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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...


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Chicago’s “Skinny Black Book” of Fitness

As many of you know, I’ve become a bit of a group fitness junkie. For years, I worked out alone, logging my hours on the elliptical machine religiously all while staring at the TV or the blank wall in front of me thinking...

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Creating Your Own Personal Style

You wake up in the morning, you wander over to a dark closet and you decide in a half-asleep state what to wear that day. Perhaps you grab the first pair of pants you see and a cardigan. Maybe you make it easy and grab a suit o...

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10 Commandments for Dressing for Work

Every morning, women around the country make a huge decision before they even set foot in their offices – what to wear. It may seem small, but the difference between a JCrew cardigan and a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt can also...


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Write a Great Cover Letter – CareerBuider Video

CareerBuilder.com isn’t just a great job search site, it also has fantastic practical tips for those looking for a job. I highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel for short, easy, practical tips like those in...

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Words to Stop Saying – Never Ask ‘Does That Make Sense’

Have you ever been in a conversation and become incredibly aware that the person you’re speaking with is saying “like” every two seconds? Or maybe you’ve spoken to that annoying person who ends every sen...

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Does Casual Dress Hurt Your Income?

In some ways, this is a no brainer – the person required to wear a suit to work probably makes more than the person required to wear a uniform. But Payscale.com breaks it down even further, showing us that it’s not ...


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7 Ways to Wear Your Little Black Dress

I’ve posted numerous times about the LBD (Little Black Dress). You see, I live in the LBD. I have the LBD for event planning and execution, and more recently I posted about buying the LBBD (Little Black Business Dress), a...