Stand Tall! How Being Proud Can Help Your Job Hunt

“So, what do you do for a living?” When you’re hunting for a new job, this question can be seriously depressing. You might suddenly start mumbling about how you’re “in between jobs” or “it’s really tough out there…” Stop! Stand tall. Seize the moment. This is a perfect opportunity to briefly tell someone what you want to do and subtly seek out his...

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The Employed Girl’s Guide to The Job Search

 My interviewer didn’t call when he was supposed to. I am a journalism major at the University of North Carolina with magazine aspirations. Experience is my only potential safeguard against postgraduate poverty, and so for every season there is an internship. In my quest to fill summer, I lined up a phone interview with an Important New York editor at...

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Measure Your Smiles

Measure your smile? That’s right. Women leaders and North Americans doing business abroad should be aware of how often and under which circumstances they show those pearly whites. Why?   As Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD. writes in Ten Body Language Mistakes Women Leaders Make, if a woman leader wants to appear credible, influential and sure of herself, she must understand the nonverbal...

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Tweet It! Finding Employment In 140 Characters Or Less

  Twitter long ago outgrew its juvenile roots as a monument to celebrity narcissism. What was once a forum for mind-numbingly mundane proclamations (“just brushed my teeth!! mmmm minty!!!!”) has become a new source, a marketing tool and even a leader of revolutions. The little social media that could has become a very big social media indeed, one that has...

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Being In Control Of Your Career Takes Effort, Time And Thoughtful Action. If You Want To Be In The Driver’s Seat, Here Are A Few Tips To Consider

  Being in control of your career is much easier said than done. It takes effort, time and thoughtful action. If you want to be in the driver’s seat, here are a few tips to consider. Know what is important to you Said another way, what are your values and which ones are most important to you (e.g., alone time,...

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Don’t Wait For A Mentor to Find You – Just Ask And Learn As You Go!

Navigating the world of mentorship can be a mystery. No one denies the value of mentorship but many young women don’t know how to find one. According to LinkedIn, 49% of women 18-29 do not have mentors and just over 50% of all women without a mentor say it’s “because they’ve never found someone appropriate to ask.” Most 40-something women...

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Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: The Dos and Don’ts To Dressing For That Holiday Office Party

  As December steams steadily towards the holidays, we are once again faced with that age-old question: What should we wear to the holiday office party? Choosing a professional-but-not-dowdy look is hard enough during the workweek – add festive to the equation and outfitting yourself suddenly seems impossible. However, festivity and professionalism do not have to be mutually exclusive. Somewhere...

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