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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...


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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

Have you ever wondered, following an interview, if the things the interviewer told you were true? They say, “We’ll call you” and “You’re terrific,” but are they lying? Yup. Brazen Careerist t...

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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...