Career Moves
Negotiate

How to Negotiate Salary: Questions, Answers and Scripts

Just the word “negotiate” can ignite a bevy of nerves. You might think “If I am offered a job, do I dare even try to ask for more money in this employment market?” Fear not, my job seeker friends. Negotiating does not...

Job Search

Expand Your Job Search Now

Throughout the past year I have been asked the same questions by family and friends as they are curious to learn more about my job search. Mostly they want to know what industry I am looking to get into, if there is a specific ...

Love your job

3 Simple Ways to Love Your Job

If I were to ask you to list 5 things that you love about your job Career Girl, I could bet that you would hum and ha and zone right in on all the things that you can’t stand. I know this because I’ve heard the ...


On the Fence About Graduate School?

Well — fence sit no more! We have the mother of all infographics stuffed with data on –  Acceptance rates Earning potential Job availability The best outlooks for graduate school jobs The worst doctoral and profess...

Spring Cleaning

3 Tips for a Successful Spring Job Search

Spring-cleaning on your mind, Career Girl?  As you begin dusting the nooks and crannies around the house, also consider dusting off your approach to your winter job search.  Just as the trees are sprouting new shoots, it’s ...

Tortoise or Hare

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare? Image Source: Children Illustrators – Richard Johnson Refinery29 has been a great source of beauty, career, and fashion inspiration for me over the past year, and this week was no excepti...


Interview Fail

More than a Resume: Put Your Best E-Face Forward

Wow. I haven’t done hiring in a while, but I have to say that my recent foray into finding an intern has been just slightly short of awful. I know it’s unpaid, but really? No one worth contacting? I want this terrib...

Why So Long

Why Does the Hiring Process Take So Long?

Why does the hiring process take so long? Let’s get straight-to-the-point to answer the question on so many job seekers’ minds: What part of the hiring process takes the longest for internal recruiters and staffing agencie...

Star

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Career Fair Prep

 Go in a Star. Leave Shining Even Brighter! Participating in career fairs is a great way to supplement your job search, and an invaluable networking opportunity if you play your cards right. Don’t just show up, walk aro...


Partnership and team work

6 Keys to Successful Career Management

Okay, so you’ve landed the job at the organization of your dreams.  You plan to stay awhile but you’re not sure how to create a plan that will ensure your success within your position and provide opportunity to grow. Here ...