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Mitt Romney Says “It Kills Me” Not to Be President: You’ve Been There, Right?

Mitt Romney gave an interview to Fox News Sunday last week. In it, he was asked about his feelings following the election. How does Mitt feel today about his loss. He said, “It kills me not to be there,” referring t...

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The Most Asked Job Interview Questions

If you’re preparing for a job interview this week, you’ll want to do some “practice questions” with a friend or your spouse, or perhaps just talking to yourself in the shower. Great interviewers rehearse...

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5 Ways to Stand Out as a Job Seeker

As someone who’s been a small business owner most of my life, it occurred to me that I’ve never gotten a job the traditional way — with a resume and job interview — ever.  Instead, I’ve always used creative w...


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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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Relaxed Does Not Equal Unprofessional

  The women in the above photo, if they were wearing these outfits to an office, would quite obviously be working in a casually dressed work environment. Imagine, for a moment, where these women might work. Google, perhaps...

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One Thing Killing Your Interviews: You Have to Want It!

In today’s economy, finding a new job takes more time than ever before. Depending on which government websites you visit and which studies you read, you’ll find that an average job search takes at least 6 months, an...


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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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Recognizing Red Flags in the Job Hunt

Red flags are a tricky subject in any realm. In bad relationships, there are always red flags before things get bad, but the truth is you usually don’t notice them until you’re looking back at the wreckage of a bad ...

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Damage Control: What To Do When Your Job Interview Goes Awry

Last week, I was interviewing for a sales position with a company looking to expand into my locale. I’d made it to the last round, beating out over 100 other candidates for a coveted spot in the “final four.” ...


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Soul Suck: How to Win at the Job Search Without Losing Your Soul In the Process

FACT: Looking for a new job totally blows. Now that you’ve resonated on that one for a moment, let’s come back to some more real talk. There is very little that is fun or exciting or rewarding about the job search. ...