Your goal: a younger, refreshed face. Your worry: looking fake, filled, and frozen. The answer? Devise a cosmetic game plan with your doctor before you do a thing. Dr. Haideh Hirmand is featured in this article.
Several years ago, a state university implemented an across-the-board budget freeze in response to reduced federal aid, and staff was requested to take one day off every two weeks without pay – effectively a 10% pay cut. The recent sequester in Washington DC could have similar ripple effects throughout many industries that rely on federal funds for their budget, so we can expect more of these work reductions. Would you be able to survive a sudden 10% or 20% pay cut, or several weeks without pay? Here are three strategies to keep your career on track during a work reduction:
Run the numbers. The most immediate impact will be financial, and you don’t want money worries to detract from your work performance. Don’t just assume that you can get by or that this is a financial disaster. Run the actual numbers and work from the facts: how much will your paycheck decrease; what expenses within your budget are fixed v. variable v. defer-able to a better time. Find out what, if any, resources your employer can offer – e.g., an employee assistance plan may provide a hotline for financial counseling. As an experienced professional, you may have a lot of fixed expenses – school bills, elder care, mortgage payments – so you want to stay in front of the financial issues before they become insurmountable.
Read more tips in my latest career advice post for Work Reimagined: How To Survive A Sequester.
Finding your sweet spot in the career world can be daunting, but the responsibility lies with you alone to play to your strengths and honor your passions in the job you are in or the job you may be seeking.
Identifying what makes you unique requires self-reflection and focus — so get quiet with yourself.
Know Your Distinguishing Factors – What sets you apart from the pack? Truly consider your strengths and the energizing skills that you enjoy performing. It’s not enough to be good at something — you must really relish doing it consistently.
Caroline Ceniza-Levine, 85 Broads Power Circle Member and career expert with SixFigureStart, talks to Lauren Simonetti on Fox Business Career Accelerator about when you should quit your job and when quitting might be premature.
Jennefer Witter, 85 Broads member and founder and president of The Boreland Group, a boutique PR firm, weighs in on effective networking in this article in “The Street”. According to Witter, networking is a “subtle art” in which “blatantly selling oneself can backfire.” Read the full article here.
Media Coach is interviewed by cutting-edge Purzue, the smart resume, smart hiring site. Shared tips on how to “be unforgettable for the right reasons.”
The eyes are the center piece of the face and most commonly bear the first signs of aging in the face. Most notice the perpetually “tired” look before anything else. Traditionally, the aging eye meant “bags” and “puffiness” that needed surgery.
Watch Dr. Hirmand demonstrate the Tear Trough procedure, her signature, non-surgical Eyelift — live before a studio audience!
Check out this video of Dr. Traci Morris – a Chickasaw teacher, scholar and business owner. She sees the developments of technology and the media as an opportunity to change how Native Americans are depicted to the rest of the world, as well as giving those natives a chance to share themselves and their culture in whatever forum or style that they would like
A twist on the usual “How to get women out of the Pink Ghetto” to pivoting the conversation on how to get women choose what is best themselves and respect and support their choice.
Organisations work hard to create a brand that distinguishes them from the competition. Whether the brand is “value for money” — Walmart for instance — or “exceptional service” — Four Seasons Hotels — the brand promise creates an expectation in customers’ minds that is difficult to replicate.
Read Tanita Sandhu’s article and learn how human resources professionals can actually act as brand ambassadors.
You can achieve positive community and financial returns, argues Morton Capital Management’s Angela Raitzin
In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, investors may choose to be more socially responsible in their investments, says Angela Raitzin, an investment adviser at Morton Capital Management, who says it doesn’t have to be either/or when talking about financial returns and common responsibility.
In the era of Facebook you can “like” something with the click of a mouse to show your attraction or acknowledgement towards a person, object or sentiment in a post. It has become a popularity contest of sorts to attract numerous likes and expand your social media presence and network of friends.
Many women (and men) get sucked into the popularity contest mindset in the workplace as well and strive to be liked by their colleagues. It’s natural to say that you want to be liked and respected, but when forced to make a choice, I urge you to seek the respect of your co-workers and your boss. Here’s why:
Repression was the Duvalier family business in Haiti. The many crimes of these dictators against their own people are well documented. But the story most often repeated is how “Mama Simone” Duvalier had air-conditioning installed in the National Palace so that she could comfortably wear her fur coats, in a tropical nation where poverty increased as wealth was concentrated in the ruling family’s inner circle.
We read that and think: How obscene! No wonder they had a revolution.
Income inequality is a problem in the U.S., too, as noted in this article by Joanne Goldblum, who points out that President Barack Obama’s home city of Chicago has a similar income gap to Rwanda.
Many women experience a moment of clarity that inspires them to make a life change. For Linda Cruse, the flash of insight occurred 15 years ago during a terrifying driving incident.
Since then the 53-year-old former sales representative has transformed her life, casting aside her possessions, leaving her family and cutting ties with her former settled middle-class existence.
The mother of two has become an aid worker in some of the most extreme places on earth.
For a long time “single mom” was code for poverty, and a lot of financial advisers didn’t want such clients. But times have changed.
For women, there is often more emotion around money. Advisers need to help their clients understand their spending habits, look at what’s driving their spending, and find ways to save more. That’s the role I try to play with my clients: helping them through emotional issues with money, helping them understand where it’s coming from and teaching them to make smart decisions about their spending and budgeting.
Read the rest of Maura Griffin’s blog on Advising Single Mothers.
85 Broads member Maura Griffin was quoted on January 12, 2013, in the Wall Street Journal by reporter Andrea Coombes:
Life goes on. If you are anticipating some major changes in 2013, you’ll need to do some planning. Here’s a checklist of essential money strategies to consider before you take one of these five key steps in your life.
So, if you’re …
… Getting Married, Then
Talk with your intended about money. Discussing finances before the wedding can help forestall disagreements that can ruin a marriage.
“Money is an area of intimacy that a lot of couples heading into marriage have not yet addressed,” says Maura Griffin, chief executive of New York-based Blue Spark Financial. The conversation should include a discussion of the couple’s money values and earliest money memories. That “sets the stage for being open about money,” she says.
Get specific. Create a budget for managing expenses, discuss how to pay down debt outstanding, talk about specific savings goals and compare investing philosophies.
In today’s fast-paced competitive world, the field of branding is still evolving. First, we learned to define the concept of branding, and then companies began branding themselves as they devoted positions to the practice. Now we’re seeing that the most successful brands are those that go behind implementing a branding campaign—the winning brands are the ones that have soul.
This year’s Twitter Fiction Festival opened eyes to some of the literary laughs and spats and sheer innovation we might be missing on Twitter. In that spirit, enjoy Meg Waite Clayton’s literary Twitter game: just match the 2012 tweet to its author and post your answer in the comments.
By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)
Angela Raitzin, Managing Principal and Head of the New York Office of Morton Capital, says she is dedicated to encouraging women to join and stay in the financial industry.
“I think, particularly as a more senior woman, you have to make time for mentoring. At multiple points in my career, I made it a point to recruit and encourage women to consider financial services and investment banking in particular as a career. Encouraging women to join is the first step but encouraging them to stay, and getting them over the hump from the VP or Director and Managing Director levels is also crucial, “she explained. “Starting over 10 years ago Wall Street made a big push to hire more women and I have seen many positive signs in the past 5 years that they are now making strides to retain these same women.”
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Rhonda M. Smith, Founder and CEO of Breast Cancer Partner (BCP) has been selected to participate in the first class of the Miami Launch Pad Tech Accelerator Program. BCP is a for-profit entity that designs, develops, and delivers health and wellness education programs for women diagnosed with breast cancer that aim to create a positive health and wellness lifestyle behavior change.