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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...

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Can You Print this Page: Surviving the Skills Assessment

The last time I took a timed, moderated test, I think our President played the saxophone. (Let’s just say – it’s been a while.)  So I was surprised last year on a job interview when a potential employer informed ...

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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...

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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 ...


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...