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Spring Cleaning

3 Tips for a Successful Spring Job Search

Spring-cleaning on your mind, Career Girl?  As you begin dusting the nooks and crannies around the house, also consider dusting off your approach to your winter job search.  Just as the trees are sprouting new shoots, it’s ...

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3 Tips for a Successful Career Pivot

I recently found myself at a career crossroads. My husband and I had owned our own business for the past five years, but we both realized the business was no longer fulfilling either of our passions. So after much contemplation...

Three Career Enhancing Benefits of Face-to-Face Communication

  I’ve been IM’ing a lot at work lately. It makes me feel so techie–and younger than I really am. And in many ways, it really is quite efficient. I need to ask the tech guy at the other end of the office a two second...


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What the Olympics Can Teach Us About Our Career

I love the Olympics. Watching champions, who after years of practice, attain that final dream of Olympic gold, or even just find victory in making it to the Olympics, are so inspiring. It makes me want to get out there and win ...

Women Interviewing

3 Essential Tips for Acing the Interview

You’ve been scouring job boards, networking like a fiend, and have finally landed that critical interview for the job you’ve always dreamed of. How do you pass the interview with flying colors? Check out these three tips fo...

6 Tips for a Successful Job Search

It’s January 20: your holiday buzz has officially worn off. And now that oh-so-familiar feeling is creeping back up on you every time your alarm goes off at 6am: dread of going to work, grinding it out in a job where the magi...


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Get Creative This Year!

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein Creativity tends to be associated with artists, innovators, and your scrapbooking friend down the street, but the most succes...

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Social Media is the New Background Check

Holiday Party Season It’s holiday season, setting the stage for numerous holiday parties and get togethers—and providing the perfect photo ops with which to update your social networks. That photo of you sitting on Santa’...

Thank you note

Why Send a Thank You Note After an Interview?

With this upcoming week of giving thanks, it seems apropos to discuss thank you notes as it relates to your professional interviewing.  Career Girls, sending a personal note to your interviewer(s) is not just a nice to do, it ...


The Art of Small Talk in the Interview

Sweaty palms. Racing heart. An interview room can be a scary place, no matter how many times you’ve sat on the receiving end. But never fear, Career Girls, using the well-practiced art of small talk can make interviewing a br...