9 Lives for Women Blog

Sell Your Value and Buy Flexibility

March 29th, 2012

On recent long flight I watched the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It”.  If you feel like your head is a supersonic “To Do” list missile headed for an unknown planet, and you’re trying to hold it all together before opting out of the workforce, you’ve got to see it!  It’s cute, funny…

Go to Your Room with Jane Fonda

March 28th, 2012

One of my blog readers on the main line in Pennsylvania mentioned that she was enjoying reading Jane Fonda’s book, Prime Time.  After she said that the book ”gives me a clear and directed message about balance in all areas of our lives,”  I cheated and read excerpts on Amazon.com. There’s one part of the…

Don’t Be A Misfit

March 28th, 2012

Last week I had the good fortune to visit my daughter who has the good fortune of studying in Milan for a semester.  As she talked about the need to “blend in” with a new culture, I was reminded of parallels in the work world. For generations there has been the problem of the “ugly American”…

Job Search S.O.S. #1

March 27th, 2012

One of the things that I want to do with this blog is give “case studies” of job searches women have underway, and provide advice and direction.  So here goes… E.D. of Pennsylvania wrote this to me:“I’m re-entering the corporate setting after being out for 11 years. I ‘ve spent the time running my own business…

Being Nice Won’t Get You a Job

March 26th, 2012

One of the hardest things for women to learn—in or beyond the school years—is the difference between skills and attributes.  When you’re looking for a summer job, an internship or a real job after graduation, it’s important that you focus on skills. If I could teach you only one lesson through this blog it would be…

Shallow Networking…So Yesterday

March 20th, 2012

Here’s a networking quiz…which of the following is the most effective way to network?    Hand out your business card to everyone you meet—and even post it on the community board at the carwash   Attend every networking meeting that you can find and hand out as many business cards as possible.    Find a really quiet coffee…