How a 20-something girl keeps up in the daily office jungle

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The crisis vs. your career: 0-1

Have you checked the paper this morning? I bet there was something in there about the financial crisis. Personally, I haven’t known the world before the financial crisis struck. I was still in college at that time and failing banks or foreclosures were the least of my worries. I did hear the stories about graduates having a hard time finding a job and people losing their jobs around the country. But in reality, I never had a problem finding a job when I finished college. Nor did I have a problem changing jobs since. Whenever someone asks me how to write a career plan in these times of crisis I tend to answer “Crisis? What crisis?” Continue reading



Career planning – a fulltime job

time_management_mbaknolI read a lot of career blogs and management books. Since I started working I have read thousands of articles about how to build your career, how to become an expert in what you do and how to impress management with what you do. Probably like the most of you, I am very much aware that it’s important to keep studying, talk to experts in my area of work and read all sorts of management books. In fact, I keep a list on my computer with titles from books who all have one thing in common: they explain you how to manage your career and use your potential to work towards your goal. Continue reading


Being a woman

Every few days or weeks, while reading a paper/blog/article I stumble on to statistics about how hard it is for a woman to built a career while men seem to be able to have no problem at all.

Woman generally work in soft sectors and drop out of their career early to have kids. They are accused of going to university, not to develop themselves but to find a suitable husband. Consequently, woman earn less than their male equivalents and are seen as unreliable by employers. I once read an article in which a CEO confessed that he would not promote a woman in her early thirties because it is likely that she will be leaving the company to take care of her – not yet existing – kids shortly after. Continue reading

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First post

Well how exciting is it to write your first blog posts. It took me a while to figure out what this post would be about. Whenever you read about blogging, you’re being told that a blog should evolve around your passion. Whether it’s fashion, make-up, cooking, celebrities or knitting, as long as you are passionate about the subject, you can really write about it. Continue reading