Layoffs are inevitable, your reaction shouldn’t be

Last week there was a “reorganization” at my work. In two places in the country thousands of jobs have now been affected. Of course, I have to follow the stories, work late, do my job but I am… Read More

How not having to work for money helped me build a career at 40

As I have mentioned before, I ran a small business when my kids were quite small. By the time the Sprout was born though, it was too difficult to try and do that and run a business. I… Read More

Networking 101 – don’ts (3/3)!

Don’ts 1 – Don’t try and hard sell people. In social situations, you want to keep the conversation casual. Contrary to 80s networking wisdom, it’s not the time to beat people over the head with your amazing skillset…. Read More

Networking 101 – do’s! (2/3)

Do’s: 1 – Contact your closest family and friends directly. After being home with the kids and running a small business I was definitely out of office culture for a few years. Since I wanted to get back… Read More

Networking 101 – not just a buzzword (1/3)

As I have mentioned before, I have made a bit of a career out of working 7-8 months of the year and then taking the summers off. For almost 5 years now I have been able to snag… Read More