4 Types of People to Have in Your Career Corner

4 Types of People to Have in Your Career Corner

Ever heard the term, “your network is your net worth?” Let me just say, there’s a lot of truth to that. Even though I stress all the time that you need to be in the driver’s seat of your career, that doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out on your own. Sometimes you need someone riding shotgun with you, guiding you through your career journey and helping you achieve career success. That...

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5 Reasons to Use Informational Interviews

5 Reasons to Use Informational Interviews

As a career coach, I've seen firsthand how often job seekers lack clarity as they go about looking for their next job. It could be they don't know what they want to do, they're unclear if their current career path is sustainable long-term, or they're unsure if a target company has the ideal culture they're looking for. This can lead to a lot of anxiety and stress, leaving many people to apply to...

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Life Lately: Listening to Your Inner Voice

Life Lately: Listening to Your Inner Voice

You know that voice in your head? Not the critical one with the negative self-talk. I'm talking about the voice of your higher self. The voice that guides you to show up as yourself. The voice that encourages you to do the things that scare you to help you grow. The voice that gives you the confidence to follow your heart. The voice that allows you to trust yourself. Your inner voice.  I didn't...

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Reflections of 2022

Reflections of 2022

Whew, 2022 - what a year. With 2020 and 2021 being challenging on a multitude of levels and full of unknowns, I entered this year extremely optimistic, excited for a sense of normalcy and new goals to achieve. While some of that did come to fruition, a lot of it didn’t. Life gave me a bit of a push and a shove and I was forced to roll with its punches. I know I wasn’t alone either - it seemed...

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Top 7 Resume Mistakes (and How to Correct Them)

Top 7 Resume Mistakes (and How to Correct Them)

With only six seconds to grab a recruiter’s attention, you want to make sure your resume is in the best possible condition and free of mistakes. After all, your resume is your first opportunity to impress a potential employer, so you want that first impression to be a strong and obvious demonstration of why you’re right for the job.  As you start crafting your resume or giving it a facelift,...

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Welcome to Lipstick & Ink®, your home for everything career and wellness inspired. I’m Kelly, a Chicago-based marketing tech professional, writer, career coach, speaker, and events host.

Whether we’re working together on your career aspirations, refreshing your professional documents, or keeping your mental health in check, I encourage you to own your power and make your mark – one lipstick stain at a time.

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