8 Questions That Will Help Diagnose Your Current Career Status

Ask yourself these 8 questions to determine what issues you need to fix in order to revamp your career. January 14, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Kanika Tolver’s book Career Rehab. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Once you decide your career needs rehabbing, you need to evaluate the current state of your career. This is the “diagnosis” phase. It’s similar to a contractor inspecting a home they’re planning to renovate: You’re going to evaluate what remains strong, what could use some minor repairs, and what needs to be completely gutted and rebuilt. This inspection of your career is called the Rehab YOU Evaluation, and it will require you to be transparent and open to new ways of designing, building, testing and launching your personal brand, once you select the career path that’s right for you. The Rehab YOU […]

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Build Your Squad for Financial Success

It’s time for women of color in business to lift each other up. January 13, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It was a fall evening in Washington, D.C., and I was in an Uber on my way to a book-launch event for my good friend, Minda Harts. As I was reading Minda’s book, The Memo: What Women of Color to Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, I was shocked to come across an interesting section called “What About Your Friends?” In this section, she discusses the advantages of women of color sharing their career salaries and financial-management strategies with each other. We all know there is a wage-gap problem amongst women, and an even larger problem amongst women of color. As a young child, I was always taught to never share my personal finances with my family, friends and co-workers. […]

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The 9-Step Quick Guide to Rehabbing Your Career

If you feel stuck in a job you’ve outgrown — or never really wanted — these 9 tips can help you get unstuck and find work you love. January 7, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Kanika Tolver’s book Career Rehab. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes One of the most important phases of your career rehab journey is creating your Rehab YOU career blueprint. Become the architect of your career by considering your desired career path, location, salary, scope, organization type, benefits and perks and mentors. You’ll start to feel more confident in your career renovations as you craft your vision of your dream career. Here’s how to get started:  Related: Building a Meaningful Career 1. Be a brand, not an employee Most employees don’t see themselves as brands because they don’t feel empowered by their company’s leadership or don’t […]

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