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Talking About Your Career ‘Round the Holiday Table

If you’re spending any time with your family these next few days of holidays, you’ll no doubt be subjected to a question like this: “So, Susie, how are things going with your job?” Then, some strange unc...

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Holiday Prep & Cleanup Essentials

You’ve known your family and friends were coming for the holidays for weeks . . . but somehow, you lost track of the time. You had work to finish before the holidays, parties to attend, and presents to buy. Now you have t...

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Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...


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Single Career Girl: The Dreaded “Still Single?” Question

The holidays are here and there’s a good chance you’re headed home for the holidays. Or maybe you’re hosting your family at your home this year. Either way, you’ll be seeing a lot of loved ones who will ...

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Working for the Holidays? How to Stay Positive

At my first job out of college, I worked 10 straight days over the holidays. In an industry that is 24-7 and never stops (like broadcast news), someone has to be covering the shifts. And when you’re the newest employee, y...

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Do This ONE THING Today to Prepare for 2013!

In the past few days, we’ve talked about how to be productive in a terribly unproductive week, and staying focused on what is probably a HUGE end of year to-do list. No matter how productive you’ve been this week, t...


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The Creative Career Girl’s Holiday Wish List

All of us writers here at CGN have been tackling our Career Girl Holiday Wish Lists. At first, I wasn’t sure how I’d come up with one — I never know what to tell people to buy for me. It’s that strange t...

The Upside of Not Getting What You Want

It’s frustrating when you don’t get what you want. And not just in terms of gifts around the holidays. Although, no one really wants that fuzzy pink sweater that Aunt Bertha re-gifted to you. The same way no one wants to be...

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Career Girls Give Back: How Do I Help Improve the World Around Me?

Last week, I wrote an article about how to survive unemployment over the holidays (or really, ever). What I didn’t talk about was what to do with the cabin fever that can ensues when you have no office to go to and have b...


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The Most Valuable Gifts You Can Give: 5 Ways to Give Back

The news of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut shook all of us. Whenever something like this happens, we’re reminded of the fragility of life. We realize perhaps we should appreciate one another more, take care...