Tips to Get Ahead

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 ...

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...

3 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively

My time was unorganized before I got into the consistent habit of using a calendar.  Sure sometimes I used a calendar to mark down my appointments (mind you I have four) but the problem would be that one appointment would end ...


Unleash Your Hidden Talent By Remaining Open

Here’s a scenario for you: So your boss pulls you into the office and says “look Career Girl, I’ve got a project that I would like you to work on. I know it’s outside of your area of expertise, but I rea...

This 4-Letter Word May Be The Key To Your Success

Do you have it? The one trait that is arguably the strongest predictor of success isn’t what you’d think. It’s not intelligence, creativity, street smarts or good looks. It’s GRIT. In her short, but powe...

Fall in Love this month — with your Job

February – it’s the month filled with love. Hearts, chocolates, flowers, and pink; you get my drift. It’s the month you either look forward to each year or the time of year you dread to see roll around. Yes, you all k...


Interviews: Before and After Tidbits

In the fall I attended a conference where we (all fellow forensics coaches) were asked to give one “super power” we have as part of our self introduction. WAY better than answering what your spiritual animal is…yeah, I ha...

4 LinkedIn Groups Every Journalist Should Join

LinkedIn is a great place to connect with people in your field. Unlike other social networks, it is purely meant to be a community of professionals. One of the best ways to make these connections is to join groups. Of course th...

So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...


The Career Girl’s Guide To Writing Effective Emails

These days most of our work tends to be done over email, which means that mastering email communication can help you get ahead. A successful email will clearly express your point, and evoke a response from the recipient(s). Fol...