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A Story of Job Search Failure (and how it led to success)

After I finished graduate school in Belgium, I ended up at a career loss.  I wanted to stay in Europe (there was a boy and also I loved my access to amazing chocolate), but I didn’t have the right passport, I had no idea wha...

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Got a Career Hangover?

  I call the first few weeks of January ‘Career Hangover WEEK’.  You know, when all the fun of the holiday parties and the sitting around and watching the tree while your out-of-office response merrily deals with ...

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Three Things You Need To Start Your Business

Ahhh the dream: You sit back in your desk, drink some more coffee, and daydream what it would be like if you called the shots while doing something you love. Maybe you’d have some minions! And a really nice office set up....


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17 Things To Boost Your Career Right Now

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who is trying to bring you just a little bit more career happiness in your day (that doesn’t involve donuts). Read on for more! Grab someone in your network and go out to lunch. Cho...

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Is Your Job Making You Tired? Here’s How To Fix That.

Recently, a lot of random people have been talking to me about their work in a negative way. They are tired of work. They are stressed by work. They are just plain exhausted…by work. And I GET it.  No matter how much you...

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Should You Quit If You REALLY Hate Your Job?

We’ve all been there, hunched down in our desks furtively checking the clock (and Facebook) hoping that time will somehow speed up. You hate your boss. You are bored with your work. Your co-workers are annoying. The hours...


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Are You Investing Enough In Your Career?

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who helps smart women who are unwilling to settle for anything less than career happiness.  She’s a dispenser of witty advice and a little bit of snark, and she’s here to mak...

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Career Happiness 101: Dealing With Terrible Feedback

Yes, that’s right: Your colleagues have a say in your career happiness.  Negative, annoying, frustrating, overly peppy or checked-out…these co-workers and bosses can make our day by being awesome, or tank our day b...

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Two Career “Mistakes” That Worked Out In The End

Christie Mims is a career coach on a mission to help women find career happiness, and she comes to us today to share some of her biggest lessons (that on first glance) seemed to be BIG mistakes. Have you ever had one of those &...


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What to Say When Your Resume Has an Annoying Gap

Have you ever had a resume gap? A break in your timeline that makes you cringe and fills you with a certain shame when you even THINK about interviewing? You think all sorts of crazy thoughts.  Things like, What if “they...