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Lessons Learned During My First Year As a Freelancer

Any freelancer will tell you that taking the leap to self-employment means you’re starting on an uncertain journey.  Among other things you have to come to terms with having an unsteady income, finding your own health insura...

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December: The Month of Opportunity

Here we are once again in that rather unproductive part of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the answer to many of those big questions is put on hold for January.  The focus is on the next evening outfit and t...

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Advice to Your 18-Year-Old Self

I recently attended a holiday dinner for one of the non-profit organizations with which I am involved. It was a great time, and I sat at a table with many old friends. One young lady that I didn’t recognize ended up sitti...


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A Career Girl’s Guide to Gift Giving at the Office

Gift giving at the office can be tricky! Here is some advice for navigating a potentially awkward situation: Ask coworkers for advice, especially if you are new to the job. Use your coworkers as resources, ask them what the gif...

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In Praise of Praise: The Benefits of Applauding Coworkers

It was a chocolate bar.  Not even a full bar, in truth, but a mini one.  I don’t think I’m a cheap date, but I was kind of shocked by how secretly pleased I was at the gesture.  The chocolate bar was from a coworker, a s...

Confidence in 2014

New Year, New You: Confidence Tips to Take into 2014

As career-driven women, we’re constantly striving for more. We’re always trying to be better in every aspect of our lives, which is fabulous! But lately I’ve heard a lot of negative things from friends like, “I wish I h...


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The Number 1 Rule for Working from Home

Tis the season for sickness! I caught something this week and have spent three days out of the office. Though it has been unpleasant, I haven’t been incapacitated, and I did a fair amount of work from home. Luckily I have...

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What’s Your Dream?

Many people have an idea of what their “dream job” is when they first graduate college. Usually this is a combination of the type of work, management style, skills used, learning opportunities, industry, company culture, an...

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She’s A Natural!

I attended a talk by Tom Rath recently who is behind the “Strengths Finder” and just recently put out a book called “Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead To Big Changes.”  Most of his presentation was about previous ...


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4 Twitter Accounts Every Career Girl Entrepreneur Should Follow

There are many different online resources for women starting their own business especially when it comes to social media. I’ve often discussed how Twitter can be essential for the Career Girl because of its networking pot...