Author Archives: Danielle Dayries

best businesses to start

Best Businesses to Start After 50? Ask Yourself

What are the best businesses to start? If you have hit that milestone where you are ready to realize your dream of opening your own business, large or small, we have a few tips on where to begin. This urge could have been spawned because of a layoff or perhaps… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • August 8, 2018
soft skills
Career Maker

3 Steps to Showcase Your Soft Skills and Land the Job

In a report from the Age Smart Employer Award program, a project of Columbia University’s Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health, companies are now realizing that by hiring, retaining and using older workers strategically, they can solve a variety of pressing problems business owners face. The traits most valued… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • July 3, 2018
Career Transition

3 Tips for Downshifting into Pre-Retirement

Consciously uncoupling was a word brought to the world by a well-known celebrity to describe the process of separating from her husband. While we may have all chuckled, consciously deciding to make a transition vs. being the passive recipient of a life change is an empowering way to own a… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • May 22, 2018
inspirational leaders
Leadership Growth

True Inspirational Leaders Pay It Forward

People can lead in many ways. Position and title describe the level of responsibility with authority, but job descriptions are less important compared to the character of true inspirational leaders who pay it forward. Everyone can have an attitude of giving back. The main quality that demonstrates being true inspirational… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • April 17, 2018
negotiation skills
Career Maker

Get the Salary You Deserve: 3 Tips to Optimize Your Negotiation Skills

You, yes you, ALREADY are a master negotiator! While you may not be negotiating your salary every day, you are encountering negotiation examples in everyday life—negotiating who is going to make dinner tonight, what the budget is for a new car or how much money to save for the future… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • March 12, 2018
gender pay gap
Career Maker

The Waning Gender Pay Gap

Play your part in lowering the gender pay gap – ask for a raise today! You, yes you, can play in a role in lowering the gender pay gap while securing the income you deserve. According to the Census Bureau, the wage gap between men and women is beginning to… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • February 17, 2018
labor force
Career Maker

Labor Force Shifts Diversity in Favor of Women in Their Prime

There are gradual, but significant changes happening in today’s U.S. labor force. Within the latter part of the 20th century, changes in demographics, including slowing growth, aging and increased diversity have been driving a considerable impact on what the labor force looks like. These changes are projected to impact the… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • January 16, 2018
Career Maker

Give Yourself a Gift This Season: Put Time and Energy into Job Hunting

We are often told we should step back from the job hunting during the holiday season. Friends will caution, "No one is hiring." I'd like to suggest another approach - to continue with these very important job search tips that will help keep your momentum going. When the New Year… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • November 27, 2017
get a call back
Career Maker

Didn’t Get a Call Back After the Interview? Things You Can Try

We have all been there at one point or another. We’ve worked tirelessly to prepare our resumes, spent countless hours scanning job boards and employer websites for that dream job, and rearranged our schedules to attend interviews with only a few days notice. Sometimes, we’ve confidently participated in several rounds… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • November 6, 2017
hire a career coach
Career Transition

Invest in Your Most Important Asset: You

So, if you read my post last month, you may have decided to invest in your professional growth and hire a career coach. Good for you! Professional coaching can bring many wonderful benefits including a fresh perspective, unique ideas from someone who operates in the career search space every day… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • September 25, 2017
professional career coach
Career Maker

Navigate Your Job Search with a Professional Career Coach

What would happen if you attempted to drive on a complex, ever changing highway without any mirrors on your car? Surely you would have a hard time navigating through obstacles, seeing all the options to maneuver quickly while also being aware of impending blind spots. Well, a professional career coach… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • August 21, 2017
retirement lessons
Career Transition

Shifting Gears: Four Retirement Lessons for a Woman in her Prime

Retirement is often seen as the pinnacle of one’s career. However, the emotional and mental side of this life enchanting, albeit often unnerving, change is often overlooked. After years of developing professional skills and social contacts, shifting gears can be challenging. This life experience is similar to renovating a building with… Read More
  • Danielle Dayries |
  • July 27, 2017

About Danielle Dayries

Danielle Dayries

Danielle Dayries is the CEO/owner of the locally-based outplacement firm, DMD & Associates, Inc. Her firm is engaged by companies worldwide to deliver outplacement programs that empower those affected by a reduction in force to get back to work quickly, while helping companies protect their brand and limit legal exposure. She is a board member of several Society of Human Resource Chapters, speaks throughout the United States about career transition topics and is published in multiple publications. Contact her through her website and LinkedIn.