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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...

SMART Goals

6 Lessons Learned From Cold Calling

After working in my first inside sales roll, it’s safe to say that I’ve learned a lot about cold calling.  I’ve learned that you have to be a special person to be good at it and you  have to be able to do it every day a...


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“I Have Learned Accommodation”: Lessons in Taking Up Space

The popular conversation around #BanBossy has sparked much needed dialogue about negative perceptions of women’s assertiveness.  The viral campaign brings attention to the way in which existing social and language queues di...

Tortoise or Hare

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Are You the Tortoise or the Hare? Image Source: Children Illustrators – Richard Johnson Refinery29 has been a great source of beauty, career, and fashion inspiration for me over the past year, and this week was no excepti...

Nothing is stronger than a habit

How to Break a Bad Habit

As humans we are creatures of habit. We create them out of necessity, to bring simplicity to a rather chaotic world, and to allow our brain to focus on one of the other 10,000 things going on in our lives. When a habit is forme...


Partnership and team work

6 Keys to Successful Career Management

Okay, so you’ve landed the job at the organization of your dreams.  You plan to stay awhile but you’re not sure how to create a plan that will ensure your success within your position and provide opportunity to grow. Here ...