Archive for July 2008

July 31st, 2008, 7:08 am

“Interview Bootcamp”

Get a taste of the SixFigureStart Interview Bootcamp at a special preview teleclass on Thursday, July 31, 7p EST Call-in number; 712-775-7100 Access code: 151675# (you must press the pound sign) Ask questions about our Interview Bootcamp approach and hear some of the tips that we cover: Learn how the interview process starts well before [...]

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July 31st, 2008, 6:00 am

The Myth of the Opt-Out Revolution Among Professional Women

by Erin Abrams (New York City) Last week, we posited that women are being hit harder by job loss than men in this recession. This week, we bring you some compelling evidence for that theory. On July 22, 2008, the Majority Staff of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, led by Senator Charles Schumer and Rep. [...]

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July 31st, 2008, 2:34 am

How to Drive a Steady Stream of New Opportunities into the Funnel

Most sales executives would agree that having enough opportunities in the pipeline at all times is the single most important thing their reps can do to ensure that they meet quota. Effective prospecting and qualifying is key to ensuring your pipeline does not run dry, but with so much time being spent on existing opportunities, [...]

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July 30th, 2008, 1:17 pm

Put On Your Confidence Cloak

by Jane Lucken (London) Love it or hate it, Ally McBeal created a buzz as it shattered various corporate taboos. While it’s hard to relate to that fictional, skinny TV lawyer, many successful women have admitted to feeling some of the same anxieties and concerns of that character. A recurring image was a shrunken, child-size [...]

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July 30th, 2008, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: Showcasing International Experience

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart I recently returned to the States after 7 years of living and working as an in-house attorney in Japan. (I am fluent in Japanese.) U.S. employers seem to be thrown off by the fact that my resume/experience is very Japan-heavy. How should I address a language expertise/long experience in [...]

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July 29th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Top Companies for Work/Life Balance

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) The issue of work/life balance presents challenges for employers as well as employees. As there is no one-size-fits-all set of benefits that would satisfy all employees, the smart companies—and the ones that are successful—are the ones that put in place a smorgasbord of benefits that support employees in their [...]

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July 29th, 2008, 6:00 am

The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology

by Heather Cassell (San Francisco) In May 2008, The Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP), a New York-based research organization, released The Athena Factor report, an in-depth examination of women’s career paths in science, engineering, and technology (SET) companies. The research project, undertaken by 43 industry experts—dubbed the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force—included four online surveys, [...]

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July 28th, 2008, 5:46 pm

Managing Operational Risk in Today’s Environment

We invite you to discuss, with your industry peers, operational risk management practices and ways to quantify them through metrics. We will address how firms compare procedures and will share information on benchmarking. The Workshop will include a panel discussing risks associated with 130/30 strategies, especially as it relates to 40-Act funds, and how to [...]

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July 28th, 2008, 1:00 pm

The Search is On for Top Professional Women in London

by Jane Lucken (London) The annual Women in the City (WIC) Lunch & Awards celebrates the achievements of professional women working in London, Canary Wharf and Mayfair. This year’s event will be held on November 28, 2008, at which time the winner of the prestigious Woman of Achievement Award will be announced. Nominations are now [...]

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July 28th, 2008, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo LLC

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) A true pull-yourself-up-by-your bootstraps success story, Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo LLC, spoke with The Glass Hammer about her unusual path to the top and why she’s succeeding there. A self-professed academic overachiever in high school, Ms. Brown described her university experience simply: “fun won out”. Since she was, [...]

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