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3 Tips for a Successful Career Pivot

I recently found myself at a career crossroads. My husband and I had owned our own business for the past five years, but we both realized the business was no longer fulfilling either of our passions. So after much contemplation...

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5 Essentials to Avoid Sabotaging Your Job Search

Are you a Career Girl looking to take your career to the next level? If you’re in the process of job searching, it’s essential that you take full responsibility for your mindset and actions during this process. Your job sea...

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Strategies on How to Handle Resume Gaps

In today’s uncertain employment market, gaps on a resume due to periods of unemployment are typical.  Other reasons for being absent from the workforce may include time away raising kids,  furthering education, caring for a...


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9 Tips for Creating a Stand Out Resume

In a job market like today’s it’s difficult for Career Girls to find ways to stand out among a pool of 100+ resumes per single job opening.  As a job seeker, we will need to be able to submit a clean resume free o...

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Not All Opportunities Are Created Equally

Ok Career Girl, I want to ask you a question.  Do you want good or great? I want you take a moment and really think about this because by doing so you’ll discover your level of self worth. You see, most people will blurt...

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So You’ve Been Fired: 5 Ways to Bounce Back

I might be naive, but I kind of thought that people who get fired usually did at least a little something that may have merited firing. I’ve always been sure that there are exceptions, but generally, that’s how I th...


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5 Job Interviewing Musts That Became Surprise “Don’ts” for This Hiring Manager

As many of you know, I’ve recently made the journey from entrepreneurship here at Career Girl Network to the corporate sector. And while I certainly miss the CGN staff and interns, I’m incredibly happy with my choic...

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A Story of Job Search Failure (and how it led to success)

After I finished graduate school in Belgium, I ended up at a career loss.  I wanted to stay in Europe (there was a boy and also I loved my access to amazing chocolate), but I didn’t have the right passport, I had no idea wha...

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Interview Questions that Matter

I remember when I first was interviewing for jobs after college. You could have told me that I was going to work 80-hour weeks for minimum wage, bending paperclips or something. I wouldn’t have cared. I was so worried abo...


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Are you a failure creator?

Fear of failure is one of the most common fears out there, especially among over-achievers. Career Girls, that’s you! We do anything to avoid failure. In fact, as humans we’re built to run from or fight against what we don...