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Which is Right for You: Master’s Degree or Certificate?

Our educational paths are as individual as our fingerprints, and the way these paths shape our careers can be the same for no two individuals. What any admissions expert, career services professional, or boss for that matter, w...

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The Beauty of My Aimless Early Twenties

In my early twenties, I felt like an aimless Career Girl. I was always employed, but seemed to find something “wrong” with each job. Whether it was my position as a hotel front desk agent, wedding planner, leasing agent, es...

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How to Write a Resume That Kicks Robot Butt

The major shift in the economy accounts for an increasingly competitive employment market. Not only do applicants have to compete with an average of 55 other candidates per open position, they also have to compete with software...


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4 LinkedIn Groups Every Journalist Should Join

LinkedIn is a great place to connect with people in your field. Unlike other social networks, it is purely meant to be a community of professionals. One of the best ways to make these connections is to join groups. Of course th...

4 Books to Read Before You Start a New Job

It happens every Monday in this country and around the world – people eagerly and nervously start new jobs. And whether you’re 14 or 64, the first days, weeks, and months in a new job will be nerve wracking. We’re...

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In Case of Emergency: Read This Before Giving Up

We’ve all seen those “In Case of Emergency” signs – you know, the ones where you have to break glass (or nowadays, pull away the plastic covering) to get to the fire.alarm, pull the emergency break on a train or open th...


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So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...

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The Platitudes of Career Development and How to Know They’re True

“As the founder of Career Girl Network, it’s been a few months since you’ve heard from me on this site. For those of you who follow our newsletter, you know that I’ve recently stepped down as Career Girl...

6 Tips for a Successful Job Search

It’s January 20: your holiday buzz has officially worn off. And now that oh-so-familiar feeling is creeping back up on you every time your alarm goes off at 6am: dread of going to work, grinding it out in a job where the magi...


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Indecision – The Popular Form of Self-Torture

Why are you torturing yourself? That’s what indecision is: a self perpetuated state of torture. You know what I’m talking about. Indecision is that feeling of being trapped in the space between your options. It is going aro...