Your Own Business Would Be Flexible, But Are You Type E?

March 13th, 2017

There’s Type A, and I’ve coined a Type E.  Type As are not necessarily Type Es, and a very small percentage of humans are in the Type E category. So what’s Type E?  It’s the Entrepreneur type—and an alluring prospect for women who feel that there could be no greater flexibility than being your own boss….

10 Tips to Fend Off Retirement & Keep Your Nest Egg Growing

January 9th, 2017

I’ve met very few women who are interested in the traditional “withdraw from work of any kind” retirement.  In fact, I’m constantly amazed at the schedules, intellectual pursuits, philanthropic initiatives and professional adventures of women well past the age of 65.  There are endless ways to stay interested and interesting…and keep your nest egg growing…

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…

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…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: Permission to “Brag” in Your Resume Summary Statement

August 25th, 2015

Many years ago I met an “executive coach to the stars” who had a long list of clients in the C-suite. One of her clients was between big jobs and needed to refine the summary statement on her resume. Many weeks later that same woman who had been the CEO of two big company…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: Look for the Office Vibe, Not Age Cohort

August 25th, 2015

Jane (the 56-year-old woman navigating her way back to work) is making progress with her job search foundation…getting all her ducks in a row for the post-Labor Day “back to business” rush. In the past couple of weeks she has…  Whittled her resume down from three pages to two  Enhanced her Linkedin profile—by changing to a more professional…

Jane’s Journey Back to Work: The Modern Resume

August 18th, 2015

Back in 2002 when I was fishing around for a new entrepreneurial idea, I thought about the number of women I met who told me, with great chagrin, “I’d love to work again but I don’t know who would want me now after so many years out of the workforce”. Hmmmmm….I would think as I…