Changing Careers
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Zen In the Workplace: What Truly Makes You Happy?

  In the staffing industry, we do a lot of thorough vetting of prospective candidates for different positions. We want to make sure that our client is going to get the best possible person for their job, but on top of that...

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The Frugal Career Girl: Make More Money!

There came a time during the unemployed season where I would sit in my car, grip my steering wheel, close my eyes and smile, thinking only this: I truly cannot wait until I’m back in the place where I can buy a grande moc...

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You Can’t Fire Me! I QUIT!

Getting fired is one of the most emotional experiences a person can go through in a career. It’s easy to think less of yourself in that moment, to be concerned about your future, and to be incredibly afraid of what might ...


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My So-Called ‘Trep Life

Welcome to my so-called ‘trep life. Okay, I making a reference to what was an amazing, but short-lived show of the 90s in order to share what it’s like to be an entrepreneur with all the Career Girls out there. I...

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Starting a New Job Monday? Don’t Do This!

If you’re starting a new job, it’s easy to let your excitement and eager attitude get you in trouble in your first couple of weeks. Chances are, you’re going to be the “teacher’s pet” for a w...

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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...


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Recruiting: It’s Not As Easy As It Looks

I frequently am asked about the power of recruiters. Should you work for a recruiter to find a job? Should a company use recruiters, or stick to internal HR only? How does recruiting work? But the theme with many of these quest...

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Stop Getting In Your Own Way!

A few weeks ago, I attended an evening networking event to try and connect with some potential new clients. The woman in charge of the event was making an introduction to the speaker for the night, but before she did, she gave ...

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Severance: It Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

If you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve been given a severance package, good for you! That means you’ve never been fired or laid off and you’ve probably never had a bad experience giving notice....


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Professional and Tactful Ways to Leave a Job

Shortly after I started Career Girl, I let you in on my process of “Knowing When It’s Time to Quit.” Ultimately, it’s a combination of knowing what you want and don’t want, and pursuing it with all...