Changing Careers
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How to Master a Job You Don’t Know How to Do

One of my favorite quotes comes from Chad Bauman, the Director of Communications with Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage. Chad said, “Never take a job that doesn’t scare the crap out of you.” Chad believes th...

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Get the Job You’re Totally Not Qualified For

Here’s how the regular internet job search goes. You visit a job search site, you type in some combination of words, and you pray that what pops up looks good, right? But inevitably, in that stack of hundreds of job descr...

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Decoding the Language of Corporate Culture

When you begin your job search, you’ll ask yourself and the companies you’re interviewing in numerous questions. You’ll wonder about salary requirements, you’ll painstakingly review job descriptions, you...


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Celebrity Careers Enhanced by the “Mommy Track” – What About Yours?

Will becoming a mother hurt your career? Entire books, hell entire sections of bookstores, deal with this very topic. Will pregnancy and maternity leave and soccer games be detrimental to your career? Will you always look back ...

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How to Talk to Your Partner About Decisions in Your Career

Countless times in our careers, we will reach a crossroads – a point where we must choose which path to take. Perhaps there is an opportunity to move to a new company, or a new job within your current company, to change i...

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Make Your Job More Meaningful

You will spend the majority of your life at work, so damnit, its should be meaningful to you. Don’t feel ashamed of having a mission or a vision for your life and pursuing it with relentless ambition. And when you do that...


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Building Your Skills Through Blogging

I have women ask me regularly how they can start a blog, whether or not they should blog, and what blogging might give them. For me, my Minneapolis Career Girl and Chicago Career Girl blogs eventually led to the launch of this ...

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Swapping Your Blackberry for a Backpack: World Travel Mid-Career

A few weeks ago, we brought you “Get Ahead By Going Abroad” after realizing many adults list their biggest regret as doing too little traveling abroad. At that time, we reminded you that it is possible to travel abr...

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Complacency from Women in Male-Dominated Industries

I spent a lot of time networking with women. Luncheons, happy hours, 1:1 networking meetings. In my networking, I meet women from all industries and walks of life, but what’s interesting to me is this. I rarely meet women...


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The Power of Women in Science

Hidden in the pages of the new book “Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children,” there is a letter and response from a South African girl. I found this exchange on Maria Popova...