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LinkedIn’s Big Ideas of 2013

If you haven’t yet jumped onto the “Follow” option on LinkedIn, 2013 is the time to do it. You can follow everyone from world leaders (yup, Obama’s there) to CEO’s and life gurus (I personally love...

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Should You Have a Personal Website or Professional Online Portfolio?

Generation Y has been creating websites for as long as we can remember. In the 90s, there was GeoCities, Expages, Angelfire, and many more. Gen Y created websites for everything from crushes on Jonathan Taylor Thomas to feuds w...

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Personality vs. Reputation on Social Media

When it comes to social media, there is a delicate balance between showing your personality and protecting your reputation. Great social media profiles do both flawlessly, but it’s not an easy balance beam to walk. Let...


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The App You Need at Every Networking Event

You go to a networking event, and if you’re having a great night, you leave with a stack full of business cards. You have no clue if, in that stack, there might a potential employee, employer, friend, or even a romantic c...

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Why December is Your “Sweet Spot” for Networking

It’s officially December, and what’s occurring for many job seekers and those focused on networking is a total break in the work they’ve done up until this point in the year. The mentality, when Thanksgiving h...

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Conversation Starters That Really Work (And Don’t Make You Sound Like an Idiot)

Starting conversations with strangers is not easy….for anyone. No matter how outgoing you are, how big your personality, standing next to someone you don’t know and saying hello for the first time is intimidating an...


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Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...

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Alumna or Alum-NO? How Involved Should You Be With Your Alma Mater?

  Last weekend, I spent time with about 60 professional women while mentoring nearly 100 teen girls with Step Up Women’s Network. In one session, mentors opened up about their own college experiences and the advice t...

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Using LinkedIn’s New Thought-Leaders Feature

On October 2nd, LinkedIn unveiled its newest feature – thought leaders. Now, you can follow everyone from President Barack Obama to Melinda Gates and Richard Branson. They’ll post LinkedIn specific content in the form o...


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Finding a Male Mentor

Here at Career Girl Network, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of female mentoring, sponsoring, and supervisory relationships. The notion of women helping women is key when we’re talking about changing the rat...