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Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid when Applying to a Media Job

When I review cover letters and resumes written by young professionals applying to jobs in the media industry for my business Media Career Consulting LLC, I tend to come across a few common mistakes. There are a lot of things t...

Lean In Again?

Last week I facilitated a women’s discussion group for an organization of which I’m a member. It was our kick-off session, so it felt fitting to use Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ 2010 Ted Talk as our discussion topic. I...

From Drake: A Lesson in Career Development

CGN is delighted to host Denise DeGennaro this week, a talented career advisor in higher education. Yes, that Drake…rapper Drake. In his hit song “Started from the Bottom,” he recalls “livin at [his] mom...


A Job Winning Cover Letter

New Rules and Proven Strategies for the 21st Century Job Market. It is often said that a cover letter rarely gets read. I beg to differ. As the Director of Career Services for a career college for 8 years I collaborated with HR...

5 Career Lessons We Can Learn from Women in Hollywood

Hollywood is gearing up for another intense awards season, which kicked off with the Hollywood Film Awards earlier this month. While the careers of the rich and famous have their highs and lows, ultimately, we Career Girls can ...

CGN’s Insider Report: Unexpected Beauty Reads

I love to read — I have since I was a young girl. I use books as an escape and as user-friendly educational tools. I am particularly fond of  autobiographies and biographies because most times I get a history lesson thro...


Bundle Up: 3 Stylish Sweater Looks

I love the feel of a soft cozy sweater during the fall, so I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe. If you’re looking for a great sweater this fall try these 3 tips: Pick a high qual...

What’s With the Sexy LinkedIn Photos?

Working in the staffing industry, I’ve had the chance to look at a lot of LinkedIn photos. Like people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are friendly and engaging, some are serious, some are geeky, and some of are even...

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Step Up: Share Your Gifts

I recently had a session with a fabulous young woman, Jana. She’s smart, talented, and completely committed to helping and supporting other people in finding their purpose in life. She is so passionate about this in fact, tha...


All Thumbs in a Kitchen? [Infographic]

A chill fills our evenings, Halloween is right around the corner, and our talk turns to the dreaded ‘holidays.’ Let me go on record as saying, I’m typically not a fan of them…at all…ever. I grit my...