Tips for Every Stage of Your Career

Providing advice and support for women entering or returning to the workplace has been one of Make It Better’s long-time passions. We want to make sure you get the most out of your career while also making your life a little easier. We know juggling a career and a family is challenging — being a working mom can be a bit like having two full-time jobs — so here are our top tips for everything from finding the job that’s right for you, to getting that raise you deserve, and more.

1. Find Meaningful Work

How to Find Meaningful Work

If you’re returning to the workforce after time away, answering the “What do I really want to do?” question can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be impossible.

2. Don’t Make These Resume Mistakes

5 Resume Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

The difference between a strong resume and a less-than-stellar resume will absolutely impact how many interviews or job leads you receive. Here are five common mistakes to avoid while writing your resume.

3. Make Sure You Have a LinkedIn Profile That Makes People Want to Meet You

7 Days to a LinkedIn Profile That Makes People Want to Meet You

LinkedIn has become the de facto way for professionals to showcase their career paths and network with one another — and it is critical to have a profile if you’re re-entering the professional world.

4. Follow These Top Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

6 Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

It can be challenging to find reliable sources among various recruiters, bloggers and social media platforms. Trustworthy outlets are difficult to distinguish from those that waste a job seeker’s time. These social media tips — and go-to websites — will help get you on the right track.

5. Take Some Advice From Chicago’s Most Successful Banker

Ed Wehmer, a North Shore native, is regarded as Chicago's most successful banker.

Here are seven tips and tenets that can help guide you to be successful in business and life — from a man who definitely knows what he’s talking about.

6. Learn The Secret to Getting the Salary or Raise You Deserve

The Secret to Getting the Salary or Raise You Deserve

Are you ready to take control of your career and get the salary, raise or promotion you deserve? The first step is getting very clear on what it is you want.

7. Pay Attention to How Your Career (or Lack of) Impacts Your Children

How Your Career (or Lack of) Impacts Your Children

Finding the balance between your career and being a parent is difficult. Here’s how to make sure your work doesn’t affect your children in a negative way as you strive to find that balance.

8. Working While Pregnant? Follow These 7 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

Working While Pregnant: 7 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

These seven tips will help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy while also protecting your career path and your paycheck.

 

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