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How to Make the Most out of Progress Reviews

Progress reviews are a great way to advance your career. Having a moment to sit down with your supervisor is not only a great way to discuss your progress over the past year or months, but also a way to discuss your goals and t...

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5 Little Things to Never Overlook

I had an insightful and frustrating conversation with my friends on Facebook the other day. It all started when someone had misspelled my name in an email where I was copied and other outside professionals were addressed. IR...

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Social Comparison and Life Positions

Confession Time: I socially compare myself to others. There….I said it…on the internet…insert panic now! I’m sure many Career Girls out there do the same thing (Please tell me I am not alone, Career Girls). In North Ame...


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What Is Managing Up?

‘Managing up’ is a term regularly used as a way to advance one’s career, but what exactly does it mean? Managing up means you step above your daily responsibilities to support your supervisor’s work, and in turn...

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How to Stick With a Job Where You Feel Unappreciated

It happens to everyone at one time or another: you are working in a position where you enjoy the work, but you cannot please your boss no matter how hard you try. You do your best to complete tasks keeping his or her standards ...

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Your Career Girl

Today is my birthday! Yay! I like birthdays. I get to make my family get together, my dad cooks an awesome meal of my choice, it’s usually “fall” enough that we can eat some pumpkin pie, and I get to talk abou...


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How To Ensure Your Career is Stellar

The comedy “The Office” resonated with viewers by depicting the dysfunctional situations that arise all too often in the workplace. But when you get stuck in an absurd employment situation in real life, it’s not quite...

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Three Ways to Give Yourself Credit

Recognizing our own accomplishments and sharing our success stories is not easy. We often feel awkward talking about ourselves, even when clearly handed the microphone and the spotlight. Many people point out that men feel more...

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5 Red Flags That Can Damage Your Career

Look over your shoulder. There is probably a long line of qualified candidates standing in line right behind you to take your job, at least figuratively, if not literally. Unemployment rates rose in 28 states in July of 2013, r...


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It’s Bigger Than Just an “Office” – Thoughts on Colleague Relationships on the Anniversary of 9/11

It’s often debated whether having “friends at work” is good or bad. I’ve always had the opinion that being friends with your coworkers made life better and your work life more fun. On the other hand, I h...