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collaboration

How to Collaborate Effectively

At some point in our careers, we will have to — and want to — collaborate with others. Whether you’re working on a personal project or developing a project for your business, bringing on someone new can be exc...

firstjob

Does Your First Job Matter?

On Sundays at Career Girl Network, we like to talk about productivity. So far, we’ve talked about being more productive in your day-to-day life at work and at home. But we haven’t yet explored the idea of productivi...

movingbackhome

Live with Your Parents After Graduation? You Aren’t the Only One.

Yes, I’m publicly admitting it: I currently live with my parents. I moved back in while I finished graduate school, and now that I’ve just completed my degree, I’m staying with them as I build my career. I was...


onlinepresence2

Build a Better Online Presence

The importance of having an online presence and personal brand is growing every day. Regardless of which industry you’re in, potential employers and clients want to see that you’re engaging in the community.  I was sur...

jobrejection

Recover from Rejection in Your Career

If I had to name my top two fears, they would be failure and rejection. Obviously, if I let these fears completely overtake me, I would probably miss out on some amazing experiences — in personal relationships and in my c...

womenshakinghands

Improve Your In-Person Networking Skills

We’re all the new girl at some point, and recently, I’ve been the new girl at in-person networking events. I never realized how few I’d been to, or how little I knew about the process. I decided the best thing to do was n...


productivewomanathome

How to Be Productive Outside of Work

Are you stuck in a cycle of going to work, coming home, doing chores, sleeping, then doing it all over again? It’s only natural that our lives fall into routines and patterns, but at some point, we get tired of the routine. W...

carrieandbig

The New Breakup Rules

I went through a breakup a few months ago and, as usual, turned on an episode of Sex and the City. I was reminded of Carrie’s “Breakup Rules” after she ended things with Mr. Big: 1. Destroy all pictures where he looks sex...

womanasleep

Keep Your Energy Up as the Days Get Shorter

Summer is coming to a quick close and fall is on it’s way. With the dropping temperatures comes daylight savings. Soon, we’ll “fall back” an hour, and we’ll commute home under a darkened sky. As the days seem to short...


toughinterview

Conquer Competency-Based Interview Questions

Some interviewers keep their questions very basic: “Tell me a little about yourself,” and “Tell me the skills you could bring to our team.” Others, however, can get specific: “Give me an example of a time you worked w...