Career Moves
recruiter-call

Why You Should ALWAYS Answer a Recruiter’s Call

They always seem to call at the worst time. No, I’m not talking about telemarketers. I’m talking about recruiters. You know the drill, you spend a year looking for the perfect job, you find it, you take it, and thre...

Women-Entrepreneurs-Tips-for-a-Prosperous-and-Sane-Business

The Great Gifts of Entrepreneurship

Today is a day of gift giving and receiving for many people around the world who celebrate the Christmas holiday. We take the time to buy our friends and family gifts, wrap them with great care, and take immense joy in the way ...

whynotgirl

My So-Called ‘Trep Life

Welcome to my so-called ‘trep life. Okay, I making a reference to what was an amazing, but short-lived show of the 90s in order to share what it’s like to be an entrepreneur with all the Career Girls out there. I...


Woman with laptop.

Writing Well: A Key Job Skill in 2013

Not surprisingly, one of the key “must-have” job skills for 2013 is clear communications, according to a Nov. 18, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal. Regardless of your level, communications – particularly written co...

HotJobs

What’s a “Hot Job” and How Can You Get It?

The Washington Post, and a new report from Catalyst are finally starting to put our fingers on one of the major problems for women in business and the reasons women aren’t getting ahead as fast as men. And it’s not ...

jobless

The Jobless Career Girl: Tips to Survive Unemployment Over the Holiday Season

Tis the season for baking, good tidings and cheer, family and friends. For some of us, tis also the season where we get some terrible news: you lost your job. It’s a popular time of year for layoffs — the fiscal yea...


reference

How to Do References Right! Hint: Avoid Fake Ones, First!

  A new study from CareerBuilder cautions job seekers about the references they cite when applying to companies. Three-in-five employers (62 percent) said that when they contacted a reference listed on an application, the ...

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...