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March 28, 2017

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Flexible Career Choices for Women

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By Ericka Bergeson

There comes a time when you may need either a career change or you need your current job to become more flexible. Needing flexibility in your job can stem from many issues; a recurring issue is when families have children. Working from the comfort of your own home is a great opportunity if you have young children. This post will give an insight into the options for women if they are looking for a career change allowing increased flexibility.
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Career Satisfaction Outside The Wall Street Grind


Unique Career Path

While many people at New York Life Insurance Company start their career in the field and then make the switch to the Home Office, Bianca O’Brien carved her own special path. She joined the Home Office from college and had a successful career track where she proved herself in a number of positions. Bianca then decided to go into the field…first as an agent, then Partner, then Senior Partner at one of New York Life’s largest offices – the Long Island General Office. From there she led the Jericho Sales Office and now continues her journey as a Corporate Vice President in the Northeastern Zone.

Her Path to Success

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8 Steps To Find The Right Federal Job


by Robin Schlinger

Applying for Federal jobs is different then applying for non-Federal jobs. Below is a road map in the form of eight steps to find the right Federal job to apply for & how to apply effectively. You’ll notice the common theme throughout this road map is to follow the instructions carefully. Taking the time to read the instructions thoroughly is your best bet for success!

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Are You Underpaid? Take this Quiz to Find Out


by Shoya Zichy

At least 51 percent of the time I tend to be more:

1. Apt to meet conflict head on -or- Apt to avoid conflict where possible (choose one)

2. Frank and direct -or- Tactful and diplomatic (choose one)

3. Objective when criticized -or- Apt to take things personally (choose one)

If you selected two or more answers in the right column, chances are that you’ll be underpaid by approximately 25% of your true value. That’s because you’re sensitive to your relationship with your boss and tend to step back from pushing as far as you can or should.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing


We know the job market is tough right now, and that a faulty résumé can hinder your job search before you’re able to get your foot in the door. We reached out to Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC, better known as Coach DQ, to share some of her top tips for building a dynamic résumé that will keep you in the running.

DO think Results.When writing your resume, think about results you’ve achieved for your employer. What are your quantifiable accomplishments? Think in terms of achievements like:
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YOU in 50 Characters or Less

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Sometimes it seems impossible to stand out from millions of résumés online. Now more than ever before – between Online Career Fairs, LinkedIn & other professional social media outlets – it’s so important to sell yourself quickly and effectively before a potential employer moves on to the next applicant.

When you’re connected one-on-one with employers at Women For Hire’s Online Career Fairs, your professional headline is their first impression of who you are as a candidate. This is your opportunity to say it in a just a sentence (50 characters or less, to be exact).
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