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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...

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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...

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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...


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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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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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Is the Grass Greener Elsewhere? How to Research a Company’s Culture

In this uncertain job market when eight in 10 U.S. workers are stressed out at their jobs, it is not surprising that most just want to move on and find a new job. You may even find yourself in this common category. Be it a lack...


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4 Ways to Streamline Your Job Search

The Job Search. Three words that encompass all kinds of emotions: stress, excitement, anxiety, confusion, perhaps dread. Job searching is a process, but where do you start? Gone are the days when you can open a newspaper to the...