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Living Authentically

3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...

European Flags

Negotiation Styles Around the World

More of us have the amazing opportunity to work in a global workplace with international colleagues and clients. Yet such diverse offices can offer unique challenges of communication beyond the basics of language.  We all know...

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Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...


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Never Settle for OK.

It’s Saturday night and you’re at home when you feel like everyone else and their mother is out “on the town” besides you. Your first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself and then move into the temptation of texting &...

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...

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 ...