Category Archives: Work It, Girl! Wednesdays

Get It Done, Now!

Ever have one of those days when it seems like you worked your butt off but didn’t get done nearly as much as you needed to? I have had several of those lately and today, I simply can’t afford it. … Continue reading

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What to do with Free Time?

Every now and then, I end up with a nice chunk of free time. And the first thing I wonder is how I am going to fill it up. And then, I get right to it. Eventually, I look up … Continue reading

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Making Less Money Than Your Peers? Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

Ideally, the best time to get a bigger salary is before you accept the job offer. But if you have been on the job for a while and know you deserve more money, or worse, just found out you make … Continue reading

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Giddy with Gratitude

Whenever I land a new job, I get really giddy with excitement. And as a military spouse, that “new-job giddiness” happens every couple of years because our service members get reassigned. It’s the relief of landing yet another job, the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Your Reputation Precedes You

When a friend’s phone was stolen recently, my immediate advice was, “suspend the service NOW.” I wasn’t really concerned about the potential financial costs, but I was more worried about the potential costs to her reputation. What if someone sends … Continue reading

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Get a Raise without Asking for One: Priceless

Whether you think you deserve a raise or just wish you could get one, it’s time you understand that you don’t have to ask the boss for one.  Dust off your employee benefits manual and check out the many sources … Continue reading

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Focus, Focus, Focus!

How often do you whisper to yourself, “Focus, focus, focus?” Do you sometimes even shout it? I do. Often. At home and at work, I find that I can very easily be distracted, especially when multitasking like thinking and driving … Continue reading

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Always be Prepared to Launch a Job Search

I believe in always being prepared…for family events, work meetings or my next job search, I agree with Alexander Graham Bell who said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” And so, on this Work It, Girl Wednesday! … Continue reading

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Flip the (Phone) Script

Goodafternoonthankyouforcallingtheturningpointcorporationthisis deborahcolesjacksonhowmayihelpyou? Huh? I’m sorry, is this the Turning Point Corporation? Yesitisma’amhowmayihelpyoutoday? May I speak with Deborah Coles Jackson, please? Thisisdeborahcolesjacksonhowmayihelpyou? Oh brother. Do you cringe when calling a business and have an exchange like this? Even though you have … Continue reading

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Are Your References Available Upon Request?

I love to give glowing professional references to people who deserve them. But I love it even more when I get a heads-up so I can be better prepared to do so. After all, just because you use that dreaded … Continue reading

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