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The Fine Art of Calling in Sick

CareerBuilder.com recently published a hilarious list of “The Most Unusual Excuses for Calling in Sick.” They included: Employee’s sobriety tool wouldn’t allow the car to start Employee forgot he had been hired ...

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How to Further Your Career During Grad School

On Wednesday, I gave you a few questions to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to return to the classroom. If you’ve decided to apply or are already in graduate school, the next step is to make the most of the years ...

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Becoming a Recovered Perfectionist

Hello, everyone. My name is Rebecca. And I am a recovering perfectionist. Here’s my story: I first became addicted to being perfect when I was a little girl. Oh the sweet satisfaction of seeing Mom and Dad’s smiles as I too...


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When You Should Stop Faking It Til You Make It

We’ve all heard the term “fake it til you make it.” Recently, we even brought you a TED Talk about how your own body language can help you “fake it” and your mind will follow. While none of us want...

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Is Graduate School Right for You?

Maybe you’re looking to change careers or you just want to move up in your industry. Whatever the reason, graduate school has come up as a possible next step, and you have to weigh your options. You don’t want to spend the ...

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When it Comes to Goals, Don’t Tell Your BFF

Recently, I had the pleasure of being in the audience for a speech given by Lior Zoref, an expert on crowdsourcing and a speaker at the 2012 TED Conference. You may not know a lot about TED (except that Career Girl Network post...


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The Two Lists Every Woman Needs For Optimal Productivity

We LOVE to keep lists, don’t we?! There’s nothing wrong with that IF you know what you’re doing when you create your lists. Yes, there is an art to list making. But don’t worry – it’s super simple! The Two Types O...

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Why You Need to Start Thinking About 2013 NOW!

It’s October, people, and 2013 is closer than you think! Soon, you’ll be saddling up to the table for Thanksgiving, buying Christmas presents, and shouting “Happy New Year!” And somewhere towards that 20...

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Career Lessons from Project Runway

If you’re a big Project Runway fan, you were probably like me last night, anxiously awaiting to find out who the winner of season 10 is. I’ve been a loyal viewer all season long, watching all of the ups, downs, and ...


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Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...