Changing Careers

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...

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...

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...


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...

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 ...

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....


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...

You Don’t Really Want Job Security, Trust Us

In the realm of job searching and interviewing, we often hear professionals who are looking for a new job say they are concerned with “job security.” In this economy, it seems, we’re worried more and more abou...

Are Smart Professionals “Always Looking”?

Have you ever heard someone say “Oh, I’m not looking for a job.” Either they’re lying….or they’re not the smartest when it comes to their career. The smart professional today is always keepin...


Putting Your Weakness Front and Center in a New Job

We all have weaknesses. And most of the time we do everything we can to hide them, work around them, and turn them into strengths. But what if we did the opposite? What if we started putting our weaknesses front and center, esp...