Why do I have a blog dedicated to career advice for women?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Will you get a raise in 2012?

Wondering if you will get a raise this year? Welcome to my world. There's a great article on CNN money by Anne Fisher, who writes the column "Ask Annie" for Fortune magazine, that addresses this very subject. According to Anne, now is the perfect time to bring up this subject with your boss. Departments are firming up their budgets, so it's time to start negotiating. A word of encouragement: "According to a raft of recent surveys, the average pay increase companies are planning for 2012 hovers between 2.8% and 3%, up a little from around 2.6% in 2010 and 2011."

Good luck with the convo!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making my blogging dream come to fruition

For quite a few months, I've had this idea rolling around in my brain to start a blog with career advice for women. Multiple times per week I hunt for and am in hot pursuit of online articles geared for women in the workplace. I want to not only be the best employee, supervisor, and worker bee that I can, but I also want to get ahead. And I know I am not alone in wanting to get ahead. To get that raise. To get that next promotion. To make it big! So as I am on this quest to find this information by reading all of these articles, I realize that I want to share the wealth... or wealth of knowledge rather. I already give career guidance and coaching to close friends and family members, so I consider this blog to be an extension of that arm... Only better because it's not just me writing these articles. It's the career professionals who know what they are talking about. Those people who have been in our shoes. Those who take the time to share with others their career expertise. So please bookmark my blog and visit often. Let me know what you want to hear about. Let me know if you find some of this information useful. And above all else, I hope that you feel empowered to translate into actions the lessons you learn from reading these articles.