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October 31, 2014

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Networking Averse? Five Tips to Make It Easier

flexibleDo you equate attending network events with getting a tooth pulled at the dentist? You’re not alone: studies show that many people are introverts and shy away from small talk. Read Hannah Morgan’s five tips for getting over your fear. Read more on U.S. News.

Success, Motherhood, and Creating Your Dream Job


Michelle Kruse of ResumeEdge interviews Women For Hire’s CEO Tory Johnson on success, motherhood and creating your dream job.

As the founder of two multi-million dollar career-focused businesses—Women For Hire and Spark & Hustle—Tory Johnson serves as an inspiration to women all over the world. It’s almost hard to believe that she was inspired to begin her entrepreneurial journey following a painful firing. Today, Tory makes regular appearances on Good Morning America, she’s a contributing editor for Success magazine, and her recently released book The Shift is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Tory recently took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to chat about her career path and how she created her own dream job.

Michelle: From your time in the corporate world, you certainly know what it’s like to becomfortable in your career rather than being fulfilled. How do you motivate people in that situation to take a brave step toward a career that they are in love with? How do you inspire women to have it all? Read More

What If You Were Fired Today?

iStock_000004746552Large3-300x250The best advice Lisa Rangel ever got came from a friend who told her “pretend you were fired today. If you were, you would start to make a list of all the activities you would do to land your next job. Take that list, and while you are working, do one item a week to ensure your bases are always covered.” Read more on Career Attraction.

On Second Thought: Go For The Raise!

handsMicrosoft boss Satya Nadella has apologized for advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have “faith in the system.” Read more on

Asking What You “Should” Do Can Hinder Your Career

girl on computerLida Citroen writes that a simple word – “should” – is one of the biggest self-limiting words we have. “What a powerful, limiting and sometimes hurtful word it has become,” she says.  Read more on

Arise Virtual Solutions Teleclass I – Click to Listen

Click below to hear small business coach Jenn Lee and Arise Virtual Solutions’ Director of Independent Business Communications, Kittine Moreno discuss on current business opportunities with Arise.

Arise is one of the leading providers of virtual business services, delivering world-class customer service, sales and support to many of the largest Fortune 500 companies through a network of Independent Businesses.

Specifically they discuss
- Current opportunities to make money at home
- Benefits of partnering with Arise
- Admissions process to become an Arise independent business owner or join an existing vendor in the Arise network Read More

Wisdom Gleaned From a Summer Job

Media executive Michael Cascio spent a few summers cleaning toilets, mopping floors and smelling like garbage at an outdoor concert venue.  “It had nothing to do with my chosen profession. And yet nothing was better for preparing me for work and life as an adult,” he says. Read Michael’s story here.