The Ultimate Guide to Getting A Promotion

The Ultimate Guide to Getting A Promotion

One of the key milestones of career success is attaining a promotion and raise. In order to get a promotion, many believe that they can get one simply by doing their job well and exceeding expectations. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  According to Harvey Coleman, in his book, Empowering Yourself, The Organizational Game Revealed, Coleman states that career success is based on three key...

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Don’t Short Your Career: 4 Ways to Play the Long Game

Don’t Short Your Career: 4 Ways to Play the Long Game

We live in a world of instant gratification. If we want that new pair of shoes, we go online and buy it in a few clicks. If we want to know how a new Netflix show ends, we binge watch the whole season. If we’re hungry, we order food through a mobile delivery service. It’s only natural that we want our career success to come about just as fast. When we want a promotion, we want it now. When we...

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Personal Brand Plan [Worksheet]

Personal Brand Plan [Worksheet]

A personal brand encompasses the person who you are, brought to life by the energy and light showcased to others around you. Like you, your personal brand is ever-changing, ever-evolving, and ever expanding. Each chapter of your story creates the entirety of your brand - your uniqueness, your experiences, your personality. In essence, YOU are a brand. That's why you need to get clear in what...

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Life Lately: From Health Scare to Health Journey

Life Lately: From Health Scare to Health Journey

Where do I even begin? Life lately, particularly the last month, has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. March threw me for a loop and these last few weeks have been a harsh reminder that my health is everything and I'm not in fact, invincible. The month started off with me experiencing an array of strange symptoms: fatigue, body weakness, back pain, headaches, unexplained vision changes, and...

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6 Proven Strategies To Step Up Your Job Search

6 Proven Strategies To Step Up Your Job Search

The sheer thought of going about the job search is daunting. Where do you begin? What jobs do you look for? Which ones do you decide to apply for? How do you begin building relationships at target companies you want to work at?  I’m here to help you develop a job search strategy that reduces your overwhelm and makes job seeking easier and more effective. Read on for the proven strategies you can...

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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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