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So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...

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The Career Girl’s Guide To Writing Effective Emails

These days most of our work tends to be done over email, which means that mastering email communication can help you get ahead. A successful email will clearly express your point, and evoke a response from the recipient(s). Fol...

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Indecision – The Popular Form of Self-Torture

Why are you torturing yourself? That’s what indecision is: a self perpetuated state of torture. You know what I’m talking about. Indecision is that feeling of being trapped in the space between your options. It is going aro...


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Got a Career Hangover?

  I call the first few weeks of January ‘Career Hangover WEEK’.  You know, when all the fun of the holiday parties and the sitting around and watching the tree while your out-of-office response merrily deals with ...

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Four Tips for Firing Your Boss

  If you hate your job and are itching to get the heck out of dodge, what are you waiting for? I used to ask myself this question at least 10 times a day while cutting my teeth in corporate America for 10 years. What held me b...

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4 Tips to Organize Your Week

As Career Girls, despite the fact that we love what we do, many of us still fall into the “I’m not ready for it to be Monday” category.  I certainly feel this way from time to time.  The stress of the previous week and ...


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The Perfect Post: What, When, and Where

Entrepreneurs scale between the mundane details of managing the daily operations of their business and the heady thrill of a great client meeting, or PR opportunity! Somewhere between the two lives the on-going-incessant-get-ah...

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New Year. New You. New Style.

A New Year is upon us, an opportunity to actually “get things right” this time around as Oprah Winfrey would put it.  It is an opportunity for renewal, in every possible way for those who are committed to their dr...

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Getting Back After the Holidays – How to Do It

After a couple weeks, or even a couple days, off for the holiday break it can be confusing, arduous, and draining trying to navigate returning to some remnants of a normal schedule. Throw some traveling, extra pounds, and weird...


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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...