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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...

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The Key to Happiness

Happiness. I’ve become a firm believer that you shouldn’t let someone or something determine your happiness; it’s a matter of personal responsibility. It’s truly something that needs to come from within. It’s like a r...

Three Career Enhancing Benefits of Face-to-Face Communication

  I’ve been IM’ing a lot at work lately. It makes me feel so techie–and younger than I really am. And in many ways, it really is quite efficient. I need to ask the tech guy at the other end of the office a two second...


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I Give It Four Stars: The Pleasures (and Uses) of Online Reviews

I’m Eastcoaster36 and I’m big on Tripadvisor.  Not Elvis big, or even Bieber big, but I do have 45 reviews in 33 cities, covering 210,333 miles traveled. Tripadvisor sent me a sticker when I reached my Senior Contribut...

Nobody Tells This To People Who Are Beginners

Nobody Tells This To People Who Are Beginners…

I am going to keep this month’s blog post short and sweet because this image already says more than I could in 500 words. When I joined Career Girl Network last June as one of its five interns, Marcy Twete and Kathi Toll enco...

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3 Things to Remember When You Take Things Personally

Every so often someone comes along and pushes our buttons. It’s as if they know the exact kryptonite that makes us react. In reality, they likely have no idea they are hitting your weak spot. But sometimes it can feel so darn...


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7 Ways to Rock the First Week on Your Job

Congratulations, you got offered the job! You rock! Now it’s time to ensure that your first week goes as smoothly as possible. Here are my personal tips that will help you stay focused and make a great first impression! Get i...