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My Spring Simplification Strategy

Alright, alright. It’s time. I feel bad about it because I like writing for this crowd, but I’m afraid I have to bow out. I have been gaining a lot of other projects, and am doing some continuing education for my jo...

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More than a Resume: Put Your Best E-Face Forward

Wow. I haven’t done hiring in a while, but I have to say that my recent foray into finding an intern has been just slightly short of awful. I know it’s unpaid, but really? No one worth contacting? I want this terrib...

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Work Wanted: Picking Up a Second Job

I’m guilty of always having two jobs (or sometimes more). I tend to have something full time, and then I do a little extra, work at a store, or help someone out with side projects. Yes, I do some things for free, but I te...


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How to Rock Casual like a Pro

I know I’ve already said this, but I love the fact that I don’t have to dress business casual any more. Call me a dirty millennial, but I think that jeans should be a welcome part of business wear. They’re not...

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So You’ve Been Fired: 5 Ways to Bounce Back

I might be naive, but I kind of thought that people who get fired usually did at least a little something that may have merited firing. I’ve always been sure that there are exceptions, but generally, that’s how I th...

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Two Steps to Become More Reliable

I recently had someone tell me that she asked herself, “Who can I ask to run with me who always shows up?” and I was the answer. She said I never cancel. I never really thought about it, I guess. I mean, not to toot...


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An Open Letter to Salespeople

This weekend I had two interactions with salespeople that made me think about the profession of sales. I was forced to think about it because I was irritated. I’d like to think I’m a little more thoughtful than most...

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Interview Questions that Matter

I remember when I first was interviewing for jobs after college. You could have told me that I was going to work 80-hour weeks for minimum wage, bending paperclips or something. I wouldn’t have cared. I was so worried abo...

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Women Who Oppress Women

I’ve recently become aware of a strange phenomenon. It may be something that you’ve dealt with since so many people have already suggested to me that they’ve worked with someone like this. It was new to me, an...


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Important Lessons I Learned from Girl Scouts

I had a great time being a Girl Scout. I’ll have you know, from Troop 386, I was the only Brownie to get Brownie of the Month twice. I wanted every badge, to join every activity, and to make everyone my friend (even the g...