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5 Coworker Etiquette Rules

This is officially my second week working out of the Career Girl Network office. The space we are in, 1871, is shared with other startup companies. These first few weeks, I’ve been a little hazy on what the rules are in a...

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Be a Better Proofreader

Hello, my name is Marcy Farrey, and I am a perfectionist. How bad is my condition? Well, when I send out an e-mail, Facebook status update, or tweet, I am instantly horrified if I discover a typo. I can just imagine what the gr...

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How to Deal with Negative Nancy

We all have our “Negative Nancy” moments — moments when we become frustrated and discouraged. Still, when you have to be around a lot of negativity, it’s hard to be positive. Some people will come back with ...


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Even the President Practices

It’s safe to say that once you’ve been elected the President of the United States, no matter your party affiliations or beliefs, you’ve risen to the top of your game in the political field. But what these kind...

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Why Female Bosses Matter

Hollywood has worked long and hard to create the archetype of the terrible female boss. For 30 years in movies, women are notoriously difficult to work for, hard to communicate with, and generally hard headed. In Baby Boom, the...

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How to Collaborate Effectively

At some point in our careers, we will have to — and want to — collaborate with others. Whether you’re working on a personal project or developing a project for your business, bringing on someone new can be exc...


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How Clutter Affects Productivity

A clutter-free space and productivity go hand in hand. Why? Because a clear space allows you to sink in to your work/projects without being distracted by your environment. Check out the video below for a quick run-down on clutt...

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Prevent Age-Related Drama at Work

Drama at work is not a new concept. And drama between women — well, we don’t even need to say anything about that topic. But what about another big piece of drama — between women…of different generations...

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Could You Rock the C-Suite?

Is your name Sally, Cynthia or Deborah? Did you go to the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, or Harvard? Have you ever started a company? If yes, you may be more likely than the person next to you to be a CEO. The infographi...


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Recover from Rejection in Your Career

If I had to name my top two fears, they would be failure and rejection. Obviously, if I let these fears completely overtake me, I would probably miss out on some amazing experiences — in personal relationships and in my c...