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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...

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You Have 118 Seconds

I love Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day” – here’s a good one. The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’...

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Storytelling with Steve Jobs

What separated Steve Jobs from other CEOs and startup leaders? There are millions of answers to this question. Perhaps it was his sheer will, relentless ambition or bold determination. August Turak, Forbes Contributor, contends...


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How Recruiters See Your Resume

Have you ever wondered what recruiters really look at when they’re reviewing your resume? Well, look no further. Business Insider has given us an innovative and exciting new look at the behavior of recruiters – an ...

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High Schools Set the Stage for Appropriate Dressing

If you’ve ever been a hiring manager, you’ve likely had the experience of reluctantly sitting across from an interviewee who is dressed inappropriately. The worst I’ve ever seen was a recent college graduate i...

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Never Say Never, And You’ll Always Be Authentic

The two most dangerous words in the English language are never and always. Making declarations with one of these two adverbs attached only sets you up for failure and can adversely affect how you are viewed by your colleagues a...


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What I Know About Beauty

The Huffington Post recently enlisted five writers who waxed philosophical on the topic “What I Know About Beauty.” The writers each classified a decade of their life – “What I Know About Beauty Now That...

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It’s All in the Undergarments

You’ve searched your closet and every department store. You’ve scoured the sale racks. You’ve built for yourself the best work wardrobe you can afford. You have your power suits, your little black dresses, you...

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There Will Be Naysayers: Dealing With Being Challenged

It has been seven weeks since I left my stable and well-paying job to become an entrepreneur, and four weeks since I launched the Career Girl Network website publicly. But it’s been years that I dreamed of this business a...


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Bouncing Back After Embarrassment at Work

The media has been filled recently with the tales of powerful high-profile men in public meltdowns. First, the co-founder of Invisible Children (the charity responsible for the viral video Kony 2012 last month) Jason Russell, s...