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The Only Three Job Interview Questions That Matter

You have a big job interview coming up. You’ve practiced answering questions based on the “Situation/Behavior/Outcome” model. You’ve researched the company and you’re prepared to ask smart question...

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Please Don’t Stop Learning.

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: When parents push their kids into 8,710 lessons, shuttling them around in a giant whirling dance of soccer and violin and tap and ceramics and intermediate Mandarin — but those very parents ...

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Crossfit Demystified

These days, you can’t swing a pair of LuluLemon pants without hitting someone who is on the Crossfit bandwagon. Crossfit received some extra attention this week when photos of an eight-months-pregnant Crossfitter went vir...


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You’re Not That Busy.

I know, I know. That headline is bound to irk a few people. It irked a few people when the Harvard Business Review posted a blog on this very topic last week, pleading people to stop complaining about how busy they were. That p...

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Set Higher Standards for Yourself

It sounds like I’m telling you to mop your floors more often, or always read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, or never be seen in public in yoga pants. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite. What if you were t...

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Go Ahead, Get Running: Why You Should Finally Register for a Race

You’re a goal-oriented person. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be part of Career Girl Network. So what’s stopping you from crossing that big fat running race off your bucket list? I hear from people all the time who ...


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Things I Wish I Knew at 22

I turned 30 on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a rager since I’m six months pregnant, but perhaps sobriety gave me additional opportunity for gratitude and reflection. Lately I’ve been thinking back to graduating fr...

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Down With Corporate Jargon! Use Real Words

You have all been in meetings where things devolve into buzzspeak: You know, going forward, net-net when we look at things apples to apples at the end of the day when we’re flying at 30,000 feet and collaborating on value...

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Please Don’t Sell Yourself Short

I remember going on informational interviews with established freelancers when I first started freelancing. We’d talk about networking, finding a niche, and the realities of the freelance market. Inevitably, it would end ...


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Four Steps to Becoming a Freelancer

I regularly volunteer at events for students and new graduates from my alma mater. I know I’m not a famous author or a third string NFL quarterback (my two dream jobs), but I’ve noticed that my job sounds pretty coo...