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Development or Advancement? Mentorship or Sponsorship?

Are you looking for personal and professional development? Or, are you looking for professional advancement? The answers to these two questions will determine the kind of relationship needed to achieve your professional goals. ...

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Enhance Your Career with Two Simple Letters: Start Saying NO!

It may a stereotypical view of women, but the truth is, stereotype or not, we often have a very difficult time saying two little letters in sequence: No! We want to please everyone, we want to be well liked, and we ultimately w...

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The Best Way to Get Ahead

I’m always trying to get better at something. Sometimes I achieve and feel great about the commitment, the journey, and the outcome. Other times, I put off getting started for months.  Just having a goal isn’t enou...


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8 Career Lessons from the Tour de France

It’s one of the most difficult fetes of athletic prowess anywhere in the world. For 23 days, 180 riders trek through mountains and valleys of France. Before I became interested in the Tour de France (courtesy of my husban...

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Non-Work-Related Ways to Get Ahead at Work

Jill and Tara were both hired by the same company, at the same time, five years ago. They’ve both work hard, meet and exceed their sales goals and work overtime when requested, so when a managerial spot opens up, who̵...

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More Than A Princess: We are the Champions

I watched with fascination as a mischievous, ballet-clad little girl prepared to nail her ballet shoe onto her skateboard. She pulls the hammer back, poises at the top to take aim, pauses to build the dramatic tension, and then...


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6 Tips for Dealing with an Angry Customer

No matter what you do or where you work, you will inevitably face a member/client/customer who is really MAD. And guess what? They want nothing more than to scream at YOU. Here’s some tips for how to deal. 1. The customer...

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9 Things to Do Now to Boost Your Career This Summer

You might know by now that we at Career Girl are huge fans of the incomparable Linda Descano. I interviewed her for my book, You Know Everybody! (check out the recent feature of her “She Knows Everybody!” interview...

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job You’re Passionate About

If you’re like most women I know, money is not your only motivator at work. You want your job to have meaning. You want it to provide you with fulfillment and opportunities for growth. The good news is that you’re n...


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Looking for Help (in all the Right Places)

I used to be so afraid of approaching strangers for help. I would dread phone calls that I had to make to inquire about bills or apartments or anything. It’s not really that I was shy, but I was afraid that I would sound stup...