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October 24, 2011You never know, this may be the year that you land that once-in-a-lifetime job you’ve been waiting on for far too long! So, are you prepared to get that call from a top company that wants to add you to their employment roster? Would you know how to dress-to-impress for the interview or how to best answer an interviewer's questions so that you stand out amongst the competition?…
October 24, 2011As college came to a blurry close, I noticed that everyone around me seemed to be garnering employment like it was easy money.  People began mentioning their plans to work at Merrill, or Bain, or Delloitte or some other one-name company whose actual purpose I only pretended to understand--while I was still un-gainfully un-employed.  “Oh you’ll find something,” everyone would say, “you’re going to be a college graduate!”…
October 10, 2011They are out there. Prowling the job boards. Stalking Monster.com. Attacking any job opening they see. They are job hunters, and they need all the help they can get. That's why we decided to make our very first "30 Days of Made" a Career Edition. We want to give those hopeful hunters out there an edge in their search. We also made this week's issue an essential how-to guide…
October 10, 2011In previous months, our “Made Woman of the Month” picks have spotlighted established entrepreneurs--women who have come up over time and made their mark in their industry. But what about those of us who are just starting? Shouldn’t the new chicks on the block get some recognition? We think so!  This month, we decided to put out a call for a MW who had recently received a promotion…
October 10, 2011We’ve all heard the expression—a first impression is a lasting one.  Well, that phrase couldn’t ring more true when it comes to landing the right job at the right time.  Many believe that the key to getting a job begins with the interview. They’re right. Having a great interview is imperative to getting that coveted offer; but first and foremost, it is important to realize how you got…
September 30, 2011From Guest Writer Nailah Blades, Polkadotcoaching.comTomorrow is the first day of October, which means that if you were a corporation you’d be heading into the fourth quarter of the year: your Q4. This also means you would have all of your super smart business and financial analysts reviewing the past 3 months and evaluating where you netted out.It’s  important to take a step back and review where you…
September 26, 2011Your mini-vacation to Vegas to celebrate insert-big-event-here with your friends is quickly approaching.Your flight is purchased, the hotel suite is booked, and you’ve added some hot new heels to your collection that you can’t wait to show off. But there is one lingering conundrum that you haven’t addressed – letting your boss in on your big summer plans. In fact, even though you had lunch with your boss…
September 26, 2011 You have worked hard to establish a great career--no small feat during an economic recession--and now you are ready to put your money to work for you. But where to begin? Should you hire a financial broker, or become an independent investor? Play it safe with bonds, or play the stock market?  Before you resort to stuffing cash under a mattress, take these five steps toward investing…straight…
September 12, 2011 When I entered the Stampede Management offices to sit down with Shante Broadus, I wasn't sure what to expect from our meeting. I knew she was the high-school-sweetheart-turned-wife of Snoop Dogg, one of the hugest rappers--and personalities--of our time. From watching Snoop Dogg’s “Father Hood” TV show, I knew she was the (very patient) mother of three children. I also knew she'd been steadily solidifying herself as…
September 12, 2011 Here's an unfortunate fact in a Made Woman’s life: we can't have everything we want right this minute. Sure, we have confidence, sex appeal and talent, but when it comes to the purse, most of us have limits. Part of being successful means knowing how to manage finances and set a budget. Ah, managing a budget.... Sounds completely dull and slightly daunting, but it's simple if you…
August 15, 2011 Unless you are incredibly blessed, have a sugar daddy, or some derivative thereof, once the 1st and 15th of the month roll around your internal monologue probably goes something like this: “Pay bills, pay some more bills, pay for that one major unexpected expense I didn’t see coming… Oh, and I also like to eat food sometimes, so get to the grocery store, my car needs gas…”…
August 15, 2011 Company: EMI Interior DesignCompany size: 3 Erica Islas has design in her blood. The daughter of a contractor, she grew up going with him to job sites around Los Angeles. It was at these sites that she developed her deep respect for architectural design. Fascinated by how things are built, these experiences stayed with her and prompted her to take drafting classes in high school. She later…
August 15, 2011 Cash a little tight? Gearing up for a large purchase? Or are you simply planning for a better financial future? (Get 'em Made Woman!) Whatever your motivation, these are our top resources that will help you get your money right in no time: Women and MoneyEven the most financially savvy ladies in my book club took something away from this one. In Suze Orman's signature no-nonsense manner,…
August 15, 2011 Networking. Seems like it’s impossible to avoid these days. It’s happening in bars, in restaurants, at special monthly meet-ups. It’s going on with friends, with potential business partners, with strangers. It can happen in group settings or in one-on-one sessions, and there doesn’t seem to be a particular age restriction for who’s doing it. Everyone’s networking, all the time and it’s happening everywhere. But really, what is…
August 15, 2011 Since the 2008 market crash, you have stepped up to the plate to become a star employee. You come in early, solve problems and have taken on the work of co-workers lost to the recession. You don’t just stay late; you stay until the job gets done. Despite this dedication, you’re tired of working two jobs for the price of one. Well, with the economy showing signs…
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