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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...

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Developing the Helping Relationship

As a Career Development Facilitator and Consultant, I have learned that in order to do my work successfully, I needed to develop, understand and apply necessary techniques that are familiar to counselors in order to establish a...


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Ways to Stay Positive

How much does work affect your mood? If you thought to yourself “a whole lot,” you’re probably not alone. Think about it – we spend around 40 hours each week at the office. It’s bound to have a pro...

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Being Polite

How polite are you? I want you to really think about this question, because the odds are we could all probably be a little more polite than we actually are. I get it, trust me I do. That instinct to throw politeness to the wind...

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What the Olympics Can Teach Us About Our Career

I love the Olympics. Watching champions, who after years of practice, attain that final dream of Olympic gold, or even just find victory in making it to the Olympics, are so inspiring. It makes me want to get out there and win ...


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How To Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile can be the first impression you make on a potential employer. It is how you present yourself to friends, colleagues, and people you may not know. LindedIn can connect you to collaborators and employers, so...