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rahmmichiganave

Rahm Emanuel Profiled in Michigan Avenue Magazine

Rahm Emanuel did, years ago, what very few people are capable of. He set his sights on one job, and one job only. Even as he was elected to the House of Representatives and later became the Chief of Staff in President ObamaR...

challenge

There Will Be Naysayers: Dealing With Being Challenged

It has been seven weeks since I left my stable and well-paying job to become an entrepreneur, and four weeks since I launched the Career Girl Network website publicly. But it’s been years that I dreamed of this business a...

embarrassedwoman

Bouncing Back After Embarrassment at Work

The media has been filled recently with the tales of powerful high-profile men in public meltdowns. First, the co-founder of Invisible Children (the charity responsible for the viral video Kony 2012 last month) Jason Russell, s...


lifesaver

Built In Contingency Plans: Your Lifesaver at Work

Effective planning is often what sets men and women apart. When we’re leaving for a trip, my husband packs by throwing a few jeans into a bag the night before. I’ve made a list a week in advance and planned carefull...

womentime

Tracking Your Time with Real Simple

Time. It’s a constant battle, and here at Career Girl Network we know it all too well. Just two weeks ago, we shared two articles with you on the importance of time and time tracking to make your schedule more efficient. ...

Leadership Ahead

Killer Career Advice From Women Who Lead By Example

Last week, we brought you some of the best advice executives had ever been given – a quick glimpse into the “secret lives of CEOs.” Because really, who doesn’t want to hear more advice from truly powerfu...


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Should You Take the Job?

You think you’ve gotten through the toughest parts of the process. You’ve written your cover letter, tailored your resume, passed through the phone interview and the in-person interview with flying colors. The offer...

3-words

3 Words That Guarantee Failure

Is it possible to, without a doubt, predict failure? Can you know, prior to even beginning a task that you will fail at it? Inc. writer and the creator of “Sales Source” Geoffrey James says yes. In his article from ...

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Getting the Best from Your Interns

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming and they’re flocking to cities around the country in droves – interns. And on a case-by-case basis, they can either be phenomenal cheap labor to help you get ahea...


generalhealthandfitness

Chicago’s “Skinny Black Book” of Fitness

As many of you know, I’ve become a bit of a group fitness junkie. For years, I worked out alone, logging my hours on the elliptical machine religiously all while staring at the TV or the blank wall in front of me thinking...