Your Personal Brand
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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...


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Build a Brand to Withstand Controversy

Branding is tricky, we all know this. Sure, McDonald’s wants to pump you full of commercials telling you they’re committed to healthy living. But you know the truth. We all do. Of course Talbot’s wants you to ...

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Write “The Anti-Bio” and Pump Up Your Failures

A while back, we brought you an article about “Erasing Resume Blunders,” something everyone wants to do at one time or another in their career. We all have experiences (or whole jobs), we wish never existed and coul...

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Extrovert vs. Introvert: Which One Are You?

Introvert and extrovert tend to be mislabeled.  Often, when people think of an extrovert, they think of a friendly, outgoing person and conversely think of an introvert as a quiet, shy person.  These qualities may be true to ...


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Take Personal Branding from “You” to “Universal”

I met Lori Martinek in 2008 when she generously came to Minnesota to speak at a conference I was planning on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business branding. It’s not often you meet someone as skilled and authen...