Dear DFS: How Do I Avoid Age Becoming a Factor in my Interviews?

Sue Hicks DFS Lexington

Dear DFS, I have been working in the same career for many years, but was just recently laid off. Now I am on the job search again, and I’m interviewing with people who are half my age. I haven’t been making it to the second round of interviews, and I think I may be coming off wrong to these prospective employers, but it’s hard when you … [Continue reading]

Lizanne Kindler on Rekindling the Talbots Brand

Lizanne Kindler

  In 2012, Talbots was predicted to be one of top ten brands that would disappear by 2013. Coming out of the recession, the Massachusetts-based women’s clothing company experienced a period of profit losses, waning clientele and was looking to close almost 20% of their stores. Enter Lizanne Kindler. The retailer was barely treading water when … [Continue reading]

Fall in Love with Your Hair!

Felicia Leatherwood

Guest post from Beautiful Textures™ Celebrity Stylist Felicia Leatherwood  It’s been said that fall is “a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”  Summer may be coming to an end, but fall is a season of promise and a great time to consider a new hair style to usher in the “second spring.”   Proper hair care and maintenance … [Continue reading]

A Lot Rides on Teamwork

Reesa at RAGBRAI

By: Reesa Staten of Robert Half Early in my career with Robert Half, I joined a cycling team organized by the company for a two-day charity ride through California’s Napa Valley wine country and Sonoma coast. It was a great way to meet colleagues and raise money for a good cause (in this case, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society). Over the … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries:The Skimm’s Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin


Dear Danielle and Carly in 2006, Your life is pretty, pretty good. Keep on eating that pasta because it's going to be a while before you're back in Italy. You two just met on a study abroad trip in Rome. You're having a great time not talking about the real world that comes after graduating college. And you should. Because real life gets real … [Continue reading]

Best Practices for Using Credit Cards


Credit Card Basics – Tips that Can Help Guest post from The Simple Dollar. Signing up for any one of the best credit cards is a piece of cake, but do you know how to optimize them? Unfortunately, figuring out how to use the features your credit … [Continue reading]

Working to Further Advance the Careers of Retail Workers across the United States through a Strategic Corporate Foundation Partnership

Women at Desk CROP LO RES

The skills gap among U.S. workers is a pressing challenge facing our country today that is impacting the 15 million people working in retail. According to the Bridge the Gap report published by Harvard Business School, 51 percent of retailers find it … [Continue reading]

How to Answer When Success is Calling!


There’s nothing easy about the job search, but if asked to pinpoint the most unnerving part of the process, many would say it’s interviewing. Yet, even more harrowing than a face-to-face meeting is the initial phone interview. Today these … [Continue reading]

What Are GMOs and Why Is Everyone Arguing Over Them?


Genetically Modified Organisms—or GMOs—caught the public’s attention this year when the popular Mexican chain, Chipotle, became the first fast food restaurant to ban the use of all GMO ingredients in their food.  Under their slogan “Food … [Continue reading]