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Email: Your Subject Line Is An Action Item

It’s one of the biggest problems you face every day at work – your emails aren’t getting returned. You write them, meticulously at times, and people just don’t respond. Could it be that perhaps you’re ...

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Fix Email Miscommunication: Amplify Your Signal

Admit it, we’ve all been there. At some point in your career, you’ve said something like these frustrated statements: What do you mean, you don’t understand? I emailed it to you! Didn’t you get my email?...

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4 Tips for Sending a Professional Email

I’ve received a lot of emails from students at my alma mater and young professionals interested in learning more about the media and communications industry. Most of the time these emails are clear and professionally writ...


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Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) Celebrates 15 Years

The Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) is celebrating 15 years of bringing professional women together and helping them reach their goals both professionally and personally. In honor of this milestone PWCC is invitin...

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What To Do When Your Favorite Website Crumbles

Admit it, you’ve tried every social media site out there, even the ones that didn’t last. Did you ever have a profile on MySpace? What about Friendster? Are you asking yourself right now, “Does MySpace even ex...

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Networking: Building Professional Relationships

  They say “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” With at least 70% of available jobs never listed, using your network is more important than ever. Your professional network can be anyone from your cousin to ...


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LinkedIn and Your Brand: What the Experts Are Saying

Here at Career Girl, we believe in having a strong personal brand. Here’s a question, though: does your brand jump off the page when someone views your LinkedIn? Because LinkedIn has a prescriptive formula for its pages, ...

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When to Connect With Professionals on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

How soon after meeting a professional should you connect with them on social media? If you connect too soon after or even before a meeting, are you being a stalker? These are questions I’ve heard many people ask when trying t...

Why Brainstorming Groups are So Powerful

Why Brainstorming Groups are So Powerful

When I moved to San Francisco earlier this year I knew I had a very limited network and what I am trying to do with my business Why Not Girl! would be much more difficult because I didn’t have the personal capitol and net...


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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...