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3 Tips to Be Brave

Merida from Disney’s Brave seemed to herald a “new” type of Disney princess – her story wasn’t about finding her true love, but about her managing societal and familial expectations while staying t...

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Dealing with Difficult People

How many of us have had to deal with “difficult people” in our day to day lives? You know, THAT person, the one that makes you want to claw at the walls and roll your eyes. I’m willing to guess that many of us have had to...

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3 Tips To Be Direct

We often talk about the need to be honest, open, and direct. No beating around the bush. If you got something to say, say it. However, it seems that Career Girls either get knocked down for being too indirect and passive or to...


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Maximizing MOOCs: 5 (Free!) Online Classes for the Fall

Its time to admit that we are on our own for professional development. Many of our employers have been forced to cut costs down to the basics (including raising health benefits and eliminating 401ks.) Gone are the days in which...

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Tips for Maximizing Your Workspace

I work in a shared closet (see above). No, not figuratively – my office space is a converted college chemistry department supply closet. Luckily, I have a fantastic office mate who is not only a close (literally and figu...

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Nine Creative Office Lunches

Whether you are trying to eat healthier or save a few dollars by eliminating your daily midday burrito, it is possible to bring a lunch from home that will be ultimately more satisfying than Lean Cuisine, soup from a can or p...


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Competition in the Workplace

If you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty competitive in nature. You read the latest career guidance in order to stay focused, you pay attention to how professional you appear, and you’re on the fast track to success...

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Make Mornings Manageable

During the school year I am an early riser. We’re talking 5/5:30am and when my students hear this they groan and follow with something along the lines of: “That’s way too early for me.”  I’ll tell...

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4 Tips to Get Comfortable in Your New Job

If you thought that the nerves would wear off as soon as you landed the job for which you’ve been interviewing, think again. For some newbies, the first few days on the job can be even more nerve-wracking than the interview p...


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6 Tips to Build Authority at Work

Gone are the days when women were considered weak and naïve. Today, women have ventured into almost every field of work and have shown excellence in whatever they have done. But, wait! We already knew that, didn’t we? Then w...