Archive for June, 2013
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“Virtual Girls’ Night Out” with Marlene Franke

What is Virtual Girls’ Night Out? We all want to spend more time chatting with our girlfriends, but sometimes life is just too busy to get those girls’ nights out scheduled regularly. That’s why Career Girl Ne...

Achieve More Through Mentoring

Many people have experienced the mentor/mentee relationship at some point in life, perhaps during their education or in the corporate world. As a fellow mentor and mentee, this Career Girl understands the value of mentoring. As...

The Blessing and the Curse of Summer for Your Career

The words “Summer Job” probably conjure some flashbacks of roller skating car hops, lifeguards, mowing lawns, and all of the other kinds of jobs you’d take in the summer between years of high school or college...


Why You Need to Write a Professional Bio

There may be numerous times in your career when you’re asked for something other than your resume to represent yourself in a given situation. In those times, you’re often going to be expected to present a profession...

Are You Making This Mistake On LinkedIn?

I feel like everyone is having the same conversation these days about LinkedIn: “Have you been networking on LinkedIn – everyone’s on there!” “Have you posted on LinkedIn recently?”  “...

Choosing Risks Wisely

We’re in charge of our own vulnerability. I overheard someone say, “That makes me feel vulnerable.” I’m not one to run around on semantics but like the true therapist that I am I want to explore how something “makes u...


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Navigating Corporate Politics

When you hear the term “office politics”, if you are like most of your peers you immediately conjure up negative images of self-promotion, “brown-nosing” and having to sacrifice your ethics and integrity...

Your Job is a Roller Coaster: And Other Career Advice from My Dad

My dad is my role model for everything in business. He is incredibly well respected in his industry, great at his job, and dedicated (probably to a fault). I joke, “He’ll die at his desk.” And while I do hope ...

Keep Calm & Carry On Superglue, A Lesson from Dad

My childhood is full of father-daughter moments. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together, just the two of us. Dad loves to tell the story about when I was helping him paint the fence and I painted the neighbor...


Cute, But Never Mundane

I discovered the talented Dovey Kim last October when she was featured as one of Allure’s top three Beauty Bloggers. Dovey is an obscenely talented professional who knocks out one of my favorite beauty blogs, Cute and Mundane...