Being professionally ghosted is an awful feeling.

This is the kind of ghosting when you are courted for a business opportunity, a client matter or a potential job and then things go completely silent.

When it happened to me, I was left wondering what went wrong. Did I do something wrong?

Why would an opportunity 

More than 20 million people quit their jobs in the 2nd half of 2021 and they aren’t going back to work.

Some call it the Great Resignation, others call it the Big Quit.

Interestingly, more women than men are leaving the workforce.

The women who haven’t returned to work despite so many open jobs are

Janessa Shaikun has overseen marketing efforts at Baltimore law firm Franklin & Prokopik since March 2015. She currently serves as the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development

Janessa is a longtime Legal Marketing Association volunteer, and has held several leadership roles.

In her spare time, Janessa enjoys skiing, playing Baltimore city social sports, watching the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Learn more about her in this Women Who Wow profile.

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Don’t let the last few weeks of the year go to waste when it comes to your marketing and business development efforts.

Here are a few actions you can take to build your brand and business as the year comes to a close.

  • Google yourself and set up Google Alerts for your top clients and

Have you ever been pushed out or fired from a job?

I have. It sucks, it’s unfair and it can really humble you.

The time I was pushed out of a job, everything was going great until my colleague was promoted to be my boss and then suddenly I couldn’t do anything right.

She once

If you don’t create it, someone else will.

If you don’t post it, someone else will.

If you don’t dream it, someone else will.

If you don’t do it today, someone else will.

If you don’t believe in it, someone else will.

So why not you? Or me.

Our ability to succeed hinges upon believing

In what could be the most misguided retention strategy in this highly competitive legal hiring market, some law firms are offering associates cash bonuses if they allow their employer to manage their LinkedIn accounts or if they close their LinkedIn accounts.

I almost spit out my coffee when I heard this. And I’ve heard some

Being an entrepreneur is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I have to play the role of client service, trainer, counselor, assistant, creative strategist, finance, HR, marketing, IT and even therapist at times.

Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and this is so important to me as a woman who has her own business, but also

Today is National Entrepreneurs Day, a day on which we highlight people who have designed, built and run a business from scratch.

I am lucky to have so many amazing entrepreneurs in my life from whom I learn every day.

I am an accidental entrepreneur – I started my own business after losing my job

Every day I have to silence that voice in my head that tells me that I have no business posting on LinkedIn because I don’t know anything.

Who am I to be giving successful people advice? Who do I think I am posting here when I’ve screwed up many times? Some call it imposter syndrome.