Archive for April 2008

April 30th, 2008, 11:28 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: Optimizing A Long-Distance Job Search

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart I have been planning a move to another state, where I don’t have a job yet. Should I just move and try to find a job when I’m there? Are employers more interested in candidates who are instate rather than long-distance? Moving to a new geographic location without a [...]

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April 30th, 2008, 7:43 am

Mergers, Mergers Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Spare

Warren Buffet gets to play Willy Wonka, as he facilitates the acquisition of chewing gum giant Wrigley by closely-held candy conglomerate Mars Corporation, maker of M&Ms, Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars. The deal, announced on April 29, 2008, will involve Mars and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway teaming up to acquire Wrigley for $23 billion. [...]

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April 29th, 2008, 1:13 pm

Voice of Experience: Joan Bavaria, Founder and CEO of Trillium Asset Management

Contributed by Alana Elsner From a student of the 1960s, to a single working mother, to Time’s “Hero for the Planet”, Joan Bavaria has certainly led an extraordinary life. “I was the generation of women who tried to do everything,” she explained. As founder and C.E.O. of Trillium Asset Management- one of the first and [...]

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April 29th, 2008, 10:03 am

Should Employers Accomodate Working Mothers? Part 1

Contributed by Jacqueline Church   The Glass Hammer article “Why Working Mothers Lie” and the comments that followed it illustrate what can go wrong when work and family issues are mishandled at the workplace. The problem is not bias against working mothers, though it exists. It’s not preferential treatment for working parents, though this too [...]

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April 28th, 2008, 12:17 pm

Time for a Proposed SEC – CFTC Merger?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s proposal to merge the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is not a new one. Robert Litan, a senior fellow at the non-partisan think tank Brookings Institute, told the Chicago Tribune that the Bush administration is using the distress in capital markets as a way [...]

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April 28th, 2008, 5:40 am

BoardMatch Gives Women a Boost in the Boardroom

Contributed by Heather Cassell Nora Denzel is very happy with her new seat on the board of directors of Overland Storage, a San Diego-based data storage company, she says. Denzel, Senior Vice President of payroll services at Intuit, Inc., found her board seat with the assistance of BoardMatch, a program run by Forum for Women [...]

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April 26th, 2008, 9:26 am

SixFigureStart Teleclass Series:How to Launch a Successful Job Search

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Join Connie Thanasoulis for a four week teleclass that will offer you a complete overview of how to launch a job search, make yourself more marketable and ultimately be successful. Be Sure to mention The Glass Hammer when you sign up.

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April 25th, 2008, 8:56 am

Passions: Dog Mushing

Contributed by Saadiah Freeman I can’t recall exactly what triggered this disturbing addiction. Was it the frenzy of excited barks, howls and yelps that greeted me as I walked into the snowy dog yard, every dog seemingly begging to be harnessed up for a joyous romp through the freshly-fallen powder? The hushed exhilaration of gliding [...]

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April 23rd, 2008, 11:11 am

Science Sheds Light on Why Women Leave Work

Contributed by Bailey McCann “If you are seriously interested in a career you don’t have time for children and if you are seriously interested in bringing up more than one child, you don’t have the time, effort, and imagination for getting to the top of a career.” That quote by British sociologist Catherine Hakim, and [...]

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April 23rd, 2008, 9:32 am

Ask A Recruiter: Transitioning from For-Profit to Not-For-Profit

Contributed by Gretchen Anderson and Michelle Kedem I’ve recently run into a few women I used to know in banking, and they’re now working in the not-for-profit sector. Inspired by their stories, I’m contemplating making this kind of transition myself, but I’d like to get a realistic sense of what this would mean before I [...]

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