How to Get Hired at a Top Company

Fortune recently came out with its annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” based on employee survey responses. Seeing lists such as these is informative because it gives us an opportunity to learn more about the companies in terms of their growth, demographics, and culture. We also get to understand the reasons behind…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Time & Energy at Work

Is protecting your time and energy in the workplace an afterthought? It used to be for me. Early on in my career, I succumbed to letting my work take priority and run my life. That meant no boundaries, less time for myself, and poor health habits. But working in the corporate world for 10+ years,…

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5 Steps to Build & Boost Your Personal Brand

Personal brand. It’s certainly an overused term, but it’s definitely not overrated. Personal branding is more important than ever as it helps you to build a reputation for what you want to be known for, differentiate yourself from others, increase your value and influence, and ultimately, advance your career. Regardless if you work in the…

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Career Development Check-In [Worksheet]

After you’ve created your career development plan and set your vision and goals for your role, you’ll likely have check-ins with your manager periodically throughout the year. When it comes to a career development check-in or review, it’s important to go into that conversation prepared. Enter – the Career Development Check-In worksheet. The Career Development…

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Featuring Brittney Oliver: Content Strategist & Freelance Writer

Brittney Oliver is a Nashville-based career and lifestyle freelance writer and content strategist. Over the past three years, Brittney has built her platform, Lemons 2 Lemonade, to help young professionals turn their career obstacles around. Her platform is known for its networking mixers, which has brought over 2,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives together to turn…

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Featuring Ashley Marie: Founder & Chief Snack Officer of B.T.R. Bar

Ashley Marie, a serial snacker since birth, is the Founder & Chief Snack Officer of B.T.R. Bar. Ashley started the company in honor of her parents, determined to pass on their legacy and inspire the world to be BOLD, TENACIOUS & RESILIENT. Over five years ago, both of Ashley’s parents were diagnosed with rare forms…

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10 Tips to Be More Productive

I often get the question, “How do you do it all?” in regards to working a full-time job, managing Lipstick & Ink and my career advising services, all while trying to write a book. And the answer is that it all comes down to maximizing my productivity.  If you too are trying to juggle and…

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What We Learned in 2020

Living through this year has been challenging on a number of levels. There’s no doubt about it. Between the pandemic and the upheaval of our lives that’s come along with it, to the racial injustice many of us had our eyes opened to, to the ongoing political strife and divide, to the deaths of our…

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