09.04.2020 - Tech Leader Power Lunch topic is "Ask Melisa Anything Q&A Call"

Return to Work After Maternity Leave? 10 Considerations

In This Post – Return to Work After Maternity Leave

  • Have you been agonizing about whether or not to return to work after maternity leave?
  • My personal decision about working after kids (hint: it was messy)
  • Make your decision deliberately
  • 10...
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Is Your Career Worth It? (after you have kids)

In This Post (for working moms)

  • Have you been questioning whether or not to work? You’re not alone.
  • Have you taken the time and space to consider your options?
  • 5 Steps for working moms to answer the question: ”Is my career worth...
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6 Critical Interview Prep Steps (that most candidates overlook)

Hey job-seeker,

Do you have a process to prepare for an interview?

Most candidates follow a mental checklist. It includes things like:

  • Research the company online
  • Review the job description
  • Mentally match the job description to their resume
  • Think...
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How To Re-Establish Your Credibility After a Setback at Work


What happened to your track record of success?

Are you a consistent high-performer who had an unexpected setback?

This blog post is for you.

What happened that created a setback in your career?

  • Did you encounter a challenging boss who was...
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How to Make Your Networking Count (especially if you dread it)

Networking can suck

Most people don’t like networking.  Do you?

They justify why they can’t or shouldn’t network.

But, most of the time, the dread and avoidance we feel toward networking all disipates after we get on the...

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The exact steps to transition from full-time to part-time work

In This Post

  • Do you want to convert to part-time?
  • What's holding you back?
  • My story of shifting to part-time
  • Tips for asking your current company to convert to part-time
  • What you should say when asking to convert to part time
  • Be ready for your...
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3 Steps to Prepare for A Salary Negotiation


Did you find a perfect job for you, at least for right now as a next step in your career?

Have you received a verbal or written offer and you're not sure if it's fair?

Here are the 3 steps to figure out if you (1) should negotiate and (2)...

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10 Things NOT to Say in an Interview (and What to Say Instead)

Here are the top 10 answers I’ve heard in interviews that I would recommend an interviewee NEVER say.

Some seem like common sense, some are a bit shocking (I was definitely surprised by the number of people who have told me they’ve...

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13 Tips to Avoid The Biggest Mistake New Employees Make

Have you started a new job?

Are you getting ready to start a new job?


A mistake many job seekers make is "declaring victory" after they get the job and relaxing into the job. They stop selling...

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The 6 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job

Have you been thinking it's time to leave your job?

But you're not sure?

You don't want to stay too long and stagnate.

You might really want to remove yourself from a toxic situation.

But, you're hesitating.

Is it time to make a move?

You might be...

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Join me for the weekly [free] Tech Leader Power Lunch

We'll spend 30 minutes working ON your career, and focusing on what you want in your career and ultimately for your life.


One of the biggest mistakes tech leaders make is focusing ALL their time on their day-to-day and neglecting their career and the big picture of what they really want and how they'll achieve it.

Months, quarters and years go by.

They're stagnating and unfulfilled.

And for some, the unexpected happens....they're let go.

Don't let this be you too.