Your Personal Brand

It’s January! (Okay, not yet, but we’re closing in!) + Why You Need To Think About This Now

  How would it feel to be standing strong, full of accomplishment as you enter 2013? It never fails: Every January, I talk to amazing people who want nothing more than to feel the freshness of the new year. Instead, they f...

Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...

The Powers of Persuasion in Business Settings

Confession: I was a high school speech nerd. That’s right. I was in speech, student congress, drama — You name it. If there was a speech to give, I was giving it. And one of my favorite categories? Persuasive speaki...


Personal and Professional Mistakes: There Is No Line

When you leave the office, you leave behind your desk and your job description and enter into your personal world. But you don’t leave behind your mistakes in either world, or your blunders. The time of complete separatio...

At Interviews, Even the Waiting Room Counts

Career Girl Network featured an article in June 2011 about the “Most Important Person in Your Company” — the receptionist. And as important as a receptionist can be in the image a company puts forward, that sa...

How I Went from “No Makeup” to “Glamour Girl” Without Waking Up Any Earlier

If you’d met me in college, or even a year or two into my career, you would have encountered a young woman who spent most of her time with her hair in a ponytail and wearing little to no makeup. But as anyone who’s ...


Getting “Pitch Perfect” in Your Value Proposition

Jodi Glickman is the author of “Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead” and was also the September 2012 speaker at the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago luncheon. Her pre...

Punch Above Your Weight

I have a strange confession to make. Sure, I’m a girly girl. I wear makeup daily and love dresses and jewelry. But I also love….boxing! In high school, I loved that my parents had HBO so I could watch Friday Night F...

5 Expert Tips for Already Good Public Speakers

Because public speaking is the #1 fear among Americans, we recently brought you the article “Public Speaking for Career Girls.” And as discussion of this article circulated on LinkedIn and Twitter, we realized that ...


Compromises You Should Never Make

We all make compromises. You go to Chinese when you wish you were having pizza just because your friend wants to. You agree to take the smaller office to allow your friend at work the larger one. You say, “Sure, I’l...