Career Moves
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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...

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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...

budget

Creating a Budget for Your Job Search

A job search is many things. It can be long, frustrating, exciting, and among all these things, expensive. Often, potential job seekers move into the process without thinking through what a job search might really cost. Recentl...

begin anwyhere

Stop Getting In Your Own Way!

A few weeks ago, I attended an evening networking event to try and connect with some potential new clients. The woman in charge of the event was making an introduction to the speaker for the night, but before she did, she gave ...


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Severance: It Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

If you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve been given a severance package, good for you! That means you’ve never been fired or laid off and you’ve probably never had a bad experience giving notice....

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Interview Outfits for People Who HATE Dressing Up

Sometimes, what we play with in our childhood can easily determine some of the same inclinations as adults. When I was a child, I didn’t like playing “house” or “kitchen” like many little girls did...

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Waiting for the Job: Cues to Take from Presidential Candidates

Today is a turning point in American politics, just as it is every four years. It’s election day, when we either elect a new President or re-elect a current President. It’s a time when we spend hours in line at the ...


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The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...