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4 Must-Read Books By Female Journalists For Aspiring Media Career Girls

If you’re a Career Girl who dreams of working in the media one day, there are a few different ways you can prepare to enter the field and educate yourself about what to expect in the industry. While you’ve probably thought ...

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How to Graciously Decline an Offer

  So you’re comfortable in your current job.  Recruiters have been stalking you on a daily basis, dazzling, shinier, opportunities to you, with more money, more perks, lots of upward mobility and so you decide to gi...

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Equipping Yourself for a Short Unemployment Phase

In the working world, if one thing is certain, it’s that nothing ever seems certain. From individuals facing lay-offs to unexpected circumstances, a career can go from seemingly thriving to falling short in an instant. If you...


What Should Come First? Job Offer or Move?

You may be searching for your next adventure, or just itching to get away from your claustrophobic hometown. Either way, moving to a large city is a big step that needs careful consideration. So before you make your decision, t...

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5 Powerful Interview Strategies to Gain an Unfair Advantage and Beat the Competition

Imagine going into your next job interview with confidence, ease, and an authentic smile; you have researched the company inside and out, memorized your resume, practiced your answers and prepared questions to ask. You are tota...

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Maximizing MOOCs: 5 (Free!) Online Classes for the Fall

Its time to admit that we are on our own for professional development. Many of our employers have been forced to cut costs down to the basics (including raising health benefits and eliminating 401ks.) Gone are the days in which...


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7 Things to Do Before and After Your Interview

If probably feels like your life hangs on the outcome of that interview. All right, maybe not your life, but quite possibly your career dreams. Much of the time going to a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience, because t...

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Career on the Rocks? 5 Tips on How to get your groove back

Is your career on the rocks Career Girl?  Do you find yourself secretly rendezvousing with your ideal career in your mind? C’mon now….. What if I were to tell you that it doesn’t exist?  Eek!  I could jus...

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Cover Letters: Enough About You…Lets Talk About Me

I’m not reading your cover letter. I really want to, its just that I have a grant deadline, and someone just walked into my office, and now there is a meeting, and now its ten after six and I really need to get home to feed t...


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4 Tips to Get Comfortable in Your New Job

If you thought that the nerves would wear off as soon as you landed the job for which you’ve been interviewing, think again. For some newbies, the first few days on the job can be even more nerve-wracking than the interview p...