Career Moves

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...

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4 Steps To Give You A Greater Sense Of Purpose

Probably the number one reason individuals contact me is because they are seeking a greater sense of purpose in their careers and lives. Is this something you also crave?  And what exactly do you mean by it? When I was in Lond...

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5 Fast Tips To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

I recently came across Neal Schaffer’s Checklist of 17 Professional LinkedIn Tips. While they’re all worthwhile, I’ve picked out five tips that provide the most bang for your buck in the least amount of time. Complete the...


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Have You Thought About a Career (or Just Learning More About) Tech?

This number is staggering: 279,585. That’s the number of jobs open in tech right now! By 2020, there will be over 1 million open jobs in the tech industry. So whether you’re incredibly computer savvy, or just thinki...

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A Job Winning Cover Letter

New Rules and Proven Strategies for the 21st Century Job Market. It is often said that a cover letter rarely gets read. I beg to differ. As the Director of Career Services for a career college for 8 years I collaborated with HR...

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The Stats: Social Media and the Hiring Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

The statistics of social media and the job search have been incredibly prevalent in the media today. Many people are still in disbelief that so many recruiters and hiring managers check in on social media about their candidates...


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Dress to Impress: Job Interview Style Tips

You found the perfect job, and now it’s time to nail the interview! You only have one chance to make a fantastic first impression at an interview. Style speaks volumes before you’ve said a word. Looking put-together and pol...