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Confessions of a Complete “Praise Whore”

    In addition to loving praise myself, I’m really good at giving it out, too. If a friend, colleague, or staff member does a good job, I absolutely love being able to laud them publically for their work. Not o...

oldway-newway

The Truth About Change and Creating Habits – It Takes 66 Days!

There is a common belief that it takes 21 days to form a habit, 21 days for something new to become so much a part of your life that you’re accustomed to it being there. So we think if we can just get through the first th...

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5 Job Interviewing Musts That Became Surprise “Don’ts” for This Hiring Manager

As many of you know, I’ve recently made the journey from entrepreneurship here at Career Girl Network to the corporate sector. And while I certainly miss the CGN staff and interns, I’m incredibly happy with my choic...


windingpath

Which is Right for You: Master’s Degree or Certificate?

Our educational paths are as individual as our fingerprints, and the way these paths shape our careers can be the same for no two individuals. What any admissions expert, career services professional, or boss for that matter, w...

4 Books to Read Before You Start a New Job

It happens every Monday in this country and around the world – people eagerly and nervously start new jobs. And whether you’re 14 or 64, the first days, weeks, and months in a new job will be nerve wracking. We’re...

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The Platitudes of Career Development and How to Know They’re True

“As the founder of Career Girl Network, it’s been a few months since you’ve heard from me on this site. For those of you who follow our newsletter, you know that I’ve recently stepped down as Career Girl...


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Shoe Shopping This Weekend? Here’s How to Climb the Corporate Ladder…In the Right Shoes!

We’ve all heard the adage that if you give a girl the right shoes, she can run the world. But what if you’re wearing the wrong pair? When setting yourself up for success in the workplace, don’t let hard work and d...

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Have You Thought About a Career (or Just Learning More About) Tech?

This number is staggering: 279,585. That’s the number of jobs open in tech right now! By 2020, there will be over 1 million open jobs in the tech industry. So whether you’re incredibly computer savvy, or just thinki...

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Splitting Holidays: The Tactful Way to Approach Multiple Families

Being in a relationship means making compromises. What’s important to one partner sometimes must be weighed against what is important to other partners. But when you jump into a relationship or even a marriage, it’s...


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Dress for Success: What Your Work Style Says About You

We all have our go-to looks for work. But did you ever stop to consider how your daily style influences your professional trajectory? What about how your outfit affects the perceptions of those around you? Whether you favor tra...