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damagecontrol

Damage Control: What To Do When Your Job Interview Goes Awry

Last week, I was interviewing for a sales position with a company looking to expand into my locale. I’d made it to the last round, beating out over 100 other candidates for a coveted spot in the “final four.” ...

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Soul Suck: How to Win at the Job Search Without Losing Your Soul In the Process

FACT: Looking for a new job totally blows. Now that you’ve resonated on that one for a moment, let’s come back to some more real talk. There is very little that is fun or exciting or rewarding about the job search. ...

resolutions

First Week of the Year: Resolution Check!

CONGRATULATIONS! You made it! Career Girls, you ought to be throwing a party and patting yourself on the back…you survived the first week of 2013! …but did your resolutions? We all know just how daunting New Year&#...


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Finish Your Book! What Does Your 2012 Look Like?

In “Organized Chaos,” I told you about the amazing organizational benefits of a “Junk Drawer” notebook — that notebook you can carry with you everywhere to record important notes and all your brill...

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Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...

jobless

The Jobless Career Girl: Tips to Survive Unemployment Over the Holiday Season

Tis the season for baking, good tidings and cheer, family and friends. For some of us, tis also the season where we get some terrible news: you lost your job. It’s a popular time of year for layoffs — the fiscal yea...


Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...

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A New Kind of Holiday Sharing — Nail Polish Style!

When you (or perhaps your friend) open up your medicine cabinet, what do you find? If you’re anything like me, it might be Q-Tips, maybe Ibuprofen, different kinds of lotions, and…nail polish. Dozens of bottles of nail poli...

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Form Over Function Over Form: Jazz Up Your Presentation!

I was on the phone with my dad a few months ago and he was talking about a presentation he had coming up for work. He asked for some pointers, and I joked around that as long as he didn’t read text directly off his slides...


begin anwyhere

Stop Getting In Your Own Way!

A few weeks ago, I attended an evening networking event to try and connect with some potential new clients. The woman in charge of the event was making an introduction to the speaker for the night, but before she did, she gave ...