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How a Moment Can Change Your Life

Our life is made up of moments – strings of moments that can delight us, frighten us, and empower us. Can you look back on your life and pinpoint the moments in your life that are the most important? I’m sure we can...

Knowing When It’s Time to Quit

Gone are the days when we graduate college, get a job, and stay in that job most of our lives. Many of our parents will retire with 30+ years tenure in their companies, and often in their respective jobs. Years ago, this was no...

Write a Great Cover Letter – CareerBuider Video

CareerBuilder.com isn’t just a great job search site, it also has fantastic practical tips for those looking for a job. I highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel for short, easy, practical tips like those in...


By Invitation Only – Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Game changer. There’s no other way to describe the impact Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson had on internet shopping when they launched Gilt Groupe in 2007. They changed the way women around the nation shop. Popu...

Words to Stop Saying – Never Ask ‘Does That Make Sense’

Have you ever been in a conversation and become incredibly aware that the person you’re speaking with is saying “like” every two seconds? Or maybe you’ve spoken to that annoying person who ends every sen...

The Seed is Planted – I’m Officially Open for Business!

First, let me welcome you to Career Girl Network. I know there are new readers here and readers who have traveled with me from Minneapolis Career Girl to Chicago Career Girl and now on to this national media platform to advance...


Wouldn’t it be nice? Wellness Retreats in Mexico

There I am, on the plane from Minneapolis to Chicago, feeling a little bit too full after days of red wine and gourmet meals with my in-laws, and I come across this article, “The Vacation That Will Kick-Start a Healthier,...

The Mac Attack

I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make s...

Does Casual Dress Hurt Your Income?

In some ways, this is a no brainer – the person required to wear a suit to work probably makes more than the person required to wear a uniform. But Payscale.com breaks it down even further, showing us that it’s not ...


11 Advantages Women Leaders Must Maximize

We hear often about the disadvantages of female leaders. In fact, CGN recently brought you an article about negative female stereotypes that’s downright scary. But here’s the opposite question – what advantage...