Changing Careers

On the Fence About Graduate School?

Well — fence sit no more! We have the mother of all infographics stuffed with data on —  Acceptance rates Earning potential Job availability The best outlooks for graduate school jobs The worst doctoral and profess...

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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare? Image Source: Children Illustrators – Richard Johnson Refinery29 has been a great source of beauty, career, and fashion inspiration for me over the past year, and this week was no excepti...

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6 Keys to Successful Career Management

Okay, so you’ve landed the job at the organization of your dreams.  You plan to stay awhile but you’re not sure how to create a plan that will ensure your success within your position and provide opportunity to grow. Here ...


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3 Tips for a Successful Career Pivot

I recently found myself at a career crossroads. My husband and I had owned our own business for the past five years, but we both realized the business was no longer fulfilling either of our passions. So after much contemplation...

Resume Writing

9 Tips for Creating a Stand Out Resume

In a job market like today’s it’s difficult for Career Girls to find ways to stand out among a pool of 100+ resumes per single job opening.  As a job seeker, we will need to be able to submit a clean resume free o...

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So You’ve Been Fired: 5 Ways to Bounce Back

I might be naive, but I kind of thought that people who get fired usually did at least a little something that may have merited firing. I’ve always been sure that there are exceptions, but generally, that’s how I th...


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Which is Right for You: Master’s Degree or Certificate?

Our educational paths are as individual as our fingerprints, and the way these paths shape our careers can be the same for no two individuals. What any admissions expert, career services professional, or boss for that matter, w...

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The Beauty of My Aimless Early Twenties

In my early twenties, I felt like an aimless Career Girl. I was always employed, but seemed to find something “wrong” with each job. Whether it was my position as a hotel front desk agent, wedding planner, leasing agent, es...

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In Case of Emergency: Read This Before Giving Up

We’ve all seen those “In Case of Emergency” signs – you know, the ones where you have to break glass (or nowadays, pull away the plastic covering) to get to the fire.alarm, pull the emergency break on a train or open th...


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The Career Girl’s Guide To Writing A Post-Interview Thank You Note

Never underestimate the importance of a thank you note. Few people send them anymore, so these days, sending one doesn’t just show that you have good manners, it also helps you stand out from the crowd. Here is a guide to wri...