9 Lives for Women Blog

20 Years Out of the Workforce & Into A Great Job: 4 Lessons Learned

September 28th, 2016

One of my blog readers wrote to me recently to share her success story. I, in turn, have to share it with all of you because it’s proof positive that women can find the work that fits their lives—whether they’ve been climbing the corporate ladder for decades or volunteering for 20 years. Here’s her note:“After more…

When Work Works: Think Long-Term and Go With the Flow

September 8th, 2016

Lynn, a professional woman in Minnesota, read a post on Linked that mentioned the book I have underway, The Flexible Work Fix: A Caring Woman’s Guide to Blending Family, Work & Financial Security. She then posted this comment that shows both the challenges and rewards of going with the flow and trying hard to always find a…

Don’t Rent…Buy-In to a Professional Career

September 18th, 2015

When it comes to your career are you a buyer or a renter? Over a lifetime—both in and out of the workforce—it’s important to buy-in to a professional portfolio that builds on your core skills and experience. This doesn’t mean that you pursue a relentless, hard-driving career or “lean in” to every high-powered opportunity. You can…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: How to Make Networking Conversations Count

September 9th, 2015

In this early stage of Jane’s job search, she has witnessed the power of Linkedin. To up her chances of having a few online job applications noticed, she has contacted several first and second-degree connections who have in turn contacted influential insiders on her behalf. She has also found “ins” to companies that are on…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: The Cover Letter Sells Your Fit for the Job

September 1st, 2015

While Jane (the 56-year-old California woman navigating her way back to full-time work) has been laying the foundation for her job search, she tells me she can’t help but apply to some interesting jobs that she sees online. That’s OK, as long as she focuses only 5% of her job search time in what is all…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: How to Network Your Foot in the Door

September 1st, 2015

Jane (the 56-year-old woman navigating her way back to work) is just about ready with all her job search sales tools (primarily her resume and Linkedin profile), and she is researching companies that she’d like to target. This is when the job search must become very proactive—you can’t wait around for desirable job postings to…

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