surprised with the local Career Center and the services they offer. The first part of the workshop was a short 30 minute presentation on the services offered, and […]

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

As a consistently rated top performer and loyal employee of 11 years, I never thought in a million years that I’d find myself on unemployment, trying to get approved for state-sponsored health insurance. But last month, a fifteen minute meeting changed everything. I was called into a meeting with an interim department manager and HR, […]

Work Life vs. Mom Life

Part of me is scared that being at home with baby girl is going to be boring. I know I’ll be busy and tired and hormonal and all those other fun things, but I’m scared to be bored. Will going out for little walks in the neighborhood be enough? Meetups at the zoo or the […]

The Trouble with Hierarchy

Companies change, and so organizational structures must change. There are restructurings to boost efficiency, implement new systems or technologies, downsize, or simply to accommodate the changing needs of a business. Problems arise when the complex needs of an organization are simplified, and the changes to process or hierarchy don’t take into account the real operational requirements that help a business run smoothly. The three keys below explain how to transform a hierarchy that may be a barrier to success into one that is staged for success.

3 Ways to Get Your Workday Back

3 Ways to Get Your Workday Back

Like so many people, I get bogged down by email and overbooked in meetings. At the end of the day, I often finding myself wondering what the heck I actually got done… By implementing these tricks, you should start each day with a plan and leave each workday knowing exactly what you accomplished.

The Maternity Leave Struggle

The Maternity Leave Struggle

I spent all of last year creating a platform to help get myself to the next level in my career. And now I’m having a baby. So that means that anything I’m working on, and any opportunities I may be creating now are… what? Irrelevant? That’s so scary. I can’t stand the thought of being “mommy-tracked” or replaced… The worry is almost enough to make me not want to take all the leave I’m entitled to. Almost.