Career Moves
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Dealing with a “Low Ball” Salary Offer

We’ve all been there. You interview for a job, you’re convinced this is the one that will finally push you over into your “dream salary” category, and then….the low ball salary offer. You’re ...

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10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes

It may be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you should let your job search turn you into a clumsy zombie. Though these tips may not help you when the undead invade, there are a number of basic survival skills you can use to ge...

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Professional and Tactful Ways to Leave a Job

Shortly after I started Career Girl, I let you in on my process of “Knowing When It’s Time to Quit.” Ultimately, it’s a combination of knowing what you want and don’t want, and pursuing it with all...


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You Don’t Really Want Job Security, Trust Us

In the realm of job searching and interviewing, we often hear professionals who are looking for a new job say they are concerned with “job security.” In this economy, it seems, we’re worried more and more abou...

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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 ...