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Do You Have a Winning Mindset to Succeed in Your Business?

If you are thinking about starting a business and have already started doing your research, you’ve probably read about the necessary characteristics that one must have in order to be successful as a business owner. But did you know you also needed a ‘winning mindset’? There is nothing more defeating than a non-conducive mindset, as it can sabotage your efforts on the physical level. The way entrepreneurs view the world and their own future is critical to their success.

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How to Land a Real Work from Home Gig

Do you dream of being able to work from home? Do you wish some days you could roll out of bed and immediately start accomplishing your tasks for the day, without having to make the dreaded commute to the office?

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How to Determine & Emphasize Your Transferable Skills

Every job, class project or volunteer work assignment teaches us something. While the position itself might not be something that you’d like to emphasize on your resume or in your work history (such as that stint you worked in fast food), it can still be a valuable experience in terms of transferable skills you gained at the opportunity.

Transferable skills are the skills you’ve gathered through previous experience (jobs, hobbies, volunteer work, etc.) that can be used in your next job or new career.

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How Do We Solve the STEM Gender Gap?


In an effort to find some inspiration, I found this story about a Massachusetts mom who shared her frustrations about signing up her daughter for summer camp in a Boston Globe article.

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My Best Boss Ever

In honor of National Boss's Day, five Randstad women leaders shared memories of outstanding bosses who have helped shape their careers. Read their stories and find out how a great boss can make a real difference in the lives of employees. Also, check out Four Ways to Be a Better Boss, based on our recent Randstad Engagement Study!

The Power of Thank You
Rebecca L. Harrell, Regional Vice President, Randstad US

I had one boss from early in my career who taught me so much and was truly a great mentor. He was the president of the company I worked for, and I managed his operations. He had many great qualities as a leader, but three really come to mind: character, competence and commitment. Although he had a great sense of humor, his character really stood out to me. He was always open and honest, but most of all, he was trustworthy. He believed you had to have a strong foundation of trust or the relationship could not be sustainable. In regards to his competency, he knew how to lead his division to the next level through his vision and strategy. He knew when to take calculated risks or when to stay the course. Last, he had strong commitment not only to the company, but also specifically to his employees. He believed your commitment was the backbone, and it was what gave you the focus and strength to do your job.

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Are You a Workaholic?

The topic of work/life balance made headlines again this week after a wealthy businessman resigned as head of a trillion-dollar investment fund to spend more time with his family.

Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian said he made the decision after his 10-year-old daughter gave him a 22-point list of all the milestones he had missed in her life, including her first day of school, a soccer match, a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade.

“My work-life balance had gotten way out of whack, and the imbalance was hurting my very special relationship with my daughter,” El-Erian wrote in a Worth.com article that has since gone viral.

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Getting – and Keeping – Women on the Leadership Track

 Women are taking on leadership roles and adding value at the top levels of organizations more than ever before – case and point, Marillyn Hewson, who was recently named the first female CEO of Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest defense contractors.

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Sponsors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference?

For women looking to open the c-suite door, sponsors may hold the key.

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How Can Companies Pave The Way For More Women CEOs?

2014 started off as a great year for women in leadership, with the January announcement that Mary Barra was tapped as the new CEO for General Motors, making her the auto industry's first female chief executive officer.

To discuss this groundbreaking development, Randstad's own Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Kelley recently appeared on Boston's New England Cable News (NECN) to discuss Barra's appointment and other ways companies can help women leaders advance to top levels in the workplace.

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Four T.I.P.S. To Becoming a Successful Woman

Want to know the secrets behind some of today’s most successful women? The Huffington Post recently uncovered 8 Success Secrets From Female Leaders and found these surprising answers:

  • Oprah Winfrey – Meditation
  • Xerox CEO Ursula Burns – A supportive husband
  • Arianna Huffington – Failure
  • Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles – Restful Weekends

To add to this list, Randstad is providing four more success secrets from some of today’s female superstars. Keep these useful “T.I.P.S.” in mind as you navigate the workplace!

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