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TSA-officer

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...

workforfree

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 — ...

VolunteerHands

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...


innovation

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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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...

writeabook

So You Want to Write a Book?

All over America, there are men and women who have included “write a book” on their proverbial bucket list. Whether it’s a science fiction novel or a family memoir or a gripping suspenseful thriller, wanting t...


5 Ways to Manage Holiday Greeting Cards

Yes, it is that time of year. It’s time to send out your holiday greeting cards! I always love sending cards — in theory. I get excited and buy discount boxes at various stores, a whole range of serious cards and fu...

presentatiojs

Form Over Function Over Form: Jazz Up Your Presentation!

I was on the phone with my dad a few months ago and he was talking about a presentation he had coming up for work. He asked for some pointers, and I joked around that as long as he didn’t read text directly off his slides...

blogging

Just Blog It! Tips on Starting Your First Blog

I have a confession to make. When I started my marketing and sales blog, I simply gave it a whirl. I already read incessantly and thought it would be fun to write about my reactions and ideas. Little did I know that six months ...


freelancer

Flying Solo: The Life of a Freelancer

My boss is a drag. Sometimes she makes me stay up until 6 a.m. to finish a project. She regularly makes me work weekends and holidays with no extra compensation. She also takes credit for all of my work. ALL of it. That’s...