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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...


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Five Ways to Win Your Audience

As a successful career girl, public speaking will definitely be part of the job.  Whether you a presenting to the CEO, on a panel with your peers, or pitching to a client, this may cause anxiety for some.  If you were not bor...

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Finding Ways to Fill Resume Gaps

Usually when we’re talking about gaps on resumes, we’re talking about gaps in time. But today, I want to talk about a different kind of gap – an experience gap. Do you have them on your resume? Read on and find ou...

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Seeing is Believing

The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or a television show causes an e...


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Career Lessons from 2012′s Best Advertisements

The end of the year is a great time for “best of” lists, and one of my favorites this year was Mashable’s “20 Most-Shared Ads of 2012.” And as I rolled through each of the 20 ads, it occurred to me...