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How to Do References Right! Hint: Avoid Fake Ones, First!

  A new study from CareerBuilder cautions job seekers about the references they cite when applying to companies. Three-in-five employers (62 percent) said that when they contacted a reference listed on an application, the ...

Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...

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Spotting a Job Scam

Whether you’re searching for baseball tickets online or looking for a job, there are unseemly individuals and groups out there looking to take advantage of your vulnerability, needs, and optimism with online scams. Everyt...


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Desired Job Skills for 2013: Why You Need Personal Branding

If you plan to spend the first part of the new year job hunting (maybe it’s a New Year’s resolution?), then you’re likely gearing up for the search now. What skills will you need to get ahead, to stand out fro...

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What Matters Most to You in a Negotiation?

ManagingAmericans.com recently ran an article called “Prepare for a Tough Negotiation” and one key point stood out most to us here at Career Girl Network. Check it out: Be prepared to anchor what matters most to you...

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Job Seekers: Do’s And Don’ts of Saying “Thank You”

In step with Thanksgiving tradition, many of us are reflecting on little ways that we can express how thankful we are. But don’t save your reflection of gratitude just for the moments prior to digging into your Thanksgiving d...


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Creating a Budget for Your Job Search

A job search is many things. It can be long, frustrating, exciting, and among all these things, expensive. Often, potential job seekers move into the process without thinking through what a job search might really cost. Recentl...

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Waiting for the Job: Cues to Take from Presidential Candidates

Today is a turning point in American politics, just as it is every four years. It’s election day, when we either elect a new President or re-elect a current President. It’s a time when we spend hours in line at the ...

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9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

Have you ever wondered, following an interview, if the things the interviewer told you were true? They say, “We’ll call you” and “You’re terrific,” but are they lying? Yup. Brazen Careerist t...


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Dealing with a “Low Ball” Salary Offer

We’ve all been there. You interview for a job, you’re convinced this is the one that will finally push you over into your “dream salary” category, and then….the low ball salary offer. You’re ...