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New Year, New You: Dress for Success

Maybe this year you told yourself you would clean your closet, dress up more, go for that promotion or (insert goal here), and as the end of 2012 approaches, you find that you didn’t get around to it or you just werenR...

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Fast Track or Off Track: Are You at Risk of Derailing?

This is a time of year when we have a chance to reflect. To think about our successes and failures in 2012 and our hopes and resolutions for 2013. When thinking about these matters in a professional capacity, most people consul...

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Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...


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7 Stylish Winter Must-Haves

As soon as it’s cold enough that you can see your breath, I can count on repeated phone calls from my mother asking whether I’m bundled up. I’ve learned over the years that these calls are for my own good.  T...

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Should You Have a Personal Website or Professional Online Portfolio?

Generation Y has been creating websites for as long as we can remember. In the 90s, there was GeoCities, Expages, Angelfire, and many more. Gen Y created websites for everything from crushes on Jonathan Taylor Thomas to feuds w...

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Working for Free or Trade: 4 Guidelines

The last few months, I’ve found myself at a somewhat awkward, but growing stage of my career. I just finished graduate school and am transitioning into a new role, one that does not include my previous occupation — ...


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Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...

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The Innovation Tactics on Kickstarter and TEDx Changing the Business World

Etsy gives any crafter on the planet the opportunity to run a booming business. Kickstarter gives any entrepreneur on the planet the opportunity to get investors without big pitches and huge dollars. TEDx gives great speakers f...

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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Three

Three weeks ago, I started a tough-love beauty detox program with the goal of whittling down my beauty stash, so I could carry-on my luggage like a big girl. Indeed, even after years of travel I’m the idiot at O’Hare airpo...


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Pretty in Prints: The DO’s and DON’Ts of Wearing Prints to Work

In the corporate world, wearing prints to work can be a delicate dance. As a Career Girl, you want to dress professional and still show your sense of style. You may choose to stay away from prints all together, but I love the w...