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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 ...

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Gender Inequity in the Workplace

While the statistics continue to point to gender inequity in the workplace, tiny rays of light emerge for one demographic segment: Millennial women. This infographic points to a smaller pay gap between millennial men and women ...

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Taking on Additional Responsibilities: How To Tackle and Ask for More

As a junior-level person in a fairly large organization, I understand the challenges with taking on more work and responsibilities. I know for myself, I have a pretty full plate of daily tasks, not including any additional work...


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Confessions of a Complete “Praise Whore”

    In addition to loving praise myself, I’m really good at giving it out, too. If a friend, colleague, or staff member does a good job, I absolutely love being able to laud them publically for their work. Not o...

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Seeing Out of the Silo

Starting out in your career it can be hard to tell what issues are unique to your workplace, and what problems are ubiquitous, effecting everyone at every workplace, ever.  In my first full time job, my colleagues and I spent ...

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5 Career Tips To Get You Ahead At Work

Looking for ways to make a good impression and get ahead at work? Here are 5 tips that add up to making a big difference: Always be prepared. Check your calendar before bed to make sure you won’t miss that just-scheduled ...


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This is Why You’re Stuck

This is a gremlin. You might be wondering what I mean by “gremlin.” When I talk about them most people think of the furry creatures from the 80’s movie. Nope, not those. Gremlins are what I, and many other great coaches/t...

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No Need to Mince Words

We know our very own Kathi Toll carries strong views on the current state of feminism, but last week she concluded a three-week series with a particularly entertaining post. A few weeks ago I wrote a post that simply asked, Ar...

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Tips for Telecommuting

About eight years ago my mother decided to go back to work as a promotional products account executive. There she could use her creativity and interpersonal skills to give her clients what they were looking for while adding to ...


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Not All Opportunities Are Created Equally

Ok Career Girl, I want to ask you a question.  Do you want good or great? I want you take a moment and really think about this because by doing so you’ll discover your level of self worth. You see, most people will blurt...