Category: Career Building

5 Tips for What Not to Wear to Work

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   My workplace has a very relaxed dress code. Even though we are very laid back, there are certainly some things that shouldn’t be worn. I thought I’d touch on some things that should not put in an appearance at the office. I see most of the most egregious violations in…
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Job Search Tip: Apply Anyway

I’m currently reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, and I have to confess that sometimes it sounds like she’s reading my thoughts, and in my head.  Honestly, it’s a bit scary.  I’ll be posting on some of her advice here, and commenting on it.  The first piece of advice goes to women looking for a…
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Queen Bees

In the technology field, there are very few women.  As you move into development, there are even fewer women.  If you move up the management chain there are also very few women.  It’s not unusual for me to attend a meeting and be the only woman in the room.  This is especially true whenever I…
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Women in Leadership

You’d have to be ignoring the news lately to not notice that there are a number of women in leadership positions in top companies.  But, not all of that news has been positive, or even healthy. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed that there has been a great deal of buzz in the media lately…
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Mentor Someone

One way that you can really learn a topic or subject is by teaching it to someone else.  You can help someone else and learn more about a topic yourself simply by becoming a teacher.  Quite simply, you should mentor someone.  Consider mentoring someone at work, or perhaps someone in the community. I think that…
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You Are Your Own Best Advocate

People are not mind readers.  You must define your own success.  You are your own best advocate.  Thanks to my friend Wendy for reminding me of that fact as well.  No-one will argue on your behalf, or advocate for you as you yourself should be doing.  If you are assuming that people will simply notice…
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Define Your Own Success

Only you can define what success means for yourself. Whether it is money, title, or job responsibilities, or simply getting through the day in one piece, you have to define your own success.  Only you really know what you would like to do, and what excites you.  Others may see what you do from the…
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