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Living Authentically

3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...

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Negotiation Styles Around the World

More of us have the amazing opportunity to work in a global workplace with international colleagues and clients. Yet such diverse offices can offer unique challenges of communication beyond the basics of language.  We all know...

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Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...


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Never Settle for OK.

It’s Saturday night and you’re at home when you feel like everyone else and their mother is out “on the town” besides you. Your first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself and then move into the temptation of texting &...

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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...

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Dream about Working at Home? This is Your Reality Check.

Sitting in my cubicle, I dreamed of the day when I could work at home and trade in my long commute for no commute and pantyhose for yoga pants. I’ve been working at home for nine months now. I no longer fight traffic, pack my...


Sorry

How to Apologize

Have you ever been on the receiving end of an apology, and then left the conversation feeling like nothing happened?  Perhaps you felt worse?  If so, chances are the other party did not know how (or was unwilling) to voluntee...

Negotiate

How to Negotiate Salary: Questions, Answers and Scripts

Just the word “negotiate” can ignite a bevy of nerves. You might think “If I am offered a job, do I dare even try to ask for more money in this employment market?” Fear not, my job seeker friends. Negotiating does not...

Love your job

3 Simple Ways to Love Your Job

If I were to ask you to list 5 things that you love about your job Career Girl, I could bet that you would hum and ha and zone right in on all the things that you can’t stand. I know this because I’ve heard the ...


On the Fence About Graduate School?

Well — fence sit no more! We have the mother of all infographics stuffed with data on –  Acceptance rates Earning potential Job availability The best outlooks for graduate school jobs The worst doctoral and profess...