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Two Career “Mistakes” That Worked Out In The End

Christie Mims is a career coach on a mission to help women find career happiness, and she comes to us today to share some of her biggest lessons (that on first glance) seemed to be BIG mistakes. Have you ever had one of those &...

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The Debate Between Paid Versus Unpaid Experience

For any of us who are in college or have ever been a college student (has it been 10 years ago already!?), we’ve all been there. Do we take that part-time job that can help pay for books and food or that unpaid internship...

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Are You A Victim of Narrowcasting?

Yes – you are. I can almost guarantee it. If you handpicked your Wall Street Journal home page content, or followed specific topics on LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, or any other social media platform, or entered demographic informat...


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What Power Looks Like

Non-verbal communication fascinates me. One of my favorite pastimes involves watching people (from afar) in conversation while I figure out the plot line of the exchange. Who’s the power player and who’s not? Restau...

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Diversity in Sponsorship Creates a Competitive Edge

Executive level men and women are needed to support and advocate for the advancement of women and minorities into leadership positions. They need to actively sponsor individuals, these initiatives, and formal affinity groups in...

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Three Tips For a Successful Internship

This past summer I completed an internship with Career Girl Network. This is the first internship that required me to relocate and really go outside my comfort zone. It was an incredible experience, and by the end of the summer...


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Set Higher Standards for Yourself

It sounds like I’m telling you to mop your floors more often, or always read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, or never be seen in public in yoga pants. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite. What if you were t...

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Have a Fresh Start

Dear Career Girls, I’m going to give you a gift today. It is not big, but it can make a big difference. It’s not expensive, but it is often hard to acquire. Most importantly, it is needed and you should give this gi...

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Leadership Styles: What’s Right for You?

It seems like every other day there is a new book, article or blog post on the latest “leadership” trend – but how do you adopt a style that is authentic and works for you? Regardless of where you are in your...


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3 Language Updates for Success

They can cut like a sword, or heal the deepest of wounds. They can sound like sweet melodies, or string with toxic electricity. They mindlessly roll off your tongue millions of times throughout your day. They shape your reality...