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The Single Career Girl: Speed Dating Tips

I’ve told you what it’s like to go to Singles Mixers, but what about speed dating? Is it easier or harder, more awkward or less awkward? Well, I hate to tell you that all singles events are kind of awkward, but it&#...

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Make Your Office Memorable

When I worked in newsrooms, people often came in to take tours of the station: potential new employees, elementary school classes, local business groups. Of course, that didn’t mean our work stopped. We sometimes cleaned ...

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How to Further Your Career During Grad School

On Wednesday, I gave you a few questions to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to return to the classroom. If you’ve decided to apply or are already in graduate school, the next step is to make the most of the years ...


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Is Graduate School Right for You?

Maybe you’re looking to change careers or you just want to move up in your industry. Whatever the reason, graduate school has come up as a possible next step, and you have to weigh your options. You don’t want to spend the ...

Make Positive and Genuine Connections

I’m at a time in my life when I’m not only looking to expand my network, but to make new friends in the process. There’s nothing like having a group of like-minded professionals to spend some down time with. But in order ...

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Productive Networking: Strike the Right Balance

We’ve talked about how to stay productive at work and at home, but being productive when you’re networking is an equally important task. There are so many ways to network today: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the good old...


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The Single Career Girl: Singles Mixers

Whenever I speak to other single Career Girls, they ask me about which activities I’ve done to meet other singles. I’ve tried a wide range in Chicago, and I am in the process of finding which activites work best for...

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Career Lessons from Project Runway

If you’re a big Project Runway fan, you were probably like me last night, anxiously awaiting to find out who the winner of season 10 is. I’ve been a loyal viewer all season long, watching all of the ups, downs, and ...

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Empathy in the Workplace

We’ve told you about gaslighting and on Wednesday, we talked about how men and women view power differently. One thing women are often accused of is being “too sensitive” to lead, or “too emotional” to hold power. I...


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Knowing Your Power

How often do you truly feel powerful, Career Girls? For many of us, power is not a part of our everyday vocabulary. If we think of power, we often think of it in terms of being respected and well-liked. But, chances are, you do...