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graduate-student

The Case Against Graduate School

One of my favorite career bloggers, Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist was recently a commentator on NPR on the subject of graduate school educations and namely, are they worth it? (Check out the full NPR recording from Penel...

blueprint

The End to the Cleanse

It’s Saturday and I’m finally eating solid food. And I have to say, the cleanse was unbelievably successful. Drinking juice for three days was, shockingly, not that difficult. In fact, the most difficult part of the...

job interview

The Final Interview

You’ve had the phone interview, followed by the in-person interview, and perhaps even a second interview. What comes next? An offer? Sometimes. But in some cases, with some companies, there’s a final step you have t...


blueprint

Cleanse Day 1

There they are. 15 bottles of juices. 5 down as of yesterday, 10 to go. And because so many dear friends and followers are interested in my cleanse, I’ll blog each day. Let me start of by saying I feel fabulous! Honestly....

blueprint

Preparing to Cleanse

For the record, I’ve always balked at things like cleansing as a borderline anorexic women’s way to justify not eating for 10 days. But boy, was I wrong. I’ve recently become acquainted with the BluePrint Clea...

reliability

Reliability

I have a dear friend who has many good qualities. He is funny and well dressed, intelligent and thoughtful. But whenever I tell people about him, I boast the same trait of his first and foremost. I say, “He always does ex...


career

Your Job is not Your Career

I read something yesterday that struck me as phenomenally profound. Listen up, ladies (and gents), and truly think about this statement. “Your job is not your career.” Now repeat it. Really repeat it. “Your jo...

rejection_letter

The Rejection Letter

When you’ve interviewed for a job, maybe even a second interview, third interview, etc. rejection can sting. And for me, the absolute worst way possible to receive a rejection is the dreaded the blanket HR email. It’...

equal pay

Equal Pay Day

April 20th is Equal Pay Day, and here at the Career Girl Network, we’re celebrating! For too long, women have made less money for the same work. Even in this modern year, women still make 80 cents on the dollar compared t...


Get a move on

Get out of your own way!

Last night, I attended a panel discussion on work/life integration. The organization running the seminar chose the word integration purposefully. Rather than asking ourselves how we balance our personal lives with our work live...