Archive for May, 2013

Last Year on Career Girl Network

We’re starting a new feature on Career Girl today that you’ll begin to see every Friday….Last Year on Career Girl! CareerGirlNetwork.com launched on March 7, 2012 out of 6+ years of blogging on numerous platfo...

Should We All Be Contractors?

  Let’s start with a provocative line: Would you be better at your job if you were a contractor? If you were paid hourly, or at least per project? I worked for an hourly wage when I was fourteen: I nannied for twin ...

6 Ways to Go for the Goal

Goal setting is a popular topic lately—from career moves to weight loss, what’s the big deal? The idea is easy: you want to get somewhere, so you figure out where that is, and then you do it. What’s so hard about ...


Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

How to Wear the Wrap Dress at Work

Dresses left to right:  1)  Issa 2) Diane Von Furstenberg 3) Just Cavali 4) Michael by Michael Kors The knitted jersey wrap dress was made famous by Diane Von Furstenberg when she introduced it in 1974.  Today, there are man...

5 Tips to Rock Your Spring Season

If you live in Chicago (or anywhere like it), you got to experience the collective spring fever this past weekend. The weather finally warmed, and people are itching to get out and strut in their next spring looks. You can tell...