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Eliminate Stress: Change Your Expectations

Does a difficult coworker or job situation have you feeling stressed or under a lot of pressure? It can seem like there’s no way out, but the solution isn’t to change the situation (which is rarely possible) —...

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Don’t Fight Your Passion

Sometimes we choose a major, a college, or a job based on what we think we should do. We should make money, we should please our parents, we should have security. It seems better to take one road than the other. If we can make ...

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Surviving a Job You Don’t Love

You go into work every day, but you’ve lost your enthusiasm. It’s become not just routine, but borderline painful. You feel a little guilty for being less than thrilled on the job, but at the same time, it seems lik...


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Who Shouldn’t Be in Your Network

I’ve talked about how to get over the fact that someone doesn’t want you in his or her network. Now, I want to turn your attention to the people who shouldn’t be in your inner circle. And I’m not talking...

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Get into a Creative Space

For those of us in creative industries or for those of us who like to engage in creative activities in our free time, getting out of classic work mode and into a creative mode can be a challenge. Rather than getting frustrated ...

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The Single Career Girl: “I’m Dating Myself.”

I’m a huge fan of the show Parks and Recreation, and on a recent episode, one of the female characters, Anne, made a great comment about being single. Someone asked her if she was dating her ex, and she said something alo...


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Interviewing for a Job? Tell Your Story

I have a lot of friends in the process of interviewing right now, and they share many of the same concerns. They’re nervous about what to say in response to behavioral questions, which I’ve addressed on CGN before. ...

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What an Editor Sees in Your Writing

Now that I have a master’s degree in writing and am the digital content editor here at Career Girl Network, I hear a lot of repeat questions and concerns. Mainly, people ask me if I think their writing is terrible, or if ...

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How to Quit Being a People Pleaser

I’ve talked about learning to say “No” before, and how difficult it can be. But I’m realizing that it’s not just about learning to say the word itself, but feeling confident in my own power to say ...


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Productivity: Learn it from the Best in Your Business

When it comes to productivity, we look at the people we idolize and think, “How do they do it all?” We read their books, we listen to them speak — all in hopes that we’ll hear their secret to success. As...