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A Networking Haven for Career Girls: GeekGirlCon

This fall I discovered one of the best conventions for Career Girls: GeekGirlCon. The Seattle-based convention is only in its third year and as the name suggests, is meant to celebrate the the female geek. While the name and de...

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Wake Up to Success

Maybe the cliché saying “the early bird gets the worm,” really does have some truth in it. If you dread waking up early, you should learn to love it. Stop hitting Snooze Okay, becoming a morning person might be easier said...

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Repeat After Me: Mantras For Daily Life

Sometimes, the world gets the best of us. When crazy things happen, it can be easy to panic or lose sight of what’s important. Going through the death spiral of negativity can be difficult to stop, but unless you can, it&...


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17 Things To Boost Your Career Right Now

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who is trying to bring you just a little bit more career happiness in your day (that doesn’t involve donuts). Read on for more! Grab someone in your network and go out to lunch. Cho...

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More than a Cube: The New Coworking Spaces

In 2011, I was offered a job as an Executive Director of an office of one.  Great job, but I would be it…I was my only employee.  While I was intrigued by the idea, the offer prompted me to go on a search for office spa...

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Weapons to Fight Stress [Infographic]

CGN is no stranger to posts about stress. As career-driven women, we know that stress sometimes takes over our lives, whether we want it to or not. We all want to “have it all”, and our culture is no help when it comes to p...


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Transitional 20s: Exciting or Scary?

Most of us were pretty much told what to do day-to-day before our lives in the “real world.” Now, for most of us 20-somethings, it is the first time our time is completely in our own hands. Yes, you have hours you must be a...

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Three Career Lessons We Learned from Doug and Courtney

On November 5, 2013 shocking news came from Hollywood: actor Doug Hutchison, 53, and his 19 year-old wife, Courtney Stodden, are legally separated after three years of marriage. The couple began their relationship over the inte...

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5 Career Lessons from 5 Years in Nonprofits

Well, I’m on my way out. As of today, I am no longer the Director of Marketing and Communications at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women. I accepted a position with a marketing and design firm, Cull Group, and am enterin...


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5 Fast Tips To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

I recently came across Neal Schaffer’s Checklist of 17 Professional LinkedIn Tips. While they’re all worthwhile, I’ve picked out five tips that provide the most bang for your buck in the least amount of time. Complete the...