Bosses and Office Mates
Partnership and team work

What Do You Look for in Office Culture?

As I recently mentioned, I transitioned out of my non-profit position and into a marketing firm. It’s really excited to be where I am now. When my former boss asked me what some of the reasons were for why I was leaving (...

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How to be the Best Office Mate

My office work experiences have varied widely. I’ve done collaborative spaces, single offices, and shared offices with just one other person. The people with whom I’ve shared my space have also been very different t...

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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...


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17 Things To Boost Your Career Right Now

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who is trying to bring you just a little bit more career happiness in your day (that doesn’t involve donuts). Read on for more! Grab someone in your network and go out to lunch. Cho...

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4 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

You got the job! Now, master the following 4 keys to success to continue your climb on the corporate ladder. Throughout my eight year tenure in corporate America as the Director of Career Services at a career college, I experie...

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Three Career Lessons We Learned from Doug and Courtney

On November 5, 2013 shocking news came from Hollywood: actor Doug Hutchison, 53, and his 19 year-old wife, Courtney Stodden, are legally separated after three years of marriage. The couple began their relationship over the inte...


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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...