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Why You Should ALWAYS Answer a Recruiter’s Call

They always seem to call at the worst time. No, I’m not talking about telemarketers. I’m talking about recruiters. You know the drill, you spend a year looking for the perfect job, you find it, you take it, and thre...

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Writing Well: A Key Job Skill in 2013

Not surprisingly, one of the key “must-have” job skills for 2013 is clear communications, according to a Nov. 18, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal. Regardless of your level, communications – particularly written co...

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What’s a “Hot Job” and How Can You Get It?

The Washington Post, and a new report from Catalyst are finally starting to put our fingers on one of the major problems for women in business and the reasons women aren’t getting ahead as fast as men. And it’s not ...


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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...