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Women Who Work: Why I Continued my Career After Having 3 Kids

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Meet Lauren Oviatt, Interior Designer, Stylist, TV personality & Mother of 3 Lauren Oviatt is a woman who has got it going on — she has a precious family, a creative eye, her dream career, plus few side hustles. While Lauren prioritizes her family first, she also values creativity beyond playtime with her littles and working as a woman in business leaves her feeling fulfilled. …

Women Who Work: Ashlee Meadows of Ash Jewelry Studio

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Ashlee Meadows is the kind of woman we aspire to be: family-oriented, while also being creative & career-minded. While Ashlee is a mom first and foremost, she values the time that she has devoted to her growing jewelry business, Ash Jewelry Studio. We sat down with this fellow Charlotte native to learn about her success as a small business owner and how she handles family and work life balance. Read on for our interview with Ashlee.

5 Tips That Will Nail You A Second Job Interview

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Interviewing for a job is something not many of us do very often, so when the time comes for an interview, you can feel a little rusty and not on top of your A-game. Here are a few tips that’ll help you feel prepared and confident the next time you go into a job interview.

How To Get Out of a Career Rut

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Going through a career rut? Been there, done that. I know what it’s like and how frustrating it can be. I’m sure I’ll experience many more throughout my professional career, but here are five tips that have helped me through the ones I’ve experienced thus far.

10 At Work Productivity Tips

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I work at a marketing agency from 8:30 – 5:30 Monday through Friday. I love working in marketing because every single day is different. That doesn’t mean, however, that my days never feel boring, long, or mundane. Even when every day consists of a different to-do list or schedule, working behind a desk at a computer screen 90 percent of the day can get exhausting. …

Don’t Let Your College Major Define Your Career Path

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I chose to major in business marketing because it was practical and versatile. I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum in the business school while attending BYU. However, I always wondered how my career would be today if I majored in French, or graphic design, or psychology, or if I decided not to go to college at all. All of these things are interesting to me and I …