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Celebrity Careers Enhanced by the “Mommy Track” – What About Yours?

Will becoming a mother hurt your career? Entire books, hell entire sections of bookstores, deal with this very topic. Will pregnancy and maternity leave and soccer games be detrimental to your career? Will you always look back ...

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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...

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Influence Letter – The New Thank You Note?

Go to a bookstore, find the career section, and open any book about job searching and you will find various variations on the same tune – but one thing remains the same. No matter the expert, no matter the circumstance, e...


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How to Talk to Your Partner About Decisions in Your Career

Countless times in our careers, we will reach a crossroads – a point where we must choose which path to take. Perhaps there is an opportunity to move to a new company, or a new job within your current company, to change i...

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Make Your Job More Meaningful

You will spend the majority of your life at work, so damnit, its should be meaningful to you. Don’t feel ashamed of having a mission or a vision for your life and pursuing it with relentless ambition. And when you do that...

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I Would Do Anything for a Job….But I Won’t Do That

Every day, all over the world, people do crazy things….for love…for happiness…and for their jobs. And in the iconic words of Meatloaf, we might say, “I would do anything for love (or in this case, a job)...


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Building Your Skills Through Blogging

I have women ask me regularly how they can start a blog, whether or not they should blog, and what blogging might give them. For me, my Minneapolis Career Girl and Chicago Career Girl blogs eventually led to the launch of this ...

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Swapping Your Blackberry for a Backpack: World Travel Mid-Career

A few weeks ago, we brought you “Get Ahead By Going Abroad” after realizing many adults list their biggest regret as doing too little traveling abroad. At that time, we reminded you that it is possible to travel abr...

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Millennials Mean Business

Who wouldn’t want to get behind this mission – Learn. Improve. Excel. Isn’t that what we all want for our careers? Constant learning, daily improvement, and an overall drive to excel in our work. I was delight...


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Complacency from Women in Male-Dominated Industries

I spent a lot of time networking with women. Luncheons, happy hours, 1:1 networking meetings. In my networking, I meet women from all industries and walks of life, but what’s interesting to me is this. I rarely meet women...