Searching for the Job

The Whole Person Job Search from Liz Ryan

She bounded onto the stage with a flair rarely seen in a business presentation. She wore a fuchsia dress, lipstick to match, and jewelry that glittered in the light while she literally bounced back and forth on the stage as she...

Finding a Job in 1-2-3

As a recent grad, I’m tempted to throw a bunch of resumes to potential employers out there and see what sticks. As a Career Girl and business woman, I know better. When you’re unemployed and anxious to find work, it’s eas...

The Fine Line Between Job Searching and Stalking: It Might Pay Off to Walk It

Last week, Mashable profiled an awesome Chicagoan, Max Crowley, who landed his job as Uber’s Senior Community Manager through, frankly, a little bit of stalking. Here is a little big of Max’s interview with Mashable...


Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

Should You Expand Your Job Search Across the Pond?

Perhaps you’re an adventurer and you’ve always wanted to move abroad. The most common way to get a job across the pond is to find a way to move with your current company based in USA. But that’s not to say it&...

How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...


The Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interview Thank You Notes

Repeat after me (no, seriously, do it): the thank you note is not dead. Recently, it seems many believe it is. In my own hiring practices at Career Girl Network, and from countless friends who hire regularly, I’ve heard s...

Wide Net vs. Narrow Focus? The Job Hunter’s Dilemma

There’s an age old question in job searching – should you cast a wide net or find a way to focus narrowly on a specific section of your industry. Jenny Yerrick Martin recently talked about this specific question in her ...

5 Signs of a Great Recruiter

The world of recruiters is one most job searchers know very little about. You might get a call out of the blue from a person you’ve never met and think to yourself, “Is this person legit?” Or perhaps you’...


Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...