Career Moves
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Job Search Sleuthing: Who’s the Hiring Manager and Other Mysteries

Any expert in job searching will tell you that the best offensive move you can make when applying to a job is finding a way to get your resume into the hands of the hiring manager directly via a trusted friend or employee. This...

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The Internal Application: How to Make a Move Inside Your Company

Here on Career Girl Network, we talk a lot about the job search. We’ve given you best practices for looking for a job, how to master the dreaded online application, interview skills, and much more. But we rarely talk abou...

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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...


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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...

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Getting a Seasonal Side Job: Pros, Cons, and How-Tos

Halloween is almost here, and soon, too, will be the Holiday season. Wreaths will be raised, Santas will ring bells, and snow will start to fall. And with the Holiday season comes…the shopping season. And with the shoppin...

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How to Win the Job (or the Office of the President)

Ever feel like your job hunt has become a long campaign? Just imagine how the presidential hopefuls feel! Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are vying for the most important job in the United States. With the market more competitive ...


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Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...

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The 5 Personality Traits That Get Hired

You’d like to think your skills, your experience, and your accomplishments will be the things that get you the job, right? But simply put, employers are hiring people, not resumes, and your personality counts when it come...

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Interview Lessons from the Presidential Debates

This evening marks the first vice presidential debate of the 2012 election season. And whether you like or dislike politics, like or dislike the candidates debating, or just don’t have anything else to watch, chances are ...


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Surviving Life Between Jobs

It’s not ideal to leave a job and not have another lined up, but it happens. Whether you were laid off or decided your job wasn’t right for you, it’s hard to know what to do in that strange in-between time. I left my last...