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“SHORT CUT FOR YOUR CAREER”

By Kim Martin / January 21, 2019 /

“Mentor please”, it rolls off the tongue just like, “check please”. If only it were so easy. The truth is that having a good mentor is like having someone show you the shortcut on how to have a successful career. Honestly, who doesn’t want a shortcut?!? (Answer no and I bet you never read cliff…

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“SEVERANCE PACKAGE – NOW WHAT ?”

By Kim Martin / January 7, 2019 /

I lived a big, exciting life as a media executive – full of celebrities, trips to Hollywood, award shows and galas – but after more than 25 years in the industry, I found myself with “a package”. Change can be exciting, particularly when YOU are driving the change. Career transitions that catch you off-guard, not…

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“EXERCISE REQUIRED”

By Kim Martin / January 6, 2019 /

You set your alarm for 6:00 am, 6:05 am, 6:10 am. 6:30 am comes and you are still in bed. “Screw it, I’ll try working out tomorrow.” You can’t tell me this has never been you, because then you are just a freak of nature… or a liar. You know that exercise increases your energy…

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“STOP COASTING – DRIVE YOUR CAREER”

By Kim Martin / December 29, 2018 /

Yep, even if you hate driving, put on your big girl panties and jump in the driver’s seat! Be ready for your next great career opportunity at all times. That’s right, even if you LOVE your current gig, you always need to be ready for your next role. And honestly, companies typically take employees by…

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“GOTTA HAVE A MORNING ROUTINE”

By Kim Martin / December 5, 2018 /

I wake up every morning and my husband is standing next to the bed with a tray that has a mug with coffee that contains just the right amount of steamed milk, a bowl of yogurt with berries and my iPhone. I smile, he kisses my check, I get out of bed and he proceeds…

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“HUMOR IS NECESSARY”

By Kim Martin / December 3, 2018 /

You have a big speaking opportunity and you don’t want to F’up. Did you include humor upfront? If not, prepare for awkward silence and blank stares. I’m not suggesting you start a meeting/speech with lame jokes because then I’m not even listening. Seldom is anyone expecting a professional women to grab their attention and make…

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“PROMOTION WANTED – SOUND QUALIFIED”

By Kim Martin / November 17, 2018 /

Promotion Anyone? So you want a promotion, or at least to get ahead in your career, yet you feel like you’ve stalled – no one gives you the attention or respect you deserve. Sound familiar? What’s a Gal Gotta Do? Good chance it’s your communication skills. See if you are using the words below and…

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“WORKING 9 TO 5 – COMMUTING ESSENTIALS”

By Kim Martin / November 12, 2018 /

If you are one of the millions of working women taking trains, buses or subways to work each day, I doubt that you have this view. It certainly would make the commute better, but since you don’t, here’s a handy dandy list of commuting essentials: Big yet lightweight bag to hold your shit  Water bottle…with…

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