Career Moves
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4 Strategies for Handling Tough Decisions

Ever had to make a really tough decision? Maybe you were deciding between schools or jobs, or whether or not to quit either one in favor of another venture. Or perhaps it had to do with a relationship – hours were spent mulli...

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5 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Match in the Hidden Job Market

Where oh where art thou job that I love?  You search feverishly online using every possible resource you can to find your ideal job. You apply but never hear back. You are kind of relieved anyway because it didn’t seem like ...

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The Underutilized Networking Genre: The Talk

As much as I hear and read it, I’m almost sick of the word. Nevertheless, whether we like it networking is an essential component in advancing your career. In the latest of my career conquests, I stumbled upon a sort of netwo...


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Why Send a Thank You Note After an Interview?

With this upcoming week of giving thanks, it seems apropos to discuss thank you notes as it relates to your professional interviewing.  Career Girls, sending a personal note to your interviewer(s) is not just a nice to do, it ...

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Does Your MBA Need to Be Top 10? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s a common notion in the world of business schools that in order to “get your money’s worth,” you need to get a degree from a top school. Is it true? Decide what you think armed with the informatio...

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Pivoting: 5 Companies Who Show You Can Change Career Direction

There is a beautiful world in the entrepreneurship world and it is called “pivoting.” According to Entrepreneur Magazine, pivoting means: A structured course correction designed to test a new fundamental hypothesis ...


The Art of Small Talk in the Interview

Sweaty palms. Racing heart. An interview room can be a scary place, no matter how many times you’ve sat on the receiving end. But never fear, Career Girls, using the well-practiced art of small talk can make interviewing a br...

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Salary vs. Stress: How Do the Two Work Together[INFOGRAPHIC]

So, you think it’s cool being a Wall Street hedge fund manager, or a four star General? Well, maybe it is, but it comes at a price: a stress level that few can take for prolonged periods of time. Maybe it would be better, as ...

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Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid when Applying to a Media Job

When I review cover letters and resumes written by young professionals applying to jobs in the media industry for my business Media Career Consulting LLC, I tend to come across a few common mistakes. There are a lot of things t...


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5 Career Lessons from 5 Years in Nonprofits

Well, I’m on my way out. As of today, I am no longer the Director of Marketing and Communications at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. I accepted a position with a marketing and design firm, Cull Group, and am enterin...