Category Archives: Career

Finding Opportunity in Times of Change

Everything changes, and we all resist change. We all experience adversity that ranges from every day challenges to serious loss. Fortunately, people can grow and adapt. In this session of “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and guest Anne Barry Jolles, MBA, PCC, OT, discussed how to develop resilience, which allows us to live with humor, vitality and optimism during tough times and chaos. Scroll down to read a recap, and … [ more ]

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5 Things Holding You Back from Career Transition

There are often 5 big things that hold us back from making a change in our career, and if you can get past them, you’d be amazed at what happens. Click the link below to listen to a 15-minute podcast from career coach Christie Mims to learn more about these fears, and learn a tool that can help you overcome them. http://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2013/christie-mims-podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | … [ more ]

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Career Evolutions—Achieving Your True North

At some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves if we have found, or will ever find, a job with meaning. If you are searching for a fulfilling career, or wish to add more meaning to your current position, you may be surprised to discover that it is within reach! QVC’s Executive Vice President of HR and Workplace Services Beth Rubino and QVC Host Nancy Hornback share their tips … [ more ]

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Do you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says guest Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just tell them they have … [ more ]

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The Art of the Cold Call (or Email)

When you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know or even sending an introductory email, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or email isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary.

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Network Like a Rockstar Using LinkedIn

Career expert Selena Rezvani shares best practices for creating and managing your presence on LinkedIn in this 20-minute podcast. In 2012, Rezvani had one of the “top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles” and in this mini session, she will show you three specific strategies for getting your LinkedIn profile in shape before the Pennsylvania Conference for Women – a prime networking opportunity if there ever was one! http://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2013/03-Sep_12-56.mp3Podcast: Play in … [ more ]

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4 Tips to Manage Relationships with Coworkers: “Office Hours” Recap

In our July “Office Hours” radio show, host Samantha Ettus and guest Marie Peeler shared several tools to successfully manage relationships with your coworkers. Listen to the 30-minute show here, and read on for a summary by leadership coach Marie Peeler.   Some women simply want the joy of working in an environment of respect and collaboration. Others desire a formal leadership track and recognize that building relationships is necessary … [ more ]

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Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Porter Gale Teleclass Recap

Who says networking means stuffy power lunches and schmoozing? In our free June 26 teleclass, Porter Gale explained how the explosion of digital technology enables us to network in vastly more efficient, more focused, and more enjoyable ways. Scroll down to listen to the 25-minute teleclass. http://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2013/porter-gale-teleclass.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

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Marketing Yourself: June “Office Hours” Recap

In our June 19 “Office Hours” online radio show, host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Gerrie Dresser discussed how to stand out in the crowd while simultaneously building and nurturing reciprocal internal and external relationships. Listen to the 30-minute show here and read on for a summary by Gerrie Dresser, CEO/founder of Unique Impact, Executive l Personal Brand Coach

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass] While you might not always be able to control the thoughts that pop up in your … [ more ]

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