I'm always on the lookout for Christian women whose careers and faith seem to meld together in interesting and inspiring ways. I recently sat down with Robyn Radeker, of Robyn's Nest Hair Salon, in Middlebury, Indiana to talk about what it's like being a hairstylist, business owner, wife, mother, and Christ-follower. Hairstylist, Therapist, or Magician? I've gotten to know Robyn over … [Read more...] about More than a Haircut
It's a hard time to be looking for a job. Maybe you've been laid off or furloughed. Maybe you question your job security, or maybe you're just unhappy in your current role. The fact remains: a lot of people are looking to make a move right now. Unfortunately, a global pandemic does not make for a hopping job market. So how do you progress in your job search and career (or just stay sane) … [Read more...] about Simple Self-Care for your Job Search
On my personal Facebook, page, I asked a simple question. "Ladies: what do you wish someone had told you when you first started your career?" What I received was a wonderful array of answers- from women at the beginning of their careers all the way into retirement age. Reading and re-reading their answers, I knew this conversation needed to be shared. Career advice from any source is great, but … [Read more...] about Career Advice from the Sisterhood: Part 1
Thinking about a role or career in HR? If you're not maybe you should be! Many people who work in Human Resouces never majored in Human Resources in college, but instead, come from other disciplines or career tracks. A degree in HR is great, but there are lots of little corners in this field where different skills and experience can be beneficial. Still, even amidst the diversity of experience in … [Read more...] about Could a Career in HR be for You?
We spend at least 30% of our lives at work. On average, that’s 900,000 hours over a lifetime. That’s a lot of hours. And if the statistics are also true that 80% of Americans are miserable at their jobs, maybe it’s time to devote some attention to occupational wellness or, to borrow the label du jour, “self-care.” The national conversation around self-care has sadly become associated more with … [Read more...] about 5 Career Self-Care Practices for Christian Professionals
One day it hits you. Why is no one suggesting you apply for the open position? Or, why isn't your boss asking you to head up a new project or join a committee? At first, you brush it off, but you can’t seem to shake the suspicion that you’re not being taken seriously at work. It doesn't make sense. After all, you’re doing everything right. You show up to work on time and you do a good job. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Why You’re Not Taken Seriously at Work