Career Moves

Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...

scams

Spotting a Job Scam

Whether you’re searching for baseball tickets online or looking for a job, there are unseemly individuals and groups out there looking to take advantage of your vulnerability, needs, and optimism with online scams. Everyt...

personalbranding

Desired Job Skills for 2013: Why You Need Personal Branding

If you plan to spend the first part of the new year job hunting (maybe it’s a New Year’s resolution?), then you’re likely gearing up for the search now. What skills will you need to get ahead, to stand out fro...


negotiation

What Matters Most to You in a Negotiation?

ManagingAmericans.com recently ran an article called “Prepare for a Tough Negotiation” and one key point stood out most to us here at Career Girl Network. Check it out: Be prepared to anchor what matters most to you...

Interview Outfits for Women for Every Job

Recently, we gave you tips and tricks to dress for an interview if you’re the kind of gal who simply hates dressing up. But what about those of us who like wearing dress clothes? We know, we know, you still need to dress ...

thankyounote

Job Seekers: Do’s And Don’ts of Saying “Thank You”

In step with Thanksgiving tradition, many of us are reflecting on little ways that we can express how thankful we are. But don’t save your reflection of gratitude just for the moments prior to digging into your Thanksgiving d...


newjob

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...

interviewing

Interviewing for a Job? Tell Your Story

I have a lot of friends in the process of interviewing right now, and they share many of the same concerns. They’re nervous about what to say in response to behavioral questions, which I’ve addressed on CGN before. ...

freelancer

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

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...