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3 Follow-Up Steps to Land the Job

Do Call Us. We Won’t Call You.  It would be nice if it were a standard practice among companies to follow up to let candidates know that they were not selected. It sure would make the process a whole lot easier and less...

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LOL Cat Lessons: Learning from Memes

  CGN is delighted to host Lindsay Bosch, a Program Officer for the Association of  College and Research Libraries | American Library Association, as this week’s guest contributor. “In marketing, attention is t...

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The Job Search Instinct That Could Be Killing Your Chances at Employment

My father’s mantra to me when it comes to my career is always the same: “Remember, every job is a roller coaster.” You might be down now, but you can always go up. And you might feel up today, but don’t ...


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Should You Have a Personal Business Card?

When your name isn’t stenciled on an office door or engraved on a plaque over a cubicle, learning to market yourself is that much more important. Just because you’re not a member of the traditional nine to five job ...

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Top Hiring Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

CGN is delighted to host Shanna Mallon, a writer for Straight North, a Web development company with headquarters in Chicago for this week’s guest post. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been hiring employees for decades o...

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For the Millennial Career Girl: Managing an Online Presence

As Millennial Career Girls, We grew up with social media and the Internet, and we most likely handle multiple online accounts. Most Career Girls already know the basics about strictly professional sites like LinkedIn, but what ...


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Curveball Interview Questions: Why They’re Asked and How To Handle Them

With the plethora of information in books and online, there really is no excuse to head into interview anything but 100% prepared – knowledgeable about the company, ready to talk about your experience, how it applies to the o...

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4 Innovative Tips To Stay Sharp While Unemployed

  It’s not just about who you know anymore. It’s also about who knows you. This is the reality in today’s employment market, said Rich Feller, Ph.D., President of the National Career Development Association in his k...

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Should You Quit If You REALLY Hate Your Job?

We’ve all been there, hunched down in our desks furtively checking the clock (and Facebook) hoping that time will somehow speed up. You hate your boss. You are bored with your work. Your co-workers are annoying. The hours...


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Prepare for the Career Fair: The Specifics

Last Thursday the University of Wisconsin-Madison held their annual Fall Career and Internship Fair. As a senior at this university I, along with many of my peers, attended the fair to talk to various companies and put my face ...